25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Arts & Entertainment Weather cooperates for first Annual Cruisin’ In The Mountains car show

Beautiful weather and 106 cars, trucks and bikes helped to make the first Annual Cruisin’ In The Mountains car, truck and bike show a huge event. Southwestern Community College’s Automotive Department, along with the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, sponsored this event in Franklin at the SCC Driver Training Course on Industrial Park Road. Vendors, sponsors and car owners enjoyed the sunshine, beautiful mountain views and a wide variety of antique, classic and late model cars, trucks and bikes.

With entry into the show, folks were asked to vote for their favorite vehicle.

John and Terry Moore won the First Place People’s Choice Award while Darrin Holland was awarded second place. The People’s Choice Awards were sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts. Children attending the event were also given a voice by voting for the Kid’s Choice Award. That award was given to Chad Pilkerton and was sponsored by Catamount Pump & Go.

A Cornhole Tournament was held during the show. Mike Kimbrough and Chris Saunders were crowned champions. Organizers offered a big thank you to sponsors, vendors, car owners and spectators who attended.

The following awards were presented:

Best Chevrolet - Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Chevrolet
Holmer Holbrooks

Best Ford – Sponsored by Jackie Jones Ford
Chris King

Best MOPAR – Sponsored by Jim Brown Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Jeff Southard

Best Antique – Sponsored by Macon Bank
1st Place Holmer Holbrooks
2nd Place James Lequire
3rd Place David Wilson

Best Classic – Sponsored by Smoky Mountain News
1st Place Ken Bieganowski
2nd Place Mike Dorman
3rd Place Chris King

Best Late Model – Sponsored by Andy Shaw Ford
1st Place Art Goddu
2nd Place Dave London
3rd Place Bob Parker

Best Truck – Sponsored by Mountain Auto
1st Place Roger Hendren
2nd Place Wayne English
3rd Place Carnell Moore

Holmer Holbrooks ’55 Chevrolet won in the Best Muscle Car, Best Chevrolet and Best Antique categories. Photos providedBest Import – Sponsored by Crisp Funeral Home
1st Place Alex Crisp
2nd Place Steve Althoff
3rd Place Billy Blackwell

Best Bike – Sponsored by WNCC 96.7 Radio
1st Place Nick Paganello
2nd Place David Cochran
3rd Place Bill Norwood

Best Muscle Car – Sponsored by Parts City
Holmer Holbrooks

Best Paint – Sponsored by Jeff Jordon & Nathan’s Body Shop
Mike Dorman

Best Sound – Sponsored by Curtis TV/Radio Shack
Billy Blackwell

Best Rat Rod – Sponsored by Rat Rod Club
Mike Dale 





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