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3rd Annual Car Show Features Cars, Clayton, & More!

Today’s guest blog post was submitted by Sara Sheikh.

Curry Auto Center continues to commemorate its centennial birthday by hosting the “3rd Annual Car Show & 100th Anniversary Celebration” on Saturday, June 13, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Bloomington, Indiana, dealership (2906 East Buick Cadillac Blvd).

Free to the public, the 3rd Annual Car Show features over 150 cars, a live acoustic set by country star Clayton Anderson, multiple giveaways every ten minutes, and a live remote from Hoosier Country 105.  Food will be available for purchase from local favorites The Big Cheese and Gerrick’s Barbeque.

Auto owners can register vehicles for $15.  Twenty trophies will be awarded for categories like “Best Interior,” “Best Paint,” “Best Engine,” “Ladies Choice,” “Best GM” and “Best non-GM.” For a complete list of trophy categories or to register an automobile, call 812/339-2227 or email achitwood@currybuick.com.  The first 100 registrations will receive a goody bag and dash plaque.  Registration takes place from 10 am – 12 pm on the day of the event.

All proceeds from the 3rd Annual Car Show & 100th Anniversary Celebration will benefit the Monroe County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

100 Years & 4 Generations of Currys

Curry Auto Center’s 100th anniversary makes it the second-oldest Buick dealership in the world.  The Bloomington-based business has been family-owned since W.S. Curry started the dealership in 1915. His son, Glenn, took the dealership over from 1924-1928 as W.S. served a term as Monroe County Sheriff.  The two Currys continued to run the business through trying times like The Great Depression, which forced many dealerships to close their doors, and World War II, which halted the production of automobiles available to consumers.  W.S.’s grandson, Richard, who joined the dealership in 1947, became the owner/dealer operation when his father retired in 1969.  Richard’s son, Cary, began working at Curry Auto Center in 1976.  In 1994, Cary became a co-owner of the dealership with his father.  Cary continues leading the dealership today.

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