Competition Specialties 2010 Mega Show
This years annual CSi Mega Show was held on February 27th & 28th at the Competition Specialties headquarters in Auburn Washington.
This was my first time to this area of the country and to this particular show. Upon arriving at the show we were welcomed by a group of smiling faces and KenWoomer himself.
The layout of show was clean and organized and seemed to have a common thread – trucks and off-road goodies. Personally I’m a huge fan of big off-road trucks, tires and accessories! Yes things that rumble loud on the road and dirt and shout “Get outta my way I’m coming through!” LOL
The show was open to the public and offered some wonderful show specials to all in attendance. They also featured an on going raffle both Sat and Sun with tremendous gifts and prizes donated by the vendors and CSI. Including $1000 and $2000 of Super CSI Cash every hour on the hour. There were many YEEEPIES & WOOOHOOOs from winners echoing through the building every hour – which gave us all a good laugh!
Ken and his CSI team were top notch in regards to hospitality, making all of the vendors feel welcomed and comfortable.
For example, they picked an awesome, hip host hotel, the airport Marriott. They made things convenient in way of transportation by providing a complimentary shuttle service to and from the event each day and used the friendly CSI delivery guys as our chauffeurs. They hosted a welcome banquet and concert the Friday night before the show, a happy hour / mixer on Saturday night after the show, and provided lunch each day by way of a lunch area and by cart for those of us who were tied to the booth.
My overall impression of CSI and the individuals who work there is – they care about the customers and the people they have dealings with. We like that a lot as that is our motto as well!
As usual we had a tremendous amount of good feedback and comments regarding EBC’s products. At this particular show we had many requests and purchases for the 3GD Rotors and the Ultimax (OEM replacement pads) AKA Black stuff. Which as most of you know, Dollar for Dollar and Pound for Pound there is not a better replacement pad than the Ultimax.
We were also visited by many anxious pro-drivers and race teams who wanted to know when they could get their hands on some Blue Stuff.
Regarding our products, we just keep hearing “EBC brakes work and do what they are supposed to do! Our customers love them and are requesting them more and more!” And friends, lemme tell yha, that’s just music to our ears.
As a bonus Spike TV aired the PowerBlock episodes that I just shot with Courtney Hansen, on Sat and Sun. Most of the attendees (all BIG TIME PowerBlock fans) viewed the episodes that morning before the event, and then…to their surprise…there I was in their home town! They gotta kick outta that and it made for some good conversations.
Thanks to the crew at CSI you made our trip a good one. I’ll look forward to attending the show next year.
Link to Pictures from the event
Watch a real live testimonial from Dave a mechanic at Pacific Import Auto in Tacoma, WA who loves EBC products and has happy customers!