Just got back from the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. This was our second year at this show as Goodson had been a part of V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati for many years when we were launching our Hard Parts Line from AV&V for the Harley-Davidson applications. However when Goodson released the new metric valves, guides and spring sets from AV&V we naturally had to migrate to a show that would provide both types of Engine Builders for both V-Twin and Metric Powersports applications. Now this being our second time at this show I was impressed that many of you made it a point to stop by the booth. I want to thank all of you who picked up the catalog and I have to remember to bring more CDs next time. We were next door to Winona Van Norman as they had us engine builders in the “maintenance” section of the show. I guess I never thought of engine builders as maintenance, changing oil is maintenance, but that is where we were.
We had a speed bump just past the our booth. This speed bump was created to cover a seriously heavy duty electrical cord that was feeding juice to Winona Van Norman. Well as you can imagine with a speed bump right smack in the walking path of the attendees that maybe a few people would trip over as they migrated past. Well, on day one we counted 129 trips. On day two we counted 123 trips and on day three there were 116 trips. Now keep in mind nobody actually fell and I assure you nobody got hurt but every 100 person that tripped was awarded a Can Coozie, or Hat or a T-Shirt.
This year the Dealer Expo showcased the addition of a V-Twin Dealers section. This is good to see as it brought in the V-twin /Harley Davidson dealers and especially the engine builders from that segment. Even though it did not have all of the same vendors from the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati and I am sure that this new section will continue to grow over time.
I have to admit when it comes to trade show I do have another reason to be there. Hi my name is Dave and I am a “sticker-a-holic.” Yeah that’s me. I am the guy who scurries down each and every aisle asking for a company sticker for my collection. My goal is to have the largest sticker collection in the world by the time I retire. I have been doing this for the better part of 27 years and my collection is quite good. My wife thinks I am completely crazy to have this addiction but in my mind it actually keeps me quite sane. So when you see me next time and have some extra company stickers………………please, please, please can I have one?
See ya on the web,