Auburn Heights Invitational Classic Car Show & Garden Party

SATURDAY, September 18, 2021
12:30 to 4:30 pm

Presented by Labware, Inc.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate ($14 for ages 14 & under)
Tickets are nonrefundable and will be available at the gate or may be ordered online below.

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The annual Auburn Heights Invitational features exceptional motor cars from the dawn of the automotive age through 1969. The event benefits the Joseph Boxler Education Fund, which supports educational programming by the Marshall Steam Museum, and is held rain or shine. 


Spotlight on “Screen Stars”
Hollywood comes to Auburn Heights with featured cars matching those on the big & small screen


2021 Featured Automobiles:

  • 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Ascot Tourer (Great Gatsby)
  • 1931 GMC  Panel Truck (Actual truck used by Lucille Ball in Annie)
  • 1932 Ford Roadster Coupe (American Graffiti)
  • 1955  Ford Thunderbird (American Graffiti)
  • 1956 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle (Herbie the Love Bug)
  • 1961 Chevrolet Corvette (Animal House and Route 66)
  • 1965 Mustang Pony Convertible (James Bond Thunderball)
  • 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider 105 Series (The Graduate)
  • 1980 Ferrari 308 GTSi (Magnum P.I.)
  • 2012 Ford Cobra (60th anniversary edition of 1962 Cobra featured in Ford vs. Ferrari)

2021 Historic Automobiles:

  • 1910 Mercer Model 30 Speedster
  • 1912 Ford Torpedoes 
  • 1913 Locomobile Model R-38-2, 5 Passenger Touring
  • 1918 Cadillac Type 57, 7 Passenger Touring
  • 1929 Rolls-Royce Suburban
  • 1931 Franklin Model 153 Sportsman Coupe
  • 1931 Ahrens Fox MK4-861 Fire Engine
  • 1934 Packard Eight 1101 Victoria Convertible
  • 1960 Triumph TR3
  • 1962 Cadillac Limousine
  • 1964 Studebaker Hawk
  • 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible


*ACCESS Delaware: Present your ACCESS card and receive admission or tickets for up to four people at $2 each. Not valid with any other offer or group rate. Visitors must present their ACCESS card along with a photo ID to receive the discount. Not valid on special exhibitions, special events or features, or with any other offers or groups rate. ACCESS Delaware is a region-wide initiative led by Art-Reach.


SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE: Each year, the Auburn Heights Invitational Silent Auction & Raffle are filled with unique & hard-to-find items. You will not want to miss what we have in store this year! Proceeds support the Joseph Boxler Education Fund, devoted to inspiring new generations. 

If you’d like to donate to the silent auction or raffle, you may use the online forms below or email Alli Schell, Director of Public Programs

Donate a silent auction item, experience, gift certificate or more!

Donate a raffle basket or sponsor one. 


FOOD & FUN: In addition to historic autos, enjoy delicious food from Mama Mia Continental Fusion food truck, wine from Total Wine & More, craft beer from Dew Point Brewing Co., Woodside Farm Creamery Ice Cream, rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and tours of the Auburn Heights Mansion, plus special exhibits and presentations, a silent auction, raffle and more!


CLICK HERE to learn about Sponsorship Opportunities
CLICK HERE to learn about Advertising Options


Explore Past Invitational Events!

2020 Invitational Spotlighting Vanished Marques

2019 Invitational Spotlighting British Invasion / American Pop

2018 Invitational Spotlighting Phaetons & Convertible Sedans

2017 Invitational Spotlighting Speedsters & Racers

2016 Invitational Spotlighting Roadsters & Runabouts

2015 Invitational Spotlighting Limos & Landaulets

2014 Invitational Spotlighting the Electric Car

2013 Invitational Spotlighting the Packard Motor Car Company

2012 Invitational Spotlighting Brewster & Co.

Click here for directions to the Marshall Steam Museum!

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