Rendezvous car show to benefit Flying Horse Farms
The second annual Rendezvous car show will be at the New Albany Church of the Resurrection.
"It is a great venue there in the heart of ... the city of New Albany," event spokeswoman Julie Kriss said.
The Rendezvous will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, rain or shine, at the church, 6300 Dublin-Granville Road in New Albany, Kriss said.
The event is being organized by the New Albany Rotary Club, with sponsorship from several local businesses. The show will benefit Flying Horse Farms in Mount Gilead.
Last year, the Rendezvous was held in at Flying Horse Farms in Mount Gilead. Flying Horse Farms is patterned after Hole in the Wall, a camp started by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. It provides for children suffering from cancer, severe blood disorders, heart disease and arthritis. The camp has 24-hour medical care, with help from volunteer doctors and nurses.
Gary Paine, charter member of New Albany Rotary Club, said the Rendezvous will feature more than 200 vehicles of all makes and models.
Displays on vehicle safety and restoration will be included, as well a "Touch a Truck" display featuring a New Albany Police Department vehicle, a Plain Township Fire Department vehicle and a tractor-trailer. The Ohio Department of Transportation will teach people about blind spots on tractor-trailers.
The restoration display will feature three 1970 Boss Mustangs with a 302 engine. The Boss 302 Mustang was produced as a limited edition by the Ford Motor Co. in 1969 and 1970, Paine said.
The first is in "barn find" condition, Paine said. It is dirty and rusted, like it's been sitting in a barn for 35 years. The second is a shell that has been sandblasted and welded. The third is a restored vehicle.
"It can take a professional racing shop two years to do the work," Paine said. "It takes the average homeowner five years of work."
The show is drawing cars from a 150-mile radius, with many central Ohio car clubs participating. Paine said many local car owners have promised to bring special cars that almost never make it to a show, such as an A.C. Bristol, which was built in England in the 1950s.
Paine said the event will be family-oriented, with food prepared by the Knights of Columbus and tours available at the Ealy House across the street.
The Ealy House, built in 1860, was restored by the New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society. Society member Marilyn Saveson said the house will be open from 1 to 3 p.m.
Registration for the Rendezvous is open through Friday, Aug. 3, online at flyinghorsefarms.org; registration on Aug. 18 also is available, Kriss said. For more information, visit the facebook.com/NACarShow.