Behind the Scenes
Cars of Palestine was organized in 1986 in Palestine, Texas, located in beautiful East Texas, to provide an opportunity for local car enthusiasts to meet, socialize and maintain the spirit of good fellowship. We encourage the use of these special interest autos in activities which promote our community; however, car ownership is not a requirement for membership. We have an eclectic group of cars, in fact the CARS in our name is an acronym for; Classic, Antique, Racing and Sport.
Cars of Palestine, Inc. is a family-oriented, non-profit organization that participates in local parades several times each year, travels to other communities for parades and shows, hosts other car clubs in our state who visit Palestine, and gives assistance to members and non-members alike in finding parts – and sometimes that special auto in someone’s memory. Cars of Palestine is a member of the Texas Vehicle Club Council and the Palestine Chamber of Commerce.
On a community service level, Cars of Palestine has awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors within Anderson County. Cars of Palestine sponsors toy and food drives held in the community annually. We recently completed our “Potties in the Park” project in which we built a public restroom facility at Davey Dogwood Park. This project was made possible by many generous donations from other organizations and individuals. The potties are now open to the public and enjoyed by everyone visiting the park.
Members of the Cars of Palestine are an enthusiastic group, willing to take their special autos to activities where they can provide joy and fun to the citizens in the community. We have taken our autos to the Sterling House in Palestine for the residents to see and recall their special memories. We parked our autos at the Texas State Railroad Park for a special treat to those riding the rails. And we participate in parades locally. As proud as we are of our special autos, it is hard to say who gets more pleasure from our activities – the public or ourselves. We enjoy going for drives through the countryside together and usually plan a mystery cruise in the spring and in the fall so that we can enjoy the changing foliage. Show us where a car show or parade is being held in our area and we are there to show off our cars. And don't be surprised if you see us hanging out together in a local park with our cars on display.
President Jeannette Alford
James Kirkwood Vice-President
Beth Ward Secretary
Cindy Landrum Treasurer