March 19, 2006 - Posted at 1:08 p.m. CST
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ Auto buffs in northeast Arkansas are
gearing up for the 17th annual Jonesboro Auto Show next weekend.
The show, sponsored by the University Heights Lions Club, will be
held at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center.
The show is said to be the largest indoor show of specialty
vehicles in the Mid-South. Club spokesman Don Vineyard said this
year space will be allotted for more than 170 vehicles -- 25 more
than in years past.
Vineyard said visitors come from as far away as California, New
Jersey, Texas and Florida. The show will feature custom cars,
street rods, hot rods, modified stock cars, antique cars and trucks
and some late-model vehicles, as well as motorcycles and other
Registration chairman Vernon Drake said last week that 112 cars
or trucks had been signed up for exhibit, plus a couple of