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Car show set for Aug. 8-9 as part of barbecue festival

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Monday, July 28, 2014
David Myers, who oversees Southwestern Community College’s Automotive Systems Technology program, is helping coordinate the second-annual Car Show at the Mountain High BBQ Festival on Aug. 8-9 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center in Franklin.

What goes better with southern barbecue than a display of classy vintage and modern vehicles?

Not much, according to David Myers.

Coordinator of Southwestern Community College’s Automotive Systems Technology program, Myers and the SCC Automotive Club have decided to hold their annual car show in conjunction with the Mountain High BBQ Festival for the second straight year.

The event takes place Aug. 8-9 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center in Franklin.

“We like having our Car Show with the barbecue festival because it helps draw even more of a crowd,” Myers said. “The money we raise goes into scholarship funds and into our club.”

Overall, this will be the fifth time that SCC’s Automotive Club has presented a car show. Unlike last year’s event, which only included antique vehicles, this year’s show will feature all years, makes and models.

Vehicles will be separated into two categories: 1974 and older, and 1975 and newer. Entry fees are $10 for Friday’s Cruise (5-8 p.m.), which includes Friday entry to the barbecue festival; $25 pre-registration for Friday and Saturday, which includes two entries to the barbecue festival on each day; or $30 per car for Saturday, which includes two entries to the barbecue festival on Saturday.

Top prize will get $350 while second place receives $150.

Myers said space usually fills up well in advance of the event, so call the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce (828.524.3161 or 888.368.2328) for more information or to reserve your space today.