Auto Show to kick off Farmers Market’s 90th

| May 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

FIRETRUCK is expected to make a return visit to the “Days of Summer” auto show.

Driving the launch of a “90 Days of Summer” celebration of its 90th year of operation, the Original Farmers Market (OFM) will present the 28th annual Gilmore Heritage Car Show on Sat., June 8. Named for Arthur Fremont Gilmore, the original investor in a dairy farm that later evolved into the landmark at Third Street and Fairfax Avenue, this anniversary kickoff event will feature “cars that fueled the birth of the market,” primarily classic American vehicles from the 1930s and earlier in deference to the OFM’s establishment in 1934, plus some exceptional later model cars.

Attendees can expect to see 70 beautifully restored automobiles, including a 1914 Ford Model T, a 1929 Ford Model A Roadster, a khaki-colored 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Coupe with contrasting yellow rims and a gorgeous baby blue 1955 Buick.

THIS 1960 LINCOLN will be in the Gilmore Auto Show.

The car show promises to be one of the most popular OFM events of the summer, drawing large crowds each year, says a Market spokesperson. Folded into the 90th celebration is the annual summer music series, slated to begin Thurs., June 6. Other noteworthy June events are a Pride Celebration on Thurs., June 13, featuring a Queen tribute band and a Blood Drive June 13-15.

July, the official birthday month of the market, heats up the celebratory action on Thurs., July 18, with an anniversary shop-‘til-you-drop Night Market. Fashion-related vendors without traditional brick-and-mortar shops, who instead reach customers online or through social media, will gather to offer a night of in-person shopping while tunes from the ‘90s play. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see and touch clothing that one normally has to judge by a photo on Instagram, according to an event organizer. Participating apparel merchants will be announced at a later date.

ATTENDEES at a past Original Farmers Market auto show.

The fun continues through August with music nights and other anniversary plans still being finalized. The July issue of the Larchmont Chronicle will feature an historic overview of the Original Farmers Market and a comprehensive list of the “90 Days of Summer” events.

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