Hundreds of vintage beauties will cruise into the River City July 12, 2014, for a day of festival fun in the heart of Point Mallard Park. The annual Greater Tennessee Valley Antique Car Show has grown to be one of the largest car shows in the region attracting collectors, fans, and spectators from across the southeastern United States and beyond. Along with antique cars and trucks, the event features a huge Swap Meet, live entertainment and arts and crafts.
As spectators admire the antiques and mingle with the owners, live music by Alaina Wiley and Elvis impersonator Michael Dean and arts and crafts provide extra entertainment. The Swap Meet, popular with collectors and classic automotive enthusiasts, features old parts and memorabilia and will be open throughout the day.
Registration is $25 per vehicle and the first 500 entries will receive a dash plague. This year’s prizes for exhibitors include a cash prize of $500 up for grabs every 15 minutes starting at 12:15 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., four $1,000 drawings at the conclusion of the show, a Chevrolet 350 engine and four sets of Chrome Wheels from Minor Tire.
The car show gets underway at 7 a.m. with registration and typically wraps up around 3 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. Sponsors are Lynn Layton Chevrolet, Family Security Credit Union, and Minor Tire and Wheel, and event organizers extend a special thank you to Decatur Parks and Recreation for allowing the Antique Car Show to be held at Point Mallard Park.