Newport Car Museum Hosts AutoFest 2021 Sunday, October 3

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (Sept. 23, 2021) – It will be a giant reminder of why we love cool cars when AutoFest 2021 comes to the Newport Car Museum (Portsmouth, R.I.) on Sunday, October 3.

First, over 500 show cars will fill the Museum’s giant parking lot, courtesy of event co-host Mass Cruisers Auto Club, which organizes the annual affair as one of its year ’round auto-related offerings of camaraderie and wholesome activities for auto enthusiasts and the entire family.

Second, vendors, music, food trucks, valve-cover racing, prizes and more can be enjoyed both by participants (those who own those show cars) and spectators (those who simply come to join the fun).

Third, spectator admission to AutoFest 2021 is only $5/person (age 12 and under are free) and admission to the AutoFest plus the Newport Car Museum is $20/person, reflecting $3 off the Museum’s regular $18 adult admission. (Kids ages 5-15 are always just $8 at the Museum.)

Don’t worry that the show cars will be filling the Museum’s parking lot; spectators will be directed to plenty of additional onsite parking.

The fun starts at 9 a.m. for spectators, while participants will be pulling in earlier than that to set themselves up for the day’s activities, which end at 3 p.m. (The Museum will open at 9 a.m. and remain open until 5 p.m., its regular closing time.)

If you own a cool car and want to sign up as a participant, visit It’s $25 to register ahead of the event and $35 the day of; this includes entrance for the driver and one passenger to the AutoFest and the Newport Car Museum.

A good deal all around!

More About the Newport Car Museum

The Newport Car Museum, with more than 85 cars in six galleries (plus a Pop-Up Porsche Exhibit), tells the story of Ford/Shelby, Corvettes, World Cars, Fin Cars, Mopars and American Muscle Cars. While the private collection covers eight decades of design, starting with the 1950s and finishing with new models from the 21st Century, the Museum curates the “cars as art” and also features an impressive collection of Mid-Century Modern furniture and a giant gift shop.

Within 18 months of its 2017 opening, the Newport Car Museum was included in USA Today’s “Top 10 Best New Attractions” and named Yankee Magazine’s “Best Specialty Museum.” It earned the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award for 2020 as well as 2021 and further distinction in 2021 as among the “Top 10% of Attractions Worldwide” (also a Tripadvisor designation). It also has won an award from the National Association of Automobile Museums for its originally produced historic videos

The Newport Car Museum is handicap accessible; hours are daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets at the door or online: (401-848-2277). Regular admission: $19/adults; $15/Seniors, Military, Students; $9/Ages 5-12 (with an adult); Free/Ages 4 and under (with an adult). Free parking. 1947 West Main Rd., Portsmouth, R.I. 02871

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