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Classic cars arrive Sunday

It’s time once again for the Corydon Old Capitol 20th Annual Antique Auto Fest.
The event will be held this Sunday on the square in historic downtown Corydon from noon to 4 p.m. Registration starts at 11 a.m.
All 1980 and older cars, trucks and motorcycles in unmodified condition are welcome. There will be no registration or admission fee and no judging.
The first 125 cars will receive a commemorative plaque. This year’s plaque depicts Corydon Battle Field Park featuring the park’s cannon.
The oldest car registered so far is a 1914 Studebaker which is currently undergoing a restoration. It’s not necessary for a car to be in show condition to be shown. Just give it a wash job and bring it on, organizers said.
Food and music will be provided. As in the past, the event is being administered by the Hoosier Knobs CAR (Classic Auto Restorers) Club. The women of the club will hold their annual bake sale. Many car owners in the Kentuckiana area have been to every one of the shows so far, and they look forward to it because of the informality, organizers said.
The event is sponsored by various merchants and organizations in Harrison County. ‘Antique car enthusiasm is at an all-time high. Many people have an idea that just because it is old that it is worth a lot of money. Condition and rarity have a huge impact on the value. It is just not financially feasible to put big bucks in the wrong car. Convertibles always bring more money than a two-door coupe, and a coupe will always bring more than a four-door sedan,’ said Dick Brown, an active participant for 20 years.
To pre-register, call Tom Monroe at 738-3882.