April showers bring May flowers

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Have you heard of that old saying “April showers bring May flowers”? It has proved to be true during the latest show car circuit while zig-zagging through GAINSCO Auto Insurance’s® Southeast territory. Although I had to drive in and through a lot of rain including a severe thunderstorm to get the new No.99 Red Dragon to GAINSCO’s independent agents all over South Carolina and Georgia, none of our actual show car events endured any rain, but instead some wonderful spring weather, which made for some great events!

Speaking of great events, pictured above are the very charismatic ladies over at Insurance Unlimited in Tifton GA! They always go all out for GAINSCO Auto Insurance® and their show car events are no exception, with food, door prizes, dancing, and karaoke, – it is always a good time! Also pictured above (bottom left) is one of our newest Southeast Territory Managers, Keith Hurley, who is still learning the ropes but was able to get his feet wet working two show car events.

4-15 Macro Integra The ladies of Macro Integra Insurance getting their picture taken with the No.99 race car for the local Hispanic newspaper in Columbia SC.
4-15 Auto Insurance Services Auto Insurance Services had enough GAINSCO cars at the show car event in Brunswick GA to have their very own car show!
4-15 Global Insurance This little guy wanted to go for a ride, and his dad tried real hard to convince me to take him for a trip around the parking lot at Global Insurance in Norcross GA.
4-15 Saluda Saluda Insurance in Taylors SC is practically in TM Josh Baughman’s backyard, so he was able to show his son Noah around the new show car.

Sweet Rides

4-15 sweet rides 1 Insure Insurance in Rock Hill filled up the parking lot with curb appeal during their show car event. A call to the local power sports store was all it took to get these sweet ATVs on display. The kids loved them!
4-15 sweet rides 2 Check out my new sweet ride! I bought a “fat bike” in Charlotte NC. It’s a Framed aluminum Minnesota 2.0 fat bike with 4 inch fat tires for sand, mud, or snow.

Good Eats

4-15 good eats 1 While in Brunswick GA at a show car event, I was finally able to try the famed “Southern Soul BBQ” from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. A big thank you to Justin Robinson for going to St. Simons Island to grab it!
4-15 good eats 2 Saluda Insurance treated us to some amazing Tortas (Mexican sandwiches) from the neighboring business Las Meras in Taylors SC. I had the spicy pork!


4-15 Travels 1 The Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins GA is the second-largest aerospace museum in the U.S. Air Force with 93 different aircraft! Pictured above is an F-15 Eagle fighter jet with its iconic looks made famous by its predecessor, the F-14 Tomcat in the movie Top Gun!
4-15 Travels 2 The official Olympic Training Center for whitewater racing, the U.S. National Whitewater Center is an outdoor athletic and recreational training facility for rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking on 400 acres adjacent to the Catawba River outside of Charlotte NC!


  • April 15th– IIAOK conference, Norman OK.
  • April 20th– Macro Integra Insurance, Columbia SC.
  • April 21th– Whitlock & Associates, Columbia SC.
  • April 23st– Auto Insurance Services, Brunswick GA.
  • April 24th– Insurance Unlimited, Tifton GA.
  • April 28th– Insure LLC, Rock Hill SC.
  • April 30th– Global Insurance, Riverdale GA.
  • May 1st– Global Insurance, Norcross GA.
  • May 2nd– Saluda Insurance, Taylors SC.


4-15 map = 3,311 miles driven in Oklahoma, Georgia, and South Carolina. 


Special thanks to our Territory Managers: Josh Baughman,  Keith Hurley, Ashley Burtch, and Sales Manager Justin Robinson.