Harvest Moon Fest car show expected to exceed previous

Main Street in Franklin will be lined with more than $100,000 worth of classic cars Oct. 5.

The show will be part of the Franklin Harvest Moon Festival and will again be on the streets of Franklin from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. as entrants compete for a slew of awards.

Last year there were 62 cars in the show and this year organizers hope to best that mark. Local car show veteran Ricky Saucier along with fellow gear-head Gary Garrison hope to make sure the car owners and guests have a great time at the event.

The cars will line up starting at the intersection of Main Street and Willow Street, organizers say. Free to visitors, the show will feature a number of diverse vehicles. These include ‘rat rods’, cars that are big on character and little on things like fenders and floor boards. They will have their own set of awards. There will also be muscle cars from the 1960s and more modern heavy hitters. Last year there were pickups, hot Mustangs and a lot of Chevys.

This year, the show will present awards to the top 40 best cars in the show. In prior years, the top 20 or 25 cars were but the current crop of classics and muscle cars have increased, making selection for awards tougher.

Other awards will be for Best of Show, Best Paint, Best Interior, club participation (like the Corvette and Thunderbird clubs in Morgan City and the Southeast Louisiana Bayou Mustang Club) and longest distance.

Registration will be at Willow and Main from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and judging starts at noon. Awards are slated for about 2 p.m.

The first 30 entrants will also get an early bird award.

For more info contact Chuck Autin at 337-578-2559! Pre-registration is $25 and day of show $30.

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