POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Fairgrounds will come alive with car enthusiasts the first weekend in May for a first-of-its-kind event to the area.
The New Haven Road Angels, a local auto club, will be hosting the West Virginia Auto Fair on Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. The fair will feature a swap meet, car show and car corral.
The swap meet will be held all three days and will give participants the opportunity to buy, sell or trade all things automotive. Hot rods, muscle cars, classics, antiques, trucks, and drag and dirt racers will be represented.
A car corral will be available the entire weekend, as well. It will afford those with vehicles to sell an opportunity to reach fellow car lovers.
On Sunday, a car show will be held. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and trophies will be presented at 2 p.m. There will be cash and trophies for best of show in various categories. Door prizes will also be given.
The event has been set to coincide with other activities that weekend, according to Ed Carson, a Road Angels member. There will be motocross racing Saturday night on the fairgrounds. Directly across Fairground Road at the West Virginia State Farm Museum, the Spring Gas and Steam Engine Show will be Saturday and Sunday.
Carson said although there are fees for the swap meet, corral and car show, proceeds benefit local schools and charities. He said the Road Angels present scholarships to high school seniors and are contributors to events such as the Special Olympics and others.
Gates will be open for the auto fair on Friday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission to the fair is $5, with children under 12 being free. For other fees or for more information, contact the Road Angels at (304) 675-0975 or (304) 593-9665.