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Car Capital Auto Show 2023 at the R.E. Olds Museum

June 9th, 2023 by Corey A. Edwards

Car Capital Auto Show 2023 at the R.E. Olds MuseumClassic car fans visiting the Lansing area this summer will not want to miss the 30th annual Car Capital Auto Show. This popular, annual event sees up to 225 gorgeous vintage, classic, custom, and modern cars vying for awards, plus food trucks, door prizes, music, and more! July 29th, 2023 at the R.E. Olds Museum in downtown Lansing, MI.

Just about everyone can appreciate the graceful lines and sparkling chrome of a gorgeous classic car. There’s something universally appealing about a well-designed, beautifully appointed, and lovingly maintained vehicle. It doesn’t even have to be an antique or classic – but it doesn’t hurt.

We here at The English Inn absolutely appreciate history, careful design, and striving for aesthetic excellence. Our historic grounds are a reflection of these very concerns. More to the point, we’re also very much connected to the Oldsmobile story. The opulent estate that The English Inn calls home was built by Irving Reuter in 1927, while he was General Manager and President of the Oldsmobile Corporation.

Further, the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is just 30 minutes from the door of our Lansing area inn, pub, and restaurant. Drive to the city, spend the day taking in the sights and sounds of the show, museum, and other Lansing attractions, then it’s just a short hop back to the comforts of The English Inn. Unwind with a drink in the pub, dinner in our restaurant, or a stroll on our manicured grounds.

Car Capital Auto Show 2023

The 30th annual Car Capital Auto Show is scheduled for July 29th, 2023.

Attendees can expect a fun day filled with gorgeous classic cars, food trucks, a DJ, an awards ceremony, and more. You’ll also receive reduced admission to the museum and a chance to win door prizes. There are even raffle tickets for sale to win a 1962 Olds F-85 Convertible! The drawing for this beautiful car is November 13, 2023. Don’t miss out!

Car Capital Auto Show 2023 at the Olds MuseumHave your own stunning car you’d like to enter in the show? Great idea! Vehicles may be entered in one of 42 different categories, spread across three separate classes: All Makes Stock, Modified, and Oldsmobile Stock.

Available awards include the Mayor’s Choice Award, the Title Sponsor Award, and the Concours Awards. Concours Awards are determined at 1:30pm, when the top the top two vehicles from each group are brought to the center of the show to compete for top honors.

Pre-registration is $30, with a deadline of July 22nd. Vehicle registration is available up to the day of the event, assuming space is still available, for just $5 more. Registered attendees receive 2 free museum admissions per entrant.

Car Capital Auto Show Event Schedule –
8am – Field Opens
10:15am – Field Closes
2pm – Awards

You say you can’t be here for the Car Show? That’s too bad – but don’t let it get you down. You can still visit the museum when you’re here!

R.E. Olds Museum

Car Show at the R.E. Olds MuseumVisitors to the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum will discover a large collection of rare and classic vehicles, along with thousands of pieces of related memorabilia.

The collection includes rare classics like the 1886 Oldsmobile Steam Carriage, a 1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash, a 1938 REO Speedwagon Fire Truck, and many, many others. With more cars than space, the collection is regularly rotated, so you never know what gems you’ll be treated to!

Memorabilia at the museum includes a near complete collection of Michigan license plates, early traffic signals and signs, and an extensive automobilia archive. They even have a bicycle collection that clearly illustrates the connection between bikes and automobiles. Fascinating!

The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is located at 240 Museum Drive in Lansing, MI. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sundays, 12pm to 5pm. Visit the museum website for more information on both the museum, itself, and the upcoming car show. You can also follow the museum on Facebook.

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