Car meet etiquette and the things you should never do

With warmer weather right around the corner, car meets are going to start popping up. This is a great things, enthusiasts convening together to share their passion and interest amongst each other. However, car meets also can either bring out the worst in people or attract absolute idiots who do idiot things. Unfortunately, these characters ruin it all for people and are the reason why car meets have such a bad name. With that said, there is a chance that someone is attending a car meet for the first time in their life and is just not aware so let me oblige you in that case. Here are the things you should absolutely not do at a car meet.

1) Not follow COVID-19 laws

If your local state laws have requirements that prevent meets or limit meets, do not host meets. If they say to have attendees stay 2 meters apart and wear masks, than you must do so.

2) Burnouts

COVID-19 is the only reason I do not list burnouts as the number one rule to follow. I’m not sure exactly what about car meets entices everyone to do burnouts but I’m telling you now, car meets are not the place to do them. There is no bigger sign to law enforcement that a meet is out of control and needs to be shutdown more than a bunch of idiots doing burnouts.

3) Speeding at the lot

Car meets get busy, there will be lots of other vehicles parked there and there will also be lots of people there. People will be walking around and they are oblivious to moving cars just as much as they are attracted by the cool cars around. Be aware they will likely walk out in front of unexpectedly, do not speed or you might hit one of them.

4) Blast music

Some of the car meets will have a DJ on hand, and if this is your duty, than great. Otherwise, do not blast music from your car at a meet.

5) Litter

Pretty straight forward, there is no need to leave your garbage around.

6) Terrible parking

At every meet there is a guy who thinks his car is so special it needs to take two or even three spots. I’m going to assure you, no car at any meet deserve more parking spots than it can adequately fit in, which is 99.9% going to be one parking spot.

Enjoy and behave.

About Meds

Ben is widely known as the car sales guy to his friends and family. He does not work at a dealership, although he has done so in the past. He currently works in fleet in the automotive industry and is a numbers guy. He currently drives a rather boring 2017 Ford F-150 as his daily, but his passion is his 2018 Ford Mustang GT. Disclaimer: he does not work for Ford, although he is a big fan.