2020 Rubber City Road Rally

Sep 12, 2020

Plans have changed for the 2020 Rubber City Road Rally!

Due to COVID-19, the Society will not be able to host a traveling visit to breweries as part of the Prohibition centennial. Instead, join us for a drive through the countryside to see historic barns throughout Summit County.

Thank you to our Premier Sponsors - Bob Hutchison and Tom Hutchison!

Society staff have assisted retired dentist Dr. Robert Kroeger to visit and document historic barns in the county. He photographs them and then paints portraits of the structures using the technique of knife painting. Original artwork will be available to purchase as part of the silent auction that will be available online and on site. Dr. Kroeger is painting images of barns throughout the state. His book will be printed about barns next year featuring one from each county in Ohio.

Attendees will follow a planned route to answer questions along the way. The event will allow guests to social distance while enjoying a pleasant drive.

Silent auction items will be added to this page soon! If you're interested in bidding on an item, please contact the Society office at 330.535.1120 or email us at schs@SummitHistory.org. Stay tuned for more details soon!

The Rubber City Road Rally is the Society's exclusive fundraiser series. Tickets are available on EventBrite.


Bob Hutchison and Tom Hutchison

Checkered Flag
The Lisle M. Buckingham Fund at Akron Community Foundation

Barn Painting
Joe Abraham


Rally Awards 
Rubber City Arches
Jeff and Brenda Walters

Food & Drink Station
Highland Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Tony & Jeanne Locastro
Fairlawn Dermatology, LLC
Eric & Nan McClenaghan

Rally prizes provided by the JM Smucker Company