More than 7,500 patrons attend the 10th Classics and Chrome Car Show
From press release
An assortment of world-class vehicles was on display this past weekend at the 10th Classics and Chrome Car Show.
One-hundred-twenty vehicles took center stage at the Indoor Sports Center (ISC) for the largest indoor car show in northern Illinois. By the end of the weekend, more than 7,500 patrons attended the show, and more than $30,000 was raised for Keith Country Day School.
“We are thrilled with the results,” said Alan Gibby, Keith’s head of school. “The show gets better and better every year, and that is a tribute to the car selection committee and all of the people that work so hard on this event.”
Ten cars were given show awards, eight by class, a Committee’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award. Greg Tropino of Dundee, Ill., took home the coveted People’s Choice Award with his 1937 custom Ford while Richard Quinn of Mokena, Ill., claimed the Committee’s Choice Award for his 1939 Studebaker Coupe Express.
The complete list of winners is as follows:
Committee’s Choice—1939 Studebaker Coupe Express, Richard Quinn, Mokena, Ill.
People’s Choice—1937 Ford, Greg Tropino, Dundee, Ill.
Pre-War Class—1913 Cadillac Touring Car, David Hanson, Berwyn, Ill.
Post-War Class—1951 Studebaker Convertible, James Heinsohn, Huntley, Ill.
Muscle Class—1969 Chevy Chevelle, Terry Hall
Sports Class—1961 Jaguar XKE, Don Ellefson, Rockton, Ill.
Hot Rod/Custom Class—1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible, Bill Collopy, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Exotic Race Class—1947 Jennings Midget, Scott Stier, Huntley, Ill.
Special Interest Class—1956 Mercury Lone Star Meteor, Kevin Mueller, Rockton, Ill.
Motorcycles—1928 Indian Chout, Greg Kittner, Durand, Ill.
Perhaps the biggest winner of the weekend was 17th Circuit Court Judge Rosemary Collins, who won the $35,000 grand prize in the Classics and Chrome raffle.
Other raffle winners included:
Chuck Wilkinson (second place), winner of a $2,500 jewelry set from Clodius and Co.
Vicki Rosenberger (third place), winner of $1,000 gas cards from Kelley-Williamson Mobil
Mark Lindman (fourth place), winner of 25 large pizzas from Papa John’s and a Pepsi vending machine
Proceeds from the entire weekend benefit Keith Country Day School, an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory school located on a 15-acre campus overlooking the Rock River.
Keith serves students from age 3 through grade 12 from the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area.
The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and fully accredited by the
Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
For more information about Keith School, go to www.keithschool.com.
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