Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Henderson will host the 14th Annual Show, Shine, Shag & Dine and The East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion. These world class events are presented by The Vance County Department of Tourism, and director Nancy Wilson.
Follow the links, look at the pictures, go be part of it, and decide for yourself. Anywhere in downtown Henderson will do because nearly all of downtown Henderson will be engulfed with cars, people, food and entertainment. And don’t overlook Sunday’s East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame events at Vance Granville Community College. You could even argue without the hall of fame legends, this would be just another downtown car show.
It’s about fun, nostalgia and prestige, and it’s about tourism. As tourism in Henderson and Vance County continues to develop, citizens here are not only left with positive things to do, but the tourism dollars left behind by our guests. The hotel/motel taxes are huge to our County. Tourism can spawn economic development and accelerate the intense desires of many to revitalize historic downtown areas.
The party starts Friday, October 16 at 11:00 A.M. with a barbecue cookout at Satterwhite Point on Kerr Lake.
Saturday, October 17 is the big show day, when antique, classic and nostalgia drag cars line the streets downtown. Registration is from 7:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. and $25.00 for judged cars and $20.00 for non-judged cars.
Come see John Livingston and Tennessee Thunder, Larry Lombardo and his Jenkins car, Motown Missile, Sox Cars, fuel dragsters and many more.
Stay on Sunday, October 18, for the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Awards presentation ceremony from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. where they honor drivers from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
It’s all free and open to the public. Call 1-866-438-4565 for more information. Full schedules available in the links above.
Also, Friday afternoon at 2:00 P.M., the City of Henderson and the Corbitt Preservation Association will open the Bennett H. Perry Jr. Museum for the very first time. You can also listen to the Thursday, October 15th edition of TownTalk on WIZS for more details.
A full Corbitt display can be seen in downtown Henderson this Saturday, October 17 at the corner of Montgomery and Williams Streets, as part of the 14th Annual Show, Shine, Shag and Dine presented by Vance County Tourism.