Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yerington, Nevada
Re: The ol "dont lean on the car" issue
I used to live in So. Cal., Whittier, and went to a LOT of car shows, weekly cruise in's, and the lot, saw a lot of what happened to the OP.
I used to take stantions and rope with me when I went to these events, to keep people from doing all that stuff, and got called all sorts of names for doing it, but, the cars I have didn't get damaged. Small price to pay for not having to fix a seriuos paint job from a small paint attack. And, nobody knows what sorts of acids and/or other stuff is on people's hands.
That said, there used to be a monthly cartoon in Hot Rod Magazine, "Stroker McGurk". They were drawn cartoons, and one of them had a series of pictures of McGurk driving his roadster, with all sorts of people coming too close, getting into incidents right next to him. Then, at the car show, people coming up and leaning against, touching this car. Next drawing was of him getting an idea, light bulb on above his head. Last drawing, he is driving his car, big smile, and he has attached a chain link fence completely around the car, a post at each corner. Sometimes, it seems like that sort of thing is the only way to protect a person's vehicle from those that really don't have any real mal-intent, but just don't think to not do that sort of thing to other people's cars.