THE 12VOLT CENTRAL STUDIOS (06.22.2020) – Following a family-centered Father’s Day 2020 the road forward is filled with questions as we enter the last part of June and get ready for the second half of 2020.
People in general are ready for everything to return to some degree of normal. The recent MECA event in Tennessee, Sunday May 31st, was attended by competitors and spectators who were excited to see friends and compete.
The Spring Carlisle 2020 Car Meet, in Carlisle PA, was originally expected to draw 100,000 to the large outdoor swap meet venue. At the last minute governing officials stepped in to have the event cancelled. A court hearing on Thursday, June 18th, ended with no decision. With so much uncertainty the event drew a much smaller crowd.
The Florida Jeep Jam in Panama City, on Fathers’ Day Weekend, drew a large number of Jeepers and amazing demo vehicles to Panama City FL. Reports are the crowd was less than expected.
The 2020 Scrapin’ the Coast event is scheduled June 26th-28th in Biloxi MS. The Sling Experience in Houston is expected to draw a big crowd to see amazing Slingshots. Bike rally events are happening, the boating season is making waves plus the dunes and trailers are drawing UTV riders.
Across the 12volt industry there are continuing reports indicating 12volt retailers are having record sales months. Distributors are slammed with business and there are rising product shortages from vendors. Manufacturer rep firms are beginning to travel their territories in certain areas of the U.S.
The above examples are signs that the overall marketplace has a desire to return to normal. Against the above backdrop the number of COVID-19 cases are rising again. Professional baseball training camps have closed and the season is in doubt. Members of top college football teams, along with pro teams, have tested positive for the CORONA-19 virus.
In addition, general unrest across the population is a very significant factor in the road forward.
WTF… What’s The Future? Day by Day, from the 12volt Central Studios, we will strive to highlight positives across the 12volt industry. We trust others will do they same in all business segments, organizations and personally. We encourage your input.