One significant change made at Moonshine Cruiz-In event: cars pushed in & out

Vicari Auctions make change after freak accident on Friday

DALTON (WDEF) – On Friday, we told you about an accident that happened at a car show and auction at the Dalton Convention Center, where a man was pinned underneath a car.

Today, we went to see if any changes were made.

There was one major one, and it didn’t go unnoticed by a television star.

A picture off Facebook from Friday afternoon’s Moonshine Cruiz-In event at the Dalton Convention Center shows a man pinned underneath a car that lurched forward while approaching the auction block.

Today, there were no motors running. No smell of exhaust. Workers did what you see at car shows done by bigger companies, like Barrett Jackson: they pushed cars in and out.

Joe and Amanda Martin, hosts of the Motor Trend Network show ‘Iron Resurrection,’ noticed and applauded the change.

Joe Martin: “When these sort of things happen, I mean they happen at all kinds of different events. You know, so they adapt quickly and they want to keep it safe. That’s the thing. Above all, you want to keep safety for the people and … so pushing the cars in. That’s a great idea. Keeps everything safe. You know, the cars aren’t running.”

The Vicari Auction Company has 20 years of classic car auction experience, and Martin knows freak accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. He says Vicari did a wonderful job of looking at the situation and making the right decision for the safety of everyone.

“I think they just overcame the situation, and it just goes to show the class act of the event here, and everybody’s safe, and we have a big crowd today, and everything came out great. And, so we were just glad to be a part of it.”

Martin says Vicari has been a great partner for his family’s business, Martin Brothers Customs. Coming to Dalton meant an easy delivery of a car in Cartersville, then coming up to do the show. He believes it’s always a win-win.

“We’ve worked with the people that put this show on before. And, they’re just great folks. Great organization. And we’ve had great success at them. Whenever they invite us out, we’re fortunate to be able to come out and it’s … but it’s just a great organization and we always love coming.”

The Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In event has one more day left.

You can check it out Sunday at the Dalton Convention Center.

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