BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Ouachita Arts Celebration upcoming dates for 2016 have been announced and organizers are particularly proud to welcome ‘Doc Hudson’ Vintage Tin’ to the event. The Vintage Tin Fall Tour will land in Mena November 3rd thru 5th and will feature the famous Doc Hudson car from the Pixar movie, Cars, and will be available to sit in and have your picture taken.
Doc Hudson makes his rounds with The Willys, Overland, Knight Registry Southwest Chapter, who will host their fall meet while in town. The group consists of ‘Orphan Cars’ (cars that are no longer manufactured) up to 1960, and invite all other ‘Orphan Car’ owners (up to 1960) to join them. The meet will be headquartered at Queen Wilhelmina Lodge. Registration will be on November 3rd at the Lodge and an ice cream social will also be included along with a ‘jam session.’ On November 4, the group will take a Fall Foliage Tour on the Talimena Scenic Drive.
On November 5, The Willys, Overland, Knight Registry Southwest Chapter will display their antique cars in downtown Mena at the Ouachita Arts Celebration as the “Art of the Car Exhibit.” Most of the cars on display will be 1910-1950.
They encourage owners to dress in period clothing that was worn at the time your car was manufactured. “Our hope is to expose the public to cars most have never seen before,” said organizers. If there is anyone that has an antique automobile they would like to enter, there will be a $10 entry fee on the day of the event. For more information, call Vintage Tin Restorations at 479-385-5161.