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Dawsonville Moonshine Festival 2014

For the weekend this was my favorite car. It is street legal (headlights were removed for this show) and is a tribute car to the late Dale Earnhardt. This car was perfect, I would not change a thing.

We have had this event on our calendar for several years but something always came up to prevent us from attending. This year we were all set to take a car and go but again our plans had to change. We did make it but we were unable to take a car. The 2014 Dawsonville GA Moonshine Festival is a must if you like old cars, moonshine, race cars, moonshine, crafts, and moonshine!

I have always heard of the Pool Hall were the locals including Bill hang out in Dawsonville and now we have been there. It is also a restaurant and the burgers are old school and not to be missed while you are in town.

The Festival runs for several days but Saturday is the big day. We got a late start and traffic was terrible. It took us three time as long to get there on Saturday as it did on Sunday morning. The crowd on Saturday was also huge but Sunday was very nice. Our first priority was to see some old race cars and old moonshine runners. We were not disappointed with plenty of both on hand. The town square was surrounded by more 40 Fords than you have ever likely seen in one place at one time.

1939 and 40 Fords were the most popular car around with every variation and condition. Black was the most popular color but there were others.

If your wife is into crafts there were blocks and blocks of cool craft vendors for her to look through while you check out all the cars or the swap meet. If you kept a sharp eye open there were also some old drivers around with plenty of old dirt track and drag strip cars everywhere.

There were authentic old race cars as well as some great tribute cars like this one.

One of our favorite things was meeting Awesome Bill (Elliott) from Dawsonville. We even got a jug of his moonshine with his autograph and another autograph on our old open face race helmet with other notable Nascar drivers ‘ signatures.

Bill Elliott with Katrina and I, great guy and Million Dollar Bill was a pretty fair racer as well!
Cool old school bus now doing its Hot Rod thing.


Next year we will return with one of our cars and spend the entire three days of the event having a lot of good old down south fun! Ya’ll come, ya hear.

What would a moonshine festival be with out a few rat rods? We liked this one.
This terrific Shelby Mustang was another of our favorites.
Although Fords seemed to me the favorite mark at this event there were some excellent other makes such as this fantastic 56 Chevy.
This is just a small sample of the old dirt track cars on display.
Marty Robbins was a great country singer but also an active Nascar driver. This was a tribute car.
It wasn’t all about old dirt track or moonshine cars. There were some very historic drag cars as well.
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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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