‘150’ is goal of annual Lions Club Car Show

Word about 4th Annual Farragut Lions Club Car Show has spread all the way to the Smokies.

Making a first-time appearance, “We’ve got a Mustang group coming out of Sevierville,” said Ed Mee, event chairman, about this year’s show featuring scores of Classic cars and trucks rebuilt and/or restored from as far back as the 1930s — with heavy participation from Classic cars and trucks of the 1950s and 1960s — from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, in the parking lot of First Baptist Concord along Kingston Pike.

“They called and said they all wanted to park together.”

As for variety, “We’ve got some coming that are later models that are real rare models,” Mee said.

“There’s all kinds of cars there to look at and talk to the owners (about),” asking questions such as ‘What goes in to restoring them?’” he added.

“People like to go and talk to the car owners. A lot of these cars have a lot of history back through the years being older cars. Some of the T-Model and A-Model clubs come. The classic cars come.

“They like to tell the history.”

As for numbers, “We had a 140 cars last year. In the last two years it’s doubled,” said Mee, who along with wife, Sandra Mee, have been members of FLC for about 15 years.

“We’re shooting for at least 150 this year,” he added. “We’ve got several that come back every year. We draw from the surrounding counties.”

With the anticipated growth in participation, Mee said he hopes to exceed last year’s fundraising total of “a little over $5,000.”

Though entry to the show is free, donations are sought to benefit all aspects of Farragut Lions’ effort to help improve the vision of those East Tennesseans with limited funding.

“It has become our biggest fundraiser,” he said.

Various food vendors will be on hand among the refreshments offered. Raffle prizes will be given based on winning tickets bought.