By: Jessie Williams
The 61st 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 9, 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 52 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 300 cars entered will also receive a t-shirt and dash plaque.
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 8, and Saturday, September 9, 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 are thrilled to be hosting the 61st Anniversary of the Fall Meet Car Show this Saturday,” said Thomas House owner Cherry Cole. “We really enjoy seeing all of the antique cars and the familiar faces, and hearing everyone share their stories. This event really brings everyone in the community together, and we feel very lucky to be a part of it for the last 24 years.”
Red Boiling Springs has been the home of the Mid-TN Region AACA Fall Meet for over 50 years.
For more information on the 60th Annual Antique Car Show contact Mid-TN AACA member Glenn Edwards at (615) 444-7315.