Boonesborough Days features car show

August 29, 2003

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Historical Society will sponsor its annual antique car show in conjunction with Boonesborough Days on Sunday, Sept. 7.

The show at Shafer Park will be managed by the Blue & Grey Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America.

This year's feature car will be a 1927 Model T Ford pickup truck. The truck is owned by Frank and Derek Artz of Washington County. The truck was purchased new in 1927 at Newman's Garage in Smithsburg. Unique to this original condition pickup is the fact that it has remained in the Artz family for five generations. Members of the Artz family will be present to share additional information on the truck's local history with show visitors.

Last year's show featured 90 cars from four states. Show organizers encourage local owners of antique cars (at least 25 years old - absolutely no modified cars, please) to participate even though they may not belong to an organized club. The invitation comes from the Boonsboro Historical Society and the Blue & Grey Model T Ford Club.


There is no participation fee, and an event plaque will be given to the first 50 qualified vehicles on the show field. This is a fun meet with no judging.

Most display cars are on the field by 11 a.m. Past shows have had a good variety of cars, and most owners are available to talk and reminisce about their vehicles.

Auto show visitors will be only a few steps away from the Boonesborough Days Antique and Craft Show.

Everybody's Day Display

The 81/70 Cruisers auto club and friends have been invited to the big Everybody's Day celebration at Pen Mar Park for the fifth straight year.

Cruisers' members and other interested persons are welcome to bring their classic cars and hot rods to display at the park, located near Fort Ritchie, on Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (It's requested that display participants arrive by 11 a.m. if possible. This is a "for fun" event, not a judged car show.)

Everybody's Day features a variety of entertainment including a dance band (which starts at 2 p.m.), clowns, Indian dancing, crafts, a playground for kids and more.

Auto display participants are invited to bring chairs, sodas, place settings and food for a picnic with other car lovers.

The 81/70 Cruisers club spans several states across the Northeast, including the Tri-State area. Participants from as far away as New Jersey are expected for Everybody's Day.

For additional information, contact John and Barbara Perrott at 301-842-3079.

Have an automotive event you'd like people in the Tri-State area to know about? Phone Open Road at 301-733-5131, ext. 2432, or e-mail:

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