A Special “Thank You” To Our Volunteers

For twenty years now, a group of very special people have put in endless hours of volunteer work to make Hot Rods at the Beach the successful car show that it has become. First of all, we thank the people who volunteer year round, attending the organizational meetings, considering new ideas and making plans so the show will run even better than the previous year. These people are: Margaret Dianda Trowbridge, Lisa Pisanis, Randy Swart, Gary McCourt, Craig Stenberg, Bob Rittenhouse, Bettie and Lowell Burton and Rick Goertz. They also prepare and mail registration forms and confirmation letters to registered participants, drive around passing out posters and contacting businesses for raffle prizes, and talk on the phone with sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and personnel of the Beach Boardwalk and SCPOA, coordinating all the many aspects of the show. Thank you all, we couldn’t do it without you.

A huge thank you to John Dufour from Classified DJ Service, who works long hours throughout our event to bring us awesome music and all of our sound needs. John is a true professional and we love working with him !
We would also like to thank Mike Forbush, Rick Goertz, and Gary McCourt, for designing our event Poster and T-Shirts. If it were not for their amazing teamwork, our wild ideas would never become reality. Also, a big thank you to Rick Goertz and his company Graphic Apparel, who has donated an extensive amount of time and energy to our organization, from printing our event T-Shirts to connecting us with valuable resources within his network to assist us in our marketing efforts, to volunteering at the event. His dedication is second to none !

When the time for the show comes around, we have about 50 day-of-event volunteers who show up very early on the morning of the show, to help with parking control, check in registered and non-registered cars, direct traffic, set up and run the raffle booth and sell tickets, provide general information to spectators, control the environment of the show to protect the cars and ensure that everyone is happy. We also have to break down the show when it’s over and make sure that the area is as clean as it was when we arrived. These volunteers also attend the organizational meetings during the year and work hard to make sure that the show runs smoothly. This is a great group of people and we have a great time working together.

Thank you to our wonderful Hot Rods at the Beach family !