Lexington auto show draws 28 vehicles

Browsers on Lexington City Square enjoy auto show that drew vehicles from eight decades. Browsers on Lexington City Square enjoy auto show that drew vehicles from eight decades. LEXINGTON—The Rockdale Fair wasn't the only place in the area to see an auto show two weekends ago.

The Lexington City Square was the site of the he 4th Annual Sweet Autumn Kiss Classic & Rare Car Show which drew 28 vehicles Oct. 17.

Sweetwater had been the site of the first three festivals. Dream Cars, owned by Mary Atkins and Sam Scoggins of Tanglewood, hosted the show.

Show classes ranged from pre 1930's to present 2010 cars. First, second and third-place trophies were awarded in each class.

A 1967 Volk swagen Beetle owned by Tana Renfroe took second place in its class along with a speciality trophy for closest distance.

Closest distance was a toss up between Renfro and her father, Louis Knipstein former Lexington Mayor Louis Knipsten who showed his just-completed 1965 Beetle Bug. Knipstein currently owns three VW Beetles and two Mustangs, all of 1960's vintage.

Scoggins said cars from eight decades were on display, beginning with a 1934 Chrysler owned by Harold & Charlotte Jackson of Belton and ending with a 2005 modified Chevy Silverado owned by Billy Shelton of San Antonio and formerly of Lexington.

"Special guest at the show was a 1979 black and gold Pontiac Trans Am known as "Bandit" from the Smokey & the Bandit movie series," Scoggins said. "

This car was just recently purchased by Carla and Charlie Bates of Lyons and brought here from California," he said.

Dream Cars brought several vehicles including a 1977 MGB roadster, a 1980 Avanti II, a 1964 Ford F100 half-ton pickup and a 1973 split-bumper Camaro known as "Transformer," a 1972 Gran Torino and a 1988 Cadillac Allante.

Associate show producer was McHenry Custom Auto Body of Blue. Stuart and Shane McHenry and their father Johnny showed pickups from 1955 and 1970.

Allen Hejl of Thorndale showed a 1968 Mustang and a 1967 Pontiac Firebird.

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