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WELCOME TO ARTOMOBILIA

Carmel Arts & Design District: Saturday, August 25, 2018

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PRESENTING & SUPPORTING SPONSORS

MAIN STAGE & CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

PARTICIPATING SPONSORS

WELCOME TO ARTOMOBILIA

Each year, Artomobilia features a distinct gathering of recognized artists, collector cars, and automotive enthusiasts, showcased on the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District.  Featuring more than 400 enthusiast and collector cars on the streets of Carmel, the Artomobilia boasts one of the most eclectic gatherings of original, period-correct cars, including Supercar, Exotic, Sports Car, Classics, Racers, Historically Preserved, Indiana Built, Sedan/Coupe, and more.

FEATURES, CLASSES & CORRALS

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Get ready to have a great time at one of the largest, most eclectic, concours-style automotive events in the Midwest.  Interested parties can register online as exhibitors in a Collector Car Class (Judged) or an Enthusiast Car Corral (Exhibit only), or as an Event Volunteer.  Registration will continue through Friday, August 3, 2018.  Please register early, due to the popularity of the event we've closed registration earlier each year.  Early registrants will be given preference.   Acceptances are sent out during the first week of each month.  We look forward to seeing you in August.

FEATURES

  • FM: Featured Marque: Ford Performance: This class will feature a broad-array of examples of the marque in the form of original, period-correct, specialty and race cars. No replicas/recreations please.
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SPECIALTY CLASSES

The following Specialty Classes highlight a broad cross-section of automotive design.

  • RestoMod: All Years: This collection of iconic cars and trucks draws interest from their classic styling roots while integrating amazing advancements in automobile technology over the past 40+ years to enhance the performance, comfort and safety of these vehicles. 
  • CSC: Carroll Shelby Ford Cars: This class features original, period-correct Ford cars built by and/or influenced by Carroll Shelby from the 50's to the present day.  Adopting Carroll’s no nonsense approach, these automotive icons will demonstrate how matching good-looks with superior power make for a winning combination every time.
  • EM: Emeritus: This class features exclusively past year's "Artomobilia First in Class" or "Artomobilia Best in Show" winners across all makes, models and years.  Cars will be presented in the appropriate class, but will be designated as Emeritus, and not judged.  Cars that have won, deemed as Emeritus, cannot win for a period of three (3) years.  For example, a car winning in 2015 could not again win the same class until 2019.
  • GTO1: Pontiac GT0 1964 – 1974: After hitting the half-century mark, the Pontiac GTO continues to serve as the foundation for the “Muscle Car” era in American automotive history.  This class will feature all original, period-correct GTOs that were produced from 1964 – 1974.
  • GTO2: Pontiac GT0: 2004 – 2006: Building on the heritage of the GTO, entrants in this class feature the GTO revival from 2004 to 2006 model years represented by an import for Pontiac, a left-hand drive version of the Holden Monaro, itself a coupé variant of the Holden Commodore.
  • NG: Next Generation: This class features a cross-section of cars, all years, makes and models, which are owned by individuals 18 years or younger. Join the next generation of young car collectors, as we provide a forum for them to present their “First in Class” candidates.
  • TN: Then & Now: This class features original, period-correct models, both its past model alongside its present model.  From Beetles to Challengers to Camaros, compare and contrast the heritage of the same marque over many years, and the modern designers “take” on an iconic shape.
 

TRADITIONAL CLASSES

The following Traditional Classes highlight a broad cross-section of automotive design.

  • A: Antique: Pre-1924: This class features original and/or restored period-correct models, including Ford Model A, Ford Model T, and Brass-era cars. Representing the genesis of the automotive hobby, and the foundation for today’s familiar cars, this ancient iron, sets the stage for more technologically advanced mass-produced machines to come.
  • AC1: American Car: 1925 – 1954: This class features original or restored, period-correct American convertible, coupe, or sedan models produced from 1925 – 1954. Perhaps not your father’s Oldsmobile, but then again, maybe, this is the era when America’s cars of yesterday began to physically resemble cars of today
  • AC2: American Car: 1955 – 1973: This class features original or restored, period-correct American convertible, coupe, or sedan models produced from 1955 – 1973. Fins, wide white-walls and increasingly chrome galore, these are the cars that spawned the Baby Boomer generation sometimes from the confines of their cavernous backseats.
  • ASC1: American Sports Cars: 1948 – 1959: This class features original or restored, period-correct American sports car models produced from 1948 –1959.Including examples like the original Chevy Corvette and Ford T-bird, these are examples of a post-war generation of coupes long on performance and cool design.
  • ASC2: American Sports Cars: 1960 – 1973: This class features original or restored, period-correct American sports car models produced from 1960 –1973. Up until the OPEC gasoline crisis spoiled the party, American car-makers continued to roll out successive versions of fun, performance focused cars.
  • ASC3: American Sports Cars: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct American sports car models produced from 1974 – Present. Despite whatever the fluctuating economic and cultural mood of the day, Americans have never lost their appetite for personal performance cars. These are the torch-bearers and survivors.
  • CC: Classic Cars: 1925 – 1948: This class includes "closed top" and "open top" original or restored, period-correct fine or unusual motor cars which were produced from 1925 – 1948.  These unbridled cars prominently featured in films from Hollywood’s “Golden Age” come to life and provide a glimpse into the automotive lifestyle of a by-gone era.
  • EC1: European Car: 1925 – 1973: This class features original or restored, period-correct European convertible, coupe, or sedan car models produced from 1925 – 1973. Although many believe America has traditionally led the automotive way, this distinct group of convertibles, coupes and sedans deliver a slightly different “take” on American automotive sensibilities of the period with brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Volkswagen, Saab, Citroen, Peugeot, Alfa-Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and many more.
  • EC2: European Car: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct European convertible, coupe, or sedan car models produced from 1974 – Present. Current generation Euro stars complete with style, quality and a foreign accent.
  • ESC1: European Sports Car: 1925 – 1960: This class features original or restored, period-correct European sports car models produced from 1925 –1960. Generally smaller and incredibly nimble machines, often outmatched by their heavier and more muscular American counterparts on the streets and in race courses across Europe.
  • ESC2: European Sports Car: 1961 – 1973: This class features original or restored, period-correct European sports car models produced from 1961 –1973.  Cars in this class represent a unique time in automotive history when brave men drifted cars with high power, and low grip through the narrow streets of Europe and into the hearts of an adoring public.
  • ESC3: European Sports Car: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct European sports car models produced from 1974 – Present.  The last three decades has produced an unmatched variety of performance cars that have generated a unique driving experience and common love for the sportscar.
  • EX: Exotic: 1974 – 1995: This class features original or restored, period-correct, low-production or rare sports car models produced from 1974 – Present.  Revel in the cars that are more frequently seen on adolescent boy’s walls than on local streets, and relive the excitement of distinct exotic shapes and sounds.
  • GT: Grand Touring: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct, grand touring 2-door coupe models produced from 1974 – Present.  Perfectly aligned with international sports car racing classes, these beauties are fast and fine.
  • MP1: Muscle & Pony: 1964 – 1974: This class features original or restored, period-correct, muscle car or pony car models produced from 1964 – 1974. In the Beginning there was the Mustang…. Followed by the Camaro, Cougar, ‘Cuda, AMX-Javelin, Challenger and Trans-Am Medium-size cars with increasingly bigger engines made stars by the likes of Steve McQueen and Burt Reynolds.
  • MP2: Muscle & Pony: 1975 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct, muscle car or pony car models produced from 1975 – Present.  Weathering economic and environmental storms, the survivors within this decidedly American class, now wildly reimagined and remain thriving still.
  • MP3: Non-Muscle: 1962 – 1974: This class features original or restored, period-correct, non-muscle car produced from 1962 – 1974.  These models served as the economic underpinnings for “Muscle Car” era with low-horse power six-cylinder or eight-cylinder engines, with 2- or 4-barrel carburetors, and regularly delivered many a “family man” to and from the office.
  • SC: Super Cars: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct, high-performance sports car models produced from 1974 – Present.  This class features the unicorns of the automotive industry combining high-performance and high-style; a combination, incidentally, that works every time it’s tried.
  • VH: Vintage Hot Rods: 1940 – 1960: This class features original or restored, period-correct, traditional hot rods initially customized/built from 1940 – 1960.  So-Cal Speed Shop, and its West Coast brethren, redefined the performance, look and lifestyle, and defined an era of speed obsessed automotive enthusiast.
 

enthusiast CAR CORRALS

Car Corrals are organized by national and local foreign and domestic car clubs and are featured along Rangeline Road (North & South).  Each club or group can display ten (10) cars in each corral.  Here, car clubs present their best and most interesteing cars, highlighting a broad array of automotive thought, preference, design and popular acceptance.  While exhibition-only, the Car Corrals provide a unique opportunity for car clubs to centrally meet and celebrate its favorite makes and/or models. 

  • Acura NSX
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadilac
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chrysler
  • DeLorean
  • Dodge Viper
  • Fiat
  • Ford Mustang
  • Ford Thunderbird

 

  • Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
  • Jaguar
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Mercedes Benz
  • MINI
  • Motorcycles - American
  • Motorcycles - Italian
  • Motorcycle - Other
  • Nissan Z
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Saleen
  • Subaru
  • Volkswagen

EVENT SCHEDULE

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Monday, Apr 2: Registration for the 2018 Carmel Artomobilia

08:00AM

REGISTRATION OPEN

Formal registration for the 2018 Carmel Artomobilia will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018.  Interested parties can register online in a Judged Class or Car Corral, or as an Event Volunteer.  Please register early, due to the popularity of the event we've closed registration earlier each year.  Early registrants will be given preference. 

 

Friday, Aug 3: Registration Closed

08:00PM

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Registration for the 2018 Carmel Artomobilia will promptly closed on Friday, August 3, 2018... or before.  Due to the quantity of participants, review process and a desire to provide high-levels of communication, we will not take any late registrations.  Please make sure you are registered no later than August 3rd, if you would like your entry to be considered for participation.

 

Tuesday, Aug 17: Load-in Map Available

08:00PM

EVENT LOAD-IN
MAP AVAILABLE ONLINE

To make understanding where you park easier, we have published a detailed Event Load-in Map this year.  Please find your Class or Corral and locate where you will be parking.  Please click the image below to download the PDF version of our Event Load-in Map.  Also, please arrive to the Marshaling Yard (Carmel Elementary School: 101 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032)  20 minutes prior to your load-in time.

 

WEDNESDAY, aug 23: EXPRESS CHECK-IN @ Renaissance Hotel

06:00PM

EXHIBITOR
EXPRESS CHECK-IN
 

Returning exhibitors of the Artomobilia are invited to pick-up their exhibitor packets from the Organizing Committee from from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, August 23rd at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Carmel, located at 11925 North Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032.

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SATURDAY, aug 25: CARMEL ARTOMOBILIA

08:00AM

MARSHALING YARD OPEN 

All exhibitors in judged classes and car corrals need to proceed to the Artomobilia Marshaling Yard to receive event specific materials and guidance to their defined class or corral in the Carmel Arts & Design District.  The Marshaling Yard is located in the Carmel Elementary School parking lot at: 101 4th Avenue Southeast, Carmel, IN 46032. The Marshaling Yard will open at 8:00am and close promptly at 10:30am.

Based on your Class or Corral, you will receive an "Arrival Time."  Please do you best to arrive at that time to accelerate and streamline the process for getting you to your specified location in the Artomobilia. 

 

10:00AM

CLASS & CORRAL
EXHIBITOR BREAKFAST

All exhibitors in Judged Classes and Enthusiast Corrals are invited to stop-by the Exhibitor Breakfast Area for a complimentary coffee and donuts.  The breakfast will open at 8:30am and conclude promptly at 10:00am.

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JUDGES MEETING

Specialty Judges and Honorary Judges will meet to review final roles, responsibilities, and rules... and enjoy a light brunch.  During this time, each judge will receive their team assignments and final instructions on the judging process.

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11:00AM

JUDGING BEGINS

Automotive specialists will team with business leaders and civic leaders to review and evaluate entrants in classes in a "concours style" judging criteria that balances originality and accuracy with beauty and design to determine best in class as well as best in show winners.  All judging is final, and entrants are encouranged to stay near their entries during this period to seek-out the judges as needed.  Judging will conclude promptly at 1:30pm.

 

12:00PM

EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING

Regional and Local Artists will be positioned in various locations throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District painting cars. Ask them about their craft.

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02:45PM

CLASS WINNERS RELOCATED TO MAIN STAGE AREA

Winners for each Judged Class, as well as both candidates for Artomobilia Best in Show, will be relocated to the Main Stage area.  All exhibitors are invited to join us at the Artomobilia Celebration at 3pm.  Bring your Judged Class / Car Corral credential for free drinks.

 

03:00PM

HOSPITALITY TENT
INDIANA DESIGN CENTER, MAIN STAGE AREA

Join all the exhibitors in Judged Class  and Car Corrals for drinks and enjoy the best of the 2018 Artomobilia owners and cars.

 

03:30PM

AWARDS CEREMONY
INDIANA DESIGN CENTER, MAIN STAGE

Best in Class and Best in Show, as well as a number of other awards, will be presented to winners as they make their way in front of the Main Stage at the Indiana Design Center.  Exhibitors and visitors alike are invited to participate in the awards ceremony and enjoy some of the most beautiful cars in the Artomobilia.

 

04:45PM

ARTOMOBILIA BEST IN SHOW & PENULTIMATE AWARDS

Join us as we present the Artomobilia Best in Show award and Artomobilia Penultimate Award to the most beautiful cars in the 2018 Carmel Artomobilia.

 

05:00PM

CLOSING REMARKS

With the Awards presentation complete, the Artomobilia team will make a number of announcements for the 2018 event, highlight and thank sponsors, thank all the event participants for making the 2018 Carmel Artomobilia the best year yet, and dismiss the exhibitors for the day.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

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    The Carmel Artomobilia is located in the Arts & Design District in the City of Carmel.  If using GPS, enter 200 South Range Line Road, Carmel, Indiana 46032 as your destination.

      From Indianapolis - Take the I-465 N to Exit 33 for Keystone Avenue.  Keep Right at the fork, follow signs for Carmel and merge onto North keystone Avenue.  Take the 126th Street Exit.  At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto East 126th Street.  Turn right on to Range Line Road.  Parking on the street is available on secondary streets to the west and east of Range Line Road.  Parking is also available at the Carmel High School and Carmel Public Library. (Drive time: 30 min or less)

      From Chicago - Take I-65 South, and exit I-865 East toward I-465 East.  Take the I-465 E to Exit 33 for Keystone Avenue.  Keep Right at the fork, follow signs for Carmel and merge onto North keystone Avenue.  Take the 126th Street Exit.  At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto East 126th Street.  Turn right on to Range Line Road.  Parking on the street is available on secondary streets to the west and east of Range Line Road.  Parking is also available at the Carmel High School and Carmel Public Library. (Drive time: 3 hrs.) 

      From Cincinnati - Take I-74 North to I-465 North.  Take the I-465 N to Exit 33 for Keystone Avenue.  Keep Right at the fork, follow signs for Carmel and merge onto North keystone Avenue.  Take the 126th Street Exit.  At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto East 126th Street.  Turn right on to Range Line Road.  Parking on the street is available on secondary streets to the west and east of Range Line Road.  Parking is also available at the Carmel High School and Carmel Public Library. (Drive time: 2 hrs.) 

       

      From Louisville - Take I-65 North to I-465 North. Take the I-465 N to Exit 33 for Keystone Avenue.  Keep Right at the fork, follow signs for Carmel and merge onto North keystone Avenue.  Take the 126th Street Exit.  At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto East 126th Street.  Turn right on to Range Line Road.  Parking on the street is available on secondary streets to the west and east of Range Line Road.  Parking is also available at the Carmel High School and Carmel Public Library.  (Drive time: 2 hrs.) 

      From St Louis - Take I-70 East to I-465 North. Take the I-465 N to Exit 33 for Keystone Avenue.  Keep Right at the fork, follow signs for Carmel and merge onto North keystone Avenue.  Take the 126th Street Exit.  At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto East 126th Street.  Turn right on to Range Line Road.  Parking on the street is available on secondary streets to the west and east of Range Line Road.  Parking is also available at the Carmel High School and Carmel Public Library.  (Drive time: 4 hrs.) Google Maps

       
       

      Parking

      Please be aware, Artomobilia is presented on the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District, and the streets of the District will be CLOSED to traffic.  Main Street will be closed between 3rd Avenue (West) and 1st Avenue (East).  Range Line Road will be closed between 4th Street (North) and 4rd Street (South).

      Once on Range Line Road.  Parking on the street is available on secondary (parallel) streets to the west and east of Range Line Road.  Parking is also available at the Carmel High School and Carmel Public Library.

      • Find more information on public parking in the Carmel Arts & Design District.
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