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RollingIntoRoanokeFirst annual car show will benefit the town of Roanoke
Northeast Indiana can look forward to a new event this summer; the Roanoke Beautification Foundation (RBF) has scheduled a classic car show to hit the streets in July. Aptly named Rolling into Roanoke, the show will feature a unique combination of vehicles on display and ancillary activities. According to event organizer Rick Fischer, “There’s going to be something for everyone.”

Scheduled for Saturday, July 19, Rolling into Roanoke is set to be more than just a car show. With food vendors, music, shopping, wine-by-the-glass sold by Two-EE’s Winery, and all-day prizes and games, even non-car enthusiasts will find reason to attend. For collectors and gearheads, however, this new show offers even more.

Located along Main and First Streets and in Roanoke Park, the show will feature exotic sports cars, vintage classics, muscle cars and high performance and custom street rods. Cars from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum are slated to come to the show, and the National Auto and Truck Museum plans to send several vehicles, as well. There will also be a special section for vintage motorcycles and tractors. In addition, there will be supervised parking for participants staying for dinner.

Car clubs and individuals alike are invited to participate; the entry fee is only $20 when registered by July 1 and includes a dash plaque, t-shirt and vehicle ID tag. Registrations will also be accepted on the day of the show for $25. Twenty-five non-traditional, specialty awards will be given, including one for people’s choice.

Fischer, a car enthusiast himself, is excited about the show and what it could mean for Roanoke. He hopes Rolling into Roanoke will bring 300 cars and more than 6000 attendees— all for the good of the town. The money raised will help fund current RBF projects, such as directional signage, additional historic lampposts, sidewalk repairs and parks department support. In addition, 20 percent of the net profit from Rolling into Roanoke will be donated to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s The Road Ahead capital campaign.

With a full complement of attractions and a worthy cause, Rolling into Roanoke shouldn’t have trouble drawing a crowd, and that suits Fischer just fine.

“We plan to make this an annual tradition,” he says. “One day Rolling into Roanoke will be recognized as one of the Midwest’s premier car shows.”


The Waynedale News Staff

Tammy Davis

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