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Classic cars cruise into Highland Park

By Staff
CLASSIC ENGINES Raymond Massey, left, looks under the hood of his 1929 Ford Coupe Model A as Stanley Frazier points to a possible water leak. Massey's Coupe will be one of the cars entered in the Rock 'n' Roll Revival car show Saturday at Highland Park. Photo by Kyle Carter/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
Sept. 26, 2003
Two of Meridian's car clubs are joining forces on Saturday for a Rock 'n' Roll Revival in Highland Park.
The event, which is free to the public, is being sponsored by the Queen City Rods &Classics Car Club and the Vintage Wheels Car Club.
More than 150 classic cars and trucks will be on display from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at the annual event.
Sign-in for the show begins at 7 a.m. for interested car owners, judging begins at noon. The entry fee is $20 per vehicle.
Several awards will be presented including Top 10, Best of Show for cars 1942 and older, Best of Show for cars 1943-1978, Ladies Choice Award and Sponsor Plaques.
The Kyle Beeman Award, named in honor of Beeman, who was killed in a car wreck, will be given out by his parents who are members of the car club.
Cars won't be the only vehicles on display. Tractors, motorcycles, motorbikes and scooters will also be available for viewing.
Other classic cars on display will include a 1929 Ford Coupe Model A, a 1951 Mercury, a 1939 Mercury convertible, a 1955 Chevy Bel Air hardtop and a 1940 Chevrolet with suicide doors hinged at the rear.
The show is the club's yearly fund-raiser, with all proceeds donated to local charities.
Ed Barnhardt, president of the Queen City Rods &Classics Car Club, said the event is a chance to step back in time.
Organizers say the event is designed for the entire family and will feature food, games, vendors, a swap shop and door prizes.
An inspector from the National Street Rod Association will be at the event to give drivers NSRA certification.
The Queen City Rods &Classics Car Club meets the first Tuesday night of each month. For information on how to join, call Gerald Goodin at 683-3430, Ed Barnhardt at 646-5770 or Buddy Massey at 482-7345.