More than 100 specialty cars and trucks are expected to take center stage during the Farragut Lions Club’s 3rd Annual Charity Car Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church, Concord.,
“We will have a large number of cars, all makes and models,” said FLC member Ed Mee, who along with his wife, Sandy, is coordinating the event.
“We had about 75 cars last year, and I know we will have probably twice that number this year.”
Mee said he knows vehicles from Model A’s to at least one 2018 Mercedes Benz are expected.
“Cars from start to finish,” he added.
New this year will be a chance to examine a donated 1954 Ford Custom Line, which has been donated to the Lions Club and will be auctioned off at a later date.
“It has had some work done on it, and it looks good,” Mee said. “It runs, and has power steering and air conditioning.
“It will just need to have the body restored by whoever buys it.”
Additionally, a food truck, sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of America, will sell $5 hot dog/chips/soft drink packages, while other various vendors also will be onsite — four times the number present in 2017.
“We only had five vendors last year, and we don’t want to grow to too many,” said Mee, who counted Pampered Chef among those committed to attend. Others will offer items and information including books, jewelry, perfumes/fragrances, real estate, replacement windows, candy, Vera Bradley items and even horse training.
Sandy Mee said planners wanted to add more vendors “to provide the ladies something to do” during the car show, and a few children’s activities also are planned.
“It will be a fun day for all,” said Ed Mee, adding those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Any and all proceeds raised will go back into the Lions Club for its numerous community projects, many of which include sight preservation undertakings.
Car Show event sponsors include: Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville; Professional Care Management; the Law Offices of Farmer and Driser; farragutpress; Horne Radio stations WFIV-105.3 FM and WMTY - 98.3 FM; The Eye Group; Tennessee State Bank; Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union; Click Funeral Home; Pep Boys Auto #15; Choto Marina; Grayson Automotive ; Farm Bureau Insurance; Servpro West Knoxville/Farragut; Slyman Auction and Tennessee Trash.
The event is free and open to the public.