Visitors can enjoy vehicle parades, a vintage jukebox display, video simulators, pedal car racing, and a festival food court surrounding the first du Pont home in Delaware and the United States.
Take a step back in time as the Hagley Car Show returns to the Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, on Sunday, Sept. 17.
The show will feature more than 500 antique and restored cars, trucks, and motorcycles that date from the early 1900s through the 1980s. The Special Feature this year is “Distinctively Different: Styling in the 1950s,” which showcases cars from the golden era of car design and production in the United States.
John McCoy, event chairman and Hagley’s curator of mechanical exhibitions, said that it was in the 1950s where we started to see cars with unique and unforgettable features like wings, turbines, and after-burner tail lights.
“America was entering the Space Age at the time, and this was also reflected in car styles. Cars featured large tailfins, lots of chrome, and flowing designs that echoed the look of rockets. This year’s theme for the Hagley Car Show offers our visitors a great opportunity to explore these unique and priceless pieces of automotive history,” he said.
Visitors can enjoy vehicle parades, a vintage jukebox display, video simulators, pedal car racing, and a festival food court. The show will take place in the area surrounding the first du Pont home in Delaware and the United States, along with the garden and barn.
The Hagley Car Show is presented by Glenmede. Assistance is also provided by the following car clubs: The Brandywine Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Chester County Antique Car Club, The Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania, Historical Vintage Car Club of Delaware, First State Corvair Club, and The First State Mustang and Ford Club. The display of antique juke boxes is made possible by the American Historic Juke Box Society.
For more information, call (302) 658-2400 weekdays or visit hagley.org/.