Elvis opens up his garage

It is estimated that Elvis Presley purchased more than 200 vehicles during his lifetime, including some of the most famous vehicles of all time. This Memorial Day weekend, the inaugural Elvis Motor Classics International Car Show will celebrate the legend’s love of cars – and the anniversary of his 75th birthday – at Graceland in Memphis.

Thousands of collector cars will gather on the 70-acre grounds from May 27 to 30. Highlighted vehicles from Elvis’ garage include the red MGA from “Blue Hawaii,” the Purple 1956 Eldorado Convertible, a 1973 Stutz Blackhawk and the legendary pink 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood.

“For many years we have had small car shows and exhibitions here at Graceland,” said Jack Soden, President and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. “But this is by far the largest display of classic cars not only at Graceland but in this entire area.”

The family-friendly four-day event will also feature music, competitions and tours. Classic car enthusiasts will be able to experience the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, tour Graceland and other Memphis highlights, and enjoy special discounts and accommodation rates.

“Elvis was passionate about collecting cars, so Graceland is the perfect place for car enthusiasts to celebrate his 75th birthday” said Walt Hollifield, world-renowned collector and event organizer. “We’ve received calls from clubs and individuals from as far away as Colorado and Canada who are bringing their classic cars to Graceland.”

Hagerty will be on-site assisting with the event registration and presenting some trophies on Sunday. For more information about attending or exhibiting at The Elvis Motor Classics International Car Show, visit ElvisMotorClassics.com or call (704) 455-1564. Applications to show your car are available at www.elvis.com.

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