Gleaming chrome, sleek lines, shining colors, purring engines, timeless innovation and style all describe one of the most admired modern inventions of our time, the automobile.
Do you love antique classic cars? Whether it be a boxy, black Ford Model T with spoked wheels from the early 1900s, a sleek, shiny 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air with tailfins and chrome wheels, a red convertible classic 1968 Corvette or a 1978 Ford Mustang King Cobra, antique classic cars lovingly restored and maintained can be seen at the 40th Annual Allandale Car Show hosted by Dan’l Boone Car Club on September 23* (moved from original Sept. 16 date).
Like hot rods, rat rods, trucks, motorcycles, newer-model modified or unique cars? Many of these can be admired at the 2018 Allandale Car Show along with featured “orphan vehicles.” “Orphan vehicles” are those no longer manufactured or only made for a few years, like Sam Quillen’s 1952 Studebaker, James Armstrong’s 1947 Hudson pickup truck and a 1976 AMC Pacer owned by Randy Still. These three particular cars will be at the show and are also featured in artwork created by notable artist Jim Caswell printed on limited-edition T-shirts which can be purchased at the event.
“A wide variety of vehicles from all manufacturers and descriptions are what make the Allandale Car Show so popular. You can see everything from a unique air-cooled 1920s Franklin to a Rat Rods or even barn finds,” says show chairman Dave Williams. In 2017, the show featured 100 years of Kingsport with a 1917 Ford Model T and 50 years with a 1967 Pontiac GTO and an all-electric brand-new Tesla.
Due to previous bookings at the mansion, the show will now be held just a few miles away at the Allandale campus of ETSU at Kingsport from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23.
This marks the 40th year of the very popular car show, always held on the third Sunday in September, by the Dan’l Boone Car Club. A region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, the Dan’l Boone Car Club was chartered in 1978 and this year marks the club’s 40th anniversary. The car club also holds a monthly “Cruise-In” at Sonic Drive-In in Colonial Heights each month and an annual show for Kingsport’s Fun Fest.
Car owners wishing to display cars at the 40th Allandale Car Show can register for $15 on the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All vehicle types are welcome for this non-judged show. The first 175 registrants will receive a dash plaque. Top 25, random cash prizes placed in registration packets and other special awards like longest distance traveled, oldest vehicle, show chair award and others will be awarded starting at 4 p.m.
The public is invited to come and view the cars for a requested donation of just $2 for adults. Children under age 12 are free. Hundreds of spectators visit the show every year and look forward to getting up close to see all the vehicles on display. Still Transfer Co., Inc., will sponsor this year’s show and is celebrating its 90th year anniversary in Kingsport. The award-winning Sullivan South High School Air Force JROTC will be on hand to provide show support and parking assistance, and Sullivan South Band Boosters will have a wide range of food concessions for purchase. This is a fund-raising event for both non-profit high school programs.
For more information, visit Dan’l Boone Car Club’s website at http://danlbooneregion.aaca.com/, find them on Facebook: Dan’l Boone Car Club or call Wayne at (423) 276-3741 or Dave at (423) 765-1095.