As many car show fans know, car show display stands can be very expensive. You can use the metal stand with the display top, but they cost more than $300 each. You could use a show display that has a few photos of your car and costs anywhere from $50-$100. However, if you make any changes to your car, you’ll need to buy a new display. I found a better option and I would like to share it with you.
I had two goals for my display stand. First, I need it to be inexpensive. If I had a ’69 with matching numbers and 500 original miles, I would buy a professionally made stand for hundreds of dollars. However, I put my budget at $100 since I’m in the shows for fun. I found a display on eBay that allowed updates to the display for little cost. The display was listed for $59. If I wanted a custom 8.5×22 print, it was an extra $40. I purchased the blank display stand for $59. My plan was to create two 8.5×11 sheets in Photoshop and print them on my color laser printer. If you don’t have Photoshop and a color printer, you can just use Microsoft Word and take it to Kinko’s to print.
Here are photos of my finished display stand that cost just $59! If I make any changes to the car, all I need to do is take out the old info sheets and insert the new info sheets.