Club elects new officers
Jacky White of Science Hill, Ky. poses with the Best of Show trophy he took home from the Fourth of July Show.
These are some of the cars that attended cruises in 2017. See more photos here.
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Monthly cruises in Campbellsville, Ky. begin Saturday, April 7.
Please note that the location has changed slightly.
Vehicles will no longer gather on Main Street -- they will gather on First Street between Columbia Avenue and Court Street.
The cruise is next to the old courthouse and has easy access via a short alleyway to Main Street and Brothers Restaurant. Just across Columbia Avenue is the only remaining Druther's Restaurant in the country.
The cruises are from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
April 7 is Kick-off Night followed by American Graffiti Night on May 5 and Gospel Music Night on June 2.
There will be no cruise in July due to the annual Independence Day car show on July 4. Back to the '50s Night in August 4. First Responders Night is September 8. There will be no cruise in October due to the Homecoming Car Cruise at Campbellsville University on Oct. 6.
Charles Baker wins $200 during Homecoming
At its meeting in November, the Tr-County Car Club elected officers for 2018. They are:
President, Don Green
Vice President, Jimmie Cable
Secretary and cruise chair, Bob Cutler
Treasurer and web master, Stan McKinney
Member at large, Larry Kearney
Apply now for $500 scholarship
Believe it or not, but there have been Fourth of July car shows without rain. 2017 was not one of them.
The annual show was at Campbellsville University but just down the street from where cars have gathered for the last several years. A major camp was using the area where cars have normally parked.
The move may have worked out for the best since all of the parking was on asphalt and rain was not an issue. Not an issue as far as parking. There were sporadic showers throughout the day and a few probably stayed home because of the rain.
There were just more than 50 cars at this year's show.
For photos, click here.
Joe Craig Riggs, right, receives a check for $500 from Al Hardin who was president of the club last year. A $500 scholarship will be awarded by the club again in May. Ideally the recipient should be someone pursuing a career in an auto-related industry. Those interested in the scholarship should send a transcript, a statement of need and a short explanation of the type of career sought to Stan McKinney, 1007 Deer Park, Campbellsville, Ky. 42718 before April 15.
Charles Baker was in the annual Homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 28 and drove away with $200. As a participant in the Parade of Centuries honoring Campbellsville's Bicentennial he was eligible for the drawing that won him the $200 cash prize from the Bicentennial Committee. In the photo above, Baker receives the money from Susie Skaggs, chair of the committee.
Baker and his 1964 Chevrolet pickup also entered the annual Homecoming Cruise at Campbellsville University.
It was the 25th anniversary of the cruise. The parade and cruise were almost cancelled because of rainy and stormy weather. But the weather cleared a bit and 59 people entered the cruise.
See photos here.
There's some change in the works
as monthly cruise moves to First Street
Jacky White takes home first place on July 4
with his red 1932 Chevy five-window coupe
ABOUT THE CLUB
The Tri-County Car Club was formed on June 8, 1986 to encourage the preservation, collection and exhibition of classic and custom cars and trucks.
The club originally consisted of members from Taylor, Marion and Adair counties in Kentucky. It now has members from many counties.
Members meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Bible Baptist Tabernacle, 105 50 Bambi Drive in Campbellsville.
Each year the club sponsors a monthly cruise during the summer and a car show on the
Fourth of July.
It also assists Campbellsville University with a
Homecoming Car Cruise.
Look for details about all of those on this website.
A book about the history of the Tri-County Car Club is available at http://www.blurb.com/b/5174116-tri-county-car-club-a-pictorial-history.