Auto enthusiasts admire the vintage cars at the Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show. PHOTO BY PETER ROULEAU
ROCKVILLE – In addition to various fall festivals and Halloween attractions, there is another seasonal event that draws many area residents: the Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show.
Sponsored by the mayor and City Council and held every year on the grounds of the Fitzgerald Civic Center, hundreds of car owners and members of various car clubs are invited to display their vehicles to fellow auto enthusiasts.
The catalogue invariably includes a wide variety of car makes, models, and model years.
Organizers said due to excellent weather on Saturday, this year’s festival attracted an estimated 14,000 people, a sizable increase from previous years.
“The car show, which began in 1962, is one of our oldest and most consistently celebrated events,” said Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton. “It’s an incredible opportunity to see so many well-maintained vintage cars in one place, and an opportunity for those of us who don’t know a lot about cars to learn about them.”