The relentless rain didn’t stop spectators from checking out meticulously crafted rides at the Creepers Car Club’s 29th annual charity show Saturday at Jim Miller Park in Marietta.

Creepers Car Show raises $15,000 for charity

Even though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate during their car show, the Creepers Car Club managed to raise more than $15,000 for three local charities.

The June 8 show, which included crowning the winner of the 2019 AJC Creepers Car Club Cup, drew a couple thousand hot rod and classic car enthusiasts and about 100 cars and vehicles from around the Southeast, said Greg Grier, chairman of the show.

Grier said the event normally has about 500 cars and attracts 5,000 to 10,000 visitors, but the rainy weather prevented many from attending.

“Considering the circumstances, it’s the best we could hope for,” he said that day. “It’s the best it could have been on the worst situation.”

The relentless rain didn’t stop spectators from checking out meticulously crafted rides at the Creepers Car Club’s 29th annual charity show Saturday at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. The show, which included crowning the winner of the 2019 AJC Creepers Car Club Cup, drew a couple thousand enthusiasts and about 100 cars and vehicles from around the Southeast, said Greg Grier, chairman of the show. Grier said the event normally has about 500 cars and attracts 5,000 to 10,000 visitors.-Kristal Dixon

The money the club raised will be split by the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Special Olympics Cobb County and Children’s Miracle Network.

The club in 2018 raised $31,000 for the three charities.

This year’s winner of the AJC Creepers Car Club Cup is the owner of a 1932 red Ford 2-door sedan that’s been modified into a street rod. Joe Hatfield of Marietta spent about six years customizing the car, which has 355 horsepower, and includes a 224 crate engine from Chevrolet, a supercharger that can add another 100 horsepower to the car and a 700R overdrive transmission that improves gas mileage.

Todd Duncan talks with last year's AJC Creeper's Car Club Cup winner. (Music source - 'Groundswell' and 'Kickstand by Lance Taber, 'Real Nice Neighbors' by Global Genius.)

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