Chrome Art and History on Wheels


Jill M. Rohrbach
If you like antique cars, car parts, crafts and the beauty of Petit Jean Mountain, head to the 51st annual Petit Jean Antique Auto Show & Swap Meet on Tuesday, June 16 through Saturday, June 20 on the tree-shaded grounds of The Museum of Automobiles near Morrilton.


For those that just want to see the old, classic beauties or those looking to buy, you’ll find hundreds of collectable cars for sale. There will also be all types of antique auto restoration supplies, new and used parts, and other auto-related items such as old license plates, automobile ads and literature, and antique auto signs.


A special exhibit of 1957 and 1958 Cadillac El Dorado Broughams will be featured on Saturday. This unique automobile, designed by well-known auto designer Harley Earle, was handmade with only 753 produced.


An arts and crafts, and flea market section is also part of the event. And, the Museum displays more than 50 cars from 1904-1967.


There is no admission charge. And don’t forget to visit Petit Jean State Park, located just down the road. For more information, phone the museum at 501-727-5427 or go to For park information, visit


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