People are getting revved up for Highlands Motoring Festival

Amazing collector cars are coming to Highlands this summer and there is no admission fee for spectators.

The first opportunity is “FreeWheeling-the Allure of the Automobile in Contemporary Art” at The Bascom Center of Visual Arts. Three cars are currently on display as part of the FreeWheeling exhibit; including a 1954 Jaguar XK-120 once owned by Clark Gable, a “real” 1965 427 Cobra, and an original 1963 “split window” Corvette pictured at the top of the article.

The next opportunity for classic car viewing will be at the 14th Annual Highlands Motoring Festival, which will be held on June 10-13.

On Friday, June 11, at 5:45 p.m. classic cars will gather in the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park for a “Parade of Main Street”.

Pictured below are FreeWheeling exhibit organizers moving a 1963 “split window” Corvette into The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts as part of the . At normal speed the process took 7 minutes.

Dozens of special cars will lap Main Street to entertain hundreds of spectators. No registration is required for the parade.

The centerpiece of the Highlands Motoring Festival “Cars in the Park,” will be on Saturday, June 12 at KH Park. This is a juried display of approximately 90 invited automobiles.

The FreeWheeling exhibit at The Bascom currently includes a 1954 Jaguar XK-120 once owned by Clark Gable.

The featured marque for 2021 is titled “Pure Bloods d’Italia” and is for Italian super cars from the 60’s and 70’s.

Wrapping up the festival on Sunday, June 13, will be a second car show “High Octane” at KH Park, also free to the public.

Click HERE to read about 2019 Highlands Motoring Festival, it was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID.

Click HERE for more information about Highlands Motoring Festival.

Article courtesy of Highlands Motoring Festival

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