Classic cars come out in Highlands

The Highlands Motoring Festival is scheduled for July 15 to 17, in downtown Highlands.

The festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, July 15, with early registration and cruise-in activities. There will be prizes awarded and items will be available for purchase.

Saturday features a car show scheduled 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park. Participants will be vying for Best of Show and Top 25 awards. The public can participate in the judging by voting for the People’s Choice Award. In addition to the automobiles, there will be food, entertainment, raffles, Highlands Motoring Festival promotion items for sale and many pets seeking homes.

The event will also feature the Bridgestone Racing Simulator; the simulator will provide the public the opportunity to test their driving skills on a high-speed road course. Activities continue Sunday with a road rally and brunch. Cars and their owners will gather on Main Street at 9 a.m. for instructions and directions. The road rally is open to everyone and any type vehicle. Participants will depart Main Street about 9:30 a.m. for a three-hour tour of local mountain roads that includes drive-by visits to three waterfalls.

The road rally will conclude with a meeting at the Ugly Dog Pub for award presentations.

This year’s event will provide financial support to the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society.

There is no admission fee to attend any of the activities. Registration fee for car show participants is $25 per car for prior registrations and $35 on the show date. Participation fee for the road rally and brunch is $15 per person.

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