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Posted: September 30, 2009 12:01 a.m.

Cars of the Past to help Miracle League’s future

By Gabriel Khouli/

Antique car enthusiasts should rev up their engines and head to the Covington square Sunday for the 17th annual Cars of the Past Car Show — especially since the show is for a good cause.

Covington Rotarian Lanier Sims said he expects about 300 cars to enter this Sunday’s show with car owners coming from as far away as Macon and South Carolina.

"With 300 cars in the show, you expect about 10 people a car, so we’ll probably have about 3,000 visitors throughout the whole day," said Rotarian and project chair Lanier Sims.

Sims said the only rule for the car show is entering vehicles must be at least 25 years old. Entrance fees are $25 per car but admission for visitors is free.

The Varsity will be selling their famous cuisine from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday with Tommy Landrum, who has been the D.J. for all 17 years of the event, playing tunes for the crowd to enjoy. Restaurants on the square that are typically not open on Sundays will be open for the event also.

Awards will be given for best Ford, best Chevy, best Mopar, best truck, best original, best antique, best muscle car, Rotary pick of the show, kids’ choice and best in show. The prize for best in show is a large crystal trophy.

"Prizes range from Atlanta Thrashers tickets to gift certificates to local restaurants to a local dentist donating $500 worth of teeth whitening," Sims said of the variety of prizes totaling approximately $2,000.

Rotarians also will hold a 50/50 raffle with the winner of the raffle receiving half of the money collected in the raffle and half going to the Miracle Field.

For more information or to register, call Sims at (404) 787-2852.

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