Along with the rest of our colleagues here at Hagley Museum and Library, it is with great enthusiasm that we of the Z. Taylor Vinson Project staff cordially invite you to attend the Hagley Car Show, which will be held on Sunday, September 15th. This year marks the eighteenth year for this annual car show and it promises to be an exciting event. More than 500 examples of classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be on display for this year’s show.
The theme for this year’s Hagley Car Show will be American high-performance cars. American high-performance cars, often called “muscle cars,” have long captured the imagination of motorists in the United States and throughout the world. In their most classic form, American high-performance cars are factory-modified versions of base automobiles. Equipped with more powerful engines, light-weight bodies, beefed-up suspensions, and fat tires, these cars are capable of astounding levels of performance. An impressive collection of American high-performance cars, including, but not limited to, a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1965 Pontiac GTO, a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, and a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda, are expected to be in attendance. This year’s car show will also feature food, car music, a historic jukebox display, a pedal car course, and NASCAR simulator.
Last but not least, you will also be able to get a sneak peak at some items in the Z. Taylor Vinson Collection! As we did last year, there will be a Vinson Collection booth in front of the Library. Show patrons will get the opportunity to view reproductions of items preserved in the Vinson Collection. Project staff will also be available to answer questions and provide information about the collection. Most fun of all, we are asking you to help us identify some items in the collection! At the Vinson Collection, will have some photo reproductions of unidentified cars. We invite you to take the share your knowledge and help us identify the cars depicted in the images!
We will look forward to seeing you on Sunday, September 15th!
Boss 302: Ford: Trade Catalogs: Specific Models: Mustang, 1969-1974
Chevrolet’s New Corvette – Fun!: Chevrolet: Trade Catalogs: Specific Models: Corvette, 1954-1967
Kenton Jaehnig is the Project Archivist for the Z. Taylor Vinson Collection at Hagley Museum and Library.