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Fast and Furry brings vintage vehicles to town

Charles Lambert’s 1955 Chevrolet 210 can be seen in the reflection of a rat rod’s chrome smoothie wheel at the inaugural Fast and Furry Car Show, which was held Saturday at the Butler County Fairgrounds. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

Charles Lambert’s 1955 Chevrolet 210 can be seen in the reflection of a rat rod’s chrome smoothie wheel at the inaugural Fast and Furry Car Show, which was held Saturday at the Butler County Fairgrounds. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

The topic of conversation at the Butler County Fairgrounds last Saturday centered around rebuilt engines, perfect paint jobs and all things “motorhead.”

The inaugural Fast and Furry Car Show benefiting the Greenville Animal Shelter drew an impressive number of vintage vehicles from Alabama, Georgia and Florida — 44 cars, trucks and motorcycles, to be exact — vying for trophies. Monies raised through registration fees, pet accessory sales and on-site donations all went in support of the shelter.

“We are so happy over this turnout,” said Lisa Garlock, one of the car show volunteers. “You never know the first time you try something like this what the response will be, but we are very pleased. We are already looking forward to next year, doing more promotion and making it even bigger and better.”

Greenville’s Jane and Ronnie Adams took home three trophies — Best Paint, Best Engine and Best of Show Car — for their gleaming yellow 1932 V-8 Ford. Other “Best of Show” winners included Carl Godwin, of Baker, Fla., for Best of Show Truck and Tina Hill, of Greenville, for Best of Show Motorcycle.

Ronnie Adams’ 1936 Ford two-door sedan won Best of Show at Saturday’s car show. He is pictured with his wife, Jane. (Advocate Staff/Angie Long)

Ronnie Adams’ 1936 Ford two-door sedan won Best of Show at Saturday’s car show. He is pictured with his wife, Jane. (Advocate Staff/Angie Long)

Additional trophies went to Daniel Payne of Montgomery, Best Interior; Gator Gould of Monroeville, Most Original; Frank Johnson, Donalsonville, Ga., Best Rat Rod; Phil Gray of Hope Hull, Best Import; Patricia Lord of Molino, Fla., Best Ford; Tracy Norsworthy of Andalusia, Best Chevrolet; Debbie McGough of Honoraville, Best MOPAR, and Jeff Crews of Greenville, Diamond in the Rough.

Johnson’s eye-catching entry was also chosen Pick of the Litter by the Greenville Animal Shelter’s Kristi Stinson Sexton and Christy Duke Sexton.

Julian Thompson, 4, slips behind the wheel of a 1919 Ford Model T. The car belonged to Gator Gould from Monroeville. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

Julian Thompson, 4, slips behind the wheel of a 1919 Ford Model T. The car belonged to Gator Gould from Monroeville. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

First and second place in motorcycles went to a pair of Greenvillians, Hill and Buddy Sullivan. Hill also took first place in the 2000 and up category.

Little Brennen Jernigan of Flomaton, Ala., was one excited youngster, taking the trophy for first place 10 and Under. His dad also won the free set of tires given away by one of the event sponsors, Greenville Tire.

Top 15 honors went to Brett Anderson, Mobile; Norsworthy; Glenn Freeman, Brewton; Ronnie and Jane Adams; Leroy Jernigan, Brewton; Ernie Floyd, Greenville; Lord; Terry Prater, Greenville; Jason Pool, Greenville; Godwin; Pat Gardner, Foley; Billy Grant, Donalsonville, Ga.; Joe Bracewell, Andalusia; Charles Lambert, Dozier and Angie Mount, Greenville.