SUGAR HILL — More than 50 cars rolled into the inaugural Sugar Hill Business Alliance Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The fundraising event, organized by the SHBA’s Board of Directors Tom Sheldon, Chan Roach and Jacqueline Sheldon, was held at the Sugar Hill City Hall parking lot.
The car show was the SHBA’s sole fundraiser this year after its annual golf tournament was canceled. The event was set to be the center of the annual Sugar Rush festival hosted by the city of Sugar Hill, but the car show became a standalone event as the Sugar Rush went virtual.
“Having the car show to fill that void as our fundraiser has been amazing,” said Sheldon, who emceed the event.
The 53 cars that entered the show competed for three awards — Best in Show went to Keith Stephenson, who received a trophy and a $100 cash prize for his blue Z06 Corvette; President’s Choice went to Johnny Cannon for his 1967 Scorch Red Dodge Challenger; and Ladies’ Choice was awarded to Jacob Reese for his 1967 Lime Gold Ford Mustang.
“(We received) many, many compliments on how great (the show) was,” Sheldon said.
Sheldon said the car show saw a constant flow of attendees. Physical distancing was observed and face masks were available at the registration tent.
The event also included a raffle for half of the raffle ticket sales, gift cards and a NAPA Bucket filled with car detailing supplies for NAPA Auto Parts.
The car show was sponsored by the following companies: Regions Bank Sugar Hill and Kimberly Cobb, who sponsored the award ceremony; Bottom Line Tax Solutions; North Point Mortgage; Contractor’s Best Pest Solutions; and Nic Greene for Sugar Hill City Council, were all hourly sponsors. Chris Reese with Atlanta Sound Works provided the sound system. Volunteers for the event included Councilman Brandon Hembree, Steve Wilkes, Clifton Prewett, Tyler Henry and the SHBA Board of Directors. City employees Avery Simmons and Cameron Archer assisted at the event.
“(It) was an amazing day, enjoyed by many,” Sheldon said. “A lot of hard work by the Business Alliance (went in) to make it happen.”
For more information on the Sugar Hill Business Alliance, visit sugarhillbusinessalliance.com.
— Written by Jordan Askew