One day in 2014, a group of car friends decided to go up to Helen, Ga, to check out the scenery. After seeing the sights, eating great food, and doing research to set up an event in the town, they headed home. On the way, Helen Import Day was created.

They set the date for August 9th, giving them 28 days to promote and set up the event. They got more friends together, took their cars on the mountain roads and arrived at the beautiful Alpine Village of Helen. The morning of the event, they knew the parking lot of the Helendorf Inn was too small. With many supporters and Helen’s authorities on hand, the event quickly came together on Main Street. It was a great turn out and the group of friends decided to do it again in 2015.