What are the dates for the Meet in the Middle?
The two day event will start on Friday, June 2, 2023 with the exhibiting of our cars at Auburn's First Friday civic event in downtown Auburn. On Saturday, June 3, 2023 our car show is going to be held at the Pavilion at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg(ACD) Museum.
Where are the locations for the Meet In the Middle Events?
The Friday event will be held in Downtown Auburn, and the Saturday event will be held at the ACD Pavilion.
What are the addresses of the event locations?
The address for the First Friday event is going to be on the Court House Square, 100 S. Main Street, between 7th and 9th street.
The address for the Auburn -Cord-Duesenberg Museum and Pavilion is 1600 S. Wayne Street, Auburn, IN 46706
What are the Meet Hours?
The First Friday downtown event will start at 5:00pm and typically runs until 8:00pm.
The car show on Saturday will be at the ACD Pavilion from 9:00am to 4:00pm Central Time.
On Sunday, you are encouraged to visit one of the three car related museums in Auburn. (The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum, the National Auto and Truck Museum and the Early Ford V-8 Museum.) There is also the International Monster Truck Museum and Hall of Fame located in Butler, IN about 20 minutes away.
What is the cost for the event?
The cost to Pre-Register your car is $25.00 for your first car. If you want to bring more than one car, the cost is $10.00/additional car. If you do not Pre-Register, the cost is $35.00 for the first car and $10.00 for each additional car.
How do I register for the Meet?
Go to the Home page of this web site and look for the BLUE "Register Here!" button. You can go to the Registration section of the website and fill out the Registration form. After you fill it out, you can send it electronically to us with a PayPal payment for the registration fee and any T-shirts you may wish to purchase. We have also provided the Registration form in a pdf format that you can print out and manually complete and mail it to us. If you mail us the Registration Form, you can enclose a check for the Registration fee and T-shirts, if you want to order them.
Do I have to mail in my registration form?
You can either fill out the Registration Form on-line or print it out and mail it to the address on the form. We also need you to mail your payment for the Meet and any T-shirts.
Will you refund my money if I decide not to come?
There are no refunds of the show fee if you simply decide not to come. The registration fee will be refunded only if the show is not allowed to take place due to government restrictions.
Do I have to pre-order my T-shirts?
Yes, T-shirts will only be available on a Pre-Order basis only. The price is $18.00/shirt. They come is sizes Small-3XL.
They will be available for pickup at the registration desk on the day of the show.
What does the T-shirt look like?
It will be a Gilden Ultra Cotton T-shirt with the Meet in the Middle logo on the front of the shirt. We are offering only adult sizes from small to 3XL. They are all priced the same. We may have a few extras at the show in case you order the wrong size, but no promises any will be available at the show.
What happens if I order a T-shirt but can’t come to the Meet to pick it up?
Since you will have pre-ordered it, we will mail it to you but there will be a $10.00 charge for Priority Mail shipping.
What are the lodging accommodation?
There is a separate page on the website that lists the recommended hotel . Please mention that you are reserving a room at the hotel in order to qualify for the special rate we have secured.
What are the cancellation policies at the recommended hotels?
The hotel has its own cancellation policies. The hotel we have listed on the Hotel Information Page where we have a block
of rooms reserved have a special cancellation policy that allows you to cancel up to 48 hours before the day of check-in with
How far are the host hotels to the the First Friday Event and to the ACD Pavilion on Saturday?
It is approximately 3 miles. It should take you about 10-15 minutes to get from the hotel to the venues.
Where can I park my trailer?
There is plenty of parking at the host hotels for your trailer and tow vehicle. This will be totally at your own risk to leave it there.
Can I bring chairs and a cooler?
Yes, of course you can, just leave room around your car for others to park.
Can I park next to my friends?
We are going to try and group cars by Make as much as possible. But if you are bringing two cars and want to park them next to each other, by all means do. We don’t want to set up too many rules so let’s just have fun and enjoy each other’s company and our cars.
Can I put up a canopy as a sun shade or heaven forbid if it rains?
Yes, you can put up a canopy, but the area where the show cars are going to be is on a paved lot, so make sure you have some weights to secure the legs of your canopy.
Will there be signs for me to put in my car window?
Yes, we are going to provide a window sign for you to put on your front window. It will have your car number on it so people can use it to vote for their favorite car. We encourage you to have additional information about your car displayed so people can learn more about you and your car.
Can I bring things to sell or trade?
Yes, we hope you do. There will not be separate area for a swap meet, but if you want to lay out a tarp by your car and offer up things to sell that would be awesome, especially if they are Micro/Mini Car related items.
Buy, Sell, Trade?
We are planning on having a bulletin board where you can place a listing for items that you may want to Buy, Sell or Trade. Make a list of what you want, need or want to get rid of and post it on the Board. Include your cell phone number so people can call you while at the Meet.
Will we be able to give rides at the show?
YES! We are planning on offering rides to both fellow exhibitors and the general public on Saturday. We will have a designated loading and unloading area marked in front of the Pavilion. Rides will be offered from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. Depending on the amount of foot traffic in and around the show area you should be able to give someone a quick ride around the designated
course. Just keep your speed down, which shouldn’t be a problem with the size of our cars. A portion of the designated drive area may be on a public street. Be careful entering and leaving the public street. If you would like to volunteer to give rides, please let us know.
What about food at the show?
We are still working out the details regarding the food availability and will post this information when it becomes available. More details will be available as we get closer to the date of the show.
Are there rest rooms at the two venues?
Yes, You will be able to use the rest rooms at the local stores on Friday and at the ACD Museum on Saturday.
Sorry, we discourage the drinking of alcohol during these events. Remember youi are driving your favorite cars and you don't want anything to happen to them.
Are you doing anything special for the kids and grandkids?
We are planning on having a “Kid’s Corner” with activities for the kids, including art projects and folding Microcars. Hagerty has also provided Activity Books for the kids that are car related. There is also a special “Kid’s Choice” trophy that will be awarded to their favorite car.
Hagerty Youth Judging
We are going to select a number of kids (6-8) who will evaluate 5-7 cars. There are five categories the kids will be evaluating including Electrical, Interior, Design, Paint, and Engine Compartment. Ribbons will be awarded for the top three cars they select. If you have a child ages (6-14) who would like to be a judge, please let me know.
Are you awarding trophies?
We don't want to spend a lot of time judging cars that come. In fact, we are going to leave it up to you the exhibitors and the general public to decide what cars they like best for whatever reason. So the “People’s Choice", which will be determined by ballots submitted by the general public and by the exhibitors. We will have awards for 2nd and 3rd place as well.We are also going to have a "Kid's Choice" Award, which will be voted on by the kids that attend. In case of a tie, my vote will be the tie breaking vote. Sorry, it’s my meet and I make the rules. The trophies will be awarded Sunday afternoon at 3:00.
How can I learn more about the ACD Museum, the National Auto and Truck Museum, the Early Ford V-8 Museum and the International Monster Truck Museum and Hall of Fame?
You can go to their websites www.automobilemuseum.org for the ACD Museum, www.Natmus.org for the National Auto and Truck Museum and www.fordv8foundation.org for the Early Ford Museum and www.MonsterMuseum.org for the International Monster Truck Museum and Hall of Fame.. We encourage you to visit these Museums on Sunday. They are all world class museums, not to be missed.
Do we get a special admission price at the Museums?
Yes, we have arranged for you to buy a two day pass that admits you to both the ACD Museum and the Natmus Museum for the special price of $15.50/person. We have also arranged for a reduced price of $6/person for the Early Ford V-8 Museum. All you need to do is show your Name Badge from the Meet in the Middle to get thewse reduced prices on tickets.
Is there going to be a dash plaque for those who attend?
Instead of a dash plaque, we are planning on giving out a window sticker to every car that registers. Most of our cars don’t have any room on our dash for a plaque.
Do you need volunteers to help out?
Yes, we anticipate and would appreciate having people volunteer to help us out. We will need some help at the registration desk, help with insuring that cars are parked safely around the grounds and help cleaning up. Please contact Jim Golomb at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help.
If I want to sponsor an award for our car make can I do that?
Certainly. If your car club wants to sponsor an award, all we ask is that you come up with how you want to select the winner, the trophy, and let us know so we can include it in the awards banquet.
What is a Micro car and a Mini car?
We are not going to get hung up on definitions of Micro and Mini cars. We want to be as inclusive as possible and hope you bring your car. Is the Meet in the Middle sponsored by the new Micro/Mini Car Club? I have been working with the Micro/Mini Car Club in setting up the club and volunteered to be the Events Chairman of the new club. The Meet in the Middle is not an official club event but has the full and complete support of the MMCC.
Do you have a social media presence?
Yes, we do. We are on Facebook, please check us out by going to www.facebook.com/microcarmeets.
I am flying in for the Meet. What are the closest airports to the Meet in the Middle?
The Closest major airport to the events is Ft. Wayne, IN.
Michael Barney His cell number is 260-438-4702. His e-mail address is MBarney811@hotmail.com.