Cars and trucks of all makes and models were on display at the 8th annual Mountain Classic Car Show Saturday, October 21st, from 10 am to 2 pm. The show is held annually at the Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ), 1329 Tunnel Road in East Asheville. Along with the VRQ, the event supports Steadfast House, ABCCM’s shelter for women and children. It will also help ABCCM’s Crisis and Medical ministries.
“We had quality cars and everybody had a great time,” smiled Ed Gore, ABCCM Classic Car Show Chairman. “The highlight for me was the awards ceremony. We had custom laser cut trophies that everyone loved and it was very special recognizing and honoring 140 veterans, standing shoulder to shoulder, from all branches of the armed forces.”
“Ed Gore has volunteered for eight years to organize the Mountain Classic Car Show in support of our veterans restoration programs,” says Brad Owen, ABCCM Events Director. “He’s an amazing guy with a big heart.”
Ed laughs when he remembers that the first show had 20 entries. This year over 120 cars filled the parking lot around the VRQ.
The event was open to the public. Spectators and participants enjoyed lunch from Smokey and the Pig BBQ and the fantastic music of Dashboard Blue. Miles RV Center and Blossman Gas were the lead sponsors for the car show this year. The silent auction included a painting donated by one of the VRQ resident veterans.
“I come every year,” said Earl Bradshaw. “These are good people and a good cause.”
“The Mountain Classic Car Show is just an example of how volunteers have fun and leave a lasting impact on our community,” says Brad Owen. “We have lots more opportunities for folks to get involved.” For information about these volunteer opportunities contact Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-259-5300.