Guest blog by: Tom Moore
This year Juniper Woods and the Northern Exposure Sun Club (NESC) hosted their second annual naturist car show at the campgrounds. Originally in 2014, this car show started out to be just a joke when some NESC members attended a picnic there, raised their hoods for their cars and claimed to have an impromptu car show. The idea flourished…and next year in 2015 the car show was on!
After some advertising and trying to get the word out, a total of 15 cars showed up for the event, as well as about a dozen textile spectators. Juniper Woods opened up their campground at no charge for car show participants; however anyone wishing to use the campground facilities would be charged the daily normal grounds fee. We gave out a trophy for “Best in Show” and everyone had a great time. Our first car show was a success!
At the end of that evening, the word was out and the owners of Juniper Woods wanted a car show for 2016. Myself, as well as other Northern Exposure members were on board and the planning began. By early 2016, 1000 flyers were printed, a decision for 2 raffles came about: A Northern Exposure and a Juniper Woods raffle for merchandise and also a 50/50 raffle. Another trophy for “Best Of Show” was to be given out, props were purchased and a lot of leg work were in the plans to make it a big success once more.
The day came and mother nature provided us with beautiful weather. We were aiming to double the amount of cars from 15 last year to 30 this year. Then just like last year, 15 cars showed up, but there were more spectators than last year. Our raffles added some spice, winners got their prizes and the 50/50 winner walked away with a cool $59.00.
There was also a free picnic at one of our members’ sites for all car show members and spectators. I hosted a group for people from Naturist New Hampshire and Maine Coast Solar Bares to join in at the car show. Everyone had a great time and our second annual car show was again a success!
Plans are now in the works for our third annual car show in July of 2017.
Many thanks go out to Juniper Woods Campground and Northern Exposure Sun Club for hosting this terrific event. We hope to see more people attend next year and help us grow the attendance of our naturist car show.
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