The Volunteer State Auto Club, in conjunction with the Greeneville Parks & Recreation Department, will present the 23rd Annual Volunteer State Auto Show on Saturday, June 22, at Hardin Park.
Located at 602 Crescent Drive, the new location of Hardin Park will allow a larger field of participants, as well as shaded areas and expanded spaces for all attendees.
Show hours will be 12pm-8pm.
All rods, classics, customs, and muscle cars are invited to participate in this year's event.
Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 250 vehicles that register.
Registration fee is $15 per vehicle. There is no admission charge for spectators.
Plenty of free parking will be available at the Crescent Street entrance to the park. Attendees may park at Optimist Field, the maintenance parking lot at the Old Field, and at Hal Henard.
Handicapped parking will be available at the front entrance to the park near the caboose.
All vehicles that park in the handicap lot must present proper credentials for handicap parking (tag or placard).
Signs will be posted designating the available parking lots for the show.
The car club will be offering a new 350 Chevy Crate engine at the grand prize. Many door prizes and cash awards will be given throughout the day.
Event t-shirts will also be available for purchase.
Sponsors are Gateway Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, J & G Body Shop, Jerry's Used Cars and Parts, Marsh Petroleum, and Greeneville Federal Bank.
An entertainment schedule has been added to the event for this year. The highlight of the day's entertainment will be the military presentations of Rolling Thunder.
The Rolling Thunder organization is a group of mostly veterans who are united in the cause to bring full accountability for the Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) for all wars.
Many of the group's members ride motorcycles, whose sound announce their arrival, hence, the name "Rolling Thunder."
All of the members of the group donate their time to this worthy cause. Rolling Thunder Charities, Inc. spends hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial aid, food, clothing, etc. to veterans, homeless veterans, and veteran's families in need throughout the year.
The organization donates POW/MIA flags to local area schools, youth groups, non-profits, and special interest groups.
Veterans speak about the honor of serving their country and strive to educate all about the POW/MIA issue. Rolling Thunder will have their first presentation at 12:00 noon and will offer their final presentation of the day at 1:30pm.
The entertainment stage will be host to the sounds of Nick Fillers and the Fugitives at 2:30pm. The group brings a high-energy country/ Southern Rock performance for all ages to enjoy.
At 4pm, JB and the Wild Honey Band will take the stage with their unique talents and vocals.
Concessions will be provided by the GHS Baseball Boosters, Sno-Biz, and Creamy Cup.
An event spokesman said, “Come out and join us for a day filled with hot cars and trucks, great entertainment, good food, and patriotism.”