Archbold, OH – Nearly 100 antique automobiles will be on display on Saturday, May 18 for the annual Antique Car Gathering at Sauder Village in Archbold. Again this year antique car collectors from the tri-state region will be gathering to showcase their vintage automobiles and talk with guests about these unique cars of days gone by! With the chance to ride in and even drive an antique car, it’s sure to be a fun-filled day at Sauder Village!
Ohio’s largest living-history destination, Sauder Village offers a unique backdrop for collectors to share their vintage cars with others. Car enthusiasts are coming from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to display their antique automobiles in the Historic Village. While many car shows consider any automobile more than 25 years old to be an antique, the cars on display at Sauder Village will be from a much earlier time period, with some dating back to the early 1900s!
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“Our Antique Car Gathering is unique because we require all cars to be older than 1942,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations Specialist. “Some of the cars registered for our show this year include a 1911 Overland Torpedo Roadster, a 1919 Studebaker Touring, a 1931 Model A Truck and a 1942 Willys WWII Jeep.”
Throughout the day guests will also be able to look at the antique cars and visit with car owners. Many exhibitors plan to give demonstrations and will be available to answer questions about their unique vehicles. Throughout the afternoon guests will have an opportunity to take a ride in an antique car and there will be a special drawing for one adult to win a chance to actually drive a car! Activities will take place throughout the day, weather permitting, and some are available on a first come, first served basis.
In addition to the display of antique cars, guests will certainly want to plan time to experience life in the past in the Historic Village. Guests of all ages will enjoy visiting with costumed guides and working craftsmen in more than 40 historic homes, shops and community buildings. Visitors can learn about the daily lives of the Native Americans in the award-winning Natives and Newcomers area and visit places like the Witmer-Roth home, log school and Holdeman Church at Pioneer Settlement. Guests with young children are encouraged to stop by Little Pioneers Homestead to gather eggs and “milk” the fiberglass cow and everyone should plan to take a ride on the “Erie Express” or the horse and buggy.
Historic Sauder Village is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and each Sunday afternoon from noon-4:00 p.m. The Historic Village is closed on Mondays, except holidays. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are always free with family. AAA, Senior and Military discounts are also available and Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. Again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday this season!
The mission of Sauder Village is to provide guests with experiences rich in history, hospitality, creativity and fun. In addition to being Ohio’s largest living-history village, the 235-acre Sauder Village complex also offers a complement of food, lodging and retail services, making it an ideal destination for families, groups, small conferences, and special events. All proceeds from these retail and hospitality areas, including admission revenue, memberships, donations from the public, and grants, contribute to the financial support needed for this 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information about the Antique Car Gathering on May 18, planning a visit to Sauder Village, how to get involved, or opportunities to support this non-profit organization call 419.446.2541 or 1-800-590-9755 or view www.saudervillage.org, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SauderVillage