Rarely does one get the chance to step back in time and revel in the memories of their past, dig deep into their yesteryears and reminisce on a much simpler way of life or recall those unforgettable moments in history that effect us still today.

But each year as the 53rd Annual Fall Meet Antique Car Show rolls into Red Boiling Springs, guests of the show find themselves doing just that as those once buried memories float to the surface.

Sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (MTRAACA), the annual car show will be held this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 11-12), at the historic Thomas House Hotel - the perfect setting for a trip down memory lane with its antique treasures, classic style and community history.  

With over 400 cars, and 100 vendors expected to participate in this year’s show, MTRAACA secretary Glenn Edwards is hoping the event will receive the same warm welcome as is has in years past.

“This show is especially exciting for us because we have such a great venue and the people are so supportive of the show,” he remarked. “We appreciate everyone who has made this event a success over the years and those who take the time to come out and look, shop or give their time to make it an enjoyable experience for all of our guests.”

Aside from the rows and rows of gorgeous antique cars, guests will also be treated to a large on-site flea market Friday and Saturday filled with collectibles, vintage items and must-have treasures.

After shopping and viewing hundreds of antique vehicles, guests are guaranteed to work up an appetite and a family-style dining experience will be offered from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. inside the Thomas House Hotel along with the convenience of hotdogs, hamburgers chips and drinks outside from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“We look forward to hosting this show every year,” said Thomas House owner Cherry Cole. “Not only do we love to see all of the antiques cars, but we really enjoy seeing everyone having a great time and sharing their memories with one another. This event really brings everyone in the community together and for a couple of days, we all get to relive the good ole’ days.”   

For those who wish to make a weekend out of the event, rooms are still available at the historic Armour’s (699-2180), Thomas House (699-3006) and Donoho (699-3141) hotels in Red Boiling Springs.

For more information on the 53rd Annual Antique Car Show contact MTRAACA members Glenn Edwards at (615) 444-7315, Read Majors at (615) 483-2661 or Marc Humes at (615) 449-4901.