3rd Annual Driving Away Hunger Car Show and Sound-Off

Posted: October 29, 2012 in October 2012
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Saturday was probably the perfect day to be at a show in the north Georgia mountains. Home Depot of Clayton, Georgia, provided the lot for the 3rd annual Driving Away Hunger Car Show and Sound-Off hosted by Diana and Shane Allen. The weather was perfect, sun wasn’t baking down all day and we had a bit of a breeze to keep it nice. People of all kinds showed up to help raise money for the Rabun County Christian Food Ministries. Hot Franklin Imports car club had the lot filling up quickly. There were about as many cars in the show portion as there were that showed up for the sound-off bass competition. Games were held off and on throughout the day, all having some twist for Halloween. The baby bottle contest consisted of contestants downing a bottle full of yummy yet sour grapefruit juice.


Josue Avila won this game as well as the Insane Hot Wing eating contest.


Even the little one’s got in on the hot wing action and gave the big boys a run for their money.


There was a candy corn count that was open to anyone who thought they had the right answer to how many corns were in the bottle. Santiago Mendoza guessed the right number and won the bottle of candy corn along with a bucket full of other candy goodies.
The pumpkin toss was pretty self-explanatory. Teams lined up to see who could catch and return the pumpkins the most times, each return resulting in more space between partners.


Then came the Taste of Terror. Contestants were blind folded and were fed crazy things consisting of stuffed green olives, lime juice, pop rocks candy, soy sauce, smoked oysters, warheads sour candy, and unsweetened bitter chocolate. They then had to guess what it was. Alejandro Macias from Custom Tint and Sounds won the contest.
The Sound Show held in the bottom of the lot was run by Tim Brown. Classes were Trunk, Hatch, SUV, Truck, and Modified. They also held a Bass Race that was just for fun and had everyone watching on the edge of their metaphorical seats. The rules of the bass race were simple. Stay higher in decibels than your opponent, but do not go any higher than 129.9 dbs on the meter.


Billy Kovaly won the event beating out 5 opponents taking home a gift certificate to chic-fil-a for a party platter.

Winners of the show were as follows.
Sound-Off Winners by class:
Trunk-3rd place Tyler Gilbreath with 136.4 db
2nd place Billy Blackwell with 136.7 db
1st place Alejandro Macias with 143.8 db also took home the trophy for Best Stereo Install


Hatch-2nd place Shane Wall with 142.7 db
1st place Isaac Docxc with 150.1 db

Truck-3rd place Kyle Roberts with 138.9 db
2nd place Caleb Arnold with 139.5 db
1st place Josh Carpenter with 145.1 db

SUV- 2nd place Fro Orozco with 144.0 db
1st place Brandon McCarthy 146.8 db


Modified- 3rd place Matt Leisch in his Mazda Truck with 143.1 db
2nd place Billy Kovaly with 150.7 db
1st place Matt Leisch in his Chevy Tahoe with 152.4 db also won Highest SPL of the Day


Car Show Awards by Class:
Classic/Antique Car- 3rd place 1971 Monte Carlo
2nd place 1956 Cadillac also taking home the Pastor’s Choice Award
1st place 1937 Ford also won Best of Show
Hot Rod/Muscle- 3rd place 1960 Biscayne
2nd place 1996 Trans Am
1st place 1934 Ford Coupe also won trophy for the Brandon Wales People’s Choice
Sports Model/Luxury- 3rd place 2003 Honda Civic
2nd place 1991 Toyota MR2
1st place 2008 Shelby
Import- 3rd place 2003 Mercedes CLK 320
2nd place 1991 MR2 Toyota
1st place 2007 Nissan Nismo 350z
Classic/Antique Truck- 1st place 1972 C10 Chevy
4×4- 3rd place 2002 F250
2nd place 1989 F350
1st place 2005 Dodge 2500
Minitruck- 1st place 1999 Ford Ranger

Congratulations to all the winners this year and here’s to another great show next year!


  1. diana allen says:

    Thank you so much for the coverage! What great pica and kind words! Hope we can double the event in size and participation next fall!

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