The event called Reaction 2011 : The off-road edition happened on Sunday the 24th of July 2011. This is an annual event in Mandeville, Jamaica that has been on the scene for years and adds something to Mandeville’s sparse event calendar. This car show is looked forward to every year as a family event where a new theme as far as the type of the cars that will be the focus is changed every year. We’ve gone through Classic, Trucks and Sports Car Editions to name a few
This year as stated before it was the Off Road Edition but over the years, the main focus which are or should be the cars has been lacking. I’m sorry to say that this year was no different. For me the wow factor at any car show are the cars. The promoters depend mostly on those who are willing to show off their cars . ATL Motors did carry in some of their vans which helped a bit but for me and some who gave me feedback it wasn’t enough.
Nocturnal Promotions though saved the day with a mixture of other attractions for the kids and Jerry “The Vibes Master” D for the adults. The show was very entertaining and made up for the disappointing turnout of the cars. Giving away prizes and holdig the crowd with his usual antics I can only say kudos to the man. We were also treated to good mixing by Agent 47, a dance contest and a fashion show as well as a very good magician to top off the day. The show that started in the morning went on until after 9 when I left. LeftSide the Jamaican DeeJay did show up when i was leaving saying he was passing through on his way to Fully Loaded and quickly went through three or four songs before I could get to the car.
Another thing worth mentioning is the checks that were presented to Charity by the Noctural Group. My hats off to all of you. Here’s hoping next year will have a greater balance of cars with even more of the attractions from this year. Actually I’m doing more than hoping, I’m praying!
Will be adding the videos of the event below as soon as I can. Four in all.