Article and photos by Larry Crain
It should not be surprising what can come about when a group of hot rodders decide to get together and do something for a good cause. That is exactly what happened in May of 2016 when a group of guys decided to put together a car show to benefit Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville, Tennessee. The first show was a success so far as money raised for the benefit, but rainy weather kept participation numbers down. This did not deter the group from having the show again, and having the show held in conjunction with the Annual Iris Festival, was a guarantee of having spectators. This time around the sun was shining and the auto enthusiasts came out strong in support of this great cause.
The 2nd Annual Sundown on Depot, held in May of 2017 in historic downtown Greeneville, was treated to perfect car show weather. Over 140 hot rods, customs, classics and motorcycles were registered during the event with all of the entry money going to Holston Home.
If any place was made for a car show Depot Street would have to be it. The city gave the car show a long stretch of Depot plus one cross street to use as needed. This was ample room for parking plus room to grow into for future shows.
Music filled the air from the sound system and some really great door prizes were given out that included gift cards from O’Reilly Auto Parts. With lots of vehicles to look at, and the Iris Festival going only a couple of blocks away, there was plenty for participants and spectators to look at during the day.
The show was a great success and plans are already being made for a 2018 show. For more information on this event please call Bill Collins @ 423-552-8376.