The Classic Motor museum of St. Michaels is kicking off the holiday season in style with its annual Thanksgiving Parade of Classics followed by a Grand Opening celebration. The Classic Motor museum of St. Michaels is kicking off the holiday season in style with its annual Thanksgiving Parade of Classics followed by a Grand Opening celebration.
Over the past few years, the parade of classic cars and trucks rolling through the historic village of St. Michaels has become a family favorite. This year, the museum is inviting everyone to join the party. The 2017 parade starts at 10:30AM on November 18th featuring 50 classic vehicles, and ends on the grounds of the Classic Motor Museum at 102 E. Marengo Street. The prime parade viewing site is at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Talbot Street where you’ll be able to hear colorful descriptions of the vehicles rolling by. After the parade, people are welcome to gather at the museum to tour it’s collection, and enjoy lunch and entertainment for a donation of $15.
The museum opened its doors to the public in August after five years of planning and building. Executive Director Linda King says, “We’re in the fast lane now. We’re quickly moving ahead with architectural plans for our new classroom and library space, which will become home base for First Gear, the museum’s educational program.”
In the meantime, First Gear continues to pursue its goal of educating and training the next generation of automotive restoration specialists. Participants are currently restoring a 1938 Alvis convertible. Education Committee Chair Jane Hopkinson is also working to form a junior chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Already, five high school students have signed up for membership.
King says, “Things are happening fast, and the Thanksgiving Parade and party are a chance to showcase Talbot County’s newest attraction.” She says there are still slots available for classic car owners to join the parade. Interested vehicle owners can register by emailing a description of their prized ride to [email protected].