After joining RI Ford Club in the Ford corral on Sunday, visitors are encouraged to visit the Newport Car Museum where an entire gallery is dedicated to Ford/Shelby cars, including a rarely seen 1965 Ford Cobra 427 SC. (photo courtesy Newport Car Museum)

Members of Rhode Island Ford Club will drive en masse to Newport Car Museum and line up in a special Ford corral in the Museum’s parking lot on Sunday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

This will be the Newport Car Museum’s first car club event. It’s a chance for Ford enthusiasts, including those who want to drive their own Fords to the museum and join in the corral staging, to have a look at some of the finest machines made by Ford and socialize with other Ford owners.

It’s a chance for Ford enthusiasts, including those who want to drive their own Fords to the museum and join in the corral staging, to have a look at some of the finest machines made by Ford and socialize with other Ford owners.

After the event, visitors are encouraged to visit the Newport Car Museum where an entire gallery is dedicated to Ford/Shelby cars, including a rarely seen 1965 Ford Cobra 427 SC (shown below).

The museum experience takes approximately 90 minutes and includes separate exhibits for Ford Shelbys, Corvettes, World Cars, Fin Cars and Chrysler Mopars that have been carefully curated to appeal not only to grandfathers, fathers and teenage sons but also to men and women of all ages. A collection of Mid-Century modern furniture – by iconic designers such as Americans Charles and Ray Eames and Florence Knoll Bassett, and Denmark’s Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner – has been integrated into the artistic stylings of the museum, while six driving simulators await those wanting to test their skills on the toughest raceways and road courses in the world.

Newport Car Museum is in an 114,000 sq. ft. building located on 17 acres at the Raytheon Company campus in Portsmouth, R.I. It is handicap accessible and hours are daily, Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the door or online at www.newportcarmuseum.org where more information and directions are available.

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

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