(RALEIGH COUNTY) The city of Beckley was in full force with several car shows Saturday. One of those shows included I-Hop’s 3rd annual car show, sponsored by the Smooth Impressions Car Club.
The club is celebrating 20 years together and continue efforts like the I-Hop community event along with other benefits including working with the Hospice of Southern West Virginia.
The show wasn’t only about cars, there was a special appearance by McDowell County native and History Channel, ‘Lost Gold of War World II’ star, Jeremy McMillan.
“The car community as a whole in Southern West Virginia is really a good group of people to be around. It gives us an opportunity to hang out with each other and get to know each other,” President of Smooth Impressions Car Club, Jon Lilly said.
“To put cars and God together ain’t no better way, and plus I’m just trying to put on for West Virginia. I want to inspire people to overlook the hills. I feel like the mountains just keep people…I’m from one of the poorest counties in West Virginia, so if I can make it, you can make it,” ‘Lost Gold of War World II’ star, Jeremy McMillan added.
There were over 50 cars presented during the show, and also included a winner for the best car, which was a 1964 Pontiac GTO.
“It always feels good to win, but everybody that has a nice car is a winner,” James Thomas who won said.