Classic vehicle enthusiasts gather at courthouse despite some precipitation on Saturday morning


After a three month delay due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the first Lake Country Classic Cars “Classics and Coffee” went off without a hitch Saturday despite early heavy rain showers. 

Club President Larry Barnes said the morning was a success despite the rain in some parts of the county.

 “I think we had a great first showing being that there was so much rain early on Saturday morning,” he said. “Most guys don’t take their cars out if it’s raining a lot. We ended up with 35 cars. We were really appreciative of folks coming out because it was pouring down rain all over Wood County early that morning. We had been expecting about 50 to 75 cars and I’m sure we would have had that had we not had the rain.”

The club plans to continue the “Classics and Coffee” and will return to downtown Quitman July 20, Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17. Barnes said the group will continue to practice social distancing as long as necessary.

“It’s not that dangerous outside as long as you practice the social distancing.” Barnes added. “Remember, there are free breakfast, free coffee and donuts for anyone who brings a classic car.”

The event will continue to have door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

The club will begin its series of summer cruises Thursday night at the Quitman Dairy Queen. Cars begin to gather at the DQ about 5:30 p.m.

The club meets third Mondays at Red Dome Smokehouse with a meal at 5:30 p.m. and meeting following at 6:30 p.m.