Danny Harper PHOTO COURTESY OF DANNY HARPER

Car-B-Que to feature food, antique autos, Danny Harper



TREMONT — A family-friendly Car-B-Que will be held at the Seal Cove Auto Museum on Thursday, June 28, beginning with a car show at 4 p.m.

The car show will feature vintage antique automobiles from private collections around the region. Barbeque will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon and evening. Food will be provided by Nostrano Barbeque and by Rodick’s Seaside Take-out. Cash bars will offer beer, wine, select cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages. The beer offerings will include a specialty brew created by Atlantic Brewing for this event.

The Car-B-Que will culminate with a live performance by country musician Danny Harper at 7 p.m. Harper began his country music career at the age of 13 by winning numerous talent shows, which led to his guest appearance on the popular “Hal Lone Pine Show” in 1962. Today, he takes his studio band on the road to a wide variety of venues. In 2017, he released his eighth CD, “On the Edge,” and is working on number nine, “Is Anybody for Country.”

Dubbed “the ultimate consummate performer” by Brian Nadeau, music director of the Danny Cashman Show, and “the most prolific, gifted lyricist I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the 44 years I’ve been in this business” by Chris Fyfe of White Pine Digital Studio, Harper has won numerous awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and induction into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Car-B-Que is part of a day full of activities at the Seal Cove Auto Museum. It will follow the Hemmings Motor News Great Race visit to the museum, an intense, long-distance, time-speed-endurance rally that will test the abilities of 120 race teams and their pre-1972 cars. Cars participating in the Great Race will arrive at the museum at one-minute intervals from 12-3:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Car-B-Que cost $20 per person; kids 5 and under get in free. Combo tickets also are available for $25 (a $30 value), which provide admission to the Car-B-Que, as well as museum admission and shuttle rides during the Great Race visit. (There will be no parking at the museum during the Great Race visit, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; all parking will be off site with shuttles provided.) To purchase tickets, call the museum at 244-9242, or visit www.sealcoveautomuseum.org.

The mission of the Seal Cove Auto Museum is to tell the story of innovation and ingenuity in New England and America through the early development of the automobile. The museum is open May 1 through Oct. 31, and open in the winter by appointment. Contact the museum at 244-9242 or [email protected].

 

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