Annual car show draws auto enthusiasts

Published 1:40 pm Wednesday, September 27, 2006

By By Kerry Whipple Bean

Some were in the market - and some just came for the memories.
The second annual Lions Club Car Show in Brewton drew spectators interested in nearly every shiny detail of more than 60 vehicles parked behind BankTrust downtown.
He and son Scott attend &#8220every (car show) we can catch,” Thomas said.
Joe and Noreen Breyer of Brewton weren't interested in buying - but they do enjoy reliving their dating days, when Noreen owned a blue 1967 Camero.
Organizer Glenn Simmons was pleased that spectators and participants alike enjoyed the show, which raised money for the Lions Club and the charities it supports. Lions Club members sold refreshments during the event.
Simmons thanked the sponsors, participants and judges for making the show a success.
The Brewton show grew from about 45 cars last year to more than 60 this year - a variety of makes, models and ages. Judges picked the best vehicles regardless of class, as muscle cars sat parked next to Model Ts.
For car owners, the shows are a chance to show off their hard work in restoring and maintaining their cars - and an opportunity to catch up with longtime friends.
Gerald and Mercedes Nicklien of Pensacola, Fla., sat Saturday with James Paul of Cantonment, Fla., Bill Bass of Milton, Fla., and Beth Jehle of Montgomery. Each had a different story to tell about how they got involved in the hobby.
Bass fell in love with the 1964 Thunderbird when a friend asked him to help drive it during a move.

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