Always down for a new event, we headed up the highway to Cassidy Country Kitchen's second annual Car & Bike show & Shine!
The lovely and charming owner of Cassidy, Christina, was a class act all day. She obviously poured an ocean of love and hard work into this event and her staff hustled with huge smiles throughout. Christina swung by and checked in on each vendor stall throughout the show, like a pro, and it didn't go unnoticed that she made a point of buying some of the coolest swag from almost every business that set up shop.
We were lucky enough to find a moment of calm to chat with her and she expressed concern that the vendors weren't doing enough business to justify coming out. Unfortunately, She had a point.
Now I try to keep things jocular and positive, but as a small business owner I need to shine a little light on some facts of life once in a while. It's easy to flap your gums about how everything is made in China now and that folks should shop local and support small business, but the shrewd owner of Cassidy actually walks the walk.
If you don't stand up and vote to support the little guys and girls with your dollars, the independents can't operate. Which means we have to stop coming out, and you're left with just another car show. With you and your buddies standing around in matching outfits, bitching about the good old days, while staring at a bunch of overpriced, poor quality, cookie cutter factory stuff in a parking lot. It ain't custom if you can order it from a ticky-box menu like cheap chinese food folks.
So thank you for showing everyone how it's done and hats off to your integrity and the badass boots you walked in on Christina!
We donated some prizes, as usual, and even got to chat with one lucky lady that snagged herself one of our authentic Kustom Baja Hoodies. Always gives us a tickle to see our stuff enjoyed out in the wild, so thanks for the kind words and enjoy the swag!
As always, send us your pics of you living it up in our gear and we'll be happy to throw it up on our Show & Shine page here on the website. We design our stuff to look good and stand up to some fun, so get at it and show us how it's done!
There were some pretty balls-out cages at this thing and quite a few tasty two wheeled treats as well. We had some fun shooting the shit with one couple that obviously had a blast customizing their little KZ440 and managed to snag a pic of it standing still.
It was a hoot catching up with friends new and old, and some of the other road show business types too. Keg Killer Customs won a well deserved bike of the day trophy with their groovy chop and it was our pleasure to give him a yell. Love that scoot!
All in all it was a fun day in the sun and a nice way to close out the season. Thanks for having us Cassidy Country Kitchen, we'll be sure to stop in again for some of your sweet cookery next time we're braap-ing by!
And that about wraps up the 2017 Event season for us. Not to worry though, we've got some huge projects already underway for 2018. Keep your eyes peeled to our website and social media channels True Believers, because this shit's about to get crazy.