Welcome to the “No Shows, No Problem” Virtual Trade Show, organized by RacingJunk.com and the Internet Brands Auto Communities.
We open the show today, kicking off three days of celebration and reflection on the future of race, performance and enthusiast spaces in the auto industry. Featuring product showcases, feature builds, reflections on the future of the automobile, the race industry, the car show and more, “No Shows No Problem” embraces its theme: Looking Forward: The Future of the Auto Industry in the Race, Performance and Enthusiast Space.
As both a business-to-business and business-to-consumer event, the show’s aim is to celebrate the race, performance and enthusiast spaces with roundtable discussions, a virtual car show, relevant articles, and more. Components of the show will be available on both RacingJunk.com, the Internet Brands Auto Communities forum websites, and on the relevant social media platforms.
The show opens with welcoming words from Jim Sweener, Director of Sales and Business Development for RacingJunk.com: “This show is a way for us to give back to the industry and community, which has struggled over the past few months. We wanted to celebrate the businesses and enthusiasts who come together every day to share their passion for race, performance and cool cars.”
“The Future of the Auto Industry: Race, Performance and Enthusiast Space” roundtable featuring Todd Hoevener from the Ford Motor Company, Jim Smith of Guaranty Chevrolet, along with the editors of the Internet Brands Auto Communities sites, and moderated by Auto Communities editor Michael Palmer will air live on Facebook at 12:30 p.m. EST, and be available later on the site.
One of the highlights for all three days of the show will be Membership Morning Coffee Talk with RacingJunk’s Director of Membership, Ian Downey, who will be available live (via Facebook) to offer tips for utilizing RacingJunk’s classifieds platform to its fullest advantage, while also answering any member questions.
The afternoon roundtable will focus on “Leveraging Giveaways to Build Partnerships,” featuring Jeanette DesJardins, Car Chix & Crank it Media; Nolan Browning, Brand Manager, MOTUL; Jim McConnell, Sales Manager, inTech Trailers; and Tim King, Marketing Manager, Baer Brakes moderated by Mark Menadier, Business Development Manager of the Internet Brands Auto Classified Group.
RacingJunk.com, HDForums.com, FordTruckEnthusiasts.com, F150online.com and LS1Tech.com are also teaming up with auto detailer manufacturer Chemical Guys for a virtual car show. Best of category winners will receive detailing kits, with finalists competing for the Best in Show prize: a Chemical Guys TORQX Randon Orbital Polisher Kit. The car shows will run through the duration of the “No Shows, No Problem” (and a little beyond) to give enthusiasts plenty of time to enjoy the galleries and submissions (and submit their own vehicles!)
The show will run until 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday October 30. To learn more, or to participate, check out the schedule of events.