Rev It Up!

History takes to the streets this weekend — on wheels!

The sixth annual Wheels on Academy car show drives into downtown Cary on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., returning to its original space on South Academy Street now that the town’s streetscape project is completed.

“Wheels on Academy is happy to be home,” said Ryan O’Quinn, program specialist for outdoor arts events for the town of Cary. “The annual car show is an exciting, can’t-miss, family-friendly event that allows car owners to show off their classic cars while car enthusiasts enjoy the amenities of downtown Cary, at one of the first events to feature the new Downtown Park.”

The cars of yesteryear will be on display for your enjoyment, while judges determine which cars will take home the coveted Mayor’s Award and Top 50 trophies. The awards ceremony will take place at approximately 1:30 p.m.

This year’s Wheels on Academy event will feature the Take-A-Part Model T demonstration by the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Triangle chapter.

And the event’s largest-ever Touch-A-Truck area will feature more than 10 trucks and heavy machinery vehicles, along with the chance to meet those who protect and serve the Cary community.

For the little ones, and those with sensitive hearing, a No Horn Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.

Bands will take to the stage in Downtown Park, while kids can enjoy games and the chance to make and race wooden cars, and the Play-Well TEKnologies Gravity Car Challenge using LEGO bricks.

For more information, search Wheels on Academy at or call (919) 469-4061.

See Cary Magazine‘s photos from a previous Wheels on Academy event here.

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