High Country Classics Car Club to roll out annual show Saturday
by Sherrie Norris
More than 100 vintage vehicles are expected to roll into town later this week for the club's ninth annual car show, an event that will honor the memory of the late Dan Klink, a former club member who was instrumental in founding the club many years ago.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the Watauga County Human Services Center at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center, located at the corner of West King Street and Poplar Grove Road Connector in Boone.
Held for many years in the parking lot of Watauga County High School, the show was moved to its new location due to an increased cost for the use of the school property, a club spokesperson said.
Club President Roger Dalton indicated that the increase would diminish the amount of proceeds the club would have available to help fund local charities and community needs that it supports throughout the year.
According to Sam Puett, chairman of the club's car show committee, show registration will continue until noon on Saturday, with judging completed and awards distributed by 3 p.m.
Plaques will be awarded to the Top 50 cars, Best Chevrolet, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best GM (excludes Chevrolet) and club participation.
Concessions -- hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings -- will be available for lunch. A 50/50 drawing will be held in addition to door prizes, cake walks and live entertainment.
Registration is $20 per vehicle. Admission is $3 for spectators 12 and older.
No pets or alcohol are permitted.
High Country Classics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection, restoration, preservation and promotion of classic cars and trucks.
Membership is open to owners of classic cars and trucks and to persons interested in such vehicles.Club dues are $25 per year and cover members of the immediate family (husband and wife and children younger than 16 years of age).
Potential club members are invited to attend regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Poplar Grove Baptist Church.
The club also hosts Friday Night Cruise-ins at the Kmart parking lot in Boone and travels each year, weather permitting, to numerous out-of-town classic car events hosted by other clubs.
For more information, call Dalton at (828) 265-2794 or see him, or any club member, at Saturday's show or at an upcoming cruise-in.