Hoschton to host free car show

HOSCHTON - If custom classics and muscle cars are your thing, the Towne Center Shopping Center in Hoschton on June 13 is the place for you.

As part of the city's monthly cruise-in events, the American Street Rodders' car club will host a free car show from 5 until 9 p.m. that offers much more than shiny sets of wheels, organizers said.

"There's something for everybody," its Web site reads. "You can also browse the gift shops or keep the cravings away by having a meal at one of the restaurants or enjoy delicious ice cream from the ice cream parlor. And there's lots of great oldies music from the era."

While the car club was created to provide a forum for those looking to share their interest in cars "reflecting the Cruisin' '50s and '60s era," it is made up of people of all ages and includes cars of all makes, models and years.

"We have between 50 and 80 cars each time, from old antique cars to 2009 Mustangs," said club president Robert Preston. "Whatever people bring; street rods, hot rods, whatever. They basically just hang around and show their cars to the younger generation to pass on the hobby."

If you enjoy cool cars, fun times, good food, great friends and giving back to the community, organizers welcome you to take the trip back in time with them.

"It's a family atmosphere and the show runs on donations that we give back," Preston said.

Last year, for instance, three needy families received $1,000 worth of goods right around Christmas, Preston said. More than $600 worth of goods were donated to Operation Sandbox and sent to deployed troops.

To benefit Operation Sandbox Georgia, a car show will also be held from 1 to 5 p.m. June 28. Registration for that show will be $15 and all proceeds will go to the charitable organization.

For more information, or to download a club membership application, log onto www.americanstreetrodders.net.