About The Autolawn

The Autolawn Party is an exciting, community event scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, September 7, 2019 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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Before the War

2019 is a very special year. It represents historically monumental events for the world and our community. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a day that changed the direction of the war, directly impacting our way of life, then and now. This year also celebrates the inception of Hickory Museum of Art, North Carolina’s second oldest art museum.

Hickory Museum of Art was established in 1944 when visionary founding Director, Paul Whitener, declared, “I am going to make Hickory, North Carolina an art center.” The first exhibitions featured works from American artists produced prior to WWII. To commemorate that time period, this year’s theme is titled “Before the War”. This tribute to the museum’s 75th Anniversary celebration will feature a separate display
of various makes (US and European) produced up until 1944.

Of course, everything else about The 7th Annual Autolawn Euroclassic Car Show will be business as usual – an entry by registration, peer-judged show of European classic cars and motorcycles.

If you have a unique, pre-war car that you would like us to consider for our curated “Before the War” exhibit, please contact Event Co-Director, Charlie Zagaroli by email at theautolawn@gmail.com.

Early Registration is NOW OPEN!

Register now to be a part of The Autolawn Party 2019. All European makes/models are welcome. And remember, early registration has it’s benefits – reduced wait time day of event, lower registration fees, and FREE official Autolawn merchandise.

For more details, visit our Registration page or register online now by clicking below.

Register and make payment online – Click this link