Motorheads and food lovers got their fill last Saturday at Southwestern Community College’s annual Car and Bike Show, held at its Jackson County campus.
Between the Indian fry bread, hotdogs and chili on sale by SCC culinary students, or the sixty classic cars, trucks or motorcycles on display, visitors of the event got their fill at the Oct. 15 car and bike show.
All in all, there were 5 motorcycles and 55 cars or trucks on display at the event. The vehicles were judged by peers, and not by scoring entity.
“We had a really good turnout,” said SCC Public Information Officer Rose Garrett, explaining that between the entrant fees and food concessions, the funds raised at the event would pay for educational trips of the two departments. “There were some beautiful cars and trucks and the culinary arts department sold a lot of fry bread,” she laughed.
However, totals from the fundraiser were not final as of press time.
The winner of the SCC Car and Bike Show was none other than Franklin resident Terry Moore, of Smoky Mountain Chevrolet, who won both the people’s and kid’s choice awards with his 1987 Chevy Silverado in honor of his 24-year-old son Josh, who passed away in 2007. The truck belonged to Josh, an SCC automotive student.
“It brought back a lot of emotions,” said Moore on Tuesday. “When they voted for his truck, they voted for my son. I am very grateful... I wish he could have been there to experience it with me,” he said, adding that the competition was stiff.
In recent years, Moore began restoring the Silverado after his son had passed, and with the encouragement of Josh’s friends, Moore entered the truck into the competition.
“Special thanks to all of Josh’s friends for their support and encouragement,” Moore concluded.