NORWICH Around a 1,000 classic cars and hot rods from across the country are expected to enter the 43rd Annual Antique Auto Show and Flea Market this weekend, organizers say.
The pre-registration numbers are already up over last year, said Sewain Conklin, Vice President of The Rolling Antiquers Old Car Club, the group that sponsors and organizes the event.
Muscle cars and Hot Rods will be shown Saturday. Classic and antique cars are on Sunday. In all, there are 58 judging classes and over 175 trophies will be awarded. So far 640 cars in both categories have pre-registered, said Rolling Antiquers President Ed Soyke. He expects registrations the day of to push them over 1,000.
We should have 500 cars each day, Soyke said.
Gates are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine both days. Admission is $5 per person. Free shuttle buses will also be transporting spectators to the fairgrounds from free parking sites available throughout the City of Norwich.