Stowe Show: VT Chamber's "Top 10 Summer Events" List plus Street Rods
Fred Cook [ August 2006 ]
VAE’s 49th annual Antique & Classic Car Meet and automotive flea market will be in the spotlight again this year when this popular event returns to Nichols Field, VT Rte 100, south of Stowe Village, August 11-13.
Chosen “One of the Ten Top Summer Events for 2006” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event will be hard to beat. Few summer recreation events can top the “Stowe Show’s” location, entertainment value and family fun factor with spectator tickets just $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and children under 12 admitted free.
All this and the scenic backdrop of Mt. Mansfield, the state’s tallest peak (4,393 ft) and the picturesque village of Stowe with its world-class resorts, restaurants, unique craft and quaint gift shops. Don't forget the Stowe Recreation Path, great for biking, walking and strolling!
And for the first time in the history of the Stowe show, Street Rods will be a featured class among the 48 classes of vehicles displayed on the field.
These handcrafted, innovative, and uniquely engineered vehicles have become an American icon and are crowd-pleasers whenever they are shown. Additionally, a special exhibit will feature a 1912 Model 36 UU 4-passenger Pierce Arrow Touring Sedan whose first owner was a Mrs. Daniel Cady of Burlington.
Open all three days for spectators are the 400-vendor automotive flea market, a car corral, the Stowe Firemen’s food tent and the VAE’s souvenir sales tent. On Saturday, the popular Fashion Show returns with costume judging. In the afternoon, the antique car parade will winds its way through town, with activities capped off Saturday night with a Street Dance, complete with DJ, at the Stowe Post Office parking lot. Sunday brings the judges’ breakfast (7:30), actual technical inspections/judging and finally, the awards ceremonies by mid-afternoon.
Souvenir sales have been moved to a tent near the Stowe Firemen’s food service where one can purchase tee shirts, past event posters, dash plaques, and 50th anniversary memorabilia including coffee mugs, and a 50th anniversary publication that showcases the VAE from 1953-2003. Makes a great coffee table addition! Just $20.
For more show info visit the web site at www.vtauto.org or contact Dick Currier at 603-763-2112 or Bob Chase at 802-253-4897.