Hundreds of automobiles from all different makes and years are welcome at the Marion County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 11 when the local chapters of the Studebaker Drivers Club and Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club celebrate Indiana’s automotive roots with an Indianapolis car show that’s expected to draw hundreds of cars and spectators.
The event caps a week-long gathering of International Studebaker Drivers Club, the 57th time that Studebaker enthusiasts from around the world will gather together. Last year’s event planned for Tennessee had to be canceled because of the pandemic.
“With last year’s International Meet curbed by Covid, we can already tell that the Studebaker family is ready to hit the road and make their way to Indianapolis. Our week of activities include special presentations, swap meets, tours, judging, and new memories built by those who remember – and drive – one of Indiana’s iconic brands. While the last Studebaker may have rolled off the South Bend production lines almost 60 years ago, there are hundreds of Studebaker owners who have already registered to attend this year’s meet,” said Joe Bacon, who chairs the convention Indianapolis event’s organizing committee and himself drives an award-winning and vintage Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk. The week-long Studebaker event is organized by the Indianapolis chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club.
All Makes Welcome at September 11 Cruise-In
Registration is now open for the “all makes welcome” September 11 show at the Marion County Fairgrounds on Troy Avenue in Indianapolis is $25. Details are available from cruise-in organizer Larry Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org. On-site registration for those bringing a car to show is $25. Cruise-In cars will be judged and awards will be handed out that afternoon, with awards given for the top 20 cars, a “Best in Show,” and “People’s Choice” cars.
The Cruise-In is being planned in concert with the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane (H-E-T) Club, Inc, an organization dedicated to preserving the products of the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan (1909-1954) and American Motors Corporation (1955-1957).
In addition to nearly 150 Studebaker parts and memorabilia vendors, the Midwestern Model Association will offer an outstanding display of miniature cars for the public to enjoy. “The amazing detail work done by model car fanciers is truly incredible, and we’re delighted to link arms with this group to showcase tiny versions of everyone’s favorite cars,” Bacon said.
On September 11, gates open at 8:00AM with public admission to all of the events at $10/person. Parking is free at the Marion County Fairgrounds, 7300 East Troy Avenue, in Indianapolis.