Cookson United Methodist Church will hold its Sixth annual Classic Cars & Collectibles Show and spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The dinner costs a donation, and there is no entrance fee for the car show.

Show coordinator Barry Kinslow said the show draws a lot of visitors, partly because it’s held in the evening.

“Here, we don’t charge them anything, we just enjoy each other’s cars,” he said. “A lot of people find it kind of nice just to have a three-hour event. They can drive in, spend that time and have supper with us.”

Kinslow said he expects 55 or 60 cars coming from as far away as Muskogee and Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Cars range from 1920s Fords to current models, he said.

“We have, I believe it’s a 1939-1940 model, Ford cab over engine — which means the cab is over the engine — car hauler,” he said.

Another local enthusiast brings “rat rods,” which imitate early hot rods from the 1940s through early 1960s, he said.

“We’ll get a couple of full-blown dragsters in,” he said. 

A new section is a Jeep Corral.

“There are five Jeeps that I know of,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll have eight or 10 Jeeps.”

One model expected at the show is a restored 1941 military Jeep, Kinslow said. “It was restored by the son of the general who used the Jeep.”

Supper proceeds go to the denomination’s Volunteers in Mission program.

“It will go primarily to this area, for disaster relief,” Kinslow said.

A destructive tornado ripped through the area last December. Kinslow said a tornado came within a quarter mile west of the church.

Proceeds also will go to Webbers Falls Schools, which were heavily damaged by late May floods.

If you go

WHAT: Lake Tenkiller Classic Cars and Collectibles.

WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Cookson United Methodist Church, 21685 Cookson Bend Road, Cookson.

ADMISSION: Donations requested.

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