Record crowds for the
2010 Hagerty Family Car Show
More than 600 classic cars and vehicles were on display on July 4 in Traverse City.
It was a hot and sunny day in Traverse City, Mich., on July 4th, and more than 600 classic and collectible vehicles were on display at the Hagerty Family Car Show as part of the opening weekend of the National Cherry Festival. The event featured traditional classic cars, hot rods and vintage trucks, antique motorcycles, tractors, race cars, wooden boats – even vintage snowmobiles. 19 major awards, all sponsored by local businesses, were given out, along with dozens of random prizes. The National Cherry Festival estimates that more than 30,000 spectators enjoyed the event.
Special displays included:
- Cadillac Town, with everything from a 1910 Cadillac to several 2011 prototype vehicles
- The Antique & Classic Boat Society displayed amazing wooden boats, including a 1965 Colcock Hydroplane
- Roger Penske brought us a 2009 Ferrari Enzo FXX and a Penske raced 1955 Mercedes Benz Gull Wing
- A prototype Lunar Rover and a model of the Mars Rover were on display with interactive pieces from NASA’s Glenn Research Center
- All five branches of the military brought along specialty vehicles of interest
- Nickels Automotive Woodworking showed off a group of Woodies
- The United States Marine Corp Reserve Band performed several times
- Local police and fire departments displayed their own vintage vehicles
- 600 free meals served for all veterans and active military personnel
The event was sponsored by Hagerty Insurance, with all of the proceeds going to the National Cherry Festival. We want to thank the Hagerty Family, the National Cherry Festival, the City of Traverse City, the Downtown Traverse City Association, NASA, and all of the volunteers who gave their time and efforts – but mostly, to the collectors and vendors who supported the event by displaying their fabulous collector vehicles.
The event was sponsored by Hagerty Insurance, with all of the proceeds going to the National Cherry Festival.