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The 59th New Hope Automobile Show Rolls into Town Aug. 13-14

1965 Ford GT40.

1965 Ford GT40.

The New Hope-Solebury Community Association will present the New Hope Automobile Show on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, on the grounds of the New Hope-Solebury High School at 180 W. Bridge St.

The auto show, now its 59th year, features some of the finest examples of classic and antique cars, and offers a different lineup each day (see list of cars below). This year’s edition of the show celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ford’s win at The 24 Hours of LeMans race in 1966, and a 1965 Ford GT40 will be on display to commemorate the milestone.

Gates will open both days at 9 a.m., and the show runs until 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, and cost $10 for general admission, and $5 for senior citizens. Active Duty Military, Active Duty National Guard, and Active Duty Reserve personnel and their dependents may attend for free (please have ID). Children age 12 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult. And parking is free. Yay!

Proceeds provide funds for scholarships to New Hope-Solebury High School seniors, as well as to the cancer research of Fox Chase Cancer Center. The New Hope Automobile Show also supports other charitable organizations by partnering with them to produce the event.

For those still wishing to register a vehicle, call 215-862-5665 or visit their website — all vehicles must register in advance, and must be entered “judge ready.”

Awards will be presented to first, second and third place winners in more than 25 categories each day. At 2:30 p.m., each day’s winners participate in the “Parade of Champions.”

Remember, if you want to see all of the cars, you’ll need to come both days. If you can’t make it both days, then check the list below to see which day has more of your faves!

Saturday Aug. 13

Senior Cars: All National prize winners to 1990
Cars of the Twenties: All domestic makes and models 1920-29
Cars of the Thirties: All domestic makes and models 1930-39
Cars of the Forties: All domestic makes and models 1940-49
Cars of the Fifties: All domestic makes & models 1950-59
Cars of the Sixties: All domestic makes and models 1960-69
Cars of the Seventies: All domestic makes and models 1970-79
Cars of the Eighties:All domestic makes and models 1980-89
Antique Trucks:
All trucks to 1990 – Original or restored
Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg/Pierce-Arrow/Packard: All years and models (authentic only)
Avanti: All years
Corvette: All to 1990
Datsun/Nissan: Z cars only, no modifications; 1971 – 1990
Fire Engines:
All to 1985
High Performance Production:
All American made makes & models thru 1990: stock or restored only
Lincoln Continental: Lincoln, Continental, Zephyr: 1921-1990
Military Vehicles: All years to 1990
Model “A” Fords: All years
Model “T” Fords: All years
Mustang: All to 1990; stock or restored only
Nash: All years
Professional Specialty Cars: Cars modified for use as Coaches, Rescue Vehicles & Ambulances to 1990
Racing Cars-Domestic: Vintage and Contemporary, authentic cars thru 2000 (road race only)
Shelby: Original and Continuation Cobras, Series 1, Shelby Ford Mustangs all years
All models, including Lark – all years
Thunderbird: 1955 – 1966
Vintage Antique: All makes pre 1900 – 1919
Volkswagon: Karmann Ghia, Beetle, Bus, Thing – no modifications permitted; All to 1990
Woodies: All makes & models (no simulated wood )

Sunday Aug. 14

Senior Cars: All National prize winners to 1990
Alfa Romeo: All years
Antique Motorcycles:
All to 1990
Austin Healey: All years
BMW: All models thru 1990
Classic: Autos recognized by the Classic Car Club of America. See for listing
Corvair: All years
All years
Foreign Exotic:
Aston Martin/Lamborghini/Ferrari/Maserati/DeTomaso/Pantera/FordGT/GT40, all years
French Connection: Citroen/Facel Vega/Peugeot/Renault; all years to 1990
Jaguar: All models thru 1990
Lotus: All years
Mercedes Benz: All models thru 1990
MG: All models and years
Morgan: All years
Porsche: All Models thru 2000 (no Cayenne SUV)
Historically Preserved Original: All Domestic and European makes & models thru 1990
Production Chrysler/Plymouth: All makes & models thru 1990 – Imperials to 1965
Production Ford/Lincoln/Mercury: All makes and models thru 1990
Production General Motors: All makes & models thru 1990
Racing Cars-Foreign: Vintage and Contemporary, authentic cars thru 2000 (road race only)
Rolls-Royce/Bentley: All models & years
Specialty Class Cars: Fiat/Lancia/Bugatti/NSX – All years
Triumph: All years
TVR: All years
Vintage Chevrolet:
All models 1912 – 1960
Viper: All years

For more information, call 215-896-2879 or email





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