Hagley Car Show 2011

On Sunday I was very excited to attend Hagley’s annual car show, with its field of over 50 feature rumble seat cars and a general show field of nearly 600 cars. It was a beautiful day outside with over 4,500 people in attendance.

1931 du Pont Dual Cowl Phaeton

Richard E. Riegel’s 1931 du Pont Dual Cowl Phaeton.

The Vinson tables were set up in front of the library building and featured trade catalogs for many of the rumble seat cars present at the show. All of the rumble seat catalogs we had on display can be seen in the Z. Taylor Vinson Digital Library Preview.

Vinson tables from in front of the library building.

We also had a small case inside the library building displaying items about Mr. Vinson and his earliest recollections of cars (which happened to have rumble seats). If you did not get a chance to see it on the day of the show, the case is still in the library, so feel free to come by and see it.

Case exhibit about Z. Taylor Vinson and his collection.

It was great to get to talk to all of the car club members I had met before and even better to meet so many new people that are interested in the collection. I hope all our new visitors to the blog from the car show will continue to check back to see some of the unique and rare items that collection has to offer that we will be highlighting in the coming weeks.

If you were not able to make it out to the event, many people who did have shared their photos on Flickr.

Emily Cottle is the Project Archivist/Cataloger for the Z. Taylor Vinson Collection at Hagley Museum and Library.

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