Event Coverage: Hagley Classic Car Show
Fun fact: The DuPont company is based in Delaware. In fact if you travel the Wilmington/Greenville/Hockessin area, the landscape is dotted with past and present DuPont family households. The past DuPont estates are amazing: Beautiful tracts of East Appalachian land dotted with 150+ year old buildings. Many of the original 1800s estates have been turned into public museums to help preserve the history of the DuPonts. One of Delaware’s crowning jewels is Hagley Museum which is one such former estate: In its previous life, Hagley was the first powder mill founded in Delaware by E.I. DuPont in 1802. The original buildings still exist today, water powered mills and machines that 210 years later still function (side note, their 19th century machine shop is SUPER cool).
Beginning in 1996, Hagley has hosted the largest classic car show in Delaware on their grounds. Every September 600 cars show up to Hagley and are put on display. The only rule is all vehicles must be at least 25 years old. Some amazing automotive history turns up every year and we were able to snap some pictures of the event.
I personally have attended every Hagley show, since I was 6 years old. My Dad has always brought out his 1953 Morgan +4. One of the best parts of the show is just driving in.