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