Kiwanis host ‘Best in Alabama’ car show

Published 3:00 am Thursday, June 2, 2016


The 2015 Best in Alabama Car Show winner Corey Albertson poses with his daughter, Laila, and his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. The Kiwanis Club of Troy will host this year’s car show Saturday at Park Memorial United Methodist Church. Gates open at 9 a.m. and cost to enter the contest is $25.

The Troy Kiwanis Club will hold its sixth annual Best in Alabama Car Show Saturday to raise money for the Eliminate Project, a Kiwanis and UNICEF project to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

Troy Kiwanis Club President Caleb Dawson said the show will be much like previous years, but the club is aiming to have even more entries and has introduced a couple of new awards.

“We’re introducing two new awards this year,” he said. “We’ll be giving out one award for highest mileage and one for the biggest age gap between the car and its owner.”

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Despite any new categories for this show, Dawson said the Best in Alabama award is still the highest honor.

“This is the only place in the whole world where a car can win Best in Alabama,” he said. “Until 2017 when another car can come win it at our next show.”

This year’s car show will also raise more money per entry than previous shows, as the entry price was raised from $20 to $25.

Dawson said that the new entry fee will cover 14 tetanus vaccinations, 3 more than the previous entry fees provided. Past proceeds have already vaccinated 4,000 kids, according to Dawson.

The show will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Park Memorial Methodist Church on Elba Highway with free admission to spectators.

Cars, trucks, bikes, and even boats are eligible for entry, although Dawson said there have never been any boats at the show.

“I’m just waiting for somebody to surprise me,” he said.

Dawson is hoping to have more than 100 entries at this year’s show.

For more information on the car show, please visit or call (334)-566-8484.