Hundreds Turn Out for the 2nd Annual G.B. Car Show
Hundreds showed up at RND Shopping Plaza for 2 nd Annual Grand Bahama Car Show held this past Saturday. Car prices were lowered just for the big event and banks and insurance companies were offering special low rates and processing applications onsite.
Grand Bahama's largest car sales companies, Holiday Auto, Freeport Jet Wash and Quality Auto joined together to showcase their new 2005 vehicles to the public. "I am very excited today. This event makes it easier for potential car buyers to actually purchase the car they've been dreaming of like one of the many models that we are showing today," said Dannia Thompson of Holiday Auto.
Local banks were also there to offer great low rates to Grand Bahamians. Commonwealth Bank, Scotia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, First Caribbean International Bank and the National Co-operative Credit Union participated. Commonwealth Bank was offering a special rate of 7 ¾ percent on car loans. Royal Bank of Canada alone had about 25 representatives on-hand during the day to help new car buyers. Toure Holder, Manager at Royal Bank of Canada stated, "The one word I would use to describe this car show is - fabulous! The event is well organized and everything was pre-arranged and setup for us. Barefoot Marketing and the three car dealers have done an excellent job. The RND Plaza was a great location because it is a high traffic area. Last year was successful, this year is equally successful and now we are looking forward to 2006!"
Insurance companies, including Carib Insurance, Trinity Insurance and J.S. Johnson were nearby to offer quotes and signup new car owners for an insurance plan. Just a few minutes into the show, the Carib Insurance team had already given out three quotes. "Carib Insurance has been in Freeport for two years now and this is also our second year participating at the car show. We are excited to be here and we are eager to offer quotes to those interested in purchasing a new car, said Queen Stubbs, Office Manager at Carib Insurance."
Colombian Emeralds International donated a set of Citizen Eco-Drive watches to be raffled off to a lucky attendee. "We are here today to showoff some of our gorgeous jewelry and to advertise the opening of our new stores, one at the airport and one across from the casino at Our Lucaya," said Lucresia Dickenson, Assistant Manager of CEI. Other vendors were also there offering their unique products and services including Bahama Buy & Sell, Curves 30-minute Fitness, Cleaner's Depot and One Stop Auto Accessories.
There was lots of food and fun for everyone who attended. Rotary Club of Freeport was selling hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas and Edroy Brown was serving fresh conch salad. While parents shopped for a new car, kids got to jump around in a bouncing castle setup by Party Pleasers.
For more information and to get your company on the list of participants for next year's event, call Barefoot Marketing at 352-4578.
Contact: Sarah Kirkby