Take a tour of automobile history during the Shelton Historical Society’s Vintage Vehicles Antique and Classic Car Show on Father’s Day, June 15.
Two wheels or four, from Model T’s to muscle cars, there’s bound to be something that will trigger a memory from every visitor. This annual event is being held for the 10th year and will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road.
Past shows have featured everything from a 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom, to a restored rickshaw that was used as an ambulance in the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, to a 1911 wood paneled Model T.
Nearly every decade of automotive history from the 20th Century has been illustrated on the shaded grounds of the Shelton History Center with more recent muscle cars, Mustangs, and Army Jeeps joining many Ford Model A’s and T’s. All vehicle owners share information, their cars, and their hobby with the public.
Sponsors of this year’s show include CT Car Storage and the Valley Community Foundation.
There is still time for owners of antique and classic vehicles of all kinds to register to participate in this event. Entry forms may be found at www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org or by calling 203-925-1803. Pre-registration costs $8, and $10 on the day of the event. Awards in five categories will be presented to crowd favorites.
Tour the History Center grounds
Visitors will be able to take tours of the buildings at Shelton History Center, have refreshments, and vote for their favorite vehicles. Admission is $1 for dads, $5 for adults and $10 for families.
Proceeds will benefit the educational programs of the Shelton Historical Society, whose mission is to “preserve elements of the community’s history in order to create connections between Shelton’s past, present, and future generations through education, maintaining a museum with its collections, and providing a voice in the community regarding matters of historical significance.”