Memorable rides that revive youthful memories will be on display at a classic Appalachian venue July 20 in Townsend.
Fans of vintage automobiles can view a special collection of classic cars at the Autos Through the Ages Show at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20.
The car show is free with the regular $5 admission to the museum.
Presented by the East Tennessee Region Antique Automobile Club of America and sponsored by West Chevrolet, Twin City Buick/GMC and the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority, the event features food and a viewing of classic cars throughout the day.
More than 50 cars will be featured, including an antique fire truck, two vintage camping trailers pulled by antique autos, a 1931 Ford Victoria, a 1933 Packard, a 1940 Ford Deluxe coupe (moonshine car), a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible, a 1968 Shelby Mustang convertible and a 1963 Cadillac Eldorado convertible.
“There’s a lot of history in these cars and they definitely bring back plenty of memories,” Steve West, of the West Chevrolet dealership, said in a news release. “This a great event that showcases the great American craftsmanship that went into these vehicles.
Added Jerry Hodge, of Twin City dealerships: “Having been around cars all my life, I really enjoy seeing these classic cars and watching the enjoyment they bring to those that have taken care of them for future generations. There’s just something about getting behind the wheel of cars like these and hitting the highway that brings about a great feeling of freedom.”