Nauvoo Car Show set for Saturday
by James Phillips
Jun 14, 2012 | 2087 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Nauvoo Car Show, now in its 18th year, draws hundreds of people each year to the small northwest Walker County town. DME - file photo
The Nauvoo Car Show, now in its 18th year, draws hundreds of people each year to the small northwest Walker County town. DME - file photo
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The Nauvoo Car Show has been an annual event for the past 17 years, and organizer Gene McDaniel is hoping for a large crowd Saturday for this year’s car show.

“This is a day that we look forward to every year," McDaniel said. “We’ve always had a lot of entrants, and we can't wait to see how many come out this year.”

The car show, which is sponsored by the Nauvoo Historical Society, will be one of the first guest appearances for the newly crowned Miss Alabama, Anna Laura Bryan of Decatur. Bryan was crowed Saturday at Samford University’s Wright Center. Miss Walker County 2012 Emily Winkler will also make an appearance at the car show.

“We have a long history with Miss Alabama and Miss Walker County,” McDaniel said. “They always come to the car show.”

Registration for the car show is set for between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday. Participants may also pre-register by sending a $20 check or money order to the Nauvoo Historical Society, P.O. Box 157, Nauvoo, AL 35578. Participants should also include their name, address (city and zip) and vehicle information.

The car show is open to cars, trucks and tractors. A shirt and dash plaque will be given to the first 150 registrants. Participants will also be entered into drawings for door prizes and cash giveaways. Chances on a 50/50 pot will also be sold.

McDaniel said food, drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase at the event. He said vendors are also welcome and should contact Nauvoo Town Hall at 205-697-5890 for more information.

For more information on the 17th annual Nauvoo Car Show, contact McDaniel at (205) 697-5652, Mary Carey at (205) 697-5460 or Clowers Brothers at 205-924-9929.