puts on car
show for charity
The hoods were raised and the chrome was shining as local hot rods gathered for charity at The Diner on Winfield Dunn Parkway (Hwy. 66) last Saturday night, September 26.
Howard and Susan Kingsbury put on the “Cool Nights and Hot Cars Classic Car and Truck Show” for several reasons. “A lot of our customers own these beautiful cars and this gives them an opportunity to show them off while enjoying other classics. But most importantly we do it for a good cause. Half of the money raised through entry fees goes to Angel Tree for Children of Sevier County.” Angel Tree is a charity, which helps to buy Christmas gifts for children who have none, or both parents are incarcerated. The car shows managed to raise over $4,000 last year for needy children.
“It’s our hope that we can work with other charities like ‘Coats for Kids.’ If they can supply them with a coat it allows us to work on pants, shirts or other things.”
Everything from a 97 ‘Mustang to a 55’ Ford panel wagon showed up for the car show. Volunteer Motorcycles even brought a bunch of motorcycles down to show off their steel horses.
Local owners Rod and Diane Reprogle had two beauties at the show: a 57’ Chevy Bel Air that was prettier today than the day it rolled off of the assembly line and a 53’ Ford F150 that has already won a few car shows.
Jim Honiker debuted his 41’ Chevy pick-up. “I grew up with these old trucks. That’s what’s in my driveway, old trucks. I drive this old ‘41 to work everyday.” Not a bad feat considering he is still driving it with the original tires.
The Diner will continue to have cruise-in Saturday nights and the last Saturday of every month. Unfortunately you will have to wait until next spring to catch the next car show.