J.L. Mitchell, Certified Lean Leader, Creative DirectorEvery town in America had one. The place on a perfect summer night where the teens hung out and showed off their cars. They weren’t just “gear heads” or vocational students. They were from all walks of life with a common passion of cars. That tradition carried on from generation to generation. The only thing that changed was the car.
Every town in America had one. The place on a perfect summer night where the teens hung out and showed off their cars. They weren’t just “gear heads” or vocational students. They were from all walks of life with a common passion of cars. That tradition carried on from generation to generation. The only thing that changed was the car.
It starts off at a young age. Do you like Hot Wheels® or Matchbox®? How about the family car trip games where you name the make, model, and year of the cars passing by? Maybe you had a sore arm from too many punch buggies. Your first job enabled you to save money each week for your own set of wheels. Having your first car signaled independence. Everyone can tell you the story of their first car, and no matter if it was a clunker, they were fond of it and it was the best car they ever had. I had a 1973, powder blue Plymouth Duster. One day the car just stopped. I opened up the trunk because that was where I kept a case of oil, and poured one bottle into my disabled car. It started right up. I love that jalopy to this day.
Cars are often associated with status and the media. On prom night you were either the couple that rented a stretch limo or borrowed your parent’s car. Going on your job interview you can scan the parking lot and guess by the vehicles who are the top executives and who are the line workers. You can associate that a Ferrari equals Magnum PI, a DeLorean is associated with “Back to the Future”, and a Trans Am brings up visions of “Smokey and the Bandit”.
One way to experience these memories is to visit your local auto show. Litchfield Hills had a 35th annual auto show and swap meet at the Goshen fairgrounds this past August. To memorialize the occasion, The Willington Companies produced photo-etched nameplates for this event. These plaques were given out to the first 300 cars entered in the show.
Glenn Royals, a member of the car club dropped us a friendly note:
Nameplates aren’t just for industrial uses; they can celebrate or memorialize any event.
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