Motor enthusiasts are encouraged to get on the grid and gear up for the City of Taylor’s eighth annual motoring festival, The Main Street Car Show, when hundreds of classics, hot rods, sports cars, customs, muscle cars, vintage trucks and motorcycles will again line the historic downtown streets. This major family friendly event is scheduled for Saturday, October 30, with live music from regional bands playing all day, craft, automotive, food and beverage vendors, new car dealer displays, and a chance to enjoy all of Taylor’s vibrant downtown shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, and skate park.
The Main Street Car Show runs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free to the public and visitors can look forward to an astonishing showing of vehicles, including some of the world’s rarest and finest motorcars. The 2019 Main Street Car Show event attracted over 500 car entries and organizers are gearing up for even more this year. Past highlights have included a 1937 SS100 Jaguar that won First In Class at the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, supercars like a show-stopping McLaren, a 1963 NCRS Top Flight award winning Corvette and an original 1906 Detroit Electric.
Taylor has a flourishing music scene and car show spectators will enjoy live music all day at various locations throughout downtown. Headlining the show is Austin’s Scott Biram, with scheduled performances from The Flametrick Subs, Lochness Rockers, Tall Cotton, and Mike Elliott as Elvis.
Vehicle registration opens at 7 a.m. and vehicles are encouraged to be in place by 9 a.m. All makes and models are welcome, car clubs and individuals, with awards celebrating over 15 categories. The award ceremony is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. Advance registration is $10, or $20 on the day. Visit the Main Street Car Show event page at www.taylortx.gov for full details on registration, schedule and access points.
The Main Street Car Show is presented by the City of Taylor in collaboration with a dedicated team of volunteers and support from local business sponsors, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Sponsor and vendor enquiries should be directed to Jan Harris at 512-352-3463. Visit www.taylortx.gov for additional information and a link to the show’s Facebook page.