Thursday, July 21, 2011
Rags to Riches Tour returns to Tupelo and will include Holly Springs
Get your motors running, and plan to cruise the fifth annual “Rags to Riches Tour” on Saturday, August 20.
Bring your classic or antique automobile to take a ride on Old Highway 78, commemorating the ride Elvis and his family took when they left Tupelo in their 1939 Plymouth and moved to Memphis, Tenn.
Registration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Tupelo Automobile Museum. Pre-registered individuals may pick up their packets then. A Show & Shine will be in the museum’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this time cruisers may tour the Tupelo Automobile Museum and the Elvis Presley Birthplace. Lunch will be served inside the Tupelo Automobile Museum to the first 125 registered participants at 12:30.
The tour will depart the museum at 2 p.m. and travel up Old Highway 78 (two-lane highway) to Holly Springs to tour George Poteet’s rarely seen car collection.
Entry fees are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for children under age 7. Entry fee includes entry to the Tupelo Automobile Museum, Parking Lot Show & Shine and lunch. Anyone wishing to tour the Elvis Presley Birthplace may purchase a ticket on site to make that tour while they are in town or to use at a later date.
To participate in the Rags to Riches Tour and pre-register, contact Allen McDaniel at 662-842-4242. You may also download a registration form at www.tupeloauto.com under “Special Events.”
The Tupelo Automobile Museum is located off Highway 45, across the street from the BancorpSouth Arena in downtown Tupelo.
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