Lebanon will be the epicenter for antique automobiles June 13-14 as the Mid-Tenn Region Automobile Club of Lebanon will hold the Grand National and National Shows at Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Ag Center.
This will be the second Grand National Show to be held in Tennessee with more than 500 antique cars already pre-registered. The Grand National Show will be June 13 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. with more than 125 competition classes. The National Show will be June 14 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. with more than 125 different competition classes.
Lebanon and the Mid-Tenn Region Club was chosen to host the event that will draw cars from across the U.S., as well as other countries. There are people coming from Alaska, Quebec, Canada and Puerto Rico with more than 300 judges already registered to judge the two shows. Local hotels are almost full, and hotels are currently booked in Mt. Juliet. There is no admission charge to the event.
Fiddlers Grove will operate both days with craftsmen operating, as well as the train museum. There will also be a special viewing of automobiles at Jammin’ with the General on June 12 on the Lebanon Square.
The Mid-Tenn Region is known for conducting car show each year locally, with Granville Heritage Day on May 24, Wilson County Motors in Lebanon on June 21, Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro on July 13, the Wilson County Fair on Aug. 17, Red Boiling Springs on Sept. 6, Gladefest in Gladeville on Sept. 20 and Wilson Bank & Trust’s Oktoberfest on Oct. 19. The Mid-Tenn Region Club has conducted the Red Boiling Springs Antique Car Show for the past 57 years and is known for its long history of conducting car shows.
Marc Humes, the meet’s chairman, said it is a great honor for the club to hold the event for antique car lovers from across the U.S.
“We have hosted a National Show before so we are familiar with the operation of a event of this nature,” Humes said. “We extend a special invitation to people from all over Middle Tennessee to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”
Registration closed May 13 for members of the Antique Automobile Club of American to enter the show.
For more information, call 615-308-0586.