Car Show

The early history of the automobile can be divided into a number of eras, based on the prevalent means of propulsion. Later periods were defined by trends in exterior styling, size, and utility preferences. Beginning in 1769 with the first steam-powered automobile capable of human transportation to the mass production of the Ford Model-T in 1913 and even with many of the post WWII models, people have marveled over the science of the automobile.

31st Annual Antique Car Show

Belvidere will once again host an Annual Antique Car Show, a fundraiser benefiting Belvidere Heritage.

For a car enthusiast, there are endless ways for them to enjoy cars. They can buy a car and enjoy it themselves or they can share that experience with others by participating in car shows. In general, antique car shows are great for hobbyists. That is where they can proudly display their vehicle, which often may be part of a larger collection. For others, it is where they can appreciate vehicles owned and maintained by fellow hobbyists, and believe it or not, every once in a while someone finds an opportunity to add another vehicle to their collection. Couple that with the chance to win some prizes and dash plaques – and you have the making of a spectacular event.

On Saturday September 8th and Sunday September 9th, guests will be dazzled by the automobile magic of yesteryear. The 31st Annual Antique Car Show will be conveniently held in the center of Belvidere around Garret D. Wall Park. With free access to the show, 50+ vendors, live entertainment, demonstrations and lots of Victorian flair, it will certainly be a memorable event. We ask that guests respect the vehicles and refrain from touching them without the owner's permission.

Owners of vintage and classic cars, and even some more modern beauties, are welcome to register and showcase their vehicles. You can register early by downloading the registration form and submitting it with your registration fee, or you can register the day of the event. There aren't any requirements for car make, model or year; we simply ask that registered vehicles be in a condition of preservation or restoration that would reflect favorably on the show and hobby. Special prizes and dash plaques will be awarded.

2018 Antique Car Show

31st Annual Antique Car Show
Saturday, September 8, 2018 — 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018 — 11 am - 4 pm
Special prizes and Dash Plaques*

Registration Fees
$12 pre-registration (your choice of either day or both days combined) postmarked no later than September 1, 2018
$15 Day of Show registration

Registration Times
Saturday registration 9 am to 12pm (not before)
Sunday registration 11 am to 1 pm (not before)

*One dash plaque per pre-registered car; day-of registrants while supplies last.

2018 Antique Car Show Participants

At this year's Victorian Days you will have the opportunity to view many antique and classic vehicles.

  • 1915 Ford Model T
  • 1923 Oakland 6-54
  • 1926 Stanley Steam Car 262
  • 1931 Ford Coupe
  • 1932 Chevrolet Confederate Cabriolet Convertible
  • 1933 Packard 1006 Cabriolet-Deville
  • 1933 Willys 77 Coupe
  • 1936 Ford 4-Door Sedan
  • 1936 Ford Cabriolet
  • 1937 Ford Coupe
  • 1940 Pontiac Sedan
  • 1941 Willy's Coupe
  • 1946 Chevy Pickup
  • 1949 Ford Pick-Up
  • 1952 Crosley Sedan
  • 1952 Ford F-2 Pick-up
  • 1955 Chevrolet 210
  • 1955 Packard Patrician
  • 1956 Chevy Bel-Air
  • 1956 Chrysler Windsor Newport
  • 1957 Chevy Bel Air
  • 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk
  • 1958 Studebaker Silver Hawk
  • 1962 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door
  • 1963 Chevy Vette, Split Window Coupe
  • 1963 Studebaker Avanti
  • 1965 Corvair Monza
  • 1965 Ford Sprint
  • 1965 Pontiac GTO
  • 1966 Ford Mustang
  • 1967 Austin Healey 3000, MK III
  • 1967 Cheverolet Corvette
  • 1968 AMC AMX
  • 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 1969 Chevy El Camino
  • 1969 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1972 Chevy Chevelle
  • 1979 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1986 Chevy Corvette
  • 1987 VW 16valve Scirocco
  • 1998 BMW M Roadster

2018 Car Show Registration

In-Person Registration Available

Although pre-registration for the car show has ended, there are still spaces available. Please visit our TICKET TENT during Victorian Days to register your entry for $15 per vehicle.

Registration Form