Initiated in 1974, and revitalized in 2010 after a seven-year hiatus, the Chesterwood Antique & Classic Automobile Show has always been one of the region’s most popular events. Car enthusiasts of all ages make a day of it, looking at cars and exploring the historic home, studio, gardens, and woodland walks of America’s foremost public sculptor Daniel Chester French, creator of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. Chesterwood offers breathtaking vistas of the Berkshire Hills that provide a fitting backdrop for the occasion.
Local food and beverage vendors from around Berkshire County will be serving throughout the historic site.
Admission Tickets: $15 ($10 Friends of Chesterwood), free to children under 18 years of age.
Please return on March 1, 2012 if you would like to purchase your tickets online and in advance of the show!
Memberships are available at the gate. In addition to the car show, visitors will enjoy touring French’s studio and residence and exploring the gardens and woodland walks. Guided tours of residence at 10:30am, 11:30, 12:30pm, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30; all else self-guided.
Date: May 27th, Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. Rain or shine.
Time: Antique cars may register the day of the event from 8:00am through 11:00am. Commercial vehicles register between 8:00am and 9:00am please! The show is open to the general public from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Registration: Preregistration is $15 and open until May 19 (mail/fax) and May 23 (online). Online registration starts: March 1, 2012 or download the 2012 Chesterwood Antique & Classic Automobile Show Registration Form here at any time. Registration the day of the event is $20 per car. Registration entitles the owner and one adult admission to the show and Chesterwood. Children under 18 receive free admission. If you don’t get a chance to see the museum that day, bring your pass to admission before June 30, 2012 to visit another day!
NEW this year! Groups of ten or more vehicles may register together for $10 per vehicle. Please make one lump-sum payment and include a separate preregistration form for each vehicle. Mail all entries in together. Thank you.
Mail registration form and payment to:
PO Box 827
Stockbridge, MA 01262.
Judging: Appearance judging takes place between 11:30am and 1:30pm. Because we want to adhere to our schedule for judging and awards, cars entering the show after 11:00am will not be judged, but can be admitted as general show.
Participant Vehicle Cut-off Date: 1979.
Judging Categories: Accessories from the period of vehicle manufacture, and safety upgrades such as seat belts, radial tires, turn signals, etc. are allowed. Modified vehicles will be judged in a separate “Modified Vehicle” category. Please no vehicles newer than 1979. Suitability for showing is at the discretion of the Show Committee. Unique cars, which do not fit in a category, may show but will not be judged.
||1900 – 1931
||1932 – 1942
||1943 – 1954
||1955 – 1959
||1960 – 1964
||1965 – 1969
||1970 – 1979
||Light Commercial (pickups, jeeps, vans)
||Heavy Commercial (1 ton payload or more)
||Foreign Car, Open
||Foreign Car, Closed
||Preservation Class (unrestored)
||Groups of 5 cars or more of the same make and model (Model A, Corvette) Must preregister BEFORE May 19, 2012 or at discretion of Show Committee.
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