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Annual Antique Car Show at the Thomas House Hotel this Saturday!

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altThe 59th 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 12, 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, this antique car show is Tennessee ’s oldest show and one of the largest in the state. 

 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.’ 

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.

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 11, and Saturday, September 12, full of collectibles, auto-related items, vintage items and must-have treasures. 

After shopping and viewing hundreds of antique vehicles, guests are guaranteed to work up an appetite and an all-you-can-eat buffet will be offered from 11 a.m. until 3 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 over 50 years. 

 For more information on the 58th Annual Antique Car Show contact Mid-TN AACA members Glenn Edwards at (615) 444-7315 or Marc Humes at (615) 449-4901.