CARS take over downtown Jasper
by RACHEL DAVIS
Oct 16, 2012 | 2053 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Car enthusiasts from Central Alabama Rodders Society (C.A.R.S.) host a monthly cruise in at the Jasper Mall. - Photo by: Rachel Davis.
Car enthusiasts from Central Alabama Rodders Society (C.A.R.S.) host a monthly cruise in at the Jasper Mall. - Photo by: Rachel Davis.
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The Central Alabama Rodders Society will hold its fifth annual car show this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Jasper. The car show is free to the public and to anyone who wants to exhibit their car.

There were 385 cars at last year’s event and this year the organizers are expecting more than 500.

“We’ll have something there for everybody to see,” Jimmy Robinson, a member of CARS, said. “There are people and cars coming from all over Alabama and from neighboring states.”

The club, started five years ago, consists of 30 car-enthusiasts who wanted a way to share their love of cars with other people in the area.

The car show will cover downtown Jasper from the old Downtown Foods building to Fifth Avenue and the adjacent streets. There will be vendors selling food and other items and entertainment in the area, but the cars will take center stage.

The cars vary from restored classics to muscle cars and even modern cars that have been modified.

“We want anybody who is proud of their car,” Robinson said.

Car owners can begin registering their vehicles on site at 9 a.m. There will be no preregistration.

There will be a variety of prizes given away throughout the day and a cash drawing every 15 minutes.

“We will be giving away more than $4,000 this year,” Robinson said.

The event is presented by the CARS Club and Manchester Auto Parts. It is also sponsored by Carl Cannon, Henslee Auto Body, Barry’s Furniture, Maloy Ford Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Jasper Diner, J&B Recycling. Miller Roofing, Lightweight Tire and Automotive, Collins-Burke Funeral Home and Southside Excavating.

For more information on the CARS group or the event visit www.centralalabamarodderssociety.com or call Johnny Shumate at 275-5257, Glenn Ferguson at 544-0844 or Bob Jent at 275-7881. Vendors interested in exhibiting should call Gerald Buzbee at 300-3731.