What makes a good car show? Attendance figures? A high-standard of cars? Or simply just a great bunch of people? Here at Meguiar’s we believe it’s a combination of all these elements, so after a morning’s brainstorming alongside Scene-Media PR the Meguiar’s Premium BBQ was born.
We first held this event in 2011 and the concept was as simple as the name suggests – get some stunning cars together, host a BBQ and spend the day relaxing and chatting to friends without the hustle and bustle of a traditional car show. To say we were impressed by the attendance and feedback was a bit of an understatement, so it made sense to do it all over again in 2012!
So what makes the Meguiar’s Premium BBQ special? For a start it’s an invite-only event. This isn’t to be elitist or exclude people, but as it’s hosted at Meguiar’s HQ there’s limited space available. With so many high-quality cars being built in the UK from so many scenes, we aimed to get a good mix of everything be it Euro, JDM, Lowriders or Hot Rods. There’s no entry fee, in fact there’s no costs at all, it’s simply a get together for friends and enthusiasts to do what they do best – appreciate cars.
For all those attending, special Meguiar’s ‘Swag Bags’ were handed out for taking the time to pop along. A detailing station was setup in the middle of the event allowing owners to detail every single wheel bolt prior to the official opening time of 11am where Stephen Brooks and other members of the media would arrive to photograph and film the event. With the cars lined up and looking fresh, the BBQ fired into action for lunchtime providing high-quality burgers, hot dogs and various salads to keep everyone fuelled throughout the day – no costs, no stale buns and no questionable sauces!