Rolling Sculpture Car Show – Friday, July 8, 2016


Please Note: All vehicles admitted to the show must be preregistered. NO DAY OF SHOW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED. This simplifies and speeds up entry to the show and results in a better experience for all.


Bill Crispin Chevrolet and the Main Street Area Association present the 22nd Annual “Rolling Sculpture Car Show” on July 8 from 2-10 pm.

Taking place in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, the Rolling Sculpture Car Show is a one of kind experience for the car enthusiast. All cars are welcome to exhibit at the Show. Exhibitors pre register vehicles, $20. Show cars enter on Washington Street at Fifth.

The event itself is free and open to the public. Spectators enjoy the energy of more than 300 exotic, antique, classic, and one of a kind cars on Main, Liberty, and Washington Streets in downtown Ann Arbor. Plenty of public parking is available in all structures and surface lots. Visit for parking options.

Hot Rod DJ, Surfer Joe, will be “spinning” all of your favorite, and soon to be favorite, hot rod songs throughout the show. Surfer Joe Productions has 25 hours of all hot rod tunes, Joe will play his most popular 8 hours at the show. Stop by and make a request at the corner of Main and Liberty.

The Ann Arbor District Library will have family activities at their booth on Liberty Street between Fourth and Fifth. Activities include mandalas for sidewalk chalking beautiful designs, duct taping tiny roads on the street to drive trucks and cars. In addition you can get your Summer Game code, pick up reading cards, bookmarks and other give-aways!

Stop by Ann Arbor’s 107one booth on Main Street and sign up for some great giveaways.

The special display area on E. Liberty between Fourth and Fifth will feature Studebakers. The Studebaker family, with a tradition of blacksmithing, began building wagons in South Bend, Indiana in 1852, and eventually became the world’s largest manufacturer of horse-drawn vehicles. Early in the 20th century they added electric, and then gasoline powered, vehicles (initially produced in Detroit). Studebaker was the only wagon and carriage manufacturer to successfully transition to motor vehicles into the modern era, ending production of automobiles in 1966. Though always outpaced by the Big Three financially, Studebaker often exhibited daring and ground breaking design, especially after World War II. One model, the Avanti, was so well regarded that it continued in production by various independent successor companies into 2006. This display will showcase vehicles dating back to 1880 all the way up to 2002.

Awards judged by Bill Crispin Chevrolet and other Show sponsors presented at 7 pm at the corner of Main and Liberty.

5 Responses

  1. Is the time commitment for the registrants to keep their cars present during the entire 8 hours of the show on Friday July 8? How early do we have to show up with our car before the 2pm start?



    Keith Williams - June 12th, 2016 at 11:39 am
  2. Hi Keith – I would recommend arriving at the Show around 2:30 or 3 to avoid
    waiting for the Show to open. Cars line up beginning at about 1pm however
    getting to the Show early doesn’t mean you get a better space, much to the
    dismay of many participants. We have a system for moving in the cars as
    efficiently and safely as possible and it involves spreading everyone out.
    Many think if they are first in line they are guaranteed a spot on Main
    Street, not true!!!

    Once you are parked you do not have to stay the entire time however we do
    ask that you have a security guard, found at every barricade, guide you out
    of the Show. The streets are typically packed with people once the Show
    begins and safety is our number one priority.

    Thanks for your interest in the Show. Maura

    msaa - June 13th, 2016 at 9:18 am
  3. They’re always some awesome rides at this show. Come out and enjoy the sights.

    Don Cleese - July 3rd, 2016 at 11:58 am
  4. The weather forecast for Friday shows a strong likelihood of rain that day and during the show. Will the show be canceled if it rains?

    Eric Paterno - July 5th, 2016 at 9:22 am
  5. Hi Eric – The Show will go on rain or shine!! Thank you. Maura

    msaa - July 5th, 2016 at 10:39 am

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