Elysburg, PA - We've been saving the date for the first weekend in September for quite some time now, as we knew that some good friends of ours were putting on a unique event that was sure to be a fun filled day. KnoeDown did not disappoint. The event is held at Knoebels Amusement Park in the mountains of PA. It's a hybrid of a meet and a show - as people from all over the region cruised in packs to the middle of nowhere, to enjoy a family friendly day riding coasters and other rides. But then the day was ended off with an awards ceremony. The awards were not to be taken super seriously, but we were more than happy to have them using our iOS app to come up with their final choices. We also got a chance to test out The Crowd's Choice Award - which is something we may begin to offer to meets and smaller shows where the competition aspect is not the main focus.
We had our Ford Transit Connect Mobile Command Center in full effect for the event as well. Kicking off the morning at the registration area, where lines of cars rolled in - and checked in - to get their spot on the showfield.
After registration closed, we were able to secure a great booth spot to post up right next to the event's co-hosts - JunkStyles x LowLifeStyle and CounterKultur. Our Ford Transit was in good company, as the main pavilion area was where all of the elite cars were highlighted- as well as where the catered cookout lunch was served to participants. Hey, we told you this event was unique! Food, rides, family, and fitment... It was a breath of fresh air to see someone putting together a different sort of event from the indoor elitist standard that we've come to know lately.
Edison, NJ - One of the most anticipated events of the summer on the East Coast, is the weekend that WekFest rolls into town. The great team behind the scenes of this event want to ensure that only the best of the best vehicles are on the showfloor, giving the spectator an experience unlike any other event. So naturally, we were honored to have been selected to bring out our Ford Transit Connect Wagon. It's been a busy summer for the vehicle and our eJudged crew, so it was a nice change of pace to enjoy the event while having the vehicle on display. And what can we say? The Transit gained a ton of attention and compliments throughout the day - and the show did not disappoint. Another job well done for Ernesto Jr and the rest of his hard working staff. We can't wait for WekFest East 2015 - and any possibility to work with this event again at any of their international tour stops in the future.
York, PA – Over the past eight years, The VagFair has grown into one of the largest and most influential Volkswagen Audi enthusiast events. It’s come from its humble beginnings to a two-day extravaganza that takes over the York Fairgrounds and the town throughout the weekend. We’ve been friends with Cory Sterling, the man behind the event, for well over ten years now. This year we were able to take some stress off his shoulders and ease the judging process for his crew. In addition to the judges utilizing our eJudged iOS app to score hundreds of vehicles, we also had our Ford Transit Connect Wagon on-site as the Mobile Command Center – blasting a WiFi signal across the fairgrounds and enabling the digital judging process to happen. We’re proud to say that the euro community has really embraced our Ford Transit build. We know smaller utility vans are pretty popular in Europe, so maybe that’s why our Transit seems to fit in just as much with the VAG community as it does with the tuner and truck communities. We look forward to powering next year’s VagFair – and are even more excited by the announcement that there will be multiple VagFair events next year. We can’t wait to check out what Maine has to offer!
Philadelphia, PA – The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks was home to one of this year’s most anticipated events. The heavily hyped Tuner Evolution event rolled into town on the first weekend in August, and ever since SEMA, this team has been excited about having our Ford Transit Connect Wagon on-site as the Mobile Command Center for the judging process of this elite competition. The judging was powered by eJudged, and from what we can tell, this was one of the finest collections of high quality builds that the “tuner” scene has seen in quite some time on the east coast.
We had product specialist, Annamarie Vazquez, in our booth to interact with spectators and to let them try out the app for themselves. This was a must attend event for us, as we made sure we could pull double duty to represent at two separate events over the course of the weekend. Tuner Evolution continues to grow and, well… evolve. We look forward to seeing what they’ve got in store for the scene next summer.
Thanks to our friend Logan Warfield for taking these photos for us. Check out his site and his full coverage of the Tuner Evolution event – Photo.One.
Carlisle, PA – We’ve been lucky enough to team up with some great people this year. Our involvement with Carlisle Events has expanded rapidly this year. In years past, we managed the drive-thru judging staff for their Performance & Style event. But this year, we were asked to help out with much much more. We also helped manage the Standard of Excellence judging at their GM Nationals, and provided a booth car for Ford Motor Company at their Ford Nationals event. The first weekend in August concluded our Carlisle appearance schedule for 2014, with an eJudged x Low Jambs Drop Shop collabo at the Carlisle Truck Nationals.
Our eJudged app was powering the judges throughout the event and we set up shop inside Building R – as our show office turned into one of the most exciting booths at the event. On Saturday we had the booth filled with some incredible vehicles courtesy of Low Jambs – who also supplied some truck gurus for our judging staff. On Sunday, our Ford Transit Connect Wagon returned from another event in Philadelphia to share the booth space as well. Another exciting weekend at the Carlisle Fairgrounds for us! This year has been quite a good learning process, and we look forward to working with Carlisle again next year – and seeing some of the improvements that their competitors work on over the next few months.