Freeport Cruise Night 2014 set for Aug. 9 — antique cars sought to participate

Staff Report

FREEPORT, Ill. — Cruise Night 2014, sponsored by Freeport Downtown Development Foundation, will be Aug. 9 in historic downtown Freeport, Ill. As part of the event, a separate display of antique cars will be sponsored by Pearson and hosted by the Freeport Public Library in their parking lot. Typically, 60 to 70 antique autos are displayed. The antique cars are allowed in the library lot by invitation only, and there is no charge for the invited cars to park in the library lot or to cruise.

An eligible antique car is one that is an original or a restored original from 1886 to 1969 with original factory running gear and accessories. No “street rods” are allowed. It may have appropriate accessories or equipment to make it a safe and roadworthy vehicle.

Past participants will be contacted for this year’s show, but if you would like your car to be considered, one of the Antique Lot chairmen should be contacted. Call either Dick Farnsworth at (815) 238-6124 or Bob Logothetti at (815) 990-1082.

Antique cars will be parked in the library lot beginning at 3 p.m. Cruising, which is from 7 to 10 p.m, begins with an Antique Car Parade of two laps at 7 p.m.

For more about Freeport’s Cruise Night, call (815) 233-1357.

From the June 11-17, 2014, issue

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