Two car shows planned for Saturday

Published 10:34 pm Monday, May 3, 2010

Two car shows are planned for Saturday, May 8, one of which will include antique tractors and motorcycles.

The first show is an inaugural fundraiser at LeCroy Career/Technical Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Those interested in participating may enter their car, tractor or motorcycle for a one-time fee of $20 or two or more vehicles for $30.

An open house of the LeCroy campus will also be held during the show. Admission is free, and the event is open to the community.

“The biggest thing is just for the public to see our campus and see what’s going on here,” said Lee Brown, auto service instructor.

The show is sponsored by the Auto Service and Collision Repair departments of the school.

Members of the senior classes at LeCroy will select their favorite car, tractor and motorcycle from those participating. Door prizes will be available to both entrants and attendees from the community.

Secondly, the Chilton County Cruisers will hold their monthly Cruise-In in downtown Clanton at the corner of Sixth Street and Second Avenue North from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Close to 100 vintage cars from across Central Alabama are expected to show up. Entertainment will be provided by “Blast from the Past” and Last Chance Band. Admission is free.

“The town atmosphere, I think, is what’s neat about it,” said Cruisers vice president Ricky Easterling. “We invite the community to come out. We like to have as many spectators as possible.”

Easterling noted that you don’t have to be a Cruisers member to bring your car, although the club is open to any who are interested.

Near the end of each Cruise-In, a vehicle is selected at random to be the Car of the Month. The Car of the Month for April is a 1970 Chevy Nova owned by Nathan Mims of Clanton.

“Everybody has a chance,” Easterling said. “It’s not a judged event. It’s a social gathering.”