About The Autolawn

The Autolawn Party is an exciting, community event scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, September 8th on the SALT Block lawn in Hickory next to its beneficiary, Hickory Museum of Art. The Autolawn Party is a celebration of the road’s number one traveler – the automobile. The celebration is centered around a European classic car show for the automotive enthusiast, but it’s far more than that. There’s something fun for everyone. Events include the car show, food, art exhibits, children’s activities, music, beer garden, merchandise for sale, raffle prizes, a ride and drive, and awards ceremonies. The event is open to the public, and there is no charge for spectators, who can also vote for their favorite classic car.

The Autolawn European Classic Car Show is unique for its size and scale in having only 80 entrants. The intention is to provide a wide range of high-quality, original vehicles in an intimate yet informal setting, without the pressure of traditional Concours events. Each year this event will highlight a different region or brand. Awards will be given in a small number of peer-judged classifications and select categories. For more details about The Autolawn Party, submit your request in the form below or contact Kit Cannon, Event Co-Director at (828) 312-2494.


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Congratulations to the 2017 AutoLawn Winners!

Best in Show: Charles Thomason, 1952 Jaguar XK120

Best in Class – German: Tim & Andree Herman, 1965 Porsche 356C

Runner-Up – German: James Poole, 1961 Porsche 356B

Best in Class – Italian: Michael Jetzer, 1967 Lamborghini Miura

Runner-Up – Italian: Al Pyne, 1973 Alpha Romeo Spyder

Best in Class – British: Ralph Edwards, 1968 Jaguar XKE Coupe

Runner-Up – British: Charles Thomason, 1952 Jaguar XK120

Best in Class – Other European: Andrew Straw, 1972 Volvo 1800 ES

Runner-Up – Other European: Lee Huffman, 1973 Citroen SM

Best in Class – European Motorcycles: Dean Pritchett, 1974 Norton

Runner-Up – European Motorcycles: Kevin Chapman, 1967 Ducati

Best BMW: Don & Julie Bower, 1971 BMW 2800 CS

Spectator’s Choice: Wyatt James, 1960 Triumph TR3-A

Longest Distance Traveled (215 miles): Don & Julie Bower, 1971 BMW 2800 CS

Hagerty Youth Judged Best in Show: Wyatt & Libby James, 2011 Lotus Europa