The New Year is here and we are planning for the 2017 Medfield on the Charles Auto Show. We will be celebrating the Fifteenth Anniversary of the show and looking forward to a great event. Fourteen 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. The drought and lawns made for a Dusty Day! We made contacts at the show and implemented plans to take care of this situation for the future. Being the first event on the property and the abnormal dry weather, we were not aware of the grounds conditions. This is all being addressed for the coming season and you will notice the difference. 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, Motorcycle parking right at the entrance and specialty parking for large buses. Free parking and the same admission fee will continue.The address is 45 Hospital Rd. Medfield, Ma. 02052 for those who need to GPS the location.
MEDFIELD on the CHARLES ANTIQUE, CLASSIC & CUSTOM AUTO SHOW will be held Sunday June 25, 2017. The feature vehicle for this year will be Makes & Models built for the 1967 model year. We have added several categories to our already large class list. Dee Jay Doc 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 Doc very much for anchoring our show. Four on the Floor band will step up on the stage for hours of great music which you have all enjoyed over the years. Their performance is always talked about long after the show. You can book these guys for a gig or check out their website to see where they are playing locally. There will be a large Food Court to take a break and relax during the day. Listen to some nostalgic music while having lunch before hitting the acres of show fields of chrome and glimmering paint jobs.
There are 40 classes and over 125 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 ½ 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.
The caliber of show cars 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 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.
For the younger crowd, you provide them with a memory and hopefully an inspiration to keep this hobby going long into the future. You will see a Delorean there but it will remain in 2017. You 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”.
This year we pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of vehicles produced for 1967. We hope to have a large display for all to compare the different designs the auto industry introduced. You’ll see a lot of chrome and serious engineering in other areas of 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 antique. 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 look forward to a spectacular show Sunday June 25, 2017.
CEO / President