Antique vehicles head to Ruleville
by Haley Ferretti
Sep 22, 2013 | 2196 views | 0 0 comments | 244 244 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This year's eighth annual Great Ruleville Roast will be reintroducing an antique car, truck, and tractor show to its schedule of events.

The showcase will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday in downtown Ruleville.

Brad Cooper, Ruleville Chamber of Commerce member and chair of this event, explained why they decided to bring back the antique automobile showcase after its recent hiatus.

“We just know that if we promote a car, truck, and tractor show, it will promote more attraction to the festival as a whole,” said Cooper. “Everyone likes to show off their hard work and their endeavors with their cars. Attendance definitely goes up when we have the show, and they (antique automobile owners) have more exposure.”

The make and model of this year’s set of automobiles are supposed to be a surprise, but Cooper assured that Corvettes, Mustangs, Camaros, and a few antique tractors can be expected this year.

“If you have an old car, you know that circuit...” said Cooper. “I had a '58 corvette. I wish I had never gotten rid of that car. But you get to know these folks and you see that they love their cars and get to know others who are interested in cars. It's sort of a family environment. You quickly make friends among the antique care people.”

From Cooper’s experience with the antique car community, he believed that it would be a perfect fit to merge it with The Great Ruleville Roast.

“These antique cars are just a slice of Americana that people hold dear like no other,” said Cooper. “It's variety of things that you may never get a chance to see up close … Come and see what is here!”

For more information on the antique car, truck, and tractor showcase, contact Brad Cooper at (662) 756-4020.