Calera Elks host ninth annual car and truck show

Howard Stamps poses for a picture with his two prize winning cars. A 1969 Chevelle and a 280 ZX Datsun. CONTRIBUTED

Howard Stamps poses for a picture with his two prize winning cars. A 1969 Chevelle and a 280 ZX Datsun. CONTRIBUTED

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

CALERA – Calera Elks hosted their ninth annual Car and Truck show Saturday, Sept. 27 on a day that was filled with custom cars, a woodcarving artist and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Along with the showing of the classic and late model cars and trucks, there was oldies music, food, vendors, door prizes and much more at the event held on Pilgreen Drive.

There were three different categories you could enter to show off your car or truck. The first was the classic category, which included cars or trucks up to the year of 1979, next was the open category that included cars or trucks from the years 1980-1990 and lastly the late model category that included cars or trucks from the years 1990-2013.

Trophies were awarded to the first place winner and best of show vehicles.

A charity ride was also organized to raise funds for medical expenses for Ryan Scott who was diagnosed with Post Transplant Lymphoprol Disease.

Howard Stamps received trophies for his 1969 Chevelle and 280 ZX Datsun. The Chevelle received the people’s choice award and the Datsun received a first place trophy for the open category.

Jimmy Reynolds also received first and second place awards for his late model 2010 SS Camaro.

Calera Elks would like to thank the following sponsors: G & R Mineral Services, Inc, Advance Auto, Calera Elks, Motor Works, Calera Sav-Mor, Stars and Stripes, Applebees, Ray and Company Plumbing, Ronnie Ellison Auto Sales, Golden Flake, Jacks and Hardees.