EDITOR'S NOTE: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 10, FROM 2 TO 5 P.M. IN BETHANY BEACH. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE...
If you like classic and antique cars, then our offices on Route 1 northbound in Bethany Beach is the place to be this Saturday, July 9, from 2 to 5 p.m., as we showcase several classic hot rods, muscle cars and more blasts from the past. This special showing is a preview to a much larger and well-attended annual event held every August in nearby Georgetown.
The Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty south coastal office in Bethany Beach is located on the northbound lane of Route 1, just north of downtown and across from the U.S. Army National Guard compound.
Between 12 and 15 specially selected automobiles will be displayed this Saturday and will be featured again as part of the sixth annual car show held at Georgetown’s CHEER Center every August.
This year’s event is planned for Saturday, Aug. 6, with between 125 and 150 cars, trucks and motorcycles scheduled to be a part of the show.
Car shows have become an increasingly popular pastime in recent years during coastal Delaware’s warm weather months, as car enthusiasts, collectors and just proud classic car owners travel from show to show showcasing their prized possessions.
Saturday’s show is the brainchild of Korean War Veteran Walter Koopman, who is one of the area’s most outspoken proponents of our military veterans and their outreach efforts.
“We’re just bringing out a few cars this weekend by invitation only so we can preview our event in August, which raises money for programs at the CHEER Center,” says Koopman, who is a member of CHEER’s board of directors. “We’re just hoping for good weather this weekend and, if we get that, we think we’ll have a good show.”
Saturday’s event is completely free of charge, but money raised during the show on Aug. 6 in Georgetown will be used to support both the Meals on Wheels and the Adult Day Care programs at CHEER.
Some of the highlighted cars chosen for display this Saturday are a 1956 Porsche Spyder (pictured below), a 1965 Matra that once belonged to former Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and a 2003 Astin Martin.
Saturday’s event is centered around the classic cars and on having a good time, but Oldfather Group representatives will be on hand to answer questions if you’re seeking information on buying or selling a home in coastal Sussex County.
The office will also be open for anyone who wants to sit down and look over some of the inventory currently available at or near the Delaware beaches.
“If you’re in the area this Saturday, we hope you’ll stop by our offices in Bethany Beach and check out these great automobiles from past decades,” says Dustin Oldfather, the firm’s chief executive officer. “We’re expecting a great day, so please stop by and introduce yourselves. We’d love to say hi.”
And that also goes for all of our agents and staff – we’d love the chance to meet you this Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m., at our offices on Route 1 in Bethany Beach.
Light refreshments will be served, so we hope to see you then.