J.C. Newman awarded for it’s “El Reloj” Booth at this year’s PCA 2021
They won “Best in Show” and it was the world’s largest cardboard trade show booth. Unfortunately, due to Covid we were not able to attend, but as the exclusive Australian Agents for J.C Newman Cigar Company, they were more than happy to provide us with photos to you just how amazing GOKARTON the US company gifted with designing and modelling the El Reloj out of recycled cardboard….no small feat. 

Drew Newman, fourth generation cigar maker, said:

“It was wonderful seeing so many friends at the Premium Cigar Association trade show last week.  We were honored that our J.C. Newman booth won “Best in Show!”  My father, uncle, and I are especially grateful to our friends at GOKARTON who recreated our historic El Reloj cigar factory out of 2,000 pieces of recycled cardboard.  I am very proud of the restoration of our 111-year-old cigar factory in Tampa, I wanted to bring a replica of El Reloj and our cigar museum to the trade show in Las Vegas. 

My family and I hope that you will visit us in Tampa, tour El Reloj, and experience our new three-level cigar museum, interactive theater, and hand rolling room.  Our goal is to continue our centuries-old tradition of American cigar making.  Just as many wineries, breweries, and distilleries welcome visitors, we hope that El Reloj will become the premier cigar tourism destination in the United States.”

Watch how it was created with a detailed video from GOKARTON