Our Classic Car Show

Aviation Museum’s annual Classic Car Show ready to roll on Saturday, July 13, 2024

Attendees enjoying the Aviation Museum’s 2023 Classic Car Show.

Many thanks to the main sponsor of our 2024 Classic Car Show: Primary Bank

LONDONDERRY, N.H.—It’s on! Get your gleaming roadster, awesome muscle car, or partially restored jalopy over to the Aviation Museum of N.H., where once a year the spotlight shines on vehicles that don’t leave the ground.

The Aviation Museum’s annual Classic Car Show takes place on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date is Saturday, July 20.)

Vehicles of all makes and eras are welcome, including odd or unusual conveyances. It’s a great chance for proud owners to show off their completed projects or works in progress, and for the public to check out some amazing rides from all over New England.

The car show is held on the grounds of the Aviation Museum, with close-up views of the action on nearby Runway 17-35 at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

“It’s a great way to spend a summer day outside, checking out vintage vehicles while seeing old friends and making new ones,” said Jeff Rapsis, executive director of the Aviation Museum.

Trophies will be given out for the People’s Choice Award and the Museum Award. All registered entrants will be included in a raffle with multiple winners of valuable prize packages. A separate 50/50 raffle will be held as well as a yard sale, with all proceeds to benefit the non-profit Aviation Museum.

Admission/registration is $10 per vehicle entry plus occupants, cash only. To facilitate orderly set-up, owners are asked to arrive between 9 and 10 a.m. at the grounds of the Aviation Museum, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, N.H.

Admission to the grounds for spectators is $5 per adult; children 12 and under free. Admission is cash only. Only show cars will be allowed on museum grounds; spectators and visitors are asked to park on local streets outside the museum.

The event will have several food trucks. Portable toilets will be available during the show. The Aviation Museum will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission to the museum is included with car show admission.

Businesses or dealers wishing to attend as vendors at the car show should call Leah Dearborn at (603) 669-4877 to reserve space. A limited number of vending spaces is available. To sponsor the car show, call Jeff Rapsis at (603) 236-9237.

The Aviation Museum of N.H., located at 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, N.H., is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

The Aviation Museum of N.H., based in the 1937 art deco passenger terminal at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, is dedicated to preserving the Granite State’s rich aviation past, and also inspiring students today to become the aerospace pioneers of tomorrow.

Named “Best Place to Take Kids” in southern New Hampshire in the 2023 HippoPress Readers Poll, the Aviation Museum of N.H. was recently awarded the prestigious ‘Non-Profit Impact Award’ by the Center for N.H. Non-Profits.

Stay tuned for more updates as they happen! For now, enjoy some scenes from our 2023 Classic Car Show. Photos by Wendell Berthelsen and Steve Heffelfinger.

And scenes from our 2022 Classic Car Show:

And while we’re at it, how about a few scenes from our 2021 Classic Car Show?