Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Show Must Go On!

Those of us that live in Southern California are spoiled by the mild weather…most of the time. Mother Nature had different plans for us on March 17th and the rain came down…in buckets! But as they say, “the show must go on”…and CPP’s Open House turned out to be a big hit even in a downpour.

Despite the wet weather, hundreds of classic cars and trucks showed up early on St. Patrick’s Day morning. Several local clubs organized cruises to our event including: SoCal Novas, led by R.K. Smith; Pickups Limited, led by Chris Travers; and the C-10 Club, led by John Oro. Even on a grey day, it was an awesome site to see these beauties roll up to CPP.

We did not disappoint with our jam-packed goody bag, weighing in at a hefty 8 lbs., thanks to our generous sponsors. Several shop tours took place throughout the day, giving participants an in-depth look inside our manufacturing, build and shipping departments, and a chance to get out of the rain for a bit!

Polly’s Pies kept everyone warm with their hot coffee, cider, cookies and cinnamon rolls in the morning and In-N-Out Burger arrived at lunchtime to serve up some delicious hamburgers courtesy of CPP.

The much-anticipated raffle began after lunch, with thousands of dollars of raffle prizes given away. Even the intermittent gusts of rain and wind could not dampen the crowd’s spirits as they grasped their raffle tickets, hoping to hear their number being called out. At the end of the day, two very lucky winners walked away with the grand prizes; Total Cost Involved’s 4-Link Rear Suspension Kit (value $975) and Scott’s Hot Rod’s Complete Mustang II IFS System valued at $3000.

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