Chicago Classic Auto Show to highlight vehicles
The inaugural Chicago Classic Auto Show, coming to Rosemont Sept. 8-9, has announced a selection of vehicles from private owners, collections and museums that will be showcased.
Vehicles from TV show hosts and car builders Wayne Carini and Dave Kindig's collections, Klairmont Kollections, the Volo Auto Museum and Bogi Lateiner's all-women-built "Chevy Montage" will be shown, along with many more.
Among the most exciting vehicles to be shown, organizers say, will be the 1953 General Motors Futurliner No. 10, one of 12 large, dual-front-wheeled display vehicles that crisscrossed the country in the early 1950s as part of a General Motors promotion called the Parade of Progress.
With 16-foot display doors on either side, the Futurliner toured the nation accompanied by GM's newest cars and was a perfect platform for static exhibits and live demonstrations of emerging technology of the future. Now owned by the National Auto & Truck Museum, the Futurliner took seven years and countless volunteer hours and donations to restore.
Other notable vehicles to be featured include:
• Bogi Lateiner's "Chevy Montage," a 1957 Chevy pickup with a BMW S62 engine built by women of all skill levels from across the world.
• Wayne Carini's ("Chasing Classic Cars") 1934 MG Airline Coupe and 1935 Wetteroth/Schoof Special Indy race car.
A variety of show-stoppers from Klairmont Kollections, among them:
• 1926 Rickenbacker Eight Super Sport
• 1931 Cadillac V12 Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood
• 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Skiff Bodied Roadster Wood Boattail
• 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Aero Coupe
• 1939 Auburn Boattail Speedster Replica
• 1953 Golden Sahara
• The VooDoo Sahara, a 1984 Kaiser Manhattan vehicle built by VooDoo Larry with styling elements from both versions of the Golden Sahara, but with a VooDoo twist.
• Volo Auto Museum's Dark Blue Torpedo Phaeton Duesenberg, plus vehicles associated with popular culture and films including:
• 1984 Chevrolet Mach 5, a physical replica of the vehicle featured in the "Speed Racer" animated series.
• 1966 "Batman" Batmobile, autographed by George Barris and Adam West.
• 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish, a stunt car for the James Bond Film "Die Another Day."
• COPO Central celebrating Chevy's ultimate muscle cars, including a 1967 Yenko Stinger YS-119 and 1968 Gibb Nova.
• The Classic Auto Show's Project Car, a 1967 Camaro built by Jeff Allen, owner of Flat 12 Gallery and host of "Skidmarks Show," a popular automotive podcast. Show attendees can enter to win the Project Car at the booth of the official charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Valley.
The show will also feature classics and custom vehicles representing all genres and domestic and foreign marques from more than 50 car clubs in the Chicago region, including Team Nostalgic Japanese Classics, Illinois Jaguar Club, Citroen's of Chicago, Windy City Miata Club, Windy City Corvettes, Great Lakes of Pantera Club, Chicagoland Avanti Owners Association, Porsche Club of America Chicagoland Region, Imaginations Car Club and more.
The Daily Herald's classic car columnist, Matt Avery, will meet guests and sign his new book, "COPO," in the Daily Herald booth.
Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. One-day tickets purchased in advance are $20 adults, $6 children and $10 students. Two-day admission tickets are $30 adults, and VIP admission is $150. For tickets, visit www.theclassicautoshow.com/Chicago.