Shelby Show and Go car show is May 30-31

Shelby Show and Go car show benefits SafeHouse. (Contributed)

Shelby Show and Go car show benefits SafeHouse. (Contributed)

By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Community Columnist

The Shelby Show and Go antique, classic and custom car show comes to Columbiana Friday, May 30, and travels to Alabaster and Hoover on Saturday May 31. The new two-day car show festival is the only event of its kind in Shelby County and will benefit Safe House, the event’s sponsor.

“Established in 1989, SafeHouse of Shelby County offers critical domestic and sexual violence response and prevention programs for the communities of Shelby, Coosa and Clay counties in Central Alabama,” said SafeHouse Executive Director Erin Melaney Bodden. “In addition to a 54-bed shelter, SafeHouse offers counseling and case management services in the community, legal advocacy for victims and violence prevention education programs for youth.”

Antique, classic and custom cars will begin to line up and down North and South Main Street in Columbiana at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

The Shelby Show and Go will present a sock hop playing to the music of the Thomas Henry Band from 5-9 p.m. for Music on Main. Line dancers will perform and the public is invited to learn the dances. Food will be available at Davis Drug, Johnny Ray’s BBQ, and Bernie’s on Main, donuts at Donut Chef, desserts by Wooden Spoon, popcorn by Shelby County Band Boosters, drinks by Safehouse and more.

On Saturday, the cars will move to the Alabaster Promenade to be judged. Shine and Shop will be from 9 a.m. to noon. That afternoon, the cars will move once again to the Hoover Met for a Swap Meet and Food Truck Rally from 1-6 p.m. The event is free to spectators and registration fee for participating vehicles. Winners will be announced at the swap and meet.

“We’re looking forward to a family friendly event that will not only serve as a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for SafeHouse, but it will also help promote the Shelby County area,” said Bidden. “We’re excited to partner with various municipalities within our service area to host what we hope will draw regional classic car owners to the area.”

Registration fees benefits SafeHouse. To register cars, call 378-2922 and Safehouse.org.