On July 5, 2017

R.A.V.E. to host 38th annual car show and flea market

July 8-9—RUTLAND—The Rutland Area Vehicle Enthusiasts (R.A.V.E.) are pleased to invite everyone to attend the 38th anniversary Car Show and Flea Market Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland.

There are many events planned for this years show, including cars for sale, an assortment of flea market vendors, retail vendors, an assortment of handcraft vendors, food vendors, music, door prizes provided by many local businesses. Returning are a coloring contest for all ages, spark plug changing, and the piston toss. N.S.R.A. Safety Inspectors will be on hand throughout the weekend to do vehicle safety inspections. There will be a car cruise that leaves the fairgrounds Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., taking participants on a scenic tour of the area.

A 50/50 raffle will benefit the WSYB Christmas Fund. There will be one drawing Sunday afternoon, with tickets being sold all weekend. A silent auction will benefit the Rutland Free Clinic. Other donations will be made to area charities from the profits of the show.

This year’s show is also a Cruisin’ New England magazine Super Wheels Showdown qualifying event — one vehicle will be chosen to go the showdown in Shrewsbury, Mass., in the fall.

This year’s show will again have the Favorite 50 awards format for the weekend. Judges will be presenting trophies to the Favorite 50 vehicles in the show along with some specialty awards on Sunday at 3 p.m., with winners driving their vehicles past the grandstand to receive awards. New this year, organizers will be giving away trophies on Saturday, too, so entrants have a chance to win on both days.

Show hours are Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Spectator admission is $5 donation, under 12 admitted free. Show car registration begins at 7 a.m. each day and fee is $20 for a car and two adults. Pre-1948 stock vehicles are admitted free.

For more information call, 802-779-2556 before 9 p.m.; email ravecarclub@gmail.com, or visit ravecarclub.com.

Photo courtesy of R.A.V.E.

This Volkswagen bus garnered a prize at a previous R.A.V.E. car show. It was literally the family wagon!

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