Car shows are coming to LaFollette

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By Natasha Colbaugh

An overwhelming response to the car show last weekend has sparked a line up of more shows to come.

Jr Ogg, president of LA Cruizer Car Club, approached the LaFollette City Council about holding a car show twice a month in LaFollette. The council gave its blessing of the events, which will draw crowds to downtown to enjoy music, food and classic automobiles.

“People have asked us for a long time to get something like this started,” said Ogg. “We have got an overwhelming response for what we did last weekend and everybody has asked us to do it again.”

The show last weekend had over 160 cars on display in the downtown area along with a variety of vendors.

The shows bring responsible people from all over the state and surrounding areas, said Ogg reassuringly to the council about the positive environment of the shows. The Christian oriented car club does not support any foolishness, said the club president.

“We could probably fill Tennessee Avenue up and also the parking lots,” said Ogg. “The merchants I’ve talked to are chomping at the bits to do it again.”

Music and food are the necessities for a gathering and restaurants and bands have awaited the opportunity to do crowd pleasing events, said Ogg.

The city offered its support for the twice-monthly events and Ogg suggested this Friday as the first planned event. The car show will be held at the same place on Tennessee Avenue and begin around 6 p.m.

The next events will be held on Sept. 17, Oct. 1 and Oct. 22. LA Cruizers Car Club is also hosting its annual car show at CCHS on Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The city has volunteered to provide barricades for this weekends event on Tennessee Avenue. Closing down the street two evenings a month is a positive move to provide entertainment as summer wanes and fall approaches, according to the council.