Barn finds define classic show in Indiana
Image: Nick Ares 2008
The glitz and glamour of fully restored classic cars is undeniable, but this year's vintage vehicle show held in Auburn, Indiana, will be all about the other side of the coin, celebrating the cars which have not been refurbished but retain so much character as a result.
Poster designer, John Souder, told KPC News that he had faced something of a conundrum when creating the promotional picture for the 2012 show, until he stumbled upon the idea of depicting a barn find peeking out from behind wooden doors, behind which it had spent years being neglected.
The whole theme of the show this year is unrestored vehicles, so instead of a slew of well maintained classics, it is likely that many fully original motors will be making their way to Auburn.
While some barn finds can be in a particularly dilapidated state when they are discovered, the illustration of a 1930s vehicle created by Mr Souder does not depict a vehicle in quite this state. He did say that he plans to add a little more rust to the paintwork of his illustrated car, although other than that, he hopes it will remain true to the theme and draw in the crowds when the show takes place on August 30.