You don’t need to be an automobile enthusiast to be thrilled by the colorful spectacle of more than 500 antique, classic and custom cars and trucks lining the streets of downtown Doylestown west of Main.
Come out to the Rotary Club of Doylestown’s 10th annual “Doylestown at Dusk” Car Show from 5:00 to 10:00pm, on Saturday, July 20th, and experience this extravaganza of motorized power and beauty on display. (rain date: Sunday, July 21st).
Admission to the event is free, so join the crowds reviewing the entries and talking car shop – or enjoying the live entertainment and tastings from local restaurants.
Parking is free at Central Bucks West High School and the Bucks County Parking Garage, and free shuttle rides are available.
“My family has been involved with this car show since its beginnings in 1976 when it was presented by the Doylestown Area Jaycees along with the Lions Club,” says Bruce Rutherford, the club’s Doylestown at Dusk committee chair and the individual responsible in large part for resurrecting it under the Rotary club’s umbrella in 2010.
“Originally called the Heart of Bucks Auto Show, it was held on Central Bucks West High School’s athletic fields. Now that it’s right here on the streets of downtown Doylestown, it’s become one of the borough’s largest and most popular events, drawing huge, happy crowds and raising tens of thousands of dollars every year.”
Proceeds from the car show benefit Doylestown Rotary’s many programs and initiatives, including scholarships for local high school seniors, grants for initiatives that benefit the community and support for Rotary International’s student exchange program and other endeavors around the world.
In addition to showing off their vehicles, entrants are vying for trophies awarded to those displaying the best detail and cleanliness, workmanship and unique design.
And if you’re hankering to have your own ride a part of the show, Doylestown Rotary organizers are accepting registrations up to the day of the show if spaces remain.
Online general pre-registration for cars is $20 before July 12th; mail-in pre-registration with check payment is $25; and all registrations after July 12th are $25.
For more information or to register, visit Doylestown at Dusk.