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Blue Ridge hosts 16th Annual Car and Trade Show

Start your engines because the 16th Annual Benefit Car and Trade Show is taking place on Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Henderson County Campus of Blue Ridge Community College.

Hosted by the Great Smoky Mountains Region of Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), the event is always a strong draw for regional car enthusiasts, but also draws a significant amount of families interested in seeing the unique cars featured.

The car show is sponsored by AACA, SkillsUSA and Blue Ridge Community College. It is open to all makes and models of vehicles, including 2-, 3-, 4-, or 18-wheelers with door prizes. Vendors and dealers should call to reserve their car’s spot in advance.

Early car registration costs $12, while registering at the gate costs $15. The event is free to the viewing public, but concessions like BBQ, hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Blue Ridge Automotive students in their SkillsUSA competitions, which support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.

Blue Ridge Automotive Systems Technology instructor Brian Johnson explained the importance of the car show to students as well as residents.

“This show is such a fun time for our community. People come from all over to see this massive lineup of unique and beautiful cars,” Johnson said. “So this not only gives people the opportunity to show off their cars, but it also raises much-needed funding for our students to attend SkillsUSA competitions.”

The show’s location is at the intersection of College Drive and South Allen Road in Hendersonville. The College’s address is 180 W Campus Dr. Flat Rock, NC 28731.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Johnson at (828) 694-1835 or Kim LaRowe at (828) 779-2378.