Do you feel it? The crisp breeze of fall. The changing of the seasons. Too bad Florida is unaware that any of this is happening across the rest of the country. Then again the day was quite beautiful none the less. A less humid version of our normal 85°F swept across Destination Daytona, along with a less humid breeze. Ah yes, there couldn’t have been a more perfect day to be at the event that keeps on giving, Simply Clean 7. An event where there are no trophies, no best of anything, no winners in general. Simply Clean is the Thanksgiving of the show season, because it brings out the best that any and everyone has to offer. And let me tell you there was a plethora of cleanly built vehicles. From the MK3 line up in the main parking area, to the WeDrift machines under the pavilion. Now we do have a strong hankering for exquisitely built machines from Japan and America, but c’mon you know what we came for.
This is my third Staggered to date and I have to say personally it was my favorite one yet. My day began at 7:15 A.M., pulled into the grounds of the Eastern States Expositions and got inside where I found the staff preparing for the day. I remember walking through the doors just in awe of what this team of individuals have put together. So I hit the ground running taking pictures of everything that was being parked and everything that was parked from overnight. From seven in the morning till about 10:30-10:45 was all spent inside. I was completely unaware of how full it had gotten outside and I was stunned at how many cars turned out.
While this event might be considered one of the last shows of the season for many northerners, this is a reminder to us Floridians that our show season continues. H2O International (H2Oi) has been an event that Jay Shoup has been putting together for nearly 18 years. Yet many people do not know this event started as, and still is, VAG only event.