It was a trip down memory lane for many last Friday night as vintage car owners cruised Williamson Road as part of the 8th annual Star City Motor Madness event, which typically draws participants from all over the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The madness continued on Saturday as entrants displayed their wheels along Franklin Road and Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke. Proceeds from entry fees collected were part of a fundraiser to benefit the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
Last year, about 15,000 cars, trucks and motorcycles gathered for the Williamson Road cruise portion of the event. The Williamson Road Area Business Association helped sponsor this year’s event. Featured guest George Barris brought nine vehicles, including a “Batmobile” and “Herbie”, the VW bug from the 2005 “Fully Loaded” movie. Awards were also handed out in various categories at Elmwood Park Saturday.