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Modified New Hope Automobile Show returns in August

When the New Hope Automobile Show returns for its 63rd year, it will be a different kind of show.

The 2020 edition on Saturday, Aug. 8, will take place with an adjusted format focusing on safety and community, said organizers.

Presented by the New Hope-Solebury Community Association, the decision to hold this year’s show was made in consultation with the New Hope-Solebury School District, the Bucks County Departments of Health and Emergency Management, and New Hope Borough. Organizers acknowledged that unforeseen circumstances resulting from the covid-19 crisis may impact the event.

“Our first priority is the safety of our participants, attendees, volunteers, and the community” said Dave Hansel, president of the New Hope-Solebury Community Association. “We anticipate Bucks County will be in the Green phase in August and are planning accordingly. We are presenting the show this year because we want to provide our participants and community with a fun – and safe – day out.”

The show will still take place on the grounds of the New Hope-Solebury High School. Vehicle registration is open to a maximum of 150 show cars so that participants will be positioned at safe distances, with registration preference given to senior vehicles.

Tickets are on sale online in advance in blocks of time (9 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1 to 3 p.m.) to ensure the crowd size does not exceed social distancing guidelines. Advance tickets are $6 per person and are strongly suggested, organizers said. To submit your vehicle for registration or purchase advance tickets, visit

Proceeds from the New Hope Automobile Show fund New Hope-Solebury High School student scholarships, various school programs, as well as financial gifts and support to many non-profit organizations in and around the New Hope-Solebury community.

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