From the Harford County Public Library Foundation:
“Romancing the Chrome,” the largest car show of its kind in Northeastern Maryland, takes place on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jarrett’s Field in Jarrettsville. The event is family friendly, and admission is free of charge.
The day features more than 250 automobiles, music, vendors, contests, food concessions, a beer garden and more. The Headlining Sponsor is Keene Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.
Car show owners will compete for the $500 Best in Show prize plus a Best in Class (first prize) of $75. Awards also will be presented for second and third place in each class.
MotorWeek’s Greg Carloss will be the celebrity judge for the Best in Show competition.
The car classes are muscle cars (Mopar, Ford, GM); Jeep/Truck/SUV pre- 1992; Jeep/Truck/SUV post-1993; custom (1949 -92); imports/tuners; domestic 1993+; foreign 1993+; foreign pre-1992; muscle 1993+; street rod; historic (pre-1949) and stock (1949-92).
Those interested in entering their cars in the competition should visit romancingthechrome.org or call 410-273-5600. Pre-registration costs $15 and ends April 3. Registration the day of the show costs $20 and takes place April 11 from 8 to 10 a.m.
For those interested in being a vendor at the event, spaces are available for $60 each or $25 for nonprofits organizations.
Romancing the Chrome is organized by the Harford County Public Library Foundation and the Jarrettsville Lions Club and serves as a fundraiser for both organizations. In 2014, nearly 250 car enthusiasts participated in the show, and approximately 2,000 people attended, raising $15,600 that was split by both organizations.
Proceeds from this year’s event will be used by the Harford County Public Library Foundation to support several library projects, including the Summer Reading Program and Little Leaper’s collection. The Jarrettsville Lions Club will use its share of the funds raised for its Leader Dog Program, which provides service animals to sight-impaired individuals.
In addition to the Headlining Sponsor, Keene Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Romancing the Chrome’s Premiere Sponsor is Waste Industries of MD; supporting sponsor is John W. Cairnes Realty; and the contributing sponsors are APG Federal Credit Union and Fisher Auto Parts.
Jarrett’s Field is located at 3719 Norrisville Road in Jarrettsville. In case of rain, Romancing the Chrome will be held Saturday, April 18. For more information, call 410-273-5600 or visit romancingthechrome.org.