Update: Strasburg car show postponed due to weather


A car show will be held at Strasburg Community Park this Saturday. (Credit: Barb Rathbone-Frank)

STRASBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Strasburg in Lancaster County is known for its trains, but what about its cars? On Saturday, July 24, Strasburg Community Park will host its first car show.

“Over the years, people have commented, ‘Wow, this would be a really nice place to have a car show,'” so this year the Strasburg Community Parks Foundation decided to go for it, said Barb Rathbone-Frank, secretary for the foundation.

People will register their cars for the show on the day of the event, so Rathbone-Frank doesn’t know exactly what kinds of vehicles will be there just yet. She expects there will be several antique cars, classic cars, and muscle cars. Rathbone-Frank has even spoken with one person who wants to bring an I-Love-Lucy-era camper.

In addition to providing the chance to check out some impressive vehicles, the car show will include gift basket raffles and kids’ activities.

Everyone at the show will be able to vote for which cars should receive awards, and the awards will be a little less technical than they might be at other car shows.

“We’re doing kind of tongue-in-cheek prizes for things like the best car to take to a drive-in movie or…picking a car that you think looks like a midlife crisis car…or a car that would be great for a wedding,” Rathbone-Frank said.

The Strasburg Community Park lost some of its funding during COVID-19, so the foundation hopes the car show can serve as a fundraiser for the park as well as a fun event for the community.

The car show was originally scheduled for July 17, but due to predicted inclement weather that day, the event has been postponed to July 24 from 3-7 p.m. Further updates about the show will be posted on the Strasburg Community Park Foundation’s website and Facebook page.

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