The 23rd Annual Berwyn Rt66 Car Show sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar will be held on Ogden Avenue in Berwyn. Berwyn has always been a great Route 66 town with a thriving, dynamic and fast-growing community at its heart. The Route 66 Car Show proves very successful with an estimated crowd of approximately 10,000 residents and visitors each year.
Stand on Historic Route 66 and see over 500 vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Demonstrations of Automobile Flamethrowing by Romin Chariots Car Club and Cacklefest by Tom Motry’s Drastic Plastic (“rapid fire” push starting of vintage dragsters) will thrill spectators at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. (Special Note: Motry’s dragster just set the “New Fuel Altered World Record” on 8/17/13 at the Rt 66 Raceway!) Don’t try this at home!
The event also features live music from the Crown Vics, who croon an intrepid blend of 1950’s birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll and R&B showstoppers, and Wireless Soul, Chicagoland’s top youth rock band. Also, legendary Radio Hall of Famer & WLS DJ Dick Biondi will be at the show from Noon-4pm, signing autographs and handing out trophies! Spectator admission is free so bring the whole family! For those seeking an early peek, vehicles start their procession to their parking spots around 7:00 am. The event officially runs from 10am-4pm on Saturday, September 7.
For those interested in displaying their vehicles, you can register online by visiting the Route 66 Car Show official site. Registered participants receive a t-shirt, dash plaque and goodie bag with completed registration. “Fun” awards are also doled out in a wide variety of categories with names including “B-B-B-Bad to the Bone,” “Hog Heaven,” “Impressive Import,” “Hot Hauler,” “Pleasantly Preserved,” and “Slo & Lo” to name a few.
Parking: Local side streets and the Berwyn Municipal Garage located at 3300 S Grove Ave, a short 3-block walk to the show venue.
Special thanks to our presenting Super Nitro Sponsor, Paisans Pizzeria & Bar, and Nitro Sponsors, JD Byrider, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Ledfoot News, Illinois Rack Enterprises, Inc, Weimer Machine, Ogden Top & Trim, Jack’s Rental, SWF Products and Route 66 Museum.
Full Race sponsors for the show include Pep Boys, Velazquez Mufflers & Brakes, Midas Auto Service Experts, Quality Craft Auto Body, Inc., and Route 66 Beverage.
This event is brought to you by the Berwyn Preservation of Historic Route 66 Commission of the BDC.