New Year’s Day Road Rally


On New Year’s Day, as we ring in the new, the Classic Motor Museum will be rolling out the old. The museum is launching a new tradition on the first day of 2018—a classic road rally. Owners of classic and antique vehicles are invited to to join a Grand Tour to toast the new year on Monday, January 1.

Participants will gather at the museum on East Marengo Street in St. Michaels at 10AM. From there, the tour will head north on Talbot Street and then onto route 33 to Tilghman Island. The classic vehicles will continue over the Knapps Narrows bridge and proceed to the Naval station on Black Walnut Point.

Museum Executive Director, Linda Haddaway King says, “This is a great opportunity for families to start a new holiday tradition. Even those who don’t have classic cars can bring the kids out to Black Walnut Point to welcome the rally as it arrives. It’s also a great location for lovers of classic vehicles to take memorable photos in a dramatic setting.”

In addition, King says families and participants can soak up local history at The Tilghman Waterman’s Museum which will open its doors for the occasion

Participants will toast the new year on Tilghman Island, and then return to St. Michaels where they’ll reconvene at the museum for a pot luck lunch. The museum is asking everyone to bring something to share, a chance to start the new year with 2017’s leftovers.

The Classic Motor Museum will also be open to visitors on New Year’s Day. Admission is $10 per person and $15 for couples. For more information, visit the museum’s website at

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