“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.
Photo: Chad Rhym / AJC
Photo: Chad Rhym / AJC

Hundreds of classic cars on display at Marietta park on Saturday

Rolling art is coming to Jim Miller Park in Marietta on Saturday.

The Creepers Car Club’s Fun Run #28 features hundreds of hot rods and other classic cars on display.

One lucky owner’s car will be awarded the AJC Creepers Club Cup.

The annual show begins at 8 a.m. and cost $5 for admission, with free entry for children under 12. The show ends at 3 p.m.

All of the show’s proceeds will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Miracle Network and Special Olympics Cobb County. Last year, the club raised more than $25,000 for those charities.

There’s also a swap meet and plenty of food and music.

Last year, the AJC awarded Mike Garrett the inaugural AJC Creepers Club Cup for his black 1933 Ford Coupe.

The Creepers Car Club was started in Smyrna in August 1960 by several men who shared similar interests in hot rods, car shows and drag racing, said Greg Grier, chairman of the show.

The Club has grown to include members from all over the state. Membership requires owning a car from year 1972 or older.

“Creepers” are those flat sliding devices used by mechanics to get underneath a car.

Live from The Creepers Car Show in Marietta.

Posted by AJCaccessATL on Saturday, June 9, 2018


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