Automobiles of the Past Take Center Stage

Elizabethtown's crusin in the HeartlandMost people love the look and feel of a classic car. If you’ve ever restored a collector’s car or know someone who has, you understand the commitment, detail, and passion it takes to complete the project. People spend countless hours of their free time bringing automobiles from the past back to life, and our region provides plenty of opportunities to put their hard work on display.

Small towns all over Kentucky and Indiana host car shows in conjunction with festivals and spring and summertime events. Some shows, however, are big enough to stand alone, like Elizabethtown’s Crusin in the Heartland event that took place last weekend. If you missed it, you can see a slideshow on WHAS 11’s website. This was the third annual Crusin in the Heartland event, so be sure to mark your calendar for next year!

Another large event begins this week in the region. The Street Rod Nationals started yesterday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The event, in its 43rd year, runs through the weekend and is recognized as the world’s largest automotive participation event, showcasing more than 11,000 pre-1949 street rods each year. In 2010, the event opened its doors to any vehicle 30 years old, and older vehicles from the 50s, 60s, and 70s joined the street rods.

You can read more about NSRA here  and download information about the event.