According to Stan Hywet’s website, the event is one of the oldest car shows in America and is an annual Father’s Day tradition. The show features classic, antique and collector cars with more than 400 automobiles manufactured between 1896 and 1978 on display in 26 separate classes. Judges will award prizes in each class for first, second and third place.
“It’s a wonderful way to honor dad on his special day. It’s not unusual to see three generations looking at cars and enjoying the gardens,” said Donna Spiegler, communications manager at Stan Hywet.
New this year is a “muscle car” display and additionally, there will be “Inner Circle” cars. These cars are Full Classic® cars where the manufacturer of each car is documented, including the original owner. There are five Inner Circle cars on display in front of the Manor House.
Stan Hywet works with a sponsor, Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America (ORCCCA), to obtain the cars. ORCCCA is a nonprofit founded in 1953 that encompasses mainly pre-war automobiles from 1925 to 1948. ORCCCA handles the registration and judging of cars.
Spiegler said the show is Stan Hywet’s largest one-day event and more than 8,000 people are expected to attend.
“The Father’s Day Car Show at Stan Hywet is an Akron tradition, but now we’re seeing many who are attending from across the northeast Ohio region because it’s such a fun day as well as a terrific family event,” she said.
There is no onsite parking, but free parking and shuttle service is available throughout the day. The parking lot shuttle runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
General admission to the 52nd Classic, Antique, & Collector Car Show is $12 for adults and $5 for youth. Children age 5 and under are free. Manor tours are not included in the admission. Ticket prices include the chance to explore Stan Hywet’s gardens.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Stan Hywet’s event calendar.