October was the last circuit of 2018 for the GAINSCO show car program. It was a busy month that started out with an annual Texas Pioneer Days festival appearance, followed by a flight to Georgia to help out for the last IMSA race of the season at Road Atlanta and the Petit Le Mans. After a fun weekend of race activities and hosting some very deserving GAINSCO Auto Insurance VIP partner agents, it was a quick turnaround to get back and get the show car program back on the road. Despite the fall time of year, it did not seem to feel that way. I left the unusually warm weather in Texas and hit the road for the east coast, visiting Virginia and Tennessee. As I trucked across the country, I kept noticing that leaves had not yet started to change colors, which is normally a sight to behold, epically in these territories! As I neared my destination, we were met and embraced by a weather blast called a Nor’easter.
I was also eagerly met with open arms by GAINSCO Territory Manager Maresa Spangler and Spanglish Insurance in Norfolk VA. Both were about to have their very first GAINSCO show car event! Spanglish Insurance, pictured above, planned a big grand opening for their location change with the show car event, including a radio station remote, a big screen TV raffle, giveaways, and catered food! The rainy weather did not dampen spirits, or the successful outcome as we were busy all day. As I worked my way over to Roanoke it got frigid, and that trend stuck with us as I headed into Tennessee to visit GAINSCO TM Matt Faulkner for show car events as well as the Insurors of TN convention in downtown Nashville. It was this time last year that Matt was working his first show car events!