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Memory Lane Car Club featured at Oct. 17 Art & Seafood Festival

The portable model train display trailer in the shape of a caboose, designed by John Koedel (above), and built primarily by Koedel and Don Burnett of the Rappahannock Railroaders, will be in full working display at the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 17. The insert at the top right shows the caboose in action. (Photos by Varley Wrick)

by Bill Powell
President, Deltaville Maritime Museum

Classic and antique cars from the Memory Lane Car Club will be among the featured attractions at the Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park.

Memory Lane Car Club, based in Kilmarnock, is a club with the express purpose of encouraging the owners of antique, classic and even exotic motor vehicles to get together, enjoy operating, working on, exhibiting and, go figure, actually driving their cars. Check out the club website by Googling Memory Lane Car Club in Kilmarnock.

Club spokesman Jack Ashburn said, “We do this for fun and to help organizations like the maritime park with their fundraising. The museum is there for the community, we want to be there for them, both now and in the future.”

The club will bring over 40 classic examples of “rollin’ steel” and their owners to show off their pride and joys. There will be a little bit of everything for car lovers.

If you enjoy classic cars, leisurely creek cruises, art in all media, seafood, live music and diesel engines, you are going to love this year’s Art & Seafood Festival. The festival centers on the museum’s wonderful Waterfront Park on Mill Creek, and the Events Pavilion. Did I mention there would be pirates?

There will be original artists working in their favorite media—paintings, photography, hand-sewn clothing, custom furniture and some surprises. There’s something for everyone. There’ll be model trains, boats, lots of seafood and much more. The Richmond party band “Escorts” will be live on the Pavilion Stage from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. See next week’s Sentinel and check out our website for all the details.

Model trains! You like model trains? The Rappahannock Railroaders are setting up their traveling “Caboose” exhibit of working model trains. It’s always a favorite of young and old alike. Watch the kids’ eyes as they watch the trains race around the tracks.

Also on the waterfront, the Explorer Society, in full 1600s costume and techniques, will take folks out on the museum’s replica of John Smith’s shallop, “Explorer.” Here’s your chance to have that complete colonial boating experience on Mill Creek.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek. Turn right off Route 33 across from the Citgo Station to get there. The park is open dawn to dusk daily.

To find out everything you need to know about the museum and park, purchase event tickets, donate, volunteer or become a member, visit, email , or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

posted 10.07.2015

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