Classic car show returns to downtown Arlington

(arlington, Texas – April 25, 2024) — With over 150 cars, the Downtown Arlington Classic Car Show will return to Vandergriff Town Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Last year’s event saw over 120 cars, various local car clubs and over 3,000 visitors

“Last year’s show was a blast and so successful. I’m really looking forward to seeing all the cool cars again this year!” Arlington Mayor Jim Ross said.

Accompanying these classic cars from the early 20s on up will be music, food vendors, a kids area and student-made cars from UTA Racing. The event is free and open to the public.

“It’s an event for the whole family, young and old, car experts or novices,” said Maggie Campbell, Downtown Arlington Management Corp. President and CEO. “We want people to come to enjoy the classic cars, music and food and stick around to explore all that downtown offers.”

During the car show, the Arlington Public Library will host a family-friendly event inside called Discover Summer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a “Characters and Cars” theme. Attendees can enjoy the Discover Summer Kickoff and take a break from the heat amidst the car show.

Awards will be handed out at the end of the show for the Top 10 vehicles along with the People’s Choice and Mayor’s Choice Awards. The winner of #1 Classic Car of the Top 10 awards will win two free tickets to a Texas Rangers home game and a one-night stay at the new Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center.

After the event, car owners and attendees can enjoy local bars, restaurants and hangout spots like Grease Monkey, J. Gilligan’s, Free Play, Tipsy Oak and more.

Vehicles can register for $25 here. Proceeds from entry registration will benefit the Arlington Police Foundation. Visitors can also make personal donations during the event.

This year’s premium sponsor is Ikon Technologies, an Arlington-based employee dealer- branded retention platform with No-Cost Lot Management that will “Find the cars, Find the keys and retain customers.

The Downtown Arlington Classic Car Show thanks its other sponsors: the City of Arlington, Arlington Parks and Recreation, Frost Bank, Arlington Today, Fort Worth Weekly, Arlington Convention and Visitor Bureau, Peyco Southwest Realty Inc., Arlington Music Hall, University of Texas at Arlington, Loews Hotel, Texas Trust, and Precision Press.

Call the number above or visit for more information.



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