OMSP playing host to vintage car show
Published 3:32 pm Friday, March 25, 2016
By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer
PELHAM— If you are a fan of vintage and antique cars, Travelers Aid of Greater Birmingham is bringing more than 150 models to Oak Mountain State Park April 23 for the fifth annual Dixie Vintage Car Show.
“It’s a really fun show. We are going to have a lot of sponsors and a lot of vendors there,” said Peggy Cox with Travelers Aid. “We are going to have more than 150, closer to 200, vintage cars out there.”
Cox started the car show five years ago after her husband, Jim, passed away. She was left with several vintage cars and wanted a way to remember her husband.
At the same time, Travelers Aid of Birmingham wanted to create a signature event to benefit its Senior Ride program, which provides free medical transportation to low income, elderly and disabled adults.
Five years later and the program has grown from providing 250 trips a month to 1,000 trips per month, Cox said.
“We have really benefited from the car show,” Cox said. “Every dollar we raise from the show goes straight to the medical transportation fund.”
The fifth annual Dixie Vintage Car Show will be Saturday, April 23 at 8 a.m. at Oak Mountain State Park. The event is free, but donations are accepted.
Cox said they usually have about 100 cars that are present for all the car shows, and they’ve also partnered with Dixie Vintage Cars for this show. She plans on having a wide variety of cars with models from the 1920s to 2006.
“It’s a very unique show, and it’s the first big show of the year,” Cox said. “We have some of the most beautiful cars.”
The event will also feature an auction table, cash prizes, music by DJ Larry and vendors, Cox said. There will also be several food options, such as snow cones, ice cream, barbecue, hamburgers, funnel cakes and more.
This is the first year the event will be held at Oak Mountain State Park, Cox said, and she believes this will be the biggest year for the car show. She said it’s a great event for the whole family.
“People that came to the first one are still coming to the fifth one,” Cox said. “It’s an adventure to see what people have restored and what they’ve done.”
For more information, contact Gary Adams at Gadams@bellsouth.net or Peggy Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.