AACA Grand National Meet, Car Show Set

Published 06.01.2016


One of two St. James-driven Mustangs, on loan from 3 Dog Garage for the weekend, arrive on campus earlier this week.The beautiful Penn College provides a stunning backdrop for AACA festivities ... and the display of this racing veteran.Penn College is hosting the Antique Automobile Club of America Grand National Meet and Car Show this week, an exciting event with more than 640 cars on display and thousands of participants and spectators expected to attend. Some visitors to campus will spend the weekend in the Rose Street Commons Residence Halls and take part in various programs around campus. Those activities for registrants and their families begin Thursday, but two free events are open to the Penn College community: Friday's keynote address by Lyn St. James from 7-8 p.m. in the Field House (for those who RSVP'd by Wednesday's deadline) and Saturday's car show along the campus mall from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A motivational speaker, St. James is a seven-time Indianapolis 500 competitor, the first female Indy 500 Rookie of the Year and one of the "Top 100 Female Athletes of the Century" as chosen by Sports Illustrated. Spectator parking for the car show, designated by directional signs, is next to the Klump Academic Center. Due to heavy traffic and the logistics of moving vehicles onto the show field, spectators are asked to wait until 11 a.m. to arrive on campus to view the cars.