BY LISA WARREN
More than 350 vehicles of various makes and models were displayed Saturday at Hardin Park for automobile enthusiasts to enjoy during the 23rd annual Volunteer State Auto Show.
In addition to nearly 235 registered automobiles, the event included several classic cars owned by club members as well as 24 new vehicles on display from the Greeneville automobile dealerships Bachman Bernard Nissan-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and Gateway Ford.
This was the first year that the annual automobile show took place at Hardin Park. The car show had previously been held in the downtown Greeneville area.
The new location provided additional shady areas and extra space for car show entrants, vendors and attendees, said Volunteer State Auto Club member Tommy Gregg.
Gregg gave thanks to Greeneville Parks and Recreation for allowing the automobile show to be held at the city park.
All rods, classics, customs, and muscle cars were invited to participate in the event.
The first 250 registrants received a dash plaque, and door prizes and cash awards were awarded throughout the day.
A special presentation was made by the Rolling Thunder motorcycle club at the event's kickoff at noon and musical entertainment was provided by Nick Fillers and the Fugitives and JB and the Wild Honey Band.