Wheels on Academy

Wheels on Academy Car Show: May 16 in Cary

Wheels on Academy

Cary, NC — Cary’s 4th annual Wheels on Academy car show is this Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Downtown Cary. Here’s a look at what you can expect. 

Wheels on Academy

Cary’s Wheels on Academy car show is an event for lovers of both vintage and modern automobiles…but anyone can enjoy this Saturday’s festivities.

On May 16, 2015, Academy Street and Town Hall Campus will be filled with cars on display, food trucks, vendors, entertainment, kids activities and more.

Cars, Food Trucks & Music

What can you expect at Wheels on Academy?

Take-A-Part Model T Demonstrations

At the Take–A–Part Model T Demonstrations, car show guests can watch the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Triangle Chapter assemble their Model T.

After assembly, the engine is hand cranked, the crowd is parted and the Take-A-Part Model T is driven a short distance. Look for these demonstrations at 10:30 am and at 1:00 pm near the Page-Walker Arts & History Center.

Food Trucks & Music

Food trucks will include Big Mike’s BBQ, The Freezing Pointe and Dusty Donuts. Guests can also enjoy local bands throughout the day, including Night Shift at 9:30 am and Big Love at 11:30 am.

For the Kids

There are plenty of activities at Wheels on Academy to keep kids entertained. Youngsters can make and decorate their own wooden car and explore fire engines, police cars and more.

Wheels on Academy

Wheels on Academy

Enter Your Car in the Show

It’s not too late to enter your car into the show. On Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 7 am-9 am, day-of registration will be available for $15.

All cars wishing to be judged must be on-site by 9:30 am. Judging categories this year include a Mayor’s Award and trophies for each decade in which a car was built. For more information about entering your car, visit the Town of Cary online.

Award announcements will be made on stage at 1:30 p.m.

Event Details

Wheels on Academy Car Show
Saturday, May 16, 2015; 9 am-2 pm
N. Academy Street & Town Hall Campus, Downtown Cary

Free parking is available at the Cary Town Hall parking deck (on Wilkinson Avenue near the Herbert C. Young Community Center).


Story from staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

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