Bring Out Your Manhattan Project Era Cars To Main Gate Park Saturday, July 13 For 2019 ScienceFest!







All year long thousands of visitors take photos in front of the façade at Main Gate Park at the entrance to Los Alamos. But only once a year is the complete photo-op available with the car parked in front, just like in the iconic photo.


It’s become a ScienceFest tradition to have Ken Uher park his 1939 Buick convertible in front of the Main Gate façade at Main Gate Park on the Saturday of ScienceFest. This year, Los Alamos MainStreet would like to invite anyone with a Manhattan Project Era car to join him.


While the car in the iconic Main Gate photo is rumored to be a Chevy sedan, Ken’s Buick convertible has had the primo parking spot in front of the Main Gate façade for a number of years now. Other pre-war or Manhattan Project Era cars are welcome to be parked at Main Gate Park 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13 for ScienceFest visitors to enjoy.


2019 marks ScienceFest’s 12th year and is July 9-14 with a “Eureka!” theme. More information about the three-time award-winning ScienceFest can be found at For information on all there is to see and do in Los Alamos, go to


ScienceFest is a Los Alamos MainStreet program and is created in partnership with Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation.


Los Alamos MainStreet is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC). The LACDC is a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, projectY cowork Los Alamos, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Small Business Center and the Los Alamos Research Park.