Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In
30th annual event in Dublin will include new features
The Arthritis Foundation will rev up its 30th annual Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In with two new features.
Offerings at the two-day car show have been expanded this year to include a tour on Thursday, July 5, and partnership with the Dublin Art Fair.
Michelle Thomas, show organizer, said the inaugural Rolling Legends Tour has been added before the traditional two-day car show on July 6 and 7.
"We decided to add it. With the Fourth (of July) landing on Wednesday this year, it gives people a chance to come into town early," she said.
"A lot of car shows do a driving tour."
The tour will line up at noon July 5 and depart about 1 p.m. with stops at the Flying Horse Farm and Right Stuff Detailing planned.
The tour is set to run until 6 p.m.
The Flying Horse Farm in Mount Gilead will host a camp for children with arthritis this summer and Thomas said the tour will show what the campers will experience.
"We thought it would be neat to work with them," she said.
The second stop on the Rolling Legends Tour will feature another car show that also benefits the Arthritis Foundation.
"We'll end at Right Stuff Detailing in Westerville at (state) Route 3 and Polaris Parkway," Thomas said.
"They're having their third annual car show on Thursday before our show.
"The proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation."
A new partnership with the Dublin Art Fair, organized by the Dublin Area Art League, will offer a trolley between the car show, Art Fair and Historic Dublin.
"They had contacted us last summer," Thomas said.
"The art show is typically a week after us," Thomas said.
"We thought it would be something nice to do to partner together.
"People can go to the car show and go to their show. We rented a trolley for the weekend."
The partnership could draw more people to Dublin and will provide a variety of activities for people, said Art Fair organizer Sandy Libertini, of Grand Scheme Productions.
"This created a bigger event in Dublin," Libertini said.
"There's a lot of stuff going on and more stuff for people to do," she said.
"Husbands may not want to go to the Art Fair. They can go to the car show."
Likewise, Thomas said, the art show may offer something for wives who go to the car show.
"There is something for people who don't want to sit and look at cars all day," she said.
For people who do want to look at cars, there will be plenty. Thomas is anticipating 1,200 vehicles.
The cruise-in will be held from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 6.
The cruise-in features cars of all kinds, competing for six-foot-tall trophies. The day will end with a Phil Dirt and the Dozers concert at 7:30 p.m.
On July 7, there will be a classic auto show with several groups including vintage motorcycles, Chevrolet convertibles dating back to 1960 and Jaguars.
Registration runs from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and judging is 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Van-Dells will perform at 6:30 p.m.
Admission to the show is $10 and children ages 12 and younger will be admitted for free.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the central Ohio chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
Last year $190,000 was raised and this year's goal is $200,000, Thomas said.
"It's a really fun event and a great fundraiser for the foundation," she said.
"We can give out more information on arthritis, put on our (junior arthritis) camp, family day and the expo event (with proceeds)."
For more information about the event, go to arthritisauto show.com.