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Spooky Cruisers Creep into Uptown Lexington

Words: Ellen Richardson

Halloween night is right around the corner and a few hot rodders in Lexington, NC proved this week that kids aren’t the only one who get to have some fun this holiday season. One of the most popular events, hosted by Lexington HOT ROD junkies, in this area offered thousands of area car lovers a chance to step into a time machine that transported each back to the days when some of the hottest cruisers would line the streets alongside mom and pop shops, but with an added creepy twist. Featuring over 500 of the finest Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Antiques, Rat Rods, and Classic Cars in the state, the 3rd annual Uptown Lexington “Spooky CRUZ” continues to be one of the most unique cruise-in events in the country.

Halloween Hot Rod Decorating Contest

The best part of this event was the Hot Rodders Halloween decorating contest. Sponsored by Trimmers Trim Shop, this contest gave each of the Halloween Hot Rods in attendance the opportunity to be named the “Spookiest Cruiser” of the Year.

This year’s winners included:

First Place - 1960 Cadillac owned by Everette Maxwell Gordon


“We are so excited to win this award,” said Everette. “This is my and my wife’s favorite car show of the year and I know that our 1960 Cadillac hot rod was not the best looking one out here tonight, which is why this is such an honor.”

Second Place 1956 Oldsmobile owned by Tim Everhart


“My buddies put on an amazing show and we are honored that my Oldsmobile was recognized,” said Everhart.

Third Place 1969 Corvette with casket trailer owned by Randy Hammitt (Photo by Larry Helms Photography)


“We were overwhelmed to be picked as a winner at this cruise in event,” said Hammitt. “My wife and I attend each of the Uptown Lexington Cruise-ins every month with different cars, but we love this one because we get the chance to when we bring the corvette and casket, which is a big hit with all the kids in attendance.” The next Uptown Lexington Cruise-In will be held on Tuesday, November 13, in Uptown Lexington, from 5-9 p.m. Stay tuned to from this and other cruise-in events throughout the year.