Senior Living

Savannah Court car show brings back memories

by Wes Mayer


Joe Webb won an award at the Trip Down Memory Lane car show for his 1961 Studebaker pickup truck that, interestingly, has no oil filter. 

A few weeks ago, seniors at Savannah Court of Newnan got the chance to look at a number of classic vehicles and to remember the good old days at the third annual Trip Down Memory Lane car show.

The car show was held in June in the front parking lot of the senior living home, and seniors and employees of Savannah Court got the chance to see inside the vehicles, under their hoods and to meet the vehicles’ owners in order to learn about each vehicle’s history.

“It’s nice to see their faces, of them gone back in time and remembering their rides,” said Mary Davenport, who organizes the annual car show. “Maybe they dated in one, or it was their honeymoon vehicle.”

Davenport said they host the car show to lighten the mood at the senior living home, and because the car show was held before Father’s Day, every father at the home was given a hat. The seniors and employees were also able to vote for their favorite vehicles, and awards were given out.

This year, the five awards went to Joe Webb of Moreland with his 1961 Studebaker pickup truck, a 1953 Buick owned by Herschel Goff from Newnan, a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle, a 1973 Dodge Charger and a 1955 Chevrolet Belair. Davenport said she hopes to keep the car show going for many more years.

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