On September 3rd we hosted our 2nd Annual Car Show that we like to call “Autos & Advisors!” As you know, this type of client appreciation event had been Scott Fisher’s dream for years. We love doing regular educational seminars, client appreciation meals, and annual holiday open houses, but this car show is an extra special event for sure!
Since last year, we have gained eight new advisors and four new administrative personnel! We try to keep our clients, friends, and family in the know via our weekly newsletter and in regular conversation; however, if you ever need a quick refresher, you are welcome to visit our team page anytime you need! We are blessed to be a growing team.
This year’s car show was certainly a reflection of our growth! It was, and always will be, our goal to grow a little bit each year by adding new, different cars to the show, and having new attendees! Keith, Scott, and Kyle helped get cars registered and in place bright and early. Lisa, Cindy, and Roch manned the sign-in table and made sure everyone got a ticket and a goody bag!
At 9:30AM the real fun started… “Barney Fife” arrived, with alarms blaring and one bullet in his pocket, in his Mayberry Police car to see what all the ruckus was about! Our local friend, Sammy Sawyer, does a great Barney Fife impression! He was a fun addition to the day’s activities!
We noticed everyone having fun checking out all the cars, voting for “Best in Show,” playing bean-bag toss, listening to music, and relaxing under the trees. We did over 20 raffle prize drawings thanks to all the local auto shops who donated! Everything was free, however donations were accepted to benefit a mission put on by Fellowship Church in Knoxville. They coordinate the translation, printing, and distribution of children’s Bibles around the world.
Once again, we had a wide variety of cars enter our show: A 1929 Ford Model-A, a 2001 red Ferrari, two beautiful 1960’s Corvettes, a 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat, a shiny red 1955 Ford Thunderbird, a 1941 Packard, a 1942 Ford Super Deluxe, a crew of Chevy pickup trucks, two jaguars, and a Cadillac from the 1960’s… The list goes on!
Lunch was served around 11:30AM. Burt was on grill duty this year. The hotdogs and brats turned out perfectly! We had about 100 people attend and 30 vehicles in the show! Awards began right at noon. This year’s categories were Best in Show (attendees voted), Most Unique, and Longest Love affair (for the person who has owned their vehicle the longest.) The winners were a 1951 Black Chevy Truck (Best in Show), 2012 Dodge Challenger with a mind blowing paint job (Most Unique), and a 1963 Chevy II Nova that the owner has had for 53 years, bought new by his dad (Longest Love Affair).
All in all, it was a great way to spend part of the holiday weekend! We feel blessed to have such wonderful clients, friends, co-workers, and family! We appreciate everyone who came out, the local auto shops that donated prize items, and our sponsors who helped financially and provided many of the goody bag items!
Take a moment to look through some of the pictures! (Courtesy of Laura Haun)