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Classic Sports Car Show gearing up to celebrate six years

Jaguars, such as this one, will be part of the annual Classic Sports Car Show that will be held on lower Main Street on Saturday, July 26. The event will be presented by the Bonneville Austin Healey Club. (Photo courtesy of Jim Revel)

Classic sports car owners have displayed their four-wheeled treasures on lower Main Street on the last Saturday of July for the past six years for the annual Classic Sports Car show.

Owners have shown off their Austin Healeys, Jaguars, Porches and other European autos to anyone who comes to see them.

This year, the Bonneville Austin Healey Club will sponsor the sixth Annual Classic Sports Car Show in Park City on Saturday, July 26. The vehicles will be on display from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

There is no charge for the public to come enjoy the cars and talk to the owners, according to Jim Revel, a member of the Bonneville Austin Healey Club.

In addition to Austin Healeys, there will be Jaguars, Porches and a couple of Corvettes, Revel said.

"The organizers are planning on having 60 vehicles entered this year," Revel told The Park Record. "There is still time for anyone to register their car."

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Owners of any sports car manufactured before 1994 can enter the show.

"That doesn’t sound like too long ago, but when you think about it, it was," Revel said. "So the cars that will be in the show will be at least 20 years old."

The date limit was set because the Austin Healey Club’s goal was to get at least 60 cars registered for the show.

"In the past we’ve had between 30 and 40 cars on display," he said. "We also wanted to see if we can get younger car owners involved."

To enter a car, owners can contact Dave or Sandy Maxwell by calling 801-943-4803 or by email at sanddmax@gmail.com , Revel said.

"There is an entrance fee of $15," he said. "And the cars don’t necessarily have to be European sports cars."

As of Wednesday, there were 20 slots available.

"If people want to sign up. the earlier, the better," Revel said. "The area will open at 8 a.m. for owners to set up their cars, but all of the ones on the street have to be registered before that."

In addition to cars on display, the Classic Sports Car show will feature an awards ceremony at the end of the show just before 2 p.m.

"The awards will be determined by the entrants for the different models of cars," Revel said. "The public is also invited to vote for a People’s Choice award to decide which the public liked the best."

Revel said he likes the show because it appeals to anyone in Park City that has an interest in antique cars — particularly sports cars and classic cars.

"We do have some owners who are car experts," he said. "But we also have people who are casual car fans who enjoy the show."

Revel also likes the social aspect of the show.

"We get a great turnout and we like to see people get interested in the cars," he said. "You also meet a lot of people, not only from Park City, but people from other parts of the state. Not only can people come see the cars, but they can also enjoy a day on the town."

One of the oldest cars in the show will be a 1948 Jaguar, according to Revel.

"However, it’s mostly cars from the 1950s, 1960s, up to the 1990s," he said. "This is a great event to have and we don’t want to give it up."

The Bonneville Austin Healey Club will present a classic car show on Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on lower Main Street. The event is free and open to the public. To enter a car, owners can contact Dave or Sandy Maxwell by calling 801-943-4803 or by email at sanddmax@gmail.com . There is a $15 entrance fee.