The Rolling Sculpture Car Show will roll into the Barton County Historical Society and Village on Saturday, June 2, as one of the K-96 June Jaunt events. Owners of exotic, antique and classic cars are invited to display them among the historic structures in the village, said Beverly Komarek, executive director of the historical society.
The Historical Village, located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281, will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission for the day.
Area car clubs and individuals are invited to participate, and all participants will be included in drawings for several prizes, Komarek said. Around 10 a.m., the cars will be driven to the Barton County courthouse square and will then cruise to the Doonan Truck Museum, at Doonan GMC, at the U.S. 56/K-156 junction east of Great Bend.
The Historical Village will have other activities during the June 2 open house. There will be exhibits and demonstrations by members of the Golden Belt Wood Carvers, and Johnson’s Smokehouse BBQ concessions will be available.
“The Rolling Sculpture Car Show will highlight the automotive passions of the community,” Komarek said. “Each vehicle comes to life when you see it traveling down the highway, just like it did when it was fresh out of the dealership showroom.
“Automotive design reflects trends; like ’50s jet plane and rocket ship imagery, forged in steel and highlighted in chrome and leather, but made for the everyday traveler.”
This event is being held in conjunction with the K-96 June Jaunt, the historic jaunt across Kansas that spans the 176 miles between Tribune and Ellinwood.
Barton County Historical Museum and Village (bartoncountymuseum.org) is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.