It is time again for the car show at the area in front of the Albany Mall where you can see about 100 of the best classic cars. The Artesian City Car Club of Albany goes to a lot of work, and expense, to bring the best classic cars that they can find in the Albany and surrounding areas. If you haven’t seen one of these displays, you need to check this one out on Saturday, Oct. 16.
The cars will start to arrive early in the day and will be set on the lawn in front of the Albany Mall. They will be available for you to see by 9 a.m. with the owners there to answer any questions that you might have about the cars. The owners are very proud of their cars and are more than happy to answer any questions. Awards to the owners of these cars will be presented at 3 p.m. The one thing that all the owners ask of you is that you please do not touch these vehicles in order to protect the vehicle surfaces.
At the show, there will be a 50/50 charity raffle and everyone is welcome to participate. All money raised by this raffle and by the show is given to charities. The awards given at 3 p.m. will be for best of show and many other categories. There is no charge for the show and we ask you to be prepared to see a lot of great vehicles, not just cars, and all day long a deejay will be announcing a variety of prizes for the lucky ones buying raffle tickets. These prizes include not only cash but Gift Certificates provided by many local businesses who are helping support this show. Each person displaying a car will receive a special bag of goodies.
The chairman of this year’s car show is Chuck Morton (436-9010). The current club president is David Dougherty (594-0956). The club participates in many other community projects and donates annually the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Walk for Life, Light the Light, and the Methodist Home for Youth in America
The Artesian City Car Club was founded in 1970 and is one of the oldest active automotive enthusiasts groups in South Georgia. About 100 individuals are members of this club and they represent a wide variety of people with many interests. The main requirement is that you have a love for cars and other vehicles like I do. You don’t even need to have a classic car to be a member.
It costs $20 per family to be a member and the club meets the first Tuesday of every month at Ryan’s Restaurant on Westover Boulevard next to Logan’s. That is $20 for the whole family. The club is looking for more members so please ask for an application and sign up while you are at the show on the 16th of October or call one of its members mentioned above.
Looking forward to seeing you all at this year’s show. It is not too late to enter a car in the show or to offer a donation to help support this very worthy project. You can find me at the show taking pictures of all the cars for the club. Bring your camera!
Written by Ted Anderson. Insurance agent Ted W. Anderson worked in sales for half a century, has lived in Albany since 1993. He is president of Dover Lane Neighborhood Watch. Send email to him at email@example.com.