If you are going to be anywhere in the neighborhood of
on Sunday, June 15th, the Father’s Day Car Show will be going on
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Oakbrook shopping center. An annual event put
together by the Greater Illinois Region of the Classic Car Club of America, it
will have approximately 200 antiques, classics and some specialty cars on display for your viewing pleasure. OakBrook, Illinois
The focus of the Classic Car Club of America is of course on the ‘Grand Classics’ – cars manufactured before 1948. Although not all cars in those years qualify for that designation, the club does publish a comprehensive list on their website. If you’re interested in the classics you can find out about the various regional clubs across the country on their website as well. You need not be an owner, just an admirer – like me.
For anyone as enamored of these old cars as I am, car shows are a great way to get to see them. Lots of them. A number of the cars on display come from ‘collections’, museums, have won awards at some prestigious shows like Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Pinehurst, etc. and some have belonged to VIPs and Hollywood stars. It’s so nice to know that these pieces of history are being preserved and loved and shared. And driven.
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If you have a dad who loves the old cars, it’s a pretty neat way to spend some time together. If you love the old cars, come early and enjoy the show, you’ll still have time to head on over afterwards and spend some quality time with dad. And if you’re not in the vicinity of this particular show, look up some classic car shows in your area. View the cars, talk to the owners – they love to talk about their cars. And who knows – you just might fall in love – with a Deusenberg. Or a Packard. Or a……
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