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Great Bodies Car Show set for Aug. 13
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The next Great Bodies Car Show and Swap Meet fundraiser will be held this Saturday.

Prepare to show off your great body for a good cause at the 11th annual Great Bodies Car Show and Swap meet on Saturday, Aug. 13.

The annual car show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Champion Chevrolet, 1600 Sparta Street. All proceeds from the event will benefit Families in Crisis. Families in Crisis offers emergency shelter, legal advocacy, transportation, food, clothing, therapy, and multiple other services structured around the needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors.

Event organizer Blaine Wilcher says there will be something for everyone at this event. 

“I look forward to working with the great folks at Families in Crisis, Champion Chevrolet, Dr Pepper, and our over 27 sponsors each year to put this event on. It’s a great cause and a good time,” said Wilcher. 

There will be dash plaques given to the first 100 entries along with a “swag bag” with a retro style Koozie with the Great Bodies logo on it. There will be a people’s choice award, kid’s choice award, fic choice award, and more. It is $25 for one entry, $40 for two entries, and $50 for three entries. A silent auction will be going on and there will be door prizes, food, and music. 

“We always have some unique entries, like monster trucks, race cars, and more. This year we are bringing back a fan favorite Darrell Waltrip tribute car and hope to have a jet-powered go-cart exhibition. Our ’80s music and great food will set the mood for an awesome time,” said Wilcher. 

This year they are incorporating a radio transponder that will let people to tune their radios and listen to the music and hear the announcements that way.

“Another new feature this year is our new radio transponder that will allow everyone to tune their radios to our Great Bodies station and listen to the great music being played with announcements,” said Wilcher.

Wilcher encourages everyone to bring their own chairs, canopies, and sunscreen because it will be hot. In case there is bad weather, a rain out date is scheduled for Aug. 20, but call 931-743-2461 to confirm. 

“For me, being a Mechanic’s son, it’s the best of both worlds. I get to be a part of an event that has over 100 plus entries of all kinds while raising money for a worthy cause,” said Wilcher. “Join me for a great time for a great cause.