24th Annual Hagley Car Show

September 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Top off the tank and ride in style to this year’s “Rolling Elegance: Luxury Automobiles” special feature of the twenty-fourth annual Hagley Car Show on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many well recognized brands will be on display, such as Rolls Royce, Cadillac, Bentley, and Lincoln. The Hagley Car Show will showcase more than 500 antique and restored cars, trucks, and motorcycles dating from the early 1900s through 1994.

“Luxury may be described as an indulgence rather than a necessity, sumptuous, or expensive, with an abundance of ease and great comfort,” says John McCoy, chairman of the Hagley Car Show and Curator of Mechanical Exhibitions. He adds that the automobiles on display will be “defined by attention to detail, meticulous workmanship, sumptuous atmosphere and discerning good taste.”

Lou Mandich, a planning committee member and exhibitor at the Hagley Car Show, describes luxury cars such as his 1937 Buick Roadmaster as “a big, comfy car” with “lots of power.” His Roadmaster also features a ditch light to help detect roadside obstacles, fog lights, and two side-mounted spare tires – a trademark of luxury automobiles as fashion shifted from retaining a full-time chauffeur to owner operated. Mandich adds that these classic luxury cars have become even more drivable in recent years, with a little help from “cell phones and AAA.”

The Hagley Car Show promises fun for the whole family. Visitors will enjoy vehicle parades, a showcase of vintage jukeboxes, video simulators, pedal car racing, and a festival food court. The show will be held in the area surrounding the first du Pont home, garden, and barn.

Admission and Parking Details

Visitors can enter through Hagley’s main entrance off Delaware Route 141. The GPS address is 200 Hagley Creek Road Wilmington, Delaware 19807. Tickets to the show will be offered in advance at www.hagley.org/carshow from August 1 through September 14. Pre-event tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-14. Tickets purchased at the Car Show will be $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-14. Admission is free for Hagley members and children age 5 and under. The event will be held rain or shine.




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