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Cruisin': Another season coming to a close
In Oct. 24 Issue
By Ron Cowell, Columnist
Russell County News

Where did the summer go? It seems we just got started with Car Shows and Cruise Ins and it’s just about over already. Even though the season seemed short this year it was a good season for all the clubs.

This past Saturday the Russell County Hospital had their annual Health Fair and Car Show. The weather did not co-operate to well with the cold, wind and rain but in spite of all that close to 20 cars and several tractors showed up for the event. For those who attended it was a cold day but was filled with fun. Some beautiful trophies were awarded to  several of the cars that entered the show.

Then on Saturday night there was a Cruise In and Sock Hop at the Jamestown Center on 127 in Jamestown. Once again, due to the cold and wet, turn out for the Cruise In was low but the clubs showed up for the Sock Hop.  Folks attended who came from as far away as Casey County and Columbia to listen to the Oldies and dance and have a good time. There were several members of the Old Boys Toys, Another Level, Low Riders, and other clubs that attended, all having a good time.

The activities for the Sock Hop was supposed to get underway at 8:00PM but due to the crowd that showed up everything kicked off at 7:00 PM an hour early.

George and the Staff at the Jamestown Center made it a fun night for all by working hard fixing food and keeping people happy. It all worked out GREAT! The fellowship was there, the music was good and everyone enjoyed some good eats.

Everyone was still going strong at 11:00 PM when the Sock Hop ended. Everyone left with the feeling it could have went on longer.

If by chance you missed this event this weekend at the Center there is going to be another night of oldies to help God’s Food Pantry. Admission to the event will be two can goods or non-perishable items.

This is for a good cause, so try to attend.. Then the good news is Saturday was such a success that we are going to do it all again on Saturday night, (tonight) at 7:00PM at the Jamestown Center.

Other events over the weekend included the Corvette Expo. and the Good Guys Car show in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Corvette and Classic car owners attended these shows also. All in all it was a busy weekend for the Car Clubs of Russell and surrounding counties..

Coming up on November 7th will be the sixth annual Cruise In The Valley Car Show in Renfro Valley. Registration will get started at 9:00 AM. This is the last really big show of the season that everyone looks forward to.

The show is located in the Heart of Renfro Valley just off I-75 exit, There are camping sites on the show field also for those who want to brave the cold. There are over 150 awards given out at this show and turn out is usually a big success.

There are 80 awards to the top 1981 and older cars, 20 to the top cars 1982 and up.  Top five local cars, this class is for Rockcastle County members only. The top 3 Rat Rods, Top 5 Antique Tractors, Top 7 Mustangs 1981 and down and the top3 Mustangs 1982 and up. Awards for the top 20 Corvettes 1981 and down and 5 for the top 1982 and up will be given also. The list of awards at this show goes on and on.

Music is provided for this event by Charlie Napier, DJ of the Cars. Even if you don’t have an old car, tractor, motorcycle it is a good way to spend the day. Just looking at these vehicles is well worth the trip and fun for the whole family. It’s the last big event of the season so try to attend.

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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