For all of those antique car lovers out there, the 55th Annual Petit Jean Antique Auto Show & Swap Meet is going on now and will be running through Saturday (June 15).
In addition to tons of collectible cars for sale, there will be antique auto restoration supplies and new and used car parts. Some other cool items to check out are old license plates, automobile ads and literature, old auto signs, and many other antiques and collectibles.
New this year is an Open Car Show, held on the west end of the Car Corral next to the museum parking lot. Registration is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday with judging at noon.
This year’s special exhibit will be a 1955 Chrysler 300 2 Door Hardtop, owned by Bob Huff of St. Louis, Mo.
The auto show isn't just about cars. Attendees can also enjoy various arts and crafts available and the flea market section of the event. It is free and open to the public.
In addition to the show and swap meet, you can visit The Museum of Automobiles. This fascinating place is home to the only Climber automobiles known to exist -- you’ll find a 1923 Climber Touring on display. There are also more than 50 vehicles, ranging from a 1904 Oldsmobile French Front to a 1967 Ford Ranchero.
The museum opened on Oct. 18, 1964, and was founded by Winthrop Rockefeller. The late Governor’s 1951 Cadillac is on display here, as well as his 1914 Cretor’s popcorn wagon and 1967 Cadillac with a sterling-silver Santa Gertrudis hood ornament.