Macon County Chronicle

56th Annual Antique Car Show in RBS, Sept. 8


The 56th Annual Middle Tennessee Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (Mid-TN AACA) Fall Meet Antique Car Show will be held this Saturday, September 8, at the historic Thomas House Hotel in Red Boiling Springs - the perfect setting for a trip down memory lane with its antique treasures, timeless character and community history. 

 With over 400 cars and 100 vendors participating in years passed, Mid-TN AACA Board member and head judge, Read Majors, is hoping this year’s event will receive a large crowd of both participants and visitors. 

“Each year we look forward to our car show in Red Boiling Springs because of the beautiful scenery, great people and extraordinary collection of cars,” Majors remarked. “We invite everyone to come out and be a part of it.”

The show offers 48 classes for entry, with the top three in each class awarded trophies. Special awards will also be given out for ‘Best Original,’ ‘Best Modified,’ ‘Mayor’s Choice,’ ‘Mrs. Cole’s Choice,’ ‘Longest Distance,’ and ‘Hard Luck Award.’ The first 400 cars entered will also receive a t-shirt and dash plaque. All pre-war vehicles will also receive a special gift.

Registration will take place on Friday between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday. The cost to register a vehicle is $15 for the first class entry and $10 for each additional entry. Cars for sale and display can register for $15.

This year, judging will take place as each car arrives and an awards presentation will be held at 3 p.m.

Aside from the rows and rows of antique cars, guests will also be treated to a large on-site flea market Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8, full of collectibles, vintage items and must-have treasures. Vendors can register for a 15x15 space for $15 for one day or $25 for both days.

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. on Saturday inside the Thomas House Hotel along with the convenience of hotdogs, hamburgers chips and drinks outside from 9 a.m. until 4 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 antique cars and familiar faces, but we really enjoy seeing everyone having a great time sharing their memories. This event really brings everyone in the community together and for a couple of days, we all get to relive the good ole’ days.”

Red Boiling Springs has been the home of the Mid-TN Region AACA Fall Meet for the past 48 years.

Nestle Waters is the official sponsor of the 56th Annual Antique Car Show. Corporate sponsors include O’Reilly Auto Parts and University Medical Center in Lebanon, TN. Other business sponsors are Citizens Bank, Macon Bank & Trust, Tri-County Electric, North Central Telephone, Lafayette Broadcasting, Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Paint in Murfreesboro, TN and Wilson Bank & Trust Community Financial Centers.

For more information on the 56th Annual Antique Car Show contact Mid-TN AACA members Glenn Edwards at (615) 444-7315, Marc Humes at (615) 449-4901 or Read Majors at (615) 483-2661.