MSV to Host Free Car Show July 16
Event part of July 16 Glen Burnie Gardens Day Festivities
Winchester, VA 7/01/11…The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is offering car enthusiasts the opportunity to participate in a free car show that will take place on the Museum grounds on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Part of the Museum’s Glen Burnie Gardens Day event, the car show is being coordinated by the Shenandoah Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (SRAACA). Owners of antique and modified cars that are at least 25 years old are encouraged to participate in the event.
Along with offering car enthusiasts a beautiful venue to display their vehicles, car show participants will receive admission two complimentary admission tickets to visit the Museum. Awards will also be presented in the following categories: Oldest Car; Museum Director’s Choice; Best of Show, Antique Car; and Best of Show, Modified Car. The winner in each category will receive a plaque, a $25 gift certificate to the Museum Store, and a free, one-year family membership to the Museum ($75 value).
Next month’s event marks the second time the MSV has hosted a car show with SRAACA during Glen Burnie Gardens Day. In 2010, nearly 70 cars were on display for the Museum’s free admission day. MSV officials are expecting another great show this year. According to Curt Mason, president of the SVRAACA, more than 30 cars are already registered for this year’s event, including a 1928 Ford Model A, a 1964 Corvair, and a 1972 Rolls Royce.
Registration for the car show is free, and registration forms are available at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, online at www.ShenandoahMuseum.org, or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 208. Early registration is encouraged as the first 100 registrants will receive a free commemorative dash plaque.
Along with car show, which will be open to the public at no charge, Glen Burnie Gardens Day will also offer visitors free admission to the Museum’s six-acre Glen Burnie Gardens and the MSV galleries. Tours of the Glen Burnie Historic House will be available for $5.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley complex—which includes the Museum, the historic house, and the gardens— is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Additional information is available online at www.ShenandoahMuseum.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. – END –
Julie B. Armel
540-662-1473, ext. 225