By Kay Whatley
Vehicles will be converging on Bunn, North Carolina for the November to Remember Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The show vehicles, vendors, and more will be spread across the Montclair Complex, located at 907 NC Hwy 98 E, Bunn NC, from 10am to 4pm.
The organizers are accepting entries for cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Of the planned 140 vehicles, about half that many are registered and paid right now. Early registration is recommended, as spots are expected to fill quickly. This Franklin County event, expected to draw cars, trucks, and motorcycles from far and wide.
To register your vehicle for this event, visit the show’s registration page. The early fee of $15 per vehicle is available for registrations paid by October 31, 2017. Starting November 1, registration is $20 per vehicle — spots are confirmed when paid. The day of the show, late registrations will be accepted starting at 10am — if any spots are available.
Trophies will be awarded for:
- Top 15 Car
- Top 15 Truck
First, Second and Third in these classes:
- Chevy Truck
- Ford Truck
- Mopar Car
- Chevy Car
- Ford Car
- Old School
The following Top awards for:
- Best of show Male-owned
- Best of Show Female-owned
- Best Paint
- Best Engine Bay
- Kids Choice
- Deepest Club
- Most repped Club
- Franklin County Food Drive
A total of 68 trophies are planned, sponsored by Stiffler’s Chassis And Suspension.
This event is open to the public. All are welcome to check out the show at no charge for entry or parking. Check out the vehicles, walk Vendor’s Alley, enter a raffle drawing, enter the Car Limbo Contest, listen to the music, or pick up something to eat.
In, Vendor Alley, the vendors will be demonstrating their products. Ella Reece of The Pony Store signed on as one of the first vendors, and others followed. A few vendor spots are open — for automotive-related vendors only. The vendor fee is $15 for the space; plan to bring your own displays, tables, or chairs. Contact Jennifer Fleming at 919.671.1137 if interested.
Raffle prizes have been donated, including one from Checkered Flag Detailers: a Gift Certificate valued at $600 towards a vehicle ceramic coating. Also, smaller items have been donated that will be in goodie bags given as prizes throughout the day.
Enter the Car Limbo Contest and show how low you can go. The limbo entry fee is $5. The winner of the Contest will receive a prize of $50.
Food will be available during the show from:
- Benny B’s Tasty Tune’s Food Truck
- Lumpy’s Ice Cream
- Shavonne’s Sugar and Spice Cakery
- Big Red’s Dog House
Speaking of food… Since this show comes just before Thanksgiving, everyone is asked to bring canned goods to donate and help Franklin County families. Plus, using your canned goods you can help to award a trophy for the most donations collected in the Food Drive. Care And Share, a nonprofit food pantry in Louisburg NC, will be placing food collection boxes next to each participating car, truck, and motorcycle. As you walk around the show, drop your can(s) in a vehicle’s donation box to “vote” for that vehicle as your favorite(s). At the end of the day the donation boxes will be collected, their contents counted, and the donations loaded into a Care and Share truck. Then, the trophy will be awarded to the owner of the vehicle that receives the most donations! Have your say, and make a difference for local folks in need.
- Clark Webster, Checkered Flag Detailers — $600 Gift Certificate towards a ceramic coating
- Chris O’Hara, CJ Autosport — $475 value Scorpion Black spray-in bed liner (for 6 ft truck)
- Tirestickers — $100 Gift Certificate towards their products
- Majestic Solutions of Knightdale — $75 car care kit
- JLT Performance — Discount coupon (various)
- UPR Products — $50 Gift Certificate
- Flowmaster — Half Price Gift Certificate (value max $1,000)
- Greg Calderon of Wrap Chap — One hood wrap Gift Certificate (value $250-$300)
- The Pony Store, Wake Forest
- Modify My Stang, Youngsville
- Checkered Flag Detailers, Wake Forest
- Wrap Chap, Cary
- Jeff Orlando Gamble, Sun Dimmers Tint
- Brad Elliott, CroftgateUSA
- K & M Vinyl Creations, Megan Dickerson
- A few more coming soon!
John Brooks Filming will be filming the show from start to finish, and Keshaun White from KD Photography919 will be taking photos throughout the day.
The November to Remember Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show organizer is Dalton Fleming, a Bunn resident and graduate of Bunn High School.
When Dalton was in high school, he worked — including at local Vollmer Farm — and saved his money to buy a Mustang. He’d wanted one for a long time, and when he’d saved enough he bought one that needed engine and body work.
His parents encouraged him to be responsible for the car, so Dalton continued working to pay for parts, paint, and tags. He and his friend, Jon Perry, worked on the car together sometimes.
Then, the December of their senior year, Jon Perry died in a car accident on his way home from school. Dalton and Jon had been friends since kindergarten. It hit him hard to lose his friend, just before they would both have graduated. The Flemings pulled together a fundraiser for the Perry family.
As time went on, Dalton finished the work on his Mustang alone.
After two years of work, the car was finished in 2017. Dalton took it to Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and entered alongside 750 Mustangs from across the US. He won Best In Show for his class (94-98 Mustangs).
When he got back from Myrtle Beach, Dalton shared news of his win at Mustang Week with his former Bunn High classmates — many who owned trucks and had given Dalton a hard time for having a car.
That’s when Dalton got the idea to set up a car show so local folks could show their cars, trucks, motorcycles — whatever they drove. Dalton started organizing the show with help from his family, and immediately businesses responded. Sponsors starting signing up right away, and dozens of owners registered their vehicles for the show. His parents Jennifer and Eddie Fleming, friends Gary and Heather Sparks and their family, members of the Wake Forest Mustang Club, and others are working to make the show a great event for Bunn.
Bunn NC is located in Franklin County, at the halfway point between Raleigh and Rocky Mount. It is a unique town with a mix of old and new, tobacco fields and solar farms, home-cooking restaurants and sustainable farms.