It’s once again time see yesteryear come alive in the Covington Rotary Club’s 23rd edition of the Cars of the Past car show on the Covington Square Sunday, Oct. 4.
A representation of a simpler time can be seen as classic cars line the streets in front of the Newton County Historic Courthouse, built in 1865, in movies such “Remember the Titans,” “Selman,” “Cannonball Run,” and the upcoming “Coat of Many Colors”, but Sunday the past jumps off the screen and comes to life.
The show, benefiting the club’s Empty Stocking Fund, begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. on the Covington Square. More than 170 cars, trucks, motorcycles and golf carts were on display for last year’s show, and more are expected this year.
“This is one of the largest, if not the largest, car shows in Covington and draws classic cars from as far away as Michigan,” said Covington Rotary Club President Tommy Davis. “This car show is special to the community for many reason one of course is its affiliation with the Rotary Club of Covington and our Empty Stocking Fund.”
Registration for vehicles begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 1 p.m. with a cost of $25 on the day of the show and $20 for pre-registration at rotarycovington.org. Admission for spectators is free. There will also be food vendors and booths set up around the Square.
Funds raised from the show goes to the Covington Rotary Club’s signature project, Empty Stocking. Empty Stocking delivers Christmas presents to Newton County residents in need. The Empty Stocking Fund is in its 68th year, and every year Rotary Club members have hand delivered Christmas presents to thousands of local children.
“This is a community-orientated program and one that every Rotarian takes great pride in being involved with,” Davis said. “It’s not just the Rotary members that take pride in Empty Stocking, it’s also the families of the our members and countless volunteers that continue to return year after year to take part in our efforts to bring joy to families at such a special time of year.”
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