Secretary of State's Antique Show Sept. 9

SPRINGFIELD—The 2006 Secretary of State Antique Vehicle Show will be Sept. 9.

First organized in 1949 as an Antique Auto Meet, the show features not only some of the finest antique and classic vehicles in Illinois, but also sports cars and motorcycles.

In addition to the antique vehicles, the show features a vintage agricultural exhibit.

“We encourage antique vehicle owners and enthusiasts to come enjoy our auto show and swap meet again this year,” said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. “As always, we expect to have some of the finest antique vehicles from Illinois and neighboring states on display.”

This year’s show will be at the Old State Capitol area in downtown Springfield, near the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. Along with the Midwest Cruise for Charity, more than 1,500 combined entries, and thousands of spectators, are expected.

The Illinois State Champion Award will be given to the vehicle judged best at the show by the Antique Vehicle Show Advisory Committee. This year’s show honors the Tri 5s—1955, 1956 and 1957—Chevrolets, with the special Marquee Award. The award represents a different automobile manufacturer each year. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive awards in at least 51 classes of vehicles, including antique motor scooters, motor-powered bikes and antique motorcycles.

Special Event license plates promoting the Auto Show are available for $20 per set.

From the Sept. 6-12, 2006, issue

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