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Indulge in a weekend of classics cars, that is
Lowell Smith's 1934 Ford is one of the many vintage cars expected at this weekend's Lanierland Old Car Club annual car show. - photo by Tom Reed


Lanierland Old Car Club member Harry Westbrook talks about some of the cars with famous connections that are expected to be at this weekend's show.

Take a trip back in time this Saturday at the Lanierland Old Car Club's annual car show.

The 27th annual event features classic cars ranging from the 1930s through the 1970s, said club member Harry Westbrook, but there's also a chance to catch a peek at a Model T from the early 1900s. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the parking lot in front of Lanier Technical College, on the campus of Gainesville State College.

Westbrook said they expect around 75 to 100 cars, and the competition includes both authentic antique cars - or stock cars - as well as modified cars, or street rods.

A car must be older than 25 years to be considered a classic car, he said, which means it's also possible Saturday's spectators can catch some cars from the early 1980s, too.

But not and entire car show of them.

"If you had all '83 models, it would look more like a used car lot," he said.

There are also expected to be some cars at the show with some ties to Hollywood. A 1950 Hudson that appeared in the movie "Driving Miss Daisy" has come to the show in the past, along with a 1949 Cadillac driven by Dan Aykroyd and a 1949 Cadillac driven by Marilyn Monroe.

"We look forward to seeing that one," Westbrook said.