The Evans Lions Club turned a charter member's passion for cars into its annual charity car show.
Vehicle owners of all kinds will cruise to Wesley United Methodist Church on Saturday for the third annual Jim Metts Memorial Car Show.
Metts, an orthodontist, helped found the club. After his death in June 2007, members put together the show to raise money for charity and honor his passion for classic cars.
"It is a great way to honor Jim's memory," said his wife, Glenda Metts, the Lions' first vice president and an organizer of the event. "It's humbling, the participation we have and the money we are able to raise in his name for charities."
Owners are invited to enter their vehicles in one of several categories, including antiques, classics, customs, exotics, street rods, imports, motorcycles, stock and imports.
The show is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the church on North Belair Road in Evans.
There is a $20 entry fee for each vehicle registered before the show. The fee is $25 the day of the event, when registration will be from 7:30-11 a.m.
"It gives people who have a passion for cars an opportunity to show their rides," Metts said.
All proceeds benefit the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, the Georgia Lions Lighthouse for the Blind, Leader Dogs for the Blind and Wesley United Methodist Church Mechanics Ministry.
The show will start at 9 a.m. with a police-escorted motorcade cruise-in from Mullins Crossing in Evans to the church.
Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to class winners, in addition to a $150 Best of Show prize.
A food and shopping court also will be available.
"It is just a fun time," Metts said.
For information or to register, contact Art Turner at (706) 860-6655, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.evanslionsclub.org.
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