Car enthusiasts and gearheads will want to stop by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) for a free-admission antique and modified car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 16.

A popular annual event at the MSV, the car show is coordinated by the Shenandoah Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (SRAACA). Held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and sponsored by Safford of Winchester, the show will take place on the field between the galleries building and the formal gardens. The display will include antique and modified cars that are at least 25 years old.  According to SRAACA member Lorie Ruscito, nearly 50 cars are pre-registered for this year’s event, including a 1928 Ford Phaeton, a 1934 Hupmobile, a 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche, and a 1991 Nissan Figaro.

Before or after touring the car show, families are encouraged to stop by an activity tent at the car show entrance to pick up a take-and-make car-themed craft. In addition, food and drinks from 3firesoven (artisanal pizza) and Shaffer’s BBQ food trucks will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Car show attendees are also invited to explore the MSV galleries, formal gardens, and the special outdoor exhibition ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN. While admission to the car show is free on Saturday, standard admission fees apply to see the galleries, gardens, and the origami exhibition. MSV admission is $15 for adults, $10 for youth ages 13–18 and seniors, and $5 for ages 5–12. Admission is free to ages 4 and under and to MSV members. Those interested in seeing the exhibitions may purchase discount admission tickets online here.

On view in the Museum’s formal gardens, ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN features 11 displays of larger-than-life metal sculptures inspired by the Japanese art form of folding paper. Inside the galleries building and in addition to permanent exhibitions, a powerful display of black-and-white photographs depicting the fight for equality in 1960s America is on view in the traveling exhibition Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.

A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV campus includes a galleries building with permanent and rotating exhibitions and a Museum Store, the Glen Burnie House, seven acres of formal gardens, and The Trails at the MSV, a free-admission art park open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. The galleries and trails are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. More details are available here or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–