TENNERTON — The West Virginia Strawberry Festival draws in car enthusiasts from all over West Virginia, and even surrounding states annually, to showcase everything from war vehicles and classic cars to sports and muscle cars at the annual Classic Car Cruise-In. This year, the show was hosted on Main Street on Saturday, May 21, following the Grand Feature Parade.
The West Virginia Classic Wheels Car Club (WVCWCC) partnered with the WVSF once again to bring endless joy and entertainment to car enthusiasts of all ages. A relatively young club, WVCWCC was created in 2010 as a non-profit organization headquartered in Buckhannon, West Virginia. The club is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of automobiles of the past. Memberships span all ages, as well as many surrounding counties. Any funds raised by the club are donated directly to families in need, charitable organizations and civic activities.
This year’s show brought in close to 100 cars of all brands and models—slightly smaller than the record breaking 184 entries at the 2021 event. Entries came from as far as all over the state but one driver, came farther than anyone else. James Elbon drove his entry roughly three and a half hours, securing him the trophy for farthest distance travelled.
The two other awards presented towards the end of the show were for the King and Queen’s choice. For the King’s choice, the award was presented to Will and Brittany Eddy for their entry of a white 1979 Chevrolet Corvette. For the Queen’s choice, the award was presented to George Williams for his entry of a 1965 Chevrolet C10.
The club already is looking forward to Strawberry Festival 2023 and is working on other upcoming shows. Keep an eye out for future announcements regarding shows and events hosted by the WVCWCC.