Autumn Delight: Full Throttle Fall Car & Bike Show

The Full Throttle car show presses the pedal to the metal.


2021 Full Throttle Auto Show.
2021 Full Throttle Auto Show.

What is your favorite time of the year? If you answered, “car show season,” you are not wrong. After all, there is something to be said about a collection of antique, classic, and contemporary cars on display no matter when.

But there is something special about the climate conditions in central North Carolina come mid-October, which is also the same time the North Carolina State Fair is held. Mild days under indigo skies and cool nights where perhaps a pullover is needed make for a fitting backdrop for car events. Indeed, a cursory look at the auto show calendar in the southeast affirms that the number of shows held surges just ahead of Hallowe’en while staying strong through mid-November.


Three-Show Weekend


Fittingly, we have stepped up our show visits, taking in three events over the October 23/24 weekend. The first one was the annual Full Throttle Fall Car & Bike Show in Benson, followed that afternoon by the October Sanford Car News show in Lee County. On Sunday, we found a pop-up event in Dunn, which closed out our weekend of automotive fun.

We will share more information about the Benson show at the end of this article. Without further delay, we are presenting a sample of the vehicles on display.


Full Throttle Fall Car & Bike Show


Full Throttle: 1964 Ford Galaxie.
1964 Ford Galaxie.
1964 Ford Galaxie.
1964 Ford Galaxie.
Lil' Red Express Truck. 1978 Dodge Adventurer 150
Lil’ Red Express Truck. 1978 Dodge Adventurer 150.
1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

Full Throttle: 1967 Buick Skylak.
1967 Buick Skylark.
1939 Buick Eight.
1939 Buick Eight.
2013 Bentley Continental GT Cabriolet
2013 Bentley Continental GT Cabriolet.
Bentley Continental GT.
2013 Bentley Continental GT Cabriolet (L); 2017 Bentley Continental GT Coupe (R).

Full Throttle: Bentley Continental GT.
2017 Bentley Continental GT Coupe (L); 2013 Bentley Continental GT Cabriolet (R).
1973 AMC Gremlin X.
1973 AMC Gremlin X.
1964 Dodge Polara
1964 Dodge Polara.
1972 Buick GSX Convertible.
1972 Buick GSX Convertible.

Full Throttle: Classic Beauties.
Classic beauties.
Volkswagen Beetle and Ford Mustang
Volkswagen Beetle and Ford Mustang.
1937 Ford Cabriolet
1937 Ford Cabriolet.
1994 Chevrolet Corvette.
1994 Chevrolet Corvette.

Full Throttle: 1966 Ford Mustang.
1966 Ford Mustang.
Classic stars.
Classic stars.
 1968 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Convertible.
1968 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Convertible.
Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck
Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck.

Full Throttle: 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.
1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.
Jeep CJ-7 in Hallowe'en regalia.
Jeep CJ-7 in Hallowe’en regalia.
1970 Plymouth Roadruner.
1970 Plymouth Roadrunner.

About the Full Throttle Car Club Show


Held behind the Benson Singing Grove on East Parrish Street, the Full Throttle Car Club (Facebook page) fall show started at 9 a.m. with judging commencing at noon. By 3 p.m., the awards were announced. We were not on hand for the second half of the show.

The show was organized to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America. The awards categories included Best of Show Motorcycle, Club Participation, Sponsor’s Choice, Longest Distance, and Specialty Award. In addition, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, live music, and an assortment of vendors were on hand. Finally, a number of participants offered candy and youngsters trick-or-treated their way with their parents.


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Author: Matthew Keegan
Matt Keegan is a journalist, media professional, and owner of this website. He has an extensive writing background and has covered the automotive sector continuously since 2004. When not driving and evaluating new vehicles, Matt enjoys spending his time outdoors.

1 thought on “Autumn Delight: Full Throttle Fall Car & Bike Show

  1. This is jay the president of full throttle car club and I would like how I can get a copy of the article on the car show here in benson nc

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