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Car shows rev up Evans park

Posted: April 13, 2013 - 11:00pm

Spring is shaping up as a season of car shows, with two upcoming events at Evans Towne Center Park.

The Evans Lions Club will hold its sixth annual Jim Metts Memorial Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

Admission to the event is free, with a $25 registration fee for show entries.

This will be the show’s first year at the Evans park, said Cathy Rhodes, a Lions Club member and co-chairwoman of the event with her husband, Mike.

“The venue was so wonderful,” she said. “(The club members) wanted to try it there because it’s a bigger area, plus they have the stage and we’ve got a live band.

‘They wanted to try the venue there because several other car shows have been held there.”

About 100 vehicles were in the show last year, Rhodes said, with more participation expected this year.

The show is characterized by its variety, Rhodes said, with motorcycles, restored classic cars, muscle cars and exotic cars on display.

“It’ll just be a mixture of everything,” she said.

Vendors will be selling food and other goods, and there will be activities for children.

For more information, call Rhodes at (706) 294-2135.

On May 4, the CSRA Mustang Club’s Fourth Annual “Ponies in the Park” Mustang and Ford Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park. Admission is free.

Registration for show entries costs $20 until April 27, then $25 until the day of the show.

The event is the only area car show focusing on Ford vehicles, with an emphasis on Mustangs, said Club President Don Blackstock. This will be the second year the club has held the show at the Evans park.

“Word got out about how nice of a venue it was and it has been getting crazy on us,” he said.

Last year, 115 cars entered in the show, Blackstock said. This year 130-150 cars are expected to register.

Proceeds raised from car registration, T-shirt and food sales at the show will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who have children diagnosed with cancer.

“We just decided to split the money evenly between the two causes because we just felt so good about both of them,” Blackstock said. “We felt like we just had to help both.”

For more information, call Blackstock at (706) 825-1674.


What: Jim Metts Memorial Car Show

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Where: Evans Towne Center Park

Cost: Free to spectators; $25 for show entries

More: (706) 294-2135.

What: Ponies in the Park Mustang and Ford Show

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4

Where: Evans Towne Center Park

Cost: Free to spectators; $20 for entries until April 27, $25 after

More: (706) 825-1674

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