By Mark Ambrogi
Organizers have their own funny description for the Central Indiana Vintage Vehicles car show.
“We laughingly call it a no-class car show because we don’t have any classes, it’s just an open show,” said Larry Grabb, a member of the CIVV board of directors and a car collector himself. “I have a 1969 AMC AMX, which is kind of my favorite because I bought it new after I came back home from overseas (serving in the military). It’s what I would call a poor man’s Corvette.”
The 28th annual car show is set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for June 18 in Forest Park in Noblesville.
“We have four judged trophies we give,” Grabb said. “We have 25 other trophies we give. We figure everybody is a winner so we draw for those other 25 trophies.”
Grabb, a Noblesville resident, said most of the organization’s members are from Hamilton County.
The four categories are best of show, best interior, best paint job and best engine.
The car show raises funds for the Elysian Foundation, which supports severely brain-damaged individuals. The foundation uses the funds to benefit the Normal Life of Sheridan, a residential facility. Grabb said he said the organization voted to make the Elysian Foundation the beneficiary.
“The last few years we have maxed out at 300 cars,” Grabb said. “The (Noblesville) Parks Department estimates we have (had) nine to ten thousand the last couple of years.”’
There will be music from the 1950s, ‘60s and ’70s. Grabb serves as the disc jockey.
The park includes a miniature golf course, swimming pool, playground and an antique train museum. There will also be a 50-50 raffle drawing.
Food and soft drinks will be available.
Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon that day and costs $10. The awards are presented at 3 p.m.
For more, visit civv.club.com