Third annual car show returns to Brantley

Published 8:06 pm Friday, August 18, 2023

Photo by Haley Mitchell-Godwin

Car enthusiasts are getting ready to rev their engines and cruise into Brantley Saturday for a day of automotive excitement at the third annual All Wheels Cruise-in car show. The highly-anticipated event will take place from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., just off Fulton Avenue in Brantley.

Hosted by the Bad Boys of Brantley car club, with the enthusiastic support of their sister clubs, Crenshaw Kool Ridz and Andalusia Classics and Street Rods, this event promises to be a high-octane affair that showcases stunning vehicles and is also about giving back to the community. All proceeds from the car show as well as vendor fees will be donated to Brantley School. 

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The car show offers a unique blend of automotive excellence, entertainment and charitable giving. Event organizer Larry Johnson said 100% of profits go to the school.

“I am so happy we can do this every year and help fill in the gaps just a little,” Johnson said. “We’ve been spreading the word far and wide, and the interest has been incredible. I expect at least 100 cars. Our sister clubs have been instrumental in ensuring that this event is going to be a success. We’ve received calls from car enthusiasts from several states and we’re anticipating a crowd and are hoping to top the $2,100 we raised last year.”

Attendees can look forward to the opportunity to win an array of door prizes, with items such as a fish cooker, a pop-up tent, fishing gear, car cleaning kits, and even envelopes containing cash up for grabs. A 50/50 drawing will also be done to add to the day’s proceedings.

A variety of vendors will be on-site, offering arts and crafts, clothing, homemade food products, woodwork, home décor and more. Food options will include kettle corn, green boiled peanuts, smoked pineapples, ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, sausage dogs, hamburgers, fried mullet, fried catfish, chicken wings, homemade chicken salad and more.

Children will have plenty to keep them entertained, including face painting, snow cones and other engaging activities.

Music will provide a lively backdrop throughout the day, adding to the festive atmosphere.

Vendor spots are available for $25, on a first-come, first-served basis, with setup beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday. As midmorning approaches, someone will come around to collect vendor fees.

There’s no registration fee for those who want to showcase their own vehicles. However, car owners interested in participating in judging can pay a $20 registration fee and compete for coveted trophies.

The All Wheels Cruise-in car show promises a day of family-friendly fun. So, mark your calendars and head over to Brantley this Saturday for a memorable day of wheels, food, music and camaraderie.