Classic cars on display during the 2022 car show at Blue Ridge Community College.

Blue Ridge to Host 18th Annual Benefit Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

Featured Photo: Classic cars are displayed during the 2022 car show at Blue Ridge Community College. 

Marketing & Communications Dept.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Start your engines! Fans of classic cars and unique vehicles will hit the road on June 3 to gather at Blue Ridge Community College for the 18th annual Benefit Car and Truck Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to the viewing public, all proceeds from vehicle entry fees will support students enrolled in Blue Ridge’s Automotive Technology Program as they compete in upcoming SkillsUSA automotive competitions.

More than 30 ‘Best of Show’ category awards will be given for car, truck, race car, motorcycle and tractor categories, in addition to ‘Women Driving America’ and ‘Driving Young America’ awards. The event is hosted by the Great Smoky Mountains Region and Little Detroit Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. 

“Every spring, our community and automotive students count down the days to the Benefit Car and Truck Show,” said Benjamin Rickert, Blue Ridge Community College’s director of marketing and communications. “In addition to showcasing unique historical vehicles from across the region, the event creates learning opportunities for the next generation of transportation professionals thanks to the generosity of our local automobile club.”

During the event, Blue Ridge’s expansive Patton Building parking lot on the Henderson County Campus will feature row after row of antique vehicles for spectators to view. Food and drinks including BBQ and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

Among the impressive exhibits, the show will feature a rare 1912 Packard 30 Model UE with a 40 horsepower 432 C.I. T-Head 4-cylinder engine. Also at the event will be a 1926 Ford Indy race car featuring a Rajo overhead engine that was driven by famed Indy driver Leon Duray and bodied by Don Houseman.

To feature their vehicles, owners may register before the event for $15, and vehicles registered at the gate will require a $20 fee. For vehicle registration and further information about the event, contact Adam Riddle at 828-694-1775 or Kim LaRowe at 828-779-2378. For information about the Great Smoky Mountains Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, contact Hulon McCraw at