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My wife and I did this last year and we were honored to represent Shelby during their 50th anniversary. It is a hoot! If you have time and are in the area (we drove up from western KY), it's a blast! I was astounded by the kids, children, small ones, wee ones, pre-teens and teens that screamed, "Look a Cobra!" and drug parents and hangers on into the booth. They all recognize the Shelby name and the coiled snake, if nothing else. It gives hope for a new generation of fans. It's also a hoot to lean over the engine bay with adult guys and gals while they "Ooooooh and Aaaaaah" over them. It is a hoot! (I've said that already, right?) The crowds were tremendous, the rest of the show is a candy store for gear heads, it was ALL good! We were treated like honored guests by the Shelby staff and the visitors acted like we were "something special" because we owned a similar car to the one they've just been slobbering over........ Would I do it again? YES! However, health and work issues won't allow us to go again this year. Parking is ok, food is ok, watching people is fantastic and showing off these beautiful machines is......well, priceless! It costs you virtually nothing if local. We went cheap on lodging (I can tell you where NOT to stay.) otherwise, parking and meals is all it costs. You get some really neat stuff and get to do what we all enjoy most, talking about Shelby cars.......

 

GO!

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I've been at all the past few years, but haven't seen link to sign up.

 

Oops, my error....thought it was NYIAS.....still time, it's not until end of March 2013.

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I've been at all the past few years, but haven't seen link to sign up.

 

 

 

Anyone interested in volunteering will need to contact Gary Patterson. See link below.

 

http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php/forum-238/announcement-57-2013-detroit-north-american-international-show-volunteers-needed/

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I would of really enjoyed helping out a few days, but I can't afford to miss classes with a new semester just beginning. I'll definitely stop by for a while when I'm at the show on MLK day.

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I'll be there all day 21st & 22nd, probably partial days 20th & 23rd. Anything we need to know before arriving?

 

Wear comfortable shoes and keep some mints handy (your mouth gets dry talking)!

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Hmmm......no answer?

 

 

OK, how about this one - dress code for working the booth? Its a car show so the women will all be in high heels and short skirts - right? What about us guys, or does it really matter since no one

 

will be looking at US. B)

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Last year, there was a "credentials booth" about mid way of the lobby of the center. Made you feel special when you get the "Shelby" name tag for your shift. Name, id, are required, I believe.

 

Have fun!

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Hi.I was a volunteer yesterday(16th)and I would like to take this time to thank John,Gary,Robert and Sam for making it a very fun and enjoyable experience.I hope the chanct to do it again arises in the future.To those whose days are coming up, you are going to have a great time.Thanks again to the guys and Shelby American for allowing myself,and others,this great opportunity.Thank You. Pat

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Thanks to all of our valued volunteers, you're all part of the Shelby family!

It's FUN to see the reaction on people's faces when they see such amazing cars up close!

Have fun!!!!

 

 

 

Jer

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Send Gary Patterson an email. garyp@shelbyamerican.com

 

Gary is in Detroit right now so it may be late at night or early in the morning before he will see your email.

 

Steve

 

 

Yeah.......tried that..........why I'm asking on here :)

 

Guess I'll just find out when I get there. Will be leaving Sun. morn to drive up. Looking forward to it, should be fun!

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Yeah.......tried that..........why I'm asking on here :)

 

Guess I'll just find out when I get there. Will be leaving Sun. morn to drive up. Looking forward to it, should be fun!

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Just call Gary or Sam's cell number once you arrive and they'll get you to the Will Call booth to get checked-in.

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Worked the show last year and as others have noted it is a blast. Because I am local, it had special moments when friends and co-workers from 5+ years would show up. Detroit is a car town and we that work in the industry still have passion for seeing everything.

 

I am working Monday 1/21 - Thursday 1/24. Will also be catching up with the TS Great Lakes Directors coming in on Friday January 25. Suppose to be Directors meeting.

 

Should just break down and go today after watching local Channel 7 coverage of the Charity Event last night. Everything I could see seemed to have more room to get good looks. Building is half done on major renovation. Next year when complete should be wilder yet.

 

Tom

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Worked the show today from 9AM to about 10PM with time off for lunch & dinner & had a blast! Best line heard - guy walked up to the front of a Super Snake with the hood up and said "so, does this thing run on gas?"

 

 

In Motor City, yet.

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