Antique Autos To Arrive In Rugby On July 5 For Benefit Car Show

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Car show Fords
Car show Fords

Historic Rugby will welcome an assortment of up to 50 antique vehicles from around the region on Saturday, July 5, for its annual Benefit Antique Car Show.

The event, free to spectators, runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.(8 a.m.-2 p.m. Central) in the heart of 1880-founded Rugby, just off Highway 52 between U.S. 27 and U.S. 127. Owners not already registered can do so for a $10 fee the morning of the show.

“We’ve got pictures showing the earliest cars in Rugby from about 1919, so we’re getting close to a century of motoring here on the Cumberland Plateau,” said John Hicks, a Historic Rugby director and show organizer.

He said cars both domestic and foreign, ranging from Ford Models A and T to Chevy Corvettes and even street hotrods, are all expected. Any car from 1989 or older now qualifies for antique status. Vehicles come from as far away as Knoxville, Chattanooga and Knoxville, Mr. Hicks said.

Spectators will find food and drinks at Rugby’s Harrow Road Café and can participate in a 50/50 drawing to benefit non-profit Historic Rugby. Door prizes will be awarded to lucky car entrants in a 2:30 p.m. EDT drawing.

Rugby’s Visitor Centre will be open for personalized village historic tours, with a $7 fee, and the town’s four shops will welcome browsers. Information on lodging or vehicle entry is available by calling 423-628-2441 or visiting www.historicrugby.org.

Rugby is 16 miles southeast of Jamestown and 35 miles from either Interstate 40 or I-75 in western East Tennessee. The Victorian-era British-American utopian settlement has 17 original buildings from its early period as well as others with compatible architecture.

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