Hundreds of classic cars, customs and bikes drove in to the Wilson County Fairgrounds over the weekend for the 15th Annual Redneck Rumble Car Show & Swap Meet.
The event has grown into a high-traffic stop for car enthusiasts, and license plates from across the country showed it.
“We have a huge swap meet here, probably one of the largest buy, sell and trade events in the southeast,” said Kelly Bennett, a longtime employee of event organizer Both Barrels Promotions. “I talked to a guy yesterday who had come from Washington, and the actual car show is a big draw, too.”
COVID-19 may have kept some people from making the trip to the fairgrounds, but local businesses are still expected to benefit.
“It definitely brings a lot of money into the community,” Bennett said. “Motels are full, and the local restaurants see extra traffic. Turnout’s been solid this weekend — it definitely wasn’t banner, but it has been a good turnout.”