During Labor Day weekend back in 2008, the lake saw a number of neighborhood gatherings as residents celebrated the “end of the summer” season and perhaps the reclaiming of the lake from hoards of tourists.

During Labor Day weekend back in 2008, the lake saw a number of neighborhood gatherings as residents celebrated the “end of the summer” season and perhaps the reclaiming of the lake from hoards of tourists.

Junior White of Camdenton and seven neighbors along Lakeview Acres certainly didn’t imagine their musical lakefront gathering becoming a much-anticipated gathering of sports and sporty car lovers from all over Camden County.

However, this past week, White and 135 friends enjoyed a live band, enormous quantities of food, cold drinks and an afternoon of dancing.

White recalled it beginning as just neighbors talking about their favorite cars, and then a few cars went on display in his front yard and it continued to grow from there.

Saturday, September 1 saw 36 cars, antique trucks and one big red farm tractor. Junior and wife Sharon acted as hosts, cooks and parking coordinators at the annual event but now both retired, the car show event has begun to wear.

“This is the last one,” Junior says. “It’s gotten to be a lot of work. But it’s a whole lot of fun. Maybe somebody will talk me out of wrapping this thing up next year.”