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Car show at Biedenharn May 17

The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens will host a Classic Car Show Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Coke Museum located on Speed Street between Riverside and Third Street. The show will feature Coca-Cola cars and trucks from the Biedenharn Collection as well as vehicles from area car enthusiasts.

Museum Director Ralph Calhoun said, "What goes better with the vivid colors and chrome of a classic car than Coca-Cola? We think the combination is a natural, and we hope this small start will blossom into an annual event." In addition to cars, the Biedenharn is displaying Coca-Cola machines that are regularly kept in storage. "Not all of our collection is on exhibit due to space. This is a chance for us to display some large items that are special but too big for us to show very often."

Calhoun credits Daniel Walters with the idea for the show. Walters is working at the Biedenharn for 12 months as curator of collections and exhibits.

The Car Show and Coke Museum are free.

Full tours including the Home, Bible Museum and Gardens will be available at the regular price. (There will be no charge for the Coke Museum all day Saturday) Car owners who register their vehicles will be entered to win trophies in two categories: People's Choice and Director's Pick. Registration is $25. Call 807-3204 for information to register your car for the show or register the day of the show. The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens are located at 2000 Riverside Drive in Monroe. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12. There is no admission to visit the Museum Store. Call 318-387-5281.

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