Macon County Chronicle

Remember Days Gone By at the 54th Annual Antique Car Show Sept. 10-11

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 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 Friday and Saturday, September 10th & 11th, 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 president Glenn Edwards is hoping the event will receive the same warm welcome as it has in years past.

“This will mark the 54th year we’ve held this show in Red Boiling Springs, and the people in this community 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. This is a traditional car show set in a traditional venue. There are a lot of people who have been coming to this particular show for years and years, and it’s exciting for us to see those familiar faces every September.”

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.

“The flea market truly has something for everyone,” Edwards remarked. “We are very thankful for the Cole family for allowing us to hold this event at the Thomas House and everyone else who helps with the preparation.”

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 54th Annual Antique Car Show contact MTRAACA members Glenn Edwards at (615) 444-7315 or Read Majors at (615) 483-2661.