Car Show

The early history of the automobile can be divided into a number of eras, based on the prevalent means of propulsion. Later periods were defined by trends in exterior styling, size, and utility preferences. Beginning in 1769 with the first steam-powered automobile capable of human transportation to the mass production of the Ford Model-T in 1913 and even with many of the post WWII models, people have marveled over the science of the automobile.

 31st Annual Antique Car Show

Belvidere will once again host an Annual Antique Car Show, a fundraiser benefiting Belvidere Heritage.

For a car enthusiast, there are endless ways for them to enjoy cars. They can buy a car and enjoy it themselves or they can share that experience with others by participating in car shows. In general, antique car shows are great for hobbyists. That is where they can proudly display their vehicle, which often may be part of a larger collection. For others, it is where they can appreciate vehicles owned and maintained by fellow hobbyists, and believe it or not, every once in a while someone finds an opportunity to add another vehicle to their collection. Couple that with the chance to win some prizes and dash plaques – and you have the making of a spectacular event.

On Saturday September 8th and Sunday September 9th, guests will be dazzled by the automobile magic of yesteryear. The 31st Annual Antique Car Show will be conveniently held in the center of Belvidere around Garret D. Wall Park. With free access to the show, 50+ vendors, live entertainment, demonstrations and lots of Victorian flair, it will certainly be a memorable event. We ask that guests respect the vehicles and refrain from touching them without the owner’s permission.

Owners of vintage and classic cars, and even some more modern beauties, are welcome to register and showcase their vehicles. You can register early by downloading the registration form and submitting it with your registration fee, or you can register the day of the event. There aren’t any requirements for car make, model or year; we simply ask that registered vehicles be in a condition of preservation or restoration that would reflect favorably on the show and hobby. Special prizes and dash plaques will be awarded.

2018 Antique Car Show

31st Annual Antique Car Show
Saturday, September 8, 2018 — 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018 — 11 am – 4 pm
Special prizes and Dash Plaques*

Registration Fees
$12 pre-registration (your choice of either day or both days combined) postmarked no later than September 1, 2018
$15 Day of Show registration

Registration Times
Saturday registration 9 am to 12pm (not before)
Sunday registration 11 am to 1 pm (not before)

*One dash plaque per pre-registered car; day-of registrants while supplies last.

2018 Antique Car Show Participants

At this year’s Victorian Days you will have the opportunity to view many antique and classic vehicles.

1915 Ford Model T1952 Crosley Sedan1965 Pontiac GTO
1923 Oakland 6-541952 Ford F-2 Pick-up1966 Ford Mustang
1926 Stanley Steam Car 2621955 Chevrolet 2101967 Austin Healey 3000, MK III
1931 Ford Coupe1955 Packard Patrician1967 Cheverolet Corvette
1932 Chevrolet Confederate Cabriolet Convertible1956 Chevy Bel-Air1968 AMC AMX
1933 Packard 1006 Cabriolet-Deville1956 Chrysler Windsor Newport1968 Chevrolet Camaro
1933 Willys 77 Coupe1957 Chevy Bel Air1968 Chevrolet Camaro
1936 Ford 4-Door Sedan1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk1969 Chevy El Camino
1936 Ford Cabriolet1958 Studebaker Silver Hawk1969 Pontiac Firebird
1937 Ford Coupe1962 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door1972 Chevy Chevelle
1940 Pontiac Sedan1963 Chevy Vette, Split Window Coupe1979 Chevrolet Corvette
1941 Willy's Coupe1963 Studebaker Avanti1986 Chevy Corvette
1946 Chevy Pickup1965 Corvair Monza1987 VW 16valve Scirocco
1949 Ford Pick-Up1965 Ford Sprint1998 BMW M Roadster