19th Annual Petit Jean car show to include arts and crafts show

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The 19th Annual Petit Jean Fall Swap Meet and Open Car Show begins on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and will last through Saturday, Sept. 24, going from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature more than 600 spaces filled with cars, parts, antiques, as well as arts and crafts with an open car show held on Saturday.

The event will offer RV parking ($35 for pre-registrants and $40 for onsite). The pre-registration form is available at this link. Otherwise all events are free admission.

The Museum of Automobiles was founded by former Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller. Its opening day was Oct. 18, 1964, and it today features Rockefeller’s 1951 Cadillac he drove to Arkansas in 1953 when he decided to make the state his home; his 1914 Cretor’s popcorn wagon; and his 1967 Cadillac with a sterling-silver Santa Gertrudis hood ornament.

The Museum features eight automobiles that are more than a century old, with the eldest being a 1904 Oldsmobile French Front. Its “newest” cars include a 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 Ranchero and a 1967 Cadillac Fleetwood 75. It also welcomes motorcycle enthusiasts with seven classic bikes dating from 1913 to 1969, and boasts a variety of miscellaneous exhibits including antique guns, license plates and arcade machines.