An Event to benefit Horizon Field
By Carla Caldwell
The Acworth Classic Car Cruise held recently in Historic Downtown Acworth attracted a large crowd of classic car enthusiasts, fans of downtown, and competitors and spectators who dropped by after the national wakeboard championship held nearby at Lake Allatoona.
Money raised at the late July cruise will go toward upkeep of Horizon Field, an athletic facility in Acworth that serves young athletes with special needs. The owner of each car participating in the cruise paid a $2 entry fee.
Dallas Godfrey and his wife are active members and founders of Acworth-based Lake City Cruisers. The group began hosting classic car cruises in Acworth about nine years ago to provide an outlet for collectors of classic cars. Godfrey loves classic cars and downtown. It made sense, he said, to bring the two interests together. The group hosts a cruise every few months. Merchants support the events.
It was “five or six years ago,” Godfrey said, that the organization decided to provide money collected at the cruises to help maintain Horizon Field.
He was initially involved with an organization that helped get the field built, and later he learned that the field needed help with upkeep.
Godfrey brought two cars to the most recent cruise – a 1970 Dodge Challenger and a 2008 Challenger. His wife brought her 1966 Corvette. She also served as DJ at the popular event. The music reflected the wide span of years in which the cars were manufactured. The majority of cars at the July show were produced in the 1940s through the 1990s. A 1928 Ford Business Coupe was one of the oldest cars at the show.
The next cruise is Oct. 29. For more information, call the Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department at 770-917-1234.