Rags to Riches Tour a ‘Kingly’ Journey

TUPELO, Miss. — Wash your rags and shine your riches, because the Tupelo Automobile Museum is hosting its second annual Rags to Riches Tour on Aug. 16.

    Vintage vehicle owners will meet at the museum to take the trip up old Highway 78 to commemorate the ride Elvis and his family took when they left Tupelo in their 1939 Plymouth and moved to Memphis.

    Cars will leave the Tupelo Automobile Museum at 7:30 a.m. and drive up Highway 78 to Olive Branch City Hall for registration. Cruisers from the Olive Branch area will join the cruise and return to Tupelo to tour the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Tupelo Automobile Museum. A free catered BBQ lunch will be provided at the Tupelo Automobile Museum to the first 120 pre-registered participants. After lunch, cruisers will return to “Old 78” for a drive to Poteet’s Ford Farm via Holly Springs.

    Entry fees are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for children under age 7. The fee includes entry to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum and the Tupelo Automobile Museum. To participate in the Rags to Riches Tour and pre-register, contact Allen McDaniel at 662-842-4242.

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