Piggott Heritage Car Show a Success Despite Bad Weather

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Best of Show honors for the 2015 Piggott Heritage Car Show went to this 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner, entered by Ron Hanna of Covington, Tenn.(courtesy photo)

Despite a rainy weekend, the Piggott Heritage Car Show and Swap Meet drew a good crowd of both participants and spectators. Dodging rain showers throughout the three days of the event, organizers made the best of the situation and adjusted their schedule accordingly.

Nearly 150 vehicles were pre-entered in this year's show, with the majority of them attending despite the weather. But, due to the weather a number of activities were adjusted though, such as the outdoor showing of the movie "American Graffiti" on Friday evening, which was moved to the Piggott Community Center.

Earlier in the afternoon the new First National Bank community pavilion proved to be a blessing, as participants enjoyed the traditional chicken wing dinner under cover thanks to FNB and Rodney Rouse.

After the skies cleared Saturday afternoon many of the local car show participants made their way to the Piggott square and prepared for an evening of live music and fun. The green 1937 Ford of Perry and Teri Wayne of Kennett,(center) also garnered the People's Choice Award. (TD photo/Tim Blair)

Rain and thundershowers throughout the day on Saturday limited the number of spectators who visited the show, and muddy conditions made things difficult for the swap meet being held adjacent to the park. But, later in the day conditions improved and a large crowd of participants and spectators gathered for the annual cruise and festivities on the downtown square.

On Sunday the annual show concluded with an early morning breakfast for participants at the First United Methodist Church, and the awards ceremony.

Taking home Best of Show honors this year was a black 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner belonging to Ron Hanna, of Covington, Tenn. Meanwhile, the People's Choice Award went to the 1937 Ford entered by Perry and Teri Wayne of Kennett and the Ladies Choice Award went to the 1950 Ford belonging to Pete Billings.

Organizers note despite the weather they felt the show was still a success, and they report nearly 50 entries have already been secured for the 2016 event.

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