Shelton History Center’s Vintage Vehicles Antique & Classic Car Show, usually held on Father’s Day, was postponed and will be held on Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 70 Ripton Road.
Visitors will be able to peek under the hoods of the cars they remember from nearly every decade of the 20th century. Two wheels or four, from Model Ts to muscle cars, there’s bound to be something that will trigger a memory from every visitor. Sometimes a fire truck shows up; a 2016 entry included a penny farthing, or high-wheeled bicycle.
All vehicle owners generously share information, their cars, and their hobby with the public. Sponsors of this year’s show include the Derby-Shelton Rotary, People’s United Bank, and the Valley Community Foundation.
Owners of antique and classic vehicles of all kinds may register to participate in this special event. Entry forms may be found at www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org, or by calling (203) 925-1803. Registration costs $10. A new award category for Most Unique was added for this year so six prizes will be presented to crowd favorites.
Proceeds from last year’s show benefitted repairs and improvements to the Brownson House that had been damaged during a rainstorm in late October 2015. The house was recently reopened to the public with a completed 1913 appearance and will be available for tours along with the other buildings at Shelton History Center. Visitors will enjoy refreshments and voting for their favorite vehicles.
Admission is $1 for dads, $5/adults and $10/family of four. 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.”
For additional information including directions, please call (203) 925-1803, visit the website listed above or see www.facebook.com/SheltonHistoricalSociety.