POINT PLEASANT — A “Big Buck Car Show” will be added to the list of events when the 2017 West Virginia Auto Fair takes place at the Mason County Fairgrounds.
Set for May 12 and 13, the fair is hosted by the New Haven Road Angels car club. Proceeds from the event benefit local communities, schools and charities, according to Mark Clark, Road Angels member.
The new car show will be held over both days, with registration being taken either Friday or Saturday. The $10 entry fee and car show registration includes swap meet admission.
Awards for the car show will be presented Saturday at 3 p.m., and owners must be present to win. There is a guaranteed payout of $1,000, with the “Best of Show” winning $500 and a four-foot trophy. “Best of Class” winners will get $100 and a three-foot trophy, while “Top 50” trophies will also be awarded.
Other events slated include a swap meet, car corral, music and entertainment, door prizes, and a 50/50 drawing.
The swap meet will be set up on Thursday, and will continue through Saturday. Clark said anything automotive will be bought, sold, or traded during the meet. Gates will open Thursday at noon. Those wanting to participate in the swap meet and car corral must pay $25 for the weekend.
Indoor and outdoor swap spaces are available, with a limited number of indoor car display spaces. A campground is available for those wishing to spend the weekend. Full hookup sites are accessible.
No motorized vehicles will be permitted indoors or in the car show area. There will be no gun sales, and junk and leftover items are not permitted to be left on the fairgrounds.
Friday hours will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A number of singers will perform Friday evening, beginning at 6 p.m., Clark said, including Madilyn Brookover of Marietta, OH. General admission is $5, with children under 12 years being free.
For more information, contact Clark at 304-675-0975 or Dale Gerlach at 304-593-9665.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.