The Carmel Artomobilia announces car classes for 2014.

The Carmel Artomobilia is now accepting entries for the twenty-seven Specialty and Traditional automotive classes to be featured in the 2014 Carmel Artomobilia, hosted in the Carmel Arts & Design District, on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

To register for a judged class, visit:

To register for a car corral, visit:

Specialty Classes

The following Specialty Classes highlight a broad cross-section of automotive design. 

  • FM: Featured Marque - 50 Years of Mustang - This class features original or restored, period-correct, Ford Mustang and Mustang-based production cars and race cars from 1965 – 2014. No replicas/recreations please.
  • EM: Emeritus - This class features exclusively past year's "Artomobilia First in Class" or "Artomobilia Best in Show" winners across all makes, models and years.
  • TN: Then & Now - This class features original, period-correct models, both its past model alongside its present model. Examples include the classic 50's Volkswagen Beetle and the late model Beetle.
  • CS: Carroll Shelby Cars - This class features original, period-correct cars built by and/or influenced by Carroll Shelby from the 50's to the present day, including his influence on the Ford GT.
  • NG: Next Generation - This class features a cross-section of cars, all years, makes and models, that are owned by individuals 18 years or younger. The purpose of this class is to provide a forum for the next generation of car enthusiasts and collectors.
  • CB: Classic Wooden Boats - This class, for exhibition-only in 2014, features original or restored period-correct wooden boats manufactured between 1910 – 1959.
  • TR1: Trucks: 1915 – 1946 - This class, for exhibition-only in 2014, features original or restored, period-correct, truck models produced from 1915 – 1946.
  • TR2: Trucks: 1947 – 1959 - This class, for exhibition-only in 2014, features original or restored, period-correct, truck models produced from 1947 – 1959.

Traditional Classes

The following Traditional Classes highlight a broad cross-section of automotive design.

  • A: Antique: Pre 1924 
  • AC1: American Car: 1925 – 1954 
  • AC2: American Car: 1955 – 1973 
  • ASC1: American Sports Cars: 1948 – 1959 
  • ASC2: American Sports Cars: 1960 – 1973 
  • ASC3: American Sports Cars: 1974 – Present
  • CC: Classic Cars: 1925 – 1948
  • EC1: European Car: 1925 – 1973
  • EC2: European Car: 1974 – Present
  • ESC1: European Sports Car: 1925 – 1960
  • ESC2: European Sports Car: 1961 – 1973
  • ESC3: European Sports Car: 1974 – Present
  • EX: Exotic: 1974 – Present
  • GT: Grand Touring: 1974 – Present
  • MP1: Muscle & Pony: 1964 – 1974
  • MP2: Muscle & Pony: 1975 – Present
  • MP3: Non-Muscle: 1962 – 1974
  • SC: Super Cars: 1974 – Present
  • VH: Vintage Hot Rods: 1940 – 1960

Car Corrals

Car Corrals are organized by national and local foreign and domestic car clubs and are featured along Rangeline Road (North & South).  Each club or group can display ten (10) cars in each corral.  Here, car clubs present their best and most interesteing cars, highlighting a broad array of automotive thought, preference, design and popular acceptance.  While exhibition-only, the Car Corrals provide a unique opportunity for car clubs to centrally meet and celebrate its favorite makes and/or models. 

  • Acura NSX
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadilac
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chrysler
  • DeLorean
  • Dodge Viper
  • Fiat
  • Ford Mustang
  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Jaguar
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Mercedes Benz
  • MINI
  • Motorcycles - American
  • Motorcycles - Italian
  • Motorcycle - Other
  • Nissan Z
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Saleen
  • Subaru
  • Volkswagen

Welcome to the *new* Carmel Artomobilia website

Welcome to the *new* Carmel Artomobilia website

While we'll miss the old one, the new Carmel Artomobilia website offers a broad array of information, schedules, galleries and other things that we hope will provide more value to Partners, Sponsors, Participants and Visitors.

We encourage you to take a few minutes, and browse through the many new areas of




Open invitation to Professional Race Teams and Private Race Car Collectors

Carmel Artomobilia - A Celebration of Automotive Art & Design

Open invitation to Professional Race Teams and Private Race Car Collectors…

You are invited to bring your race car to the Sixth Annual Carmel Artomobilia. The show will build on our first five years, focusing on celebration of the art and design of the automobile. The event takes place in the Arts & Design District in Carmel, Indiana on Saturday, August 24th from noon to 5pm.

This year’s featured theme: Race Cars – The Art of Innovation.  We are seeing a select number of historically significant race cars from both professional race teams and private collectors that clearly illustrate innovation in the sport of automotive racing.   We are seeking a broad range of cars, racing between 1911 and 2013 on road or track surfaces.

To nominate your vehicle for a place in the event, please submit information about your entry, along with the $25 entry fee and three photos of your car (engine, interior and exterior) at /class-registration/.  Further, you may contact John Leonard at 317.313.5200 or or visit for more information.

Nomination forms should be received no later than Monday, July 15, 2013.  The selection committee will notify you within 30 days of receipt of your nomination form to confirm your attendance and in which class your car will be displayed.  


Name: Carmel Artomobilia - A Celebration of Automotive Art & Design

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 12noon to 5pm

Location: Carmel Arts & Design District (200 South Range Line Road, Carmel, Indiana)

Established: 2008

Participants: 400+ Collector & Enthusiast Cars...

Visitors: ~15K visitors

Featured Marque: Racecars: The Art of Innovation.



Event Overview: /event/

Photo Gallery: /gallery/

Event Contact: John Leonard, Event Director, 317.313.5200,


CARMEL ARTOMOBILIA - A Celebration of Automotive Art & Design™

The Carmel Arts& Design District plays host to one of the newest and most noteworthy events in Indianapolis and surrounding areas, the Carmel Artomobilia. For 2013, Artomobilia will feature more than 400 enthusiast and collector cars across more than 26 classes, including Super Car, Exotic, Classic, Sports car, European, Domestic, Vintage and Racers, attracting nearly 15,000 visitors from Carmel and the surrounding areas.

Carmel Artomobilia focuses on display and appreciation over competition and although each of the automobiles is truly magnificent, this event is not just about cars; it's about the art and automotive enthusiasts. The event embraces the essence automotive art and design by uniquely combining the artwork of local galleries and artists, with the presentation of significant automobiles and their iconic design. To that end, select local gallery owners commission a painting each year that features one of the most noteworthy cars presented against the canvas of the District. The artwork is completed during the course of the day, and auctioned off the following evening with proceeds going to a local charity.

Considered by many to be the highlight of the year’s events, Carmel’s Arts & Design District and the Carmel Artomobilia provides an unmatched environment for reaching one of the most desirable demographics in the state. And with nearly a half-mile of automobiles, art, retails, restaurants and vendors Arch-to-Arch, the Carmel Artomobilia promises a fun, yet sophisticated, atmosphere that features all that the District has to offer.


IndyStar covers Artomobilia

Nice write-up on last year's event: