Antique car show expected to draw 400 vintage vehicles


AKRON – For the 44th year, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens hosts the Antique, Classic & Collector Car Show on Father’s Day, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America, a chapter of the Classic Car Club of America, works with the staff at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens to organize a display of more than 400 vintage automobiles manufactured from 1925 through 1948 at the historic estate each year.

Pre-1916 cars spotlighted.

This year’s event carries the theme, “Brass & Class.” Brass cars or “horseless carriages”‘ were manufactured prior to 1916. This classification includes such vehicles as the 1903 Winton 20 hp Rear Entrance Tonneau, the 1908 Peerless model “18” Seven Passenger “Roi de Belges,” and the 1911 Pierce-Arrow 36 hp Roadster.

Classic Cars are American- or foreign-built luxury vehicles. These limited edition cars were expensive when purchased new and are characterized by custom bodies and other luxury workmanship.

When the gates open at 9 a.m. the vintage automobiles form an informal parade driving to their designated parking space in the Great Meadow. More than 400 vehicles are anticipated for the 2001 show.

Motorcycles manufactured before the year 1948 are invited to enter the Antique, Classic & Collector Car Show for the first time in 2001. A dozen of these early motorcycles are expected.

Print commissioned.

This year, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens has commissioned automobile artist John Gable of Woolrich, Maine, to capture the essence of the annual show in watercolor. The final work, approximately 34-by-44 inches framed, will be on display through Father’s Day with both fine art and poster reproductions available.

Gable will be on hand to sign and create “remarques” at the car show.

Admission to the Antique, Classic & Collector Car Show is $7 general admission and $5 for Stan Hywet members. Tickets for all children 12 and under are free. A rain date of July 1 has been established.

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is located at 714 N. Portage Path in Akron, Ohio. For more information, please call 330-836-5533 or visit the Web site at


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