Fast & Furry
TORI J. NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
The Fast and Furry Car Show was a success Saturday raising money for the Greenville Animal Shelter.
Approximately 350 spectators attended the event, which had 60 cars and motorcycles entered as well as 14 vendors with whom to shop.
“I think the event went very well,” said Kayla Garlock, car show coordinator.
“We had more cars than last year, which brought in more money.”
Locals as well as people from surrounding states brought in their cars for the show. A majority of the cars were classics.
Judges viewed all the cars and awards were given at the end of the event and several locals walked away with awards.
James Clemons was awarded the Run Around Award, given to a car that is driven on a daily basis. He drives a Chevrolet Cavalier.
Juilan Olive, of Georgiana, received the Most Original award with his 1972 Ford Pinto.
Andy Brown’s 1968 Ford Mustang GT was named the Lucky Dog. It was awarded to the car that was considered a barn find that had been turned into a nice car.
In addition to the judge’s awards, sponsors of the event were given the opportunity to choose their favorite cars.
GEMS Ambulance chose a 1934 Dodge Coupe and State Farm Insurance agent Abbie Ballew picked a 1958 Ford Fairlane. Greenville Tire selected a 1970 Dodge Dart as their award winner and Southern Mint Boutique picked the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro.
Allen Padgett of McKenzie has been participating in car shows for close to 30 years. He entered his 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle and was named one of the top twenty cars.
“I really enjoy participating in the car shows,” said Padgett.
“I enjoy being around the people and looking at what everyone has put together with their cars.”