Classic Car Show Cruises into Medfield for 2019
The 2019 Medfield Auto Show [Sunday June 23rd] is coming this Summer and we will be celebrating the Seventeenth Anniversary of the show and it looks like we are going to do it with record numbers. The 2018 show had many of the nicest vehicles in New England displayed on the show field. The forecast of rain kept many leaving their vehicles in the garage. The weather ended up being perfect and not a drop of rain til 7:00 P.M. which our staff worked through the downpours to break down the show. A BIG Thank You to all the volunteers that put long hours into helping with this event. The 2019 show will be back on the Medfield grounds with the shaded trees and over fourteen acres capable of showcasing over 1,200 vehicles. Besides the show field consisting of some of the nicest show vehicles in New England, the FEATURE VEHICLE for 2019 is “RESTOMODS“. We will be awarding trophies for these vehicles and a $100 CASH PRIZE for Best Restomod. We also have a special display for CLASSIC CARS. Best Classic will also be awarded a $100 CASH PRIZE. The Feature Vehicle Years at this show are those made in the 1959 and 1969 model years. Paying tribute to those two anniversary years that brought us some everlasting designs and memorable engineering marvels. Over 110 trophies will be awarded in many categories. Specialty trophies will be handed out around 11:30 at the participants vehicle allowing us to speed up the awards that will start this year at 2:30. Dee Jay Cruisin Bruce Palmer will be the MC and keep things going in the main show field. The food court will allow a break from the action to get something to eat and drink while relaxing before hitting the show fields to finish up the day. There will be tables and chairs provided under a large tent this year in the food court. We are hoping to generate a “Big Truck” display with Big Rigs, Fully restored old Macks, Military Vehicles and much more. We are hoping to build on this display and are looking for interested owners to contact us.
VOLUNTEERS / JUDGES: We are looking for anyone willing to offer a little time during the day. Please feel free to call and ask how you can assistour growing event. We are in need of additional judges. If your in the body shop business or restoration field or have been around cars most your life, we like to see if your interested in coming to a couple clinics and see if it interests you.
Seventeen years ago we never thought the show would grow in size that we would fill the show fields to capacity. Each year the numbers grew and the spectator crowds increased drastically. The new location in Medfield allows us the opportunity to grow to be the largest Car Show in the area. Last years show was very successful and the weather was perfect. Very easy access onto and off the site with ample on site parking for spectators is a huge plus. There will be a few changes for spectator parking to include more Handicapped parking, NEW THIS YEAR will be Motorcycle parking right at the entrance and specialty parking for large buses. Ample Free parking and and a low admission fee ($5.00/under 12 free) will continue. The Medfield State Hospital is located at 45 Hospital Rd. Medfield, Ma. 02052 for those who need to GPS the location.
MEDFIELD ANTIQUE, CLASSIC & CUSTOM AUTO SHOW show date is Sunday June 23, 2019.
RAIN DATE: July 14, 2019
FEATURE VEHICLES for this year will be RESTOMODS and all Makes & Models built for the 1959 and 1969 model years.
ADDEDED SEVERAL CATEGORIES to our already large class list. Please check show flier and class list.
Dee Jay Cruisin Bruce Palmer will be playing the tunes and providing information as our MC for the Show . He is the voice of many a car show and his lengthy career speaks for itself. He is considered one of the best. We Thank Bruce very much for joining our event anchoring our show this year.
33 CLASSES and over 110 TROPHIES up for grabs going to the best in their respective classes. In the past several years the judging has been difficult. 1st, 2nd and 3rd are usually divided by 1/2 to 2 points. There is a new judging format this year with stricter guidelines. The show field is open to all “show cars”, but you don’t need to be judged if that is your preference. The show is meant to have fun and enjoy the day.
CALIBER OF SHOW VEHICLES IS AMAZING.This is a show for the hobbyist. The public loves to stroll through the show fields and admire all the hard work put into keeping these antiques and classics in pristine condition. When a father and son look at a Custom or fully chromed out Street Rod, they know the hours and effort put into the building of that one of a kind auto. We are fortunate to be able to relive our past through chrome and sheet metal. This event is our own “American Graffiti” or a recanting of our “Happy Days”. Wondering what was in James Dean’s mind, did we really live “Grease”, was The Beach Boys “Little Deuce Coupe” LP in all our houses? Car Shows let the minds go back in time, a really good time.
JUDGING: Over the years we have done our best to judge the vehicles in a professional and impartial manner. I, peronally know how much time, effort, money and agony an owner goes through to prepare their vehicle for a show. You should be able to feel comfortable that your vehicle will be judged fairly and scored accordingly. Each year we try to update and make changes to assure we are doing our part to perform the best job we can. A show the size of the Medfield Car Show requires many judges which is a huge undertaking. We hold judging clinics in the off season and try to have all the judges on the same page. From the ballot to the judge and eventually to the ballot counter is an extensive process. I am holding myself personally responsible for any issues that arrises with this years judging. I plan to recruit, train and oversee their performance from start to finish this year. Many of you know me by site and if you feel there was an issue during the judging of your vehicle or another vehicle, I would appreciate you bringing it to my attention during the show. I will find the answer to your question and resolve the issue on the spot. There were issues that came to my attention days after the show last year. I apologise to those affected. I pursued the answers to the emails during the off season and have made the neccessary corrections. If a convertible top, windows or hoods aren’t up, my judges are told to ask the owner to put them up. If no one is there, they are trained to revisit the vehicle to see if the owner is able to comply. At this point if the options aren’t in the right position, there is a deduction (full amount for that catorgory.) We have made many attempts to make all participants aware of this rule. The Dee Jay makes anouncements during the day reminding the participants of these rules. I have trained my judges to inforce this rule. If the participant doesn’t follow the rules, they will get a deduction. If one of our judges fails to inforce this rule, I will confront and resolve it on the spot.
On another issue, I made a major mistake when reading off the winners in a class. Actually, I made several. I couple were caught and corrected. One got by all of us and was picked up after the show. I read off the 3rd, 2nd, 1st place winners in a class backwards. This was a huge mistake and had some heads spinning, I would imagine. We are working on several new ideas to avoid these errors and hope to have a very successful and enjoyable event this year. My apologies and any inconveinences these issues caused my much apprecisted participants.
FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD, we provide them with a memory and hopefully an inspiration to keep this hobby going long into the future. They will see a Delorean there but it will remain in 2019. They will walk around it and remember the movie Back to the Future. Elvis. James Dean or Marilyn Monroe’s name will pop up as well as Betty Boop. Rt. 66 or the birth of the first American sports car will be echoed in conversations. Corvette Hill will be bursting at the seams. NCRS and the contingent of Corvette enthusiasts will fill the hilltop and surrounding areas hopefully with over two hundred “Vettes”.
LOTS OF CHROME and serious engineering will be displayed on the show field. You’ll see a 1911 Ford, a very rare Bugatti, Lamborghini or Ferrari to a fully blown muscle car or completely restored antiques. You’ll find something to remember long after the show ends. Come be part of one of the best shows in the area and enjoy yourself.
Thank you one and all and we look forward to a spectacular show Sunday June 23, 2019, 9-3.
CEO / President