We’re excited to announce our animal rescue partner for this year’s show will be Speranza Animal Rescue!
What is Speranza Animal Rescue?
Speranza Animal Rescue is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-run rescue, rehabilitation center, and sanctuary, committed to saving the most abused and neglected animals with the goal of finding loving homes for as many of them as possible. Speranza is located on a 17.5-acre horse farm in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, which provides the perfect setting to offer time, patience, and love to those animals needing a second chance. Speranza, which means “hope” in Italian, is an all-breed rescue focusing on Pit Bulls and other Bully Breeds.
You may remember the story of Libre who was cared for by Speranza and is now a Speranza ambassador.
Libre will be here from 12:30 – 1:30
Join us for this spectacular car show that benefits animals in need in our community.
Schedule of Events
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Registration of cars
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Event Activities in full swing! (Car Show, DJ, Raffle Prizes, Rescue Animals, Vendors & more!)
10:30 AM – Judging begins
12:30 – 1:30 – Libre appearance
12:45 – Raffle Prize Drawings
1 PM Award Presentations
Mixed-Up Productions will be here as our DJ with upbeat tunes to entertain you. Unfortunately, Tom Russell has a schedule conflict and will no longer be able to join us for the event. We will miss him and the weather weenies this year.
Classes for this show include Exotic and Sport, American Muscle, Customs, and Time-Honored Classic vehicles. Vehicles will be judged based on the origin of the vehicle chassis.
NEW! Show car parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis, not by country of origin. We’ve had requests for groups of attendees arriving together to be able to park together, so we’re giving this a try in 2019. Those cars with lower ground clearance should arrive as early as possible as there is a limited amount of macadam parking available.
Your $30 registration includes the following:
- One car entry into the show
- One admission ticket into the AACA Museum, Inc.
- Entry into the “Owners’ Tent” with complimentary breakfast items – relax, eat, and chat with other car owner’s
If you prefer to mail in a registration form with a check, click the link below for the form:
Day of Show registrations will be available here at the AACA Museum, as space permits. We strongly encourage you to register in advance if possible so we can get everyone checked in and on the show field as quickly as possible.
Are you bringing a Guest with you? Don’t forget to register your guests! Your $20 guest registration donation includes their entry to the owner’s tent/complimentary breakfast and a ticket to the museum!
Car Show Field General Admission
Don’t have a car to show? Join us as a spectator to enjoy all these fabulous automobiles and contribute toward a great cause.
We’re doing away with the mandatory field admission fee this year; however, it is our sincere hope that spectators will consider a donation, purchase raffle tickets, and participate in the popular vote contest for your favorite “cool car” to help the animals in need.
See Rhys Myers Stohr F1000 Race Car
Rhys Myers Driven to Race will be here with his #StohrF1000 race car!
Rhys has attended EVERY Cars 4 Critters who since the beginning, and his Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder won Best Italian and Best in Show last year!
Also see Rodney Westhafer and his 410 Sprint Car!
All vehicles entered in the show are eligible for the People’s Choice Contest. The three People’s Choice cars with the most votes will win an award. You MUST BE PRESENT to win an award. We ask all participants to stay here, onsite through the conclusion of the awards. If you depart before the awards, the next highest scoring vehicle on the field will receive the award.
Trophies are awarded in the following classes, based upon the origin of the vehicle’s chassis:
American | Asian | British | European | German |Italian
Best of Show is chosen from among the Best in Class winners.
Popular Vote Award will be chosen by YOU!
Enjoy the view of all the various vehicles in the show, visit vendors, sponsors, and vote for their favorite “cool car” in our People’s Choice Contest. The top cars will be awarded trophies, judged by concours level judges.
People’s Choice Contest
Everyone can vote for their favorite vehicle on the show field! For $1 a vote you can stuff the ballot box for your favorite (even if it’s your car!).
Be sure to get some raffle tickets and take a chance on some fabulous auction items!
Here’s a list of current Gift items, check back soon for more!
New Fangled Brew Works, Troegs, Midstate Distillery, Midtown Cinema, Advanced Auto – Hummelstown, Harrisburg Senators, Hershey Bears, Starbus of Hershey, Hershey Pantry, Classic Dry Cleaners, SpringHill Suites Hershey Near the Park, Pet Value- Hummelstown, Speranza Animal Rescue basket.
Thank you to all the local businesses who have supported this event through the raffle basket donations.
August 1 – August 17
Speranza is always in need of bedding donations. The AACA Museum, Inc. will be a drop-off location for bedding donations (i.e.blankets, sheets, towels) from August 1 – the show on August 17th. Clean, well-loved items are fine as are newly purchased items.
Can I bring my pet to the show?
Yes, please do! Cars 4 Critters is an event to support our furry friends, so the more, the merrier. Please have your pets on a leash outside, clean up after them, and be aware there might be some loud car noise. Only registered service animals are allowed inside the Museum.
For event updates and great sports & exotics fun, like the Cars 4 Critters Facebook page.
My Pops Place can cook anything from fair food (hotdogs, cheese steaks, french fries) to a more intricate menu (artisan flatbread pizzas, gourmet sandwiches, etc.) our most popular menu item is our Crabby Cheese Fries. Fresh cut fries & more!
Sugar Whipped Bakery Truck will have lots of options for your sweet tooth!
Available for your special events Philly Cheese Steaks, Sweet Italian Sausage, Traveling Tacos, hamburgers, and hotdogs.
Vendor & Sponsor Opportunities
Calling all vendors & sponsors! Join us as part of this event by being a sponsor or vendor with space at the event and other promotional benefits.
Contact Stacy Benson at 717-566-7100 ext. 101 for questions or additional assistance.
Sponsors and vendors can register via the online link, along with vehicle owners.