General Discussion Discuss Fords needed for Rockville, Maryland Car Show - 10-18-03 in the AACA GENERAL DISCUSSION forums; If you own a 1906, 1908, 1932, 1979, 1982, or 1988 Ford please read the following notice. If you can participate in this show you will have a great time. ...
Fords needed for Rockville, Maryland Car Show - 10-18-03
If you own a 1906, 1908, 1932, 1979, 1982, or 1988 Ford please read the following notice. If you can participate in this show you will have a great time. It is in picturesque surroundings and is always well run. Thanks for your consideration and hope that you can participate.
Rockville Continues National Search for Missing Fords as Annual
Antique Car Show Salutes 100th Anniversary of Auto Maker
Six Years Still Not Represented in Classic Car Show's Quest To
Display One Model from Each Year of Ford on Oct. 18
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 14, 2003?Two "missing years" of Ford vehicles
were located over the past week by the organizers of the annual
Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show, but with five days
remaining before the Oct. 18 event, an aggressive national search
is ongoing to find six more vehicles to complete what would be
believed to be the only world-wide display of one vehicle
representing each of the 100 years of the famed car manufacturer.
The Rockville show, which started more than four decades ago, has
carved a niche as one of the prominent annual displays of classic
vehicles on the East Coast. More than a year ago, organizers
decided to pay tribute to Ford's 100th anniversary by displaying at
least one vehicle from each of Ford's 100 years.
The free Rockville show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 18, on the grounds of the City's historic Glenview
Mansion. Even with the help of Ford corporate headquarters, the
Rockville show finds itself missing six years of Ford cars with
five days to fulfill its goal. Still needed are vehicles from 1906,
1908, 1932, 1979, 1982 and 1988.
The organizers of the show have been working with regional chapters
of the Antique Automobile Club of America to put together the
tribute. However, now organizers are appealing nationwide to try
and find missing vehicles, some of which are known to be rare and
others that have been somewhat of a mystery as to why they are not
Although Ford corporate headquarters had a 100th anniversary
celebration of its own, the company did not attempt to display one
vehicle to represent every year of manufacturing.
"As the word about this display continues to spread beyond the
Mid-Atlantic Region, we hope that in the final days we will find
devoted Ford collectors who want to be in this event," said Mike
Henry, Rockville's director of special events and one of the show's
organizers. "For people who love their classic Fords, this is a
chance to be part of what may be a once-in-a-lifetime display. The
special Ford section will be something that every Ford owner?and
all of our spectators?will never forget."
The show is contacting media and clubs nationwide to try and find
the missing vehicles. Over the past week, organizers found 1981 and
1984 Fords to fill voids in the display.
Overall, about 500 cars of all makes and models will be part of the
show that is annually one of the last major antique auto shows of
the year on the East Coast.
The drive to fill this year's theme is an ambitious one for the
Rockville show, which is co-sponsored by the City of Rockville, the
National Capital Region AACA, the Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA
and 20 other Washington area car clubs.
As is tradition for the Rockville show, cars entered must be
authentic?no modified vehicles or hot rods are accepted.
The Car Show committee has been reviewing submissions of Ford
entries since spring and developed a list of cars to be part of the
100-year display. Preference was given to cars representing
significant milestones in the production of Fords. The cars chosen
for the display will be honored with a unique award created
specifically for the occasion. Also, a photograph of the vehicle
will be included in the special section of next year's car show
This is not the first time the organizers of Rockville's Antique
and Classic Car Show have tackled an ambitious theme. In 2000, to
honor the millennium celebration, the show sought to have one
vehicle of various models representing every year of the 20th
century. The show did even better than its mission, collecting
vehicles from 104 different years. More than 15,000 people attended
Car owners with the missing Fords who want to be part of the show
can contact Henry at 240-314-8605.
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