THE 12VOLT CENTRAL STUDIOS (06.26.2020) – With recent news that COVID-19 is spiking, the road forward is filled with questions as we enter the last weekend 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 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 and social distancing was not wide spread as enthusiasts checked out the rides and seeing fellow enthusiasts.
The 2020 Scrapin’ the Coast event is set to happen this weekend June 26th-28th in Biloxi ,MS. A large crowd is expected. The DS18 Team will be on site with MrDS18 and a large contingent including The Limitless Gorilla and GROUNDPOUND. Mike Barcia will show the award winning NoCompromizeDually inside the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Inside and outside the event will undoubtedly be packed.
The Rednecks with Paychecks event will take place in Saint Jo, TX, close to the Oklahoma border, on a 1,200 acre site set for UTV’s in the mud and on rocks. Camping and an outdoor drive-in outdoor music festival is also on tap.
717 Car Audio in Mountville, PA is planning a 3-Year Celebration event at their store on Saturday, June 27th. Prizes, Contests, Giveaways, Food and Drink, along with a Beat the Jeep Audio contest is on the schedule from 10 AM till 4 PM.
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 MLB season may only be 60 games. 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 the same in all business segments, organizations and personally. Please be safe and courteously practice social distancing.
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