Southern Cruisers Car Club is a group of car enthusiasts who enjoy getting together to have fun. We have monthly business meetings as well as other activities. the club hosts a GREAT car show in May each year. We support various local charities with our activities .This is a family oriented club with club members participating in area car shows. Our members own many different makes and models of cars , trucks and motorcycles.We invite you to join us in our next adventure by calling one of the members in the contact area of this website.
On November 8 1990 Art & Judy Johnson, Clovis Duncan, Bill Colvin, Tim Butler, Terry Meredith and Ton Laird gathered to discuss the idea of forming a car club. that night to Southern Cruisers Car Club became a reality. by the end of December ,charter membership had grown to eleven.The club was to be different than most. We would be an open club allowing vehicles of all makes ,models and years. In addition to business meetings being held monthly , we wanted to have monthly events that were fun for the entire family.
Since 1992 the Southern Cruisers have had a very successful annual car show. We have made donations to various charities such as St Jude and the Boys and Girls Club, Golden Triangle Outdoors and help a local nursing home at Christmas time .
Tom Laird , Charter president 1992-1993
Charter members are:
Art & Judy Johnson, Bill Colvin, Tim Butler, Clovis Duncan, Hazel Hill, Paul Weir, James Hall, Gene Robertson, Red Rousch and Terry Mereideth
During the early 2000s, the Southern Cruisers began inviting members of surrounding communities to join our club. We gained a diverse group of new members from surrounding communities: Starkville, West Point, Caledonia, Maben, and Eastern Alabama just to name a few. These members have brought with them a wide variety of vehicles which represent the original mission of the charter club members: to include all makes and models of vehicles. The club also host various car related events each year to include all family members and friends.
For the past few years, the club has had a strong president who took a good club and built it into a well recognized organization.
Our car show has been revamped into a cruise-in event that is held at a gorgeous location along the Tenn-Tom waterway at the Columbus Lock and Dam in Columbus, MS. The event has been renamed “Cruisin’ the River” and is held during late August each year. The car show continues to grow with participants voicing exciting opinions of the activities that are included in the event.
On Saturday morning, registration gets underway at 8 AM and activities are planned throughout the day to keep car enthusiasts involved and active.
The games, food, music and races all come together. Clubs are encouraged to compete with one another in our Gravity Slow Drag Race. The overall winner of the Race becomes the “King of the Hill” for that year and is asked to return the next year to defend his title.
After all the games, and races the presentation of trophies.
If you haven’t attended one of our shows, we invite you to mark your calendars for this year’s event. We promise you will NOT be disappointed!!