by Clellie Allen and David Leone
WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s first town-sponsored auto show drew thousands of visitors and 181 vehicles June 15.
Lisa Newhouse, director for the town’s Downtown Revitalization Corporation, said their original goal was to attract 75 classic cars. With more than double that number, “We were thrilled,” Newhouse said.
Mike Johnson helped organize the event and said the success was due to volunteer power.
“We had a committee of just 16 volunteers who made this event happen,” Johnson said. “And a few had cars of their own in the show."
Funds raised from the registration fees went to several local nonprofit groups, including Wake Forest Woman’s Club, the Kiwanis Club, Hospice of Wake County and the Boys & Girls Club of Wake Forest.