October 16, 2010 - Good Neighbors put on a fantastic car show
The Good Neighbor's Auto Club recently hosted its Annual Car and Truck Show in Blairsville, Georgia. Over 250 vehicles were on display in the United Community Bank's parking lot. There were many categories with vehicles ranging from antique Fords to 1960's classics.
Club members worked hard to keep the event running smoothly. An event of this size takes planning and hands on volunteer work to man the concessions, information tent, and raffle area.
Club President Marius Tuschel says, “We want to thank everyone for showing up and supporting us by participating. We had a fantastic turn out with 250 registrations and hundreds of spectators. It was a great day for the show.”
The Good Neighbor's Auto Club awards five scholarships of $500 each to graduating high school seniors from Blairsville, NGTC, Hiawassee, Murphy, and Blue Ridge. The Good Neighbor’s Auto Club in made up of members from all over the Tri State area.
Good Neighbor's Auto Show in Blairsville, Georgia
Good Neighbor's Auto Club recently hosted its 21st Annual Car and Truck Show in Blairsville, Georgia. The event was held at the United Community Bank's parking lot. 249 vehicles were entered in the show, ranging from antique Ford Model A's to 1960's classics.
Many trophies were awarded. The Best in Show Award went to a special car named "Lady". Lady is a 1932 Ford, four-door sedan. Lady's owner is Janice Hulsey of Gainesville, Georgia.
A 1959 Eldorado Cadillac was on display. This two-door hard top was once owned by the country singer Hank Williams, Jr. (This fine automobile is now owned by Richard Parker of Andrews, North Carolina.) He bought the car from a museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
Many games were played during the day. There was a hula-hoop contest, fan belt toss, and wipe-out toilet paper game. A 50/50 jackpot was won by Bill Walker of Franklin, North Carolina. Larry Swanson, President of the Good Neighbor's Auto Club, did a fine job as announcer and DJ. He gave away many prizes for correct answers to trivia questions and entertained the crowd with jokes and good music. Secretary Nancy Everett was available to answer questions and register vehicles. Many people worked hard to keep this event running smoothly.
The Good Neighbor's Auto Club awards two scholarships of $500 each to graduating high school seniors in the area. They also donate money to different charities such as the Red Cross, the Humane Society, and Meals on Wheels. Anyone that has an interest in vintage cars can join the club. It costs $15 to join and dues are just $12 a year.