Mystique of The Automobile: A Festival of Cars, Art and Fashion

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Monday, 08 August 2011 14:38

The Mystique of the Automobile Festival was a great success! Watch some of the highlights of the day in this video. Click on the Image of the Youtube  full screen button button to view the video in full screen mode.




The following was the original page promoting the Mystique of the Automobile Festival:

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24 from noon until 5:00.  You don't want to miss this very special and unique community event at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens, GA.

An all-volunteer committee of car collectors, fashion and art lovers have assembled fashions and more than 80 cars from 1916 to 1971, especially selected for their contribution to history and condition. For selected autos, models will wear fashions from sporty to elegant of the era to match a car in a fashion-car show at 2:00 p.m. MC's Leslie Lawson and Milton Leathers will have interesting and entertaining information about the cars, fashion and history.

Scheduled to appear is this 1954 300 SL Mercedes-Benz Coup, commonly called a "gull wing" because its top hinged doors resemble a gull's wings when open.  Tiffany Eberhard models a 1950's shorts set.

A gallery exhibition will feature artists associated with the Automotive Fine Arts Society. There will also be motorcycles in the atrium gallery challenging us to look at the design and craftsmanship of these and all the cars as fine art.

Children can use their imaginations while creating a model car of their dreams from basic wooden chassis and wheels from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Live music of the decades will begin at noon with a swing band followed by Athens' own version of Billie Holiday until 2:00 p.m. After the fashion show, musical performances of Doo Wop and songs of the 60's and 70's will fill the rest of the day.

Also, drawings for free car washes from Bulldog Car Wash, Atlanta Highway, and signing of posters by the artist Christopher Philpot will be a part of the day's festivities, rain or shine.

Artists created trophies will be awarded to automobiles selected by a panel of judges. The trophies are on exhibit at the Lyndon House from until the event.

We need volunteers. If you'd like to join in the excitement of the day as a volunteer please call Madeline Darnell 706-613-3650 ext. 343, or CONTACT US on this website. This event is made possible by a grant awarded to the Lyndon House Arts Center and the Athens Regional Library from the U.S. Institute of Museums and Library Services. It is part of The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning.