The Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s historic rolling green lawns will soon be filled with vintage chrome and pristine wheels at 20th Annual Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival.
The weekend-long event kicks off Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Hot Rods and Custom show, with everything from stylish roadsters, rocking tunes by The PleasureTones, vendors and art galleries.
The festival continues Sunday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Concours d’Elegance show, classic cars from before the 1940s with food, wine, music by Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys and special brew from Bootlegger’s Brewery.
Vintage motor cars over 100 years old, to American postwar and British sports cars to classic Corvettes and Thurnderbirds could be expected resting on the lawns.
Danny Thompson, son of the off-road racing legend Mickey Thompson, will be in attendance as the 2014 Honorary Chair. Mickey achieved global fame when driving Challenger 1 and became the first American to break the 400 mph barrier, hitting 406.60 mph.
A special introduction ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 17 to honor the Thompson family and their contributions to racing.
Tickets for both the Hot Rods and Concours d’Elegance shows are $5 and $10 respectively while children under the age of 12 are admitted for free. Proceeds from the event will go to the Muckenthaler’s youth arts education programs.
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center is located at 1201 West Malvern Ave in Fullerton. For more information about the event or to buy tickets, visit www.muckcarshow.org.