Expect day of family fun at third annual Flying Tigers Car Show

Car show vehicle registrants will receive a T-shirt, a food/drink coupon and an engraved Flying Tiger coaster.  

Special to American Press

The third annual Sowela Foundation Flying Tigers Car Show, presented by Sasol, returns 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday behind the college’s arts and humanities building. 

This family-friendly event will give automobile enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase their vehicles and win customized car part trophies, said Marianne White, executive director of institutional advancement, alumni affairs and community engagement.

Fifty prizes will be given in categories including best paint, interior and engine.

Specialty categories will include off-road Jeeps and sports cars.

The Flying Cubs Kids Zone will feature fun jumps, remote control car races, fire truck and ambulance displays. 

White said Sowela culinary students and faculty chefs will be preparing jambalaya meals for sale for $6. Door prizes are also planned.

Darlene Hoffpauir, institutional advancement coordinator, said proceeds from the car show will benefit the Sowela Foundation; previous shows have raised about $70,000.

“The Sowela Foundation works with donors that invest in our students through financial contributions for scholarships,” White said in a news release. “With events such as The Flying Tigers Car Show we raise awareness of our students, programs, and college, while also raising funds for scholarships and enhancement.”

Tickets are $5 per person and admission is free for children 12 and under.

Early bird registration for those who would like to show off their rides is $30 per vehicle and can be purchased at www.sowela.edu/carshow. Day-of registration is $35 per vehicle. Registration includes entry to the contest, a car show T-shirt, food/drink coupon and an engraved Flying Tiger coaster.  

Participants with registered vehicles are encouraged to arrive at 8 a.m. to ensure prime parking and awards will be presented at 2 p.m.