Annual Memorial Day Car Show
12th Annual Memorial Day Car Show will be held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 415 Hwy 53 E, Dawsonville, Ga on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with rain dates of May 30 or May 31.
Enter our "Pro" Class for a chance to win $1,000! "Winner Take All" cash prize. $100 Entry fee, open to all vehicles.
Registration is $25.00.
Trophies will be given for Top 15, Top Ford, Top GM, Top Mopar, Top Truck, Farthest travelled, Top Street Rod, Most Original and GRHOF Best In Show.
Vendor/crafter space will be available for $50.00.
For more information please call the Hall of Fame, 706-216-7223
Click the "Add to Cart" button below to register for the car show.
Meet the Judges
Bill Buckley - Bill has been a serious car guy since the mid ‘60s when he successfully campaigned an NHRA A/fuel Dragster on the east coast. Unfortunately the draft board didn’t consider Drag Racing a deferrable occupation and after a two year stint in the U.S. Army with 14 months in Viet Nam, Bill received an Honorable Discharge with several decorations. Bill came to Georgia in 1973 and opened a shop specializing in the replacement of the original engines in early Jaguar XJ sedans and Datsun 240Z cars, with brand new GM crate engines. From 1992 to 2001 Bill worked for GM as a Dealer Warranty Auditor. After accepting Early GM retirement Bill joined Porsche Cars North America (2002-2010) where, as the Driving Programs Manager, he was responsible for all aspects of Porsche’s driving programs in North America. After retiring from PCNA bill began showing some of his cars and began consulting and judging various automotive events in the private sector, including: Consultant and Judge for the "Suwanee Classic Car Show" (2013-2021); Director of Operations, The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance (2016-2018); Chief Judge, NMCA & NMRA Regional Car Shows (2012-2018). Bill’s current project is a Factory Five Cobra Roadster replica.
Kent Walters - My name is Kent Waters, I am an native of Dawsonville, GA. I currently reside in Gainesville, GA since 2003. I went to Dawson County Schools and graduated in 1992. I started working for Ernie Elliott/Bill Elliott Racing in 1991. I worked as a fabricator, Paint and Body Specialist, Chassis Specialist, and Tire Specialist. I continued working there until 2003 when I moved to Gainesville and started Kent Waters Originals. I started Kent Waters Originals as a one man operation and it is currently a 10 man operation. We build custom cars and specialize in full auto restoration of antique cars. Kent Waters Originals has set multiple sales records at Barrett Jackson Auto Auctions in early 2000s. We have also broke a land speed record in Bonneville with a 1955 Chevrolet built by Kent Waters Originals, driven by Bob Johnson, clocked in at over 204MPH. I am currently and an original judge for SEMA Battle of the Builders- Young Guns Division. I am also a judge for Summit Racing Autorama. I have been married to my wife, Courtney Waters for over 12 years and we have 3 daughters ages 10, 9, and 5.