If cars are your thing, then Greeneville will be the place to be this weekend.
There are three automobile shows planned:
* Buggin' For a Cure All-VW Car Show, on Saturday and Sunday, at the Greene County Fairgrounds;
* Hardin Park Cruise-In, on Saturday at Hardin Park; and
* British Car Show and Jaguar Concours d'Elegance, Saturday on West Depot Street.
BUGGIN' FOR A CURE
The show will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Greene County Fairgrounds.
The event will feature Volkswagen automobiles, along with more than 50 craft and business vendors, entertainment, food and more.
Entertainment for this first-ever event will take place under the Andrew Johnson Bank Pavilion.
The lineup on Saturday will include:
* 11 a.m., the Fabulous Fifties;
* noon, Steppin' Out Line Dancers;
* 1 p.m., Stoney Creek Cloggers;
* 1:45 p.m., Crank it up VW Stereo Competition;
* 2 p.m., Kickin' It Country Line Dancers;
* 3 p.m., Lesa's School of Dance;
* 5 p.m., Michael Cable;
* 6 p.m., Heppy Cats;
* 7 p.m., New Chronic Dream with Frank Bowman;
* 8 p.m., Amend the Broken, and
* 9:30 p.m., Seventh Inning Stretch.
Sunday's entertainment lineup at Buggin' For a Cure will include:
* 9 a.m., Sunday morning message, singing and prayer with Josh Bailey and Friends;
* 11:30 a.m., Winter and Company Dance Studio, and
* 1 p.m., The Threetles (Beatles tribute band).
The event is being sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Volkswagen Association, the Tourism Department of the Greene County Partnership and the Greene County Fair Association.
All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
For details, call Tammy Kinser, at 639-4111, or Joni Parker, 620-9933, or go online to http://www.facebook.com/buggin4acure .
HARDIN PARK CRUISE-IN
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hardin Park.
This show is open to all cars, trucks, bikes and farm tractors. The entry fee per vehicle is $10. The event is free to spectators.
Cruise-in vehicles and handicapped spectators will enter the park via Magnolia Drive off East Vann Road. This is normally the park's exit, but traffic flow will be reversed for this event.
Spectator parking will be in the Hal Henard School parking lot on East Vann Road. Those bringing vehicles by trailer are asked to unload in the school parking lot and drive them onto East Vann Road, then turn onto Magnolia Drive.
Cash prizes will be awarded plus numerous door prizes, jammers (small group(s) of musicians who just sit around over in the corner and jam) are welcomed, vendor space will be available.
Funds derived from the cruise-in will be donated by the clubs to various charities
Some of those charities include: Children's Miracle Network; Greene County Coal Fund, Food Bank, Scottish Rite Club Shoes For Kids and disaster relief; Appalachian Helping Hands; Free Will Baptist Family Ministries; Holston United Methodist Home For Children; and Shrine Club Paper Sale.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
The event is being sponsored by the Greeneville Parks and Recreation Dept., along with the Davy Crockett Antique Automobile Club of America, the Ridge Runners Car Club and the Volunteer State Automobile Club.
For details, call Brab Gregg at 638-7800, Minnis Lamons at 257-5598, Herb Plemmons at 306-5751, or Tony Bible at 639-4442.
BRITISH CARS, AND PRINCESSES
The British Car Show and Jaguar Concours d'Elegance will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, along West Depot Street in downtown Greeneville.
This show is open to all British-made automobiles with classes pre-1959 to the present.
It is being sponsored by the Smoky Mountain Jaguar Club in cooperation with the City Garage Car Museum, located at the corner of Main and McKee streets.
Two "Princess" cars that have separate relationships to members of the British royal family will be among the cars exhibited on Depot Street at the British Car Show.
The "Princess Collection" includes a 1976 dark-green Silver Wraith Rolls Royce used by Princess Margaret and a 1974 green Reliant Scimitar Estate Wagon similar to the one used by Princess Anne to haul her horse saddlery.
Princess Anne and the late Princess Margaret are daughters of Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom.
The late Princess Margaret's car is very sedate, yet very distinctive. Whenever she visited Manhattan in the 1970s, she was ferried around town in a dark-green-and-pewter Silver Wraith Rolls-Royce.
Inside, there is a large mirror in the back so Princess Margaret could check her hair and make-up in private.
Above the front windshield is the dazzling gold crest of the British royal family, complete with a unicorn and a lion.
"It's got a huge trunk because Princess Margaret liked to do a lot of shopping!" said Col. Aleks Brezezanski of Heiskell, Tenn., the current owner of the car.
Princess Anne has had an ongoing partiality toward the Reliant Scimitar since soon after she received her first driver's license, according to a news release.
The princess recognized the benefit to her of the new "sports wagon" concept since she wanted sports car performance with the available load space to carry the equipment she needed to support her other enduring interest, in horses.
She has owned 10 Scimitars over the years.
The car that will be on display Saturday is owned by Barbara and John Rigby of Knoxville, and is an early model Scimitar originally owned by the chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
For details about the British Car Show, please e-mail Jim Deropp at (email@example.com)