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Springfield Museums Host Vintage Car Show

General Museum News

August 28, 2012

The Springfield Museums will pay tribute to Springfield’s role in transportation history with the History on the Move car show on Saturday, September 22, from 10 am to 3 pm, on the museum grounds at the Quadrangle. Pre-1980 cars, including vintage automobiles manufactured in Springfield, will be exhibited.

Among the vehicles on display will be a 1922 Hupmobile Touring car, a 1942 US Air Force Jeep, a 1957 Ford Thunderbird, and many other makes and models.

Car show visitors can also view the transportation exhibits in the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.  Cars on display in the new museum include an experimental roadster made by the Indian company, an 1899 three-wheeled Knox made in Springfield, two Springfield-built Rolls-Royces, an Atlas, and the oldest surviving Stevens-Duryea. Also on view in the museum is the famous Indian Motocycle collection donated by Esta Manthos.

Ongoing activities include:

  • Scavenger hunt in the Wood Museum of Springfield History
  • Music provided by DJ Gary Francis throughout the day
  • Lunch and snacks available in the Blake House Café, 11 am-3 pm
  • Driving demonstrations of a replica of the Springfield-built 1893 Duryea, the first successful gasoline-powered car, and the 1903 Stevens-Duryea.
  • Award ceremony for Best Pre-1950 vehicle, Best Post-1950 vehicle, and best Springfield-made car; 2 pm

The car show is free with the price of museum admission. Free onsite parking is available.

For more information about the event, call 413.263.6800, ext. 300.

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