With summer now in full swing, Industrial Finishes has been hoppin’ and poppin’ with our presence at multiple show-n-shines around the nation. We have been busy getting our name and logo out to those within our markets, letting them know who we are and what we do.
We started our tour on Memorial Day Weekend with Summer Salute 2016, a show put on by the Classic Chevy Club of Reno, and dedicated to all veterans. This was the groups 4th annual event in which all proceeds and donations going towards The Veterans Guest House, Honor Flight Nevada, and Operation Feedback, all local veterans’ organizations.
A local favorite, The Function 4 Junction, was the second show on our list. The Function 4 Junction is another non-profit organization, but raises money “for the children, for the schools, and for the Junction City community.”
Industrial Finishes employee, and a Function 4 Junction Board of Directors member, Cindy Alley, mentions that this year’s show had roughly 625 cars and 10,000 spectators. A truly community driven event, Cindy comments there were 500 volunteer hours put in on the day of the show alone, not counting the months leading up to the event.
Our third event could not have had better timing. The Eugene Mission Food Truck Festival was already pre-scheduled to occur on June 18th. However, as fate may have it, the Eugene Mission’s kitchen was burned in an accidental fire, several days before the event.
Though the fire did destroy the kitchen, the festival remained its course and saw 28 local food trucks, which drew in more than 13,000 people to the event. With the support of many donations from attendees, sponsors, and along with 10% of all 28 food trucks revenues, the event raised nearly $45,000 in four hours!
Coined as the “premier car show in the Pacific Northwest,” the 35th annual Graffiti Weekend in Roseburg, draws in visitors and car enthusiasts from around Washington, Idaho, California, Oregon, and more. Held in conjunction with this event, is the Stray Angels Show-N-Shine held at River Forks Parks. Though the Stray Angels Show-N-Shine may be separate from the main event, it is not subsidiary by any means. With over 600 vehicles in attendance, sponsors and attendees alike raised food and cash donations benefiting the United Community Action Network (UCAN) and the Douglas Country Special Equipment Fund, which provides specialized equipment for handicapped children.
Industrial Finishes’ own Mean Green Machine, along with Stuart Barr’s 67’ custom built carbon fiber Corvette, and David Haydukiwecz’s “Charlene“, a limited edition 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic, were all a great hit with show goers as they swung by I.F. tent to load up on posters, tire pressure gauges, flashlights, and frisbees.
Our fifth and sixth events had an overlap, and occurred on the same day. The Truck Function in Junction, and Cruisin’ the Gut both happened on July 16th, and we made sure to have some form of a turnout for both events.
The Truck Function in Junction is a semi-truck shown-n-shine and cruise that attracts hundreds of big rigs and thousands of patrons. However, the function is more than just a show, in that money raised goes toward scholarships for the Junction City School District. In addition, organizers of the event say that it is a way to feature custom trucks and show their gratitude for those who drive them.
The 8th annual Cruisin’ the Gut, held in downtown Vancouver, Washington, got participants cruising from sunrise to sunset. With cars and people as far as the eye could see, Industrial Finishes was again making strides in making our brand known to the crowd. An estimated 5,000 cars and 30,000 spectators enjoyed this annual open cruise.
Industrial Finishes has at least two more lineups for the summer, the Springfield Street Cruise coming up August 20th, and the Salem Carousel Cruise Sept. 2-3. So if you are in the area, come by and say hi, hang out, and enjoy the cool rides.