Antique Auto Exhibit - $5 at the gate

Historic Cars to Gather at Historic Home

Antique Auto Exhibition on Aug. 4

Beautiful, historic cars in a beautiful, historic setting – that’s the promise of the 22nd Annual Antique Car Exhibition on Sat., Aug. 4 at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site in Bloomington.

More than 75 cars from the 1900s through the 1980s will be displayed on the mansion grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can stroll through the amazing collection of vintage vehicles on display. They can view the cars up close, talk with the owners, and meet fellow automobile enthusiasts.

All vintage automobiles are invited to participate in a “Parade of Progress” around the mansion drive at approximately 2 p.m. 

A special treat this year will be a concert by the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band. It will be an anniversary of sorts, as the first concert by the band was at the David Davis Mansion in the summer of 1995. The band will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The band’s mission is to further the study and preservation of period instruments, Civil War bands, and the musical repertoire of 19th century military brass bands.

Bookending the 33rd will be the Illinois Country Music Association. They will have performers providing entertainment for guests on the lawn. Redbird Catering will also have picnic foods and beverages for sale. Free, self-guided tours of the mansion will be offered, and mansion guides will be on hand to answer questions. The Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about Sarah’s Garden.

The event is co-sponsored by the McLean County Antique Automobile Club and the David Davis Mansion Foundation. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.

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Event Date 08-04-2018
Event End Date 08-04-2018
David Davis Mansion
1000 Monroe Drive Bloomington, IL 61701
David Davis Mansion

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David Davis Mansion

1000 Monroe Drive
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

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Phone: (309) 828-1084
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