Open Car Show returns June 26
The W.H. Stark House will partner with the Orange Peel Out Car Club to host the second annual Open Car Show Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The show will include cars ranging from antiques to vintage to street rods. The 1909 Hupmobile Roadster and the 1918 Model T Truck, both owned by H.J. Lutcher Stark, will be on display at the Carriage House (behind the Stark House) at 310 W. Main Ave. This event is free located at the Lutcher Theater parking lot, 707 Main Ave., on the corner of Main and Sixth Street.
Anyone is welcome to enter cars in the show for a registration fee of $20 prior to the event or $25 the day of the event. The Orange Peel Out Club will accept cars ranging from antique to vintage to street rod, and prizes will be awarded in various classes. Participants in the car show must be of 18 years of age or must obtain the permission of a parent or legal guardian. To enter, participants should submit their name, spouse’s name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, signature aud vehicle information including mileage, club, make, model and year to the Orange Peel Out Car Club, 22 Pinewood Circle, Orange 77630.
Proceeds will be awarded to local students in vocational trades.
Throughout the event a film showing the 2003 restoration of the Hupmobile will play in the Carriage House. The car was built from a 1908 prototype by the Hupp Motor Car Co. in Detroit. Brothers Robert and Louis Hupp organized the company to build and market a light two-seater runabout. The runabout auto was powered by a four-cylinder engine that produced 16-20 horsepower, had a shaft drive, a sliding gear transmission with two forward speeds and reverse and a fuel tank at the rear with gravity feed. The body resembled that of some of the highpowered runabouts then available costing much more than the $750 the Hupmobile sold for.
For more information, go to whstarkhouse.org or call 883-0871.