Sport, vintage and unique automobiles from the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs area will be on full display for all in the Camelot Jewelers/O’Brians parking lot at Mt. Vernon Road and Dunwoody Club Drive Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
“We fill up the lot,” said driving club founder Chuck Wing. “And, it’s just a very friendly, open atmosphere … very social, very casual.”
Wing founded the club last year to fill a void for local car lovers looking to congregate while showing off their prized possessions.
“I just talked to an awful lot of people — car buffs,” Wing recalled. “We [agreed] that somebody really needed to start something in Dunwoody … you’d be amazed at some of the cars you see driving around Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.”
An eclectic lineup of four-wheeled marvels has graced the asphalt stage at previous Dunwoody Driving Club showcases, including a range of classic and sporty vehicles — Duesenbergs, Lamborghinis, Corvettes and Austin-Healeys to name a few.
The club’s last outing in June brought out more [than] 100 cars and a couple hundred spectators.
“People get an opportunity to show off what they’ve acquired and talk about their experiences,” said Wing.
Owner of a 2001 Porsche and a Mercedes 500 SL, Wing knows a thing or two about that kind of thing.
He summed up his take on the allure of car shows from the participant’s perspective with the following, a favorite saying of his:
“As a young man you dream about a car. Then you drive the car. Then [later in life], you display the car … you talk about what that car meant in the history of your life.”
Friday’s car show is free, but organizers ask those interested in attending to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs Food Bank.