In Mar. 15 issue, Russell County News
By Ron Cowell, Columnist
This week we take a look at one of our local Car Clubs here in Russell County, The "Ol' Boys Toys."
There were a couple of clubs around Russell County back then but to join any of these clubs the car had to be restored all original. There were several beautiful cars around that had been restored and modified but not totally original and did not qualify to get into any of these clubs.
So these guys got together and formed "The Ol' Boys Toys" Car Club.
Last year the club was host to 244 different vehicles at their shows. The public is a big part of the Ol' Boys Toys shows.
All judging of the cars is done by the public, there are trophies given away is seven different categories.
This year the shows will be held April 19th through September in the K Mart Parking lot from 3:30 PM to 6:00PM and will end up with a cruise from K Mart in Russell Springs to the Jamestown Square and back.
Everyone is welcome to join in the cruise.
Besides showing their old cars, there is a lot of fellowship. All the members bring their lawn chairs and the whole family and visit and have fun all day.
There is classic car history at these shows also. One of the club members Denver Wilson owns and is proud to show his early 70's Lincoln Continental. It was a Police Car in Tennessee owned by Buford T. Pusser of Walking Tall fame, then later on purchased by Elvis.
Denver is proud to show this car and the paperwork on this vehicle's background.
One of the modified cars in the Ol' Boys Toys is owned by Club president Billy Lawson. He has a Black 55 Chevy that was built on a 1994 Corvette frame. He also has a red 1957 Chevy with a 283 with three duces. Both are some of the sharpest cars you will see at these shows and cruise ins.
All summer long the Ol' Boys Toys are busy with Cruise Ins and Cars shows here in the area. At last years Cruise Ins there were anywhere from 60 to 110 cars attending.
On the first Friday of each Month April through September there are several Car Clubs that join in with Ol' Boys Toys at Sonic just to visit, show their cars and have a good time. The public is also invited to come and join in and see these vintage cars.
There is a lot of time, sweat and money put into these old cars and the Club members are proud to show them. On these Friday nights there is no registration fee, just a lot of fun.
Meetings for the club are held the first Monday of each month at Minit Mart on West 80 at 8:00PM. They welcome any type of car into the club from the classic car of the past to the newer cars of today.
They welcome all to attend the meetings and join the club. All it takes is to be a car enthusiast and the desire to have a lot of fun.
You can also check out The Ol' Boys Toys Car Club on line at olboystoys.com
. If you have any questions on the club contact Sandra Weiand, Public Relations Officer at 270-585-2856.
Sandra will be more than happy to answer your questions and give you any information about the club and how to join.
The President of the Club is Billy Lawson, Sandra Weiand is their Public Relations Officer and Themie Shepard is the Web Master for the club.
The Ol' Boys Toys is a very family orientated club and look forward to seeing you this summer at their shows and Cruise Ins. You'll never meet a nicer more friendly group of people like The Ol' Boys Toys Car Club.
Make plans on attending their shows and Cruise Ins this summer.
If your car club has an event or show coming up and you would like us to let people know about it send me your information to djron47@ Yahoo.com at least two weeks in advance.
Until next week, Keep Cruisin' and "THINK SPRING."