Friends of the Van Alstyne Library Car Show

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Friends of the Van Alstyne Library Car Show

There are many car shows throughout the country and the world for that matter, but some of the most personable and memorable for me over the years have been smaller venues, especially in small town American city centers. I have attended classic car events from Los Angeles to London and back to Dallas, but over my 50 years of enjoying classic cars, my fondest memories are of classic car events in those smaller venues. I think of one in Owensville, Missouri, Kemah, Texas and a small town just north of Boston, Mass. It’s at these local venues and historical downtown areas that the classic car seems to be in its natural habitat.


When you attend a very large classic car event, it’s easy to get lost in the overcrowded minutia of patron after patron, with nothing else to do in the area, but in small town America, classic cars seem to fit right in to the downtown or city square aura as opposed to a big city parking lot.

On July 6, 2019 in Van Alstyne, Texas one such show is taking place. “Our show here in Van Alstyne is more than just a show for us; it’s a cause,” said Van Alstyne Library Board President Rodney Williams. “This is the 23rd Annual Friends of the Van Alstyne Library Car Show, a legacy of Bob Bishop, a car lover, collector and community volunteer who ran this show for two decades before his passing. All proceeds from the show go to pay for summer children’s programming at our public library. Last year, we had an incredible turnout with nearly 50 cars making their way to downtown Van Alstyne; the Morning Maniacs brought an enthusiastic group and there was a wide variety of cars from classic Rolls Royces to old hot rods to late model muscle.”

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Only $15.00 early registration or $20.00 if you show up on the day of the event. A free breakfast will be given to all registrants and you can register between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday the 6th of July. The show begins at 10:00 a.m. and judging at 11:00 a.m.

For information on sponsorships call: 469-667-4495

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Van Alstyne is located on Hwy 75 exit 51, just 12 minutes north of Mckinney.

What better way but to spend a Saturday perusing all the beautiful classic cars in Van Alstyne, Texas, while enjoying great restaurants and antique shops in the historic downtown area of Van Alstyne, which also displays vintage architecture from the late 1800’s to present day.

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