May 4, 2011 – For someone like Bob Agee, the proud owner of a mint green 1969Camero Z28, car show season is one of the best times of the year. During the spring and summer months, auto buffs travel throughout the country to showcase the vehicles they’ve invested much time, money and energy to maintain.
On April 30, Fort Valley State University’s Wildcat stadium parking lot was transformed into a fantasy island for car-lovers during the 5th Annual Wheels in the Valley Car Truck and Motorcycle Show. More than 100 classic automobiles, tricked out trucks, and high-end motorcycles from Georgia, Florida and Alabama rolled into The Valley for what has become one of FVSU’s largest events that unites the university family and community residents.
Families and students sprawled on the lawn under shady pine trees, enjoyed food, conversation, and oldies music while diehard Middle Georgia auto fanatics combed the lot to check out this year’s most eyecatching entries. Kids joined in the fun by playing games such as a football toss and peddle cart races. “We were blessed with a beautiful, sunny day and moderate temperatures, perfect for a car show event,” said WallaceKeese, event chair and FVSU’s director of Student Support Services.
Judges awarded plaques to the Top 100 entries and trophies were presented to the winners of each specialty category. Longtime classic car fan and FVSU President Dr. Larry E. Rivers was among the panelists who graded the winners. Rivers exhibited three entries in the show: a 1959 blue and gold Chevrolet, a 1956 blue and white Chevy station wagon, and a 1967 red and black Camero convertible. Many participants walked away with door prizes donated by Advanced Auto Parts, AutoZone, Discount Tires andO’Riley’s Auto Parts. Proceeds from the event benefit FVSU’s Scholarship Fund and the Boys and Girls Club of Georgia Heartlands
To view pictures of the event, visit FVSU’s photo gallery, www.fvsu.edu/photos.
Tauheedah Shukriyyah Asad
Public Relations Specialist
Fort Valley State University
Office of Marketing and Communications