Hundreds of classic cars packed Marietta park to raise money for charities

3:11 p.m Monday, June 12, 2017 Atlanta News

Hundreds of classic automobiles made their way to Jim Miller Park in Marietta last weekend for a good cause.  In fact, for three good causes.

The Creepers Car Club Fun Run #27 raises thousands of dollars for three local charities:  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Miracle Network and Special Olympics Cobb County.

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The park was a gearhead’s amusement park, with beautiful cars and motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and ages. 

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Mike Garrett , of Cornelia , walked away with the first AJC Creepers Club Cup Saturday.

His black 1933 Ford coupe is a true, solid classic car that he and his wife enjoy driving all the time.

Garrett was presented the award by Todd Duncan, a senior editor with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Duncan explained that the newspaper was giving the award to not the flashiest or oldest car, but the most solid.

“It is a total shock. … I never suspected I’d win something like this,” said Garrett, 75. Car restoration became his main hobby 28 years ago after retiring as Clarksville’s postmaster general.

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The Creepers Car Club started in August 1960 in Smyrna for folks to gather around their shared interest of show cars and drag racing, said Greg Grier, chairman of the show.

“Creepers” are those sliding devices used to get underneath a car and as instruments of comedic timing in road trip movies.

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