Good cars for a good cause! I spend a wonderful Sunday afternoon with my Son-in-Law and grandson at the Rockford Classics and Chrome Car Show. Meet some very nice people and looked at some beautiful cars.
The Classics and Chrome Car Show is the largest indoor car show in Northern Illinois and has become one of Rockford’s signature events in helping drive tourism and revenue to the Stateline area. Since its inception in 2001, Classics and Chrome has featured more than 1,000 vehicles, raised more than $500,000 for Keith Country Day School, given away $450,000 in raffle prizes and entertained more than 50,000 spectators.
This year the show was located at the old Menards building in Machesney Park with more than 120 vehicles on display including pre and post-war classics, sports cars, muscle cars, hot-rod and custom cars, exotic and race cars, specialty cars and motorcycles. Attendees and car owners were both local and national. In recent years, patrons and owners have been from Chicago or other parts of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, New York and Arizona.
Food was provided by Der Rathskellar, there was a performance by Indianapolis 500 magician Bill Hunter, and vendor booths had giveaways. The show also featured a raffle with a grand prize of $15,000. Second prize is $3,000 and third prize is $2,000. Raffle tickets was $100 each and $500 for six.
Admission was $6 with Children 10 and under are free. Raffle tickets odds were very very good this year and I wished that I had bought the Six for $500 there was advanced sales at www.ClassicsAndChrome.com and my guess is that they will do that again next year.
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See you again next time.