Al Menah Shrine Center Car Show Nashville, TN Car Shows

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Al Menah Shrine Center TN Car Show

 

The Car Show Stats and Overview

  • Participants: 123 (Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles)
  • Classes: 45 Classes (Including original and modified)
  • Awards: Trophy (1st, 2nd, & 3rd)
  • Specialty Awards: Potentate’s Trophy, Original Best of Show, Modified Best of Show, Ladies Choice, Farthest Traveled, Oldest or Most Unusual Vehicle, Club Participation
  • Registration: 8 am – 12 am/$20.00
  • Judging: Point System after Registration Ended
  • Dash Plaques: Yes
  • Name of Car Show: AL Mehah Shrine Center Car Show
  • Organization Hosting the Show: Nashville Area Shriners
  • City & State: Nashville, TN
  • Date of the Show: September 29, 2012
  • Available Classes:

Original

1. Production  Up to 1931 13. Mustang 1975 – Up
2. Production  1932 – 1954 14. Cobra & Roush  ALL
3. Production  1955 – 1965 15. AACA Winners  ALL
4. Production  1966 – 1970 16. Trucks & Vans  Up to 1972
5. Production  1971 – 1989 17. Trucks & Vans  9173 and UP
6. Production  1990 – Up 18. Mini Trucks ALL
7. Camaro   ALL 19. Trucks 4×4  ALL
8. Corvette  1953 – 1982 20. Sports Cars  ALL
9. Corvette  1983 – 1995 21. VW Beetle  ALL
10. Corvette 1996 – Up 22. VW Other  ALL
11. Mopar  1962 – 1984  23. Unrestored  ALL
12. Mustang  1965 – 1974

 

Modified

24. Modified  to 1967 36. Race Cars  ALL
25. Modified  1968 – 1975 37. Special Interests  ALL
26. Modified  1976 – 1992 38. Mini Trucks  Up to 1990
27. Modified 1993 – Up 39. Trucks & Vans 1991 – Up
28. Camaro  ALL 40. Trucks & Vans ALL
29. Chevy  1955 – 1957 41. VW Beetle ALL
30. Mustang 1965 – Up 42. VW Other  ALL
31. Corvette  1953 – Up 43. SUVs  ALL
32. Street Rods (Non Ford)  1900 – 1948 44. Domestic Motorcycle  ALL
33. Street Rods (Ford)  1900 – 1948 45. Import Motorcycle  ALL
34. Rat Rods  ALL
35. Clown Cars  ALL

 

From the prospective of Car Show Source

 

This car show day certainly began with a bang.  Generally, our two-car caravan is led by Toby in his Mustang followed by me in my Camaro.  We got a nice early start and headed down the bypass toward Nashville.  I was looking forward to this show because the drive was only about 30 minutes from our home.  We were making great time when Toby decided that he needed to pass a truck on the right side, or the slow lane.  The truck really wasn’t going that slow, but Toby does not like to follow anyone.

So, he abruptly changed lanes, gunned it, and proceeded on very quickly.  In turn, I sped up and followed.  Whenever Toby does this, I try to keep my car under 80 as a way to keep his speed in check.  Even when I do this, I am sure that I am just a speck in his rearview mirror.  I had a funny feeling that we needed to be very conservative this morning, so I kept backing down to 75 or so (the speed limit is 65 on this road).  Toby didn’t seem to notice that I kept backing off.  I decided I wasn’t going to worry about his speed when I glanced into my mirror and saw the familiar flashing blue lights far off in the distance.

Yep.  It was a cop. I was extremely irritated at the thought that his lead foot was going to be the cause of my speeding ticket.  I eased off the gas and tried to slow down inconspicuously.  I was hoping that those blue lights were intended for someone else and it appeared that I was right. I watched the motorcycle cop zoom past me and head precisely for the back end of a yellow Mustang GT.  As Toby eased to the side of the road, I passed by resisting the urge to wave.

Toby called to let me know that he was getting a ticket for doing 83 in a 65 and that four cops had come to congratulate the one female motorcycle cop on her early morning????

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After this little hiccup, we resumed our trip to the Shriner’s Car Show with no more speeding and no more problems.  We arrived early and registration was easy.  We took our raffle tickets and were directed to follow motorcycles to find our parking spots.  The parking spots were marked with numbers that signified the classes for the cars.  This is a double-edged sword.  I like it when cars are parked by class because it makes comparing cars of my own class as well as in other classes easier; however, it always means that Toby and I as well as our friends have to park away from each other. Below is a picture of the Stock Camaro Class (number 7) parking area.

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Camaro Line

 

The organizers of the event were extremely attentive to the needs of car show attendees.  For example, they staggered the parking so that each person had room to open his or her doors without fear of dinging another car door.  They also had very clean facilities.  They took pictures of each person’s car and provided them in a frame for each attendee. If you did not pick up the photo, they carefully placed the photo inside the car or on the windshield if your windows were up.

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After we settled in and cleaned our cars, we had plenty of time to walk around.  There were familiar car show friends throughout the show field.  Members of the www.SVTgarage.com, Semekia (2011 Roush) and Tony (Ford Lightening) arrived. Elliot, Don, Dean, and Jimmy also showed up in their trucks.  Fellow members of the Music City Camaro Club and members of www.camaro5.com, Todd and Melissa, traveled all the way from Paducah, KY to Nashville, TN to participate in today’s show. They drive a modified aqua blue metallic 2010 Camaro SS.

They took home several awards at the show, including 2nd place in modified Camaro, Longest Driven, and the 50/50 which was more than $400.00.

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Todd and Melissa, Big winners with Longest Driven, 50/50, 2nd place Modified Camaro

 

Cars and trucks trickled in slowly all morning.  By the end of registration, there were slightly more than 120 cars, trucks, and bikes present.  Since it was a Shriner’s show, clowns were visible from time to time.

 

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Even though there were clowns, the participants certainly didn’t clown around when preparing and cleaning their cars.  There was a huge, 4×4 truck that even brought a step ladder so that spectators and judges could look at the engine.

 

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The awards started a little late because it took a longer to tabulate the winners than expected.  They actually began awards an hour earlier than in the previous years.  The first, second, and third place trophies were huge and of high quality.  The ceremonies were held inside the Shrine Center, which was nice and cool with rows of seats.

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Awards

 

The trophies were awarded by calling the winners’ names starting with third place and moving on to second and then first.  The type of car was not called, so we didn’t know what car won the award unless we could recognize the person receiving the trophy.  Below are a few pictures of some of the class winners.

 

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2nd place winner of the

 

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The Shriner’s Car Show was wonderful.  The day was nice, the parking lot could accommodate tons of cars, the event was well-organized, and the trophies were spectacular.  The fee for entering the show goes to a great cause, helping sick children and those who are burn victims.  We will definitely be putting this how on our list for the 2013 car show season.

 

Car Show Source has posted over 200 pictures from the show. Click on the picture below to see more photos.

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2 Responses to “Al Menah Shrine Center Car Show Nashville, TN Car Shows”

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  1. Tim Forkum says:

    Great review Tina! The only thing missing is a pic of Toby with the motorcycle cop.

    • I was long gone. I didn’t even wave when I drove by. She had to have known I was speeding too. I wasn’t getting anywhere near a cop that morning. We got matching trophies. I didn’t want to get matching tickets… :-)

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