Clean Culture X Import Expo once again came to Orlando to host one of the biggest indoor car shows in Florida. This is their 2nd event at this location. I showed my car last year because my car wasn’t in pieces like it is right now. From what I heard from talking to a lot of the people that were showing, the show load in and parking was just as, if not more, chaotic as last year. It’s hard to knock any event promoter of an event of this size for that. Getting 300+ cars and their owners to coordinate and move in an orderly fashion has got to be a task. I would have hoped that they learned from their last events mis-steps and made adjustments. I don’t know, I wasn’t there during the load in so I could only go off of what people told me. Tell us in the comments your experience and what you think might have made it better.
I actually really enjoyed not prepping the car all night and getting up before the sun came up to get in line for load in. It was great to sleep on a Sunday morning, have breakfast, relax, take the dogs for a walk, then take my time getting ready to head to the show. I wasn’t in a rush to get there, because the cars aren’t going anywhere any time soon once they are loaded in. haha You’d understand that if you have showed at one of these indoor shows, once you are in, you are stuck for a while. Once I got to the convention center it was a little confusing trying to find the actual show. There was a huge volleyball convention/tournament going on at the same time and those people were everywhere and took a lot of the parking. After finally finding a place to park I walked into the convention center and once again was lost. The only signage I could find was for the volleyball stuff. I may have missed it, but I didn’t see one sign for the car show till I walked right up on it. It would have helped to have more signs directing people. I heard of many people that just gave up looking and left. I actually starting following a couple guys that looked like they were going to the show and after a while they turned around and looked lost, I asked, “Are you guys going to Clean Culture?” and they replied, “Yes, but we are lost.” I was like, great and I was following you hoping you knew where you were going. haha.
Anyway, after finding the show, it was pretty smooth getting a wristband and getting in. The show itself was pretty lively and there were some great cars. Music was on point, but I did hear the DJ make a couple mistakes. He started thanking Clean Expo for putting on the event. haha Someone must have told him after like 10 times he said it and corrected himself to Clean Culture. There was a good mix of cars and trucks in the show. There was a few cars I wondered how they got accepted into the show, but for the most part I was down with everything I saw. Again, because I wasn’t showing this time, I had so much more time to walk around and talk to people that I haven’t seen in a while and meet new people. I actually walked every row of cars and had time to go back for some that I really liked and wanted a more in depth look. Usually when I show, I’m so tired after the load in and cleaning/prepping that I don’t have the energy to check everything out. It was really nice being able to take my time and give the builds the time they deserved.
I’m going to be loading up all the pics I got from the show here. Keep checking back for updates as I load more up.