Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 15. That is the day for Blanco State Park to host the 22nd annual Blanco Classic Car Show.
With the spring Bluebonnets, Indian Paint Brushes, and other Texas wildflowers blooming into an explosion of color, you can make the day complete at the beautiful Blanco State Park, where you and your family can spend an entire day surrounded by the sights and sounds of immaculately restored vehicles from a bygone era.
All of us kids, no matter whether we are 6 or 60, will watch wide-eyed, as we stroll down the lines of restored originals, custom cars, and trucks. Let your memories awaken and lead you back to the era of “muscle cars” you remember, like “Vettes,” “Olds 442s,” “Mustangs,” “409s,” “Chargers,” “Cudas,” that all proudly stated “Made in the USA.” As many as 200 restored cars, trucks, and other vintage vehicles will be displayed on the grassy banks of the beautiful Blanco River, starting at 10:00am.
You can also see pre-1949 classic sedans, limos, and vehicles that toured our Texas highways before the advent of the interstates. Look at classic MGs, Triumphs, and other British cars and trucks that now make their home in and around Texas.
There is a lot to see at the 22nd Blanco Classic Car Show, including Street Rods and Special Interest Vehicles.
Check-in begins at 8:00am and runs until 11:00am, with events scheduled from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Awards will be presented at 2:00pm. The event is free to walk-in visitors wishing to view the show and there is ample parking near Blanco State Park. Great food, cold beverages, and colorful, commemorative T-shirts will be available for purchase at the show.
Awards for this year will include the Park Ranger’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice, and Best of Show. Winners in various categories will be selected by ballot of entrants. In the past, participants and their classic vehicles have come from all over the state, with as many as 200 participating vehicles and over 1000 visitors to admire them.
The 22nd Blanco Classic Car Show will be held at the Blanco State Park on Saturday, May 15, 2010. The Blanco Masonic Lodge #216 is the operating sponsor of the show, which is co-sponsored by the Blanco State Park.
The stated goal of the show is “to provide a showcase for the talents of local and out-of-town car clubs, restoration enthusiasts and collectors,” and to provide fun and entertainment for visitors and participants.
While the show is a passion of love for both the participants and organizers, one of the objectives is “to generate funds to support community projects, awards, and educational support programs, in and around the Blanco community.”
Revenues, after show expenses, from sponsorships provided by local business and community leaders, go to help us provide scholarship programs, reading improvement programs, educational and community recognition awards, civic improvements, disaster and other relief programs. Such programs as the Community Builder Award and the Ernie R. Davis, Jr., Memorial “Care & Share Dinner,” the annual Thanksgiving-time meal, which is prepared and served by volunteers from Blanco Masonic Lodge #216 and Blanco Eastern Star Chapter #934, are also made possible by funds earned at the car show. The dinner is served at the Masonic Lodge, located at 11th and Main Streets. The “Care & Share Dinner” meals are also delivered to those seniors and physically challenged persons who cannot make it to the lodge to participate in the dinner.