8/18/2013 5:07 PM
by Joe Hellriegel
BECKLEY - This weekend the Shade Tree Car Club held the final 2013 run at Rally's car show. Sunday the club held the 18th Nationals Show that benefits more than just the owners of the antique cars.
"I like to go around and talk to people and see the other cars and in the show and everything," said Donald Lilly of Blue Jay.
From classic Chevys to modern cars and everything in between the show has just about everything.
"I love to meet new people at car shows and we're always talking to somebody and admiring cars and trucks that's why I do it," said Ronnie Smith.
Some of these car enthusiasts are hoping to add another trophy to their case, some come out to meet new people, but what they have in common is that it's for a good cause.
"I've won around 1,300 trophies with this truck in the past 35 years and I've been around certain counties and states and I enjoy traveling, riding and looking at the antiques," said Edgar Dodson of Prosperity.
"What we do during the year is have a car show and when we collect the money at the end of the year we help Jackie Withrow Hospital, Hospice, the Humane Society," said Gay Adkins of the Shade Tree Car Club. "We want to do it for them, it's an honor to help them, so it's very important."
"It's very gratifying to be able to help someone," said Gloria Taylor of the Shade Tree Car Club.