This Saturday, April 21, marks the return of northern Illinois largest indoor car show. The Classics and Chrome Car show will be at the Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd. The two-day, family-oriented event is sponsored by Keith School.
Show opens at 9 a.m., Saturday and continues until 8 p.m. Sundays hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $6 per day for adults and free for children younger than 12.
The show features more than 2 acres of unique motor vehicles. Included are pre- and post-war classics, sports cars, muscle cars, hot rods, race cars and motorcycles. Prizes will be awarded to the best in class, and a special Peoples Choice award will also be presented.
In addition to the car show, there will also be the Carload of Cash raffle. Tickets are $100 each, or you can buy five and get one free. First prize is $35,000 cash. Second prize is a customized golf cart, valued at $7,500. The third-place winner will get $1,500. A vending machine and 52 cases of Pepsi product will be given to the fourth-place winner. Fifth place will get $1,000.
Tickets can be purchased at the show or by calling (815) 399-8823. Winners will be drawn at the show at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 22. Winners do not have to be present to win.
Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.
from the April 18-24, 2007, issue