Classic cars to take spotlight in G’ana this weekend

Published 3:24 pm Monday, October 5, 2009

If you enjoy the sight of a classic convertible, vintage vehicle or antique automobile, then you will want to pay a visit to the Antique and Classic Car Show this weekend in Georgiana.

The event, slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is being held in conjunction with the Octoberfest and Street Dance at the Hank Williams Park in downtown Georgiana. The Hank Williams International Fan Club is sponsoring both events.

Those who have their own trucks and cars to show off – whether fully restored, or still a work in progress – are encouraged to enter their vehicles and vie for wins in the dozen classes: Production, 1900-1960; Production, 19609-1980; Modified Production, 1900-1980; Trucks Stock, 1900-1980; Trucks Modified, 1900-1980; Street Rods – all; European 1900-1980; Work in Progress – All; Best of Show Original; Best in Show Modified; People’s Choice (Public) and Longest Distance Traveled. All makes and models prior to 1981 are welcome to enter.

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A $25 tax-deductible donation per car includes registration for the car show. Additional vehicles are $10.

“We wanted to make this a day for the whole family. We have face painting and fun activities for the children; arts and crafts to browse for the ladies, and good music and good food everyone can enjoy. And we know the gentlemen – and a lot of the ladies – also enjoy seeing and showing off these wonderful old cars and trucks,” said Hank Fan Club president, Mary Wallace.

“We appreciate everyone’s support this weekend. This is something good for our club and good for our community.”

There is a $1 admission charge to the car show; admission to Octoberfest and the evening Street Dance is free. Live performances by “Black Elvis” Michael Burnett of Pensacola, “Night Moves,” Jenny Simms of Mobile, the Slim Pickins’ Band and “Blue Collar” are all on tap.

No outside coolers or drink allowed in park; bring your own chair for the shows.

For more info on the car show and entry forms, visit or call Car Show Coordinator Colon Leatherwood at 334-774-0560 or Lewis Owens at 334-388-2731. For general information about Octoberfest weekend, visit the website or contact Mary Wallace at 334-376-9821.