The 8th annual Hoodlums in the Holler Car Show and Extravaganza was held on Saturday Aug. 10 at the Haldeman Community Center in downtown Haldeman.
Hosted by the Carter County Cruisers car club this event drew in 188 registered entries as well as hundreds of spectators. The show grew so big that it overflowed into the lot of MKM Soap where the entrants were welcomed by Craig and Sue Rigsby and allowed to park next to the historic buildings left from the brickyard.
Entertainment came in many forms, including a Miss Hoodlums Contest, a model car contest and live music by Laid Back Country Picker who just the Monday before had opened for Tyler Childers at a sold out concert in New York City.
Kevin Barnett of Dayton, Ohio, took top honors of the show by winning the main award with his 1967 Chevy Nova. Carrie Ann Kazee of Huntington, West Virginia, won the honor of being Queen of the Holler in the Miss Hoodlum contest. Gerald Haney of Grayson won the top honors in the model car contest that had entries from as far away as Indiana.
The longest distance award went to Floyd and Becki Dutton from Harrah, Oklahoma. Club Participation or as it’s named at this show, The King Of Clubs, was won by the Dirt Bags Car Club from West Virginia.
Even before the last car left the lot, the Carter County Cruisers were planning next year’s event to be even bigger and even more extravagant, said John Bailey, president, Carter County Cruisers C.C. The show will remain in Haldeman and be held on Aug. 8, 2020. “The car club and the members of the Community Center Board hope to see you there,” he said.