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posted: 9/4/2012 2:24 PM

Show off your ride at Arlington Hts. museum

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  • Kristina Christie and her beloved 1966 Chevy II Nova SS.

    Kristina Christie and her beloved 1966 Chevy II Nova SS.
    Courtesy of Arlington Hts. Park District

Submitted by the Arlington Heights Park District

Car lovers, start your engines, and race on over to Motoring at the Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont Ave.

From classic automobiles to hot rods, the museum is hosting an event where the community can bring all makes, models and years to participate. Enter a car for $10. Spectators can attend for free to enjoy checking out the cars, entertainment, food and family fun.

Entry fees support the Arlington Heights Historical Museum and its programs. The museum hopes that this event will grow throughout the years to come.

Awards will be given to the rides that stand out above the rest. Trophies will be awarded to vehicles for premier paint, wildest wheels, People's Choice and more. There will be a coveted Best In Show honor.

A fan favorite is sure to be museum Administrator Kristina Christie's 1966 Chevy II Nova SS.

"Cars used to just get me from point A to point B. I didn't care what I drove," Christie said.

That all changed when she met her husband, and the two have shared a love for vehicles ever since. From participating in Cruise Nights in Mundelein to cruising around, the couple enjoys bringing their passion to the public.

"At times when you're driving around people smile and wave," she said. "It brings back memories for them."