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Cruisin': 'Revin’ and Ravin' Car Show and Sock Hop
In Oct. 10 Issue
Russell County News
By Ron Cowell, Columnist

Last Saturday October 3rd was a beautiful day for a car show. The weather was great and just a perfect day. Around 8:00 am that morning classic cars, new cars, trucks, motorcycles and more started to pull into the parking lot at Highway 80 Auto Auction on Highway north 127 for the 12th Annual Revin’ and Ravin’ Car show and swap meet. This event was put on by Another Level Car Club from Russell County.

In the past couple years I have attended a lot of car shows and this show was one of the best. The members of this club worked hard to put on a good show. I would not have wanted to judge this show. The judges had a hard time judging because of all the beautiful vehicles attending. They took their time at each car to make sure it was a fair and honest judging.

Charlie Napier, DJ of the Cars was supplying the music and announcements for the day. For those of us who know Charlie you know he does a wonderful job.

There were 24 Specialty Trophies given away for best Ford, Chevy, Interior, Engine etc., along with the top 50 Trophies and a Club Participation Trophy. Also there was a table full of door prizes along with a 50/50 Raffle. Two other nice prizes were given away also, a set of luggage and a tool set.

The show was attended by all of the Local Car Clubs in Russell County and one club traveled from Indiana to attend along with a load of spectators who came out just to see the show.

It was a good day for Wayne Lynch also. If you remember we have talked about him in the past and the process of restoring his 1950 Ford. Wayne brought his 50 Ford out for the first time since finishing the vehicle and walked away with one of the top 50 trophies. Our congratulations to Wayne and his car for the win. All the hard work paid off.

Kevin Johnson and Another Level Club did a fantastic job with this show and made it one of the best of the year. If you didn’t make their show this year you need to make sure you are there next year. Even if you don’t have a car to enter you will have a great time looking at all the beautiful vehicles, trucks and motorcycles that attend. Another Level hopes to see you there next year for the 13th annual show.


On another note, how long has it been since you attended a good old- fashioned Sock Hop? When I heard about this event coming up I started to tell people about it and I realized just how old I was. I told some of the younger car club members about it and they listened. When I finished several had the same question. What is a Sock Hop? As I explained I started to feel my age as I told them about the dances at school after the ball games and sporting events way back when us “Old Timers” went to school. They thought it sounded like fun.

Well coming up Saturday October 17th The Jamestown Center is having a good old fashioned Sock Hop at the facility. Anyone that has a car they would like to show, can come to the center around 6PM.  Show off your car with a little cruise in the parking lot before the Sock Hop starts. Then at 8:00PM the center will have Rockin’ Ron’s Oldies providing the music and DJing for a good old fashioned sock hop inside the center. The Cruise In is free and the sock hop is $5.00. It should prove to be a lot of fun listening and dancing to the oldies and remembering the day way back when.

It would be the perfect way to wind up the day. There are several car shows that day, The Russell County Hospital Car Show, The Corvette Expo in Sevierville, Tennessee and several other shows are going on the 17th. To find out where all the events are you can check on line at

After leaving one of these events you can attend the Cruise in and Sock Hop at the Jamestown Center on 127 in Jamestown. (the old Kentucky Tire building) If you don’t have a vehicle just come on out and do the twist, the mashed potato’s and the stroll at the Jamestown Center, Saturday October 17th. The Cruise in is at 6:00pm with the Sock Hop getting underway at 8:00pm till whenever. Dust off your white bucks, poodle skirts and comb you hair back in duck tails or the original Beatles cut and come on out. We hope to see you there for a night of fun..

That’s it for this week, Till next time  Keep Cruisin!!!!!!!!!

If your Car Club is having an event and you would like us to tell everyone about or someone who you would like to see featured in this article send all information to, . All information on upcoming events needs to be in at least two weeks before the event.

If your Club or church or group is having an event and you would like to display some classic cars at that event let me know at least two weeks before the event. I will put you in contact with one of the clubs that will gladly bring their cars out for display.

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