First Bermuda Run Car Show this Saturday

Published 12:49 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

BERMUDA RUN – Rick Jefferies likes the heat.

He’s not talking about the kind that comes from the sun – but the kind that comes from under the hood of a classic muscle car.

The president of the DC Cruisers club will have his immaculate 1970 split bumper Camaro Z28 on display Saturday at the first Bermuda Run Auto Show from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Kinderton Boulevard off US 158.

That Camaro isn’t the only classic Jefferies owns. He also has a 1966 Oldsmobile 442. “She’s a beast, four speed. That’s my favorite.”

He remembers well his first car – a 1968 Plymouth GTX B-body.

“I went from that to a 1971 Pontiac LeManz that had some heat under the hood,” Jefferies said. “I just like muscle cars. It doesn’t if it’s a Ford or a Chevy or a Plymouth, as long as it’s got some heat under the hood.”

As co-sponsors of Saturday’s show, expect plenty of cars to be on display from club members. The Cruisers sponsor a monthly cruise-in in Downtown Mocksville. They regularly hold fundraisers to help community members in need, Jefferies said.

Tuttle Motorsports, located in Davie County for the past couple of years, is another sponsor.

They will have a vintage BMW and a BMW race car on display Saturday.

The company specializes in maintenance for European automobiles, including racing machines. It is owned by Katie and Will Tuttle.

“We go to the race tracks a lot on the weekends,” Katie said. “People like his (Will’s) car. He’s very detailed oriented.”

Since moving to Davie, the company has become involved with the auto tech program at Davie High, and they are glad to help the Humane Society of Davie County, the recipient of proceeds from Saturday’s show.

Erin Hamner, the society’s spay/neuter coordinator, said that money and volunteers – especially families willing to foster dogs and cats – are always welcome.

The society uses foster families to host dogs and cats waiting for adoption. It also operates a food pantry out of headquarters on Webb’s Way in Advance. “We can always use more, especially now with puppy and kitten seasons here.”

The show will include a DJ, custom trophies for classes including cars, motorcycles and trucks, food trucks and vendors.

Tamsen Beroth, show coordinator and owner of Speedology, another sponsor, said she loves sponsoring shows in her home county.

“I’ve lived here my whole life, and wanted a community event that the whole family could enjoy,” she said. “There’s a lot of gems around here that people don’t often get to see.

“If I can do something good for the community, then that’s what I want to do.”

And yes, the event is pet friendly. The Humane Society will be set up near The Gazebo with some animals available for adoption.

“Who doesn’t love a puppy or kitten?,” Beroth said.