2016 Rolling into Roanoke
Summer is also the perfect season to view the private collections of car enthusiasts from all over the region. This year’s Rolling Into Roanoke car show is going to be bigger and better than ever. Apart from great food and entertainment for the whole family, here are some of the 2016 RIR highlights you won’t want to miss:
- MoPar Fin Cars
This year’s Rolling Into Roanoke will be featuring the 50’s era “Big Fin Rocket Cars” of 1950-1962, the Corvette (stock and custom) with an exhibit of one from every generation and a best attempt of one from every year, the MOPAR muscle cars from Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge from 1962-1974 and the rebirth of the Charger, Challenger, Magnum and Viper 2005-2016. Automotive history is marked by sleek MoPars with glossy fins that seemed to only get higher and sharper with every passing year. This year’s Rolling Into Roanoke will have plenty of these classic time machines for us all to admire.
- Lingenfelter Collection Corvettes
Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and cousin of the late racing legend John Lingenfelter, will be showcasing some rare Corvettes from his private collection. Nearly 40% of his 150+ car collection are Corvettes, so we’re in for quite the treat.
- The GM Futurliner
The Futurliner vehicles were custom-made for General Motors and were an integral part of GM’s Parade of Progress, which was a traveling show which promoted the cars and technoloies of the future. The vehicle’s Art deco body style and chrome side-panels are indicative of the futuristic themes of the exhibition. Only 12 Futurliners were ever made, with nine still known in existence today. We are thrilled to be able to see one of the remaining Futurliners up close at this year’s Rolling Into Roanoke.
- Remembrance Rescue Project
The Rememberance Rescue Project was created by firefighters to restore, preserve and share the FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 fire engines from 9/11 as educational tools, historical artifacts and memorials. Many of today’s youth weren’t alive or are too young to remember and understand the events of September 11th, and what how that day changed officers and firefighters across the United States. The organization works with fire departments across the country to host the Rescues throughout the year. The Project strives to keep the memories alive of those lost on September 11th and all firefighters killed in the line of duty every year. The Project is 100% operated by firefighters from across the country volunteering their time. We’re honored to be able to share space and learn more about these historic firetrucks that were on the scene in New York on 9/11/01.
It’s going to be a great day of fun, history and hot rods at the 2016 Rolling Into Roanoke. Join us! Saturday, July 23 2016. 10 AM – 4 PM.