The time is fast approaching when more than 1,000 cars will descend on Dublin, with model years from the early 1900s to 2017.
The Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In will be held Thursday through Saturday, July 13-15, at Dublin's Metro Center near the southwest corner of Frantz Road and Bridge Street (state Route 161).
The sixth annual Rolling Legends Tour, in which car owners will caravan to the Honda Heritage Center and Honda Manufacturing Facility in Marysville, will be held at 9 a.m. July 13.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 14 and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 15.
In addition to classic cars and motorcycles, the 35th show will feature musical performances by Phil Dirt & the Dozers and the Ultimate Elvis Tribute featuring Mike Albert.
Albert was brought back in honor of the event's 35th anniversary, said Elizabeth Martin, development director with the Arthritis Foundation and auto show event director.
The auto show also features other elements that had proved popular in the past, such as the Mama and Baby Reo exhibit.
Featured at this year's show will be the General Motors Futurliner.
Part of a fleet of motor homes, the model that will be shown at the event is one of only a few vehicles that are left, Martin said. The self-contained motor home was built in the 1950s to celebrate General Motors, she said.
In addition to the Futurliner, the event will again feature a luxury vehicle tent, the contents of which vary annually, Martin said.
"It's almost like a little museum," she said.
Event Chairman Jeff Brashares said he plans to bring at least eight of his classic cars. They will include a 1953 Buick Skylark convertible and a 1983 Buick Riviera.
Brashares, who has 45 classic cars, said his interest in cars began when he bought, rebuilt and sold a 1947 Plymouth in college.
"Once you have one car, it's never enough," he said.
The auto show has become an attraction for car collectors, but nightly concerts and other special attractions make the event more than a car show, Martin said.
"It's become an event for people to last through the whole weekend," she said.
The Classic Auto Show is the Arthritis Foundation's largest fundraiser, Martin said.
Last year the event raised $240,000, and this year, Martin said she hopes to raise $260,000.
"I think we're going to hit that goal," she said.
The funding goes toward diagnosis, treatment and cure for arthritis, as well as advocacy and community support, Martin said.
Tickets can be purchased at the event.
One-day tickets are $15, and two-day tickets with admission to Friday and Saturday evening concerts are $20.
Children 12 and younger will be admitted at no charge. More information can be found at arthritis.org/autoshow or via 614-503-5591.