More than 100 vehicles expected for fundraiser

Published 9:44 am Friday, April 28, 2017


For people who are partial to cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the place to be on Saturday, May 6, is Ivor Baptist Church.

Starting at 10 a.m., one of the largest fundraisers for this small town will be hosted by the church on Bell Avenue, and will extend as far as Main Street in one direction and to the Ivor Municipal Building parking lot in the other. As many as 112 vehicles, including muscle cars, are expected to be present. Other attractions that day will include the show and sale of antiques.

All proceeds from the “Iron Chariots Car Show” and other events will supply and multiply ministries in Haiti and Beth Emit as well as help fund the IBC youth summer camp, according to Collis Bryant, an IBC deacon.

He explained the process for entering a vehicle in the show.

“To register in advance before May 6,” he said, “owners must fill out a form and pay a $20 fee.

“For more information, go to or Otherwise, cars may be registered on site from 8 to 10 a.m. for the 10 a.m. showing. The cost then will be $25. Checks must be made payable to Ivor Baptist Church, Attn. Iron Chariots.”

“We already have one special entrant,” Bryant, an antique and race car enthusiast, said with a smile. “It is what we call a “Barn Find,” a 1965 Pontiac GTO that hasn’t been out of the garage since 1975.  It still has 1975 license plates and a 1974 inspection sticker on it.”

He emphasized that the show is open to anyone who has a motorized vehicle, such as a jeep, motorcycle, truck or car. For those who need additional information, contact him at 334-6268.

Bryant added that trophies will be awarded for “Best in Show,” “Best in Progress” and “Peoples’ Choice.” A grand prize of a 2013 Johnny Pag Malibu Motorcycle will be awarded at 2:30 p.m. He said winners must be present to receive their prizes.

Although the car show will be a big attraction, Bryant went on, there will be others just as interesting.  “We’ll have Jesse Burdick’s bluegrass band and the Virginia Harmoneers gospel group, as well as a Roller Derby group, which will put on a skating demonstration on the church parking lot.

“Then there’ll be dozens of craft booths, featuring almost anything you can imagine. For anyone who desires to rent a booth, the fee will be $15,” he said.

Admission is free for spectators, but tickets for some of the prizes must be purchased. There will be a 50/50 raffle, as well as a drawing for door prizes every 30 minutes.

Both breakfast and lunch will be available with tables and chairs for seating just outside the fellowship hall.