By Mark Ambrogi
A parade of Porsches will again overtake Zionsville June 3.
The seventh annual CruZionsville charity car show is a free event set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Zionsville, Steve Tarr said the name of the event is derived from cars cruising into Zionsville. Tarr, a Zionsville resident, is a member of the Central Indiana Porsche Club of America, the presenting sponsor.
Henle and the Loops will be providing live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tarr said he expects approximately 4,000 visitors at the event.
“We want to make this meaningful and fun for the community,” Tarr said.
Tarr said he is delighted CruZionsville will be the first organization to host the Indiana Historical Society’s History on Wheels traveling exhibit, which is entitled Auto Indiana. The exhibit is dedicated to Indiana’s automotive and racing heritage. The five themes examined are the roots of the auto industry; roadside culture; parts and pieces/modern manufacturing; extreme: racing, muscle cars and monster trucks and the future; innovation and consequence.
“We got a grant from Boone County Convention and Visitors Bureau and we used it to bring the 53-foot special trailer,” Tarr said. “It is currently at the (IHS) museum in their parking lot but it will be going out. I had the pleasure of seeing it (recently) and it’s very interesting.”
Tarr said the car show raises money through sponsors, car owner registrations and merchandise sales to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. In 2016, $20,000 was raised.
Another new feature this year is there will be radio-controlled Porsche cars racing on a track from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“The drivers with the best times will race in the CruZionsville Grand Prix (at 2:30 p.m.),” Tarr said. “We have support of local merchants who have their names on the (radio-controlled) race cars, so that will be a lot of fun.”
For more, visit cruzionsville.com.