XENIA — A long-standing Greene County Fourth of July tradition rolled into the Greene County Fairgrounds last week: the Greene County Antique and Classic Car Club annual car show and swap meet. This year’s event was the show’s 49th edition.
The show is part of Greene County history. According to Tom Andrew, the club’s president, when the car show started, it was one of the first in the area.
Andrew estimated that the event had 200 registered cars and 40 vendors present. According to a club report, normal attendance at the event is over 1,400 paid spectators.
The show differs from a cruise-in, in that the registered vehicles are judged in various classes. Two trophies were awarded in each of the show’s 22 classes. Best in show and oldest car awards were also given alongside special awards and door prizes.
“I think it’s important to have people out,” Andrew said. “Hopefully we can have grandparents bring grandchildren and parents bringing children just to see a little history there.”