47th Annual Eureka Springs Antique Car Festival to feature hand made trophies created by Eureka Springs’ artist, J.D. Harris
Local organizers making progress to create one of Mid-America’s Top 5 car shows
Eureka Springs, AR (June 27, 2017) – Organizers of the 47th Annual Eureka Springs Antique Car Festival retained local artist and metal sculptor, J.D. Harris, to design custom trophies for the top award winners on September 8-9 at the Great Passion Play. The trophies are hand-sculpted copper featuring elements of classic antique automobiles.
Harris and his wife, Cathy, built the Art Colony on North Main in Eureka Springs when they first moved to Eureka Springs. The couple now operates the Harris Art Garden and Gallery, located on Hwy. 23 North.
Car show organizer and local resident, Morris Dillow, commented, “We are planning a lot of improvements for the show this year. Our goal is to become one of Mid-America’s Top 5 car shows in the next five years with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and the CAPC.” Dillow added, “We have a moved the event to a much larger facility at the Great Passion Play due to the shows growing popularity. The new venue provides ample free parking for attendees, we’ll have a new professional judging panel, hand made trophies by J.D. Harris and more entertainment alternatives. We’ll also have a Red Cross blood donor opportunity to support the community.”
The new venue and CAPC supported marketing initiatives have created more regional exposure and attracted new sponsors to the event, including Windle & Associates, Johnson Automotive, Little Apple Glass, Gaskins Switch and NAPA Auto Parts. Les Jacobs Ford returns as a primary sponsor of the festival. For more information and sponsorship details, visit www.Antiqueautofest.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at (479) 253-8737.