Wilmette car show!

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  1. spike308

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    Nov 8, 2003
    Austin TX!
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    Mike Z
    I met a younger guy while out in Monterey last week (which, by the way was un-friggin' believable!) who passed this info on to me... might be cool. Here is a paste from the e-mail....

    ....You said you wanted me to drop you a line should I
    here about any interesting local events, well, here is one you should
    definitely check out: The Wilmette Auto Show. It was started about 6
    years ago, and has gone on ever since, save for last year when it was
    apparently not held. Anyhow, the show is fairly small, expect only
    about 40-50 cars to show up, but it is by far one of the best events
    in Chicago. As I remember it (I have not gone since I have started
    going to Emory since I am in school when the show happens), there is a
    common theme, to which a large magority of the cars subscribe, be it
    mini-cars, sports cars, limos, you get the idea. Plenty of cars
    unrelated to the theme show up, but overall the selection is top
    notch. During the 3 years I say the show, cars that found their way
    to this tiny venue included a 1913 Mercer Raceabout Type 35J (the
    preeminent preWWI sports car, now valued at around $1 million), a 1962
    Aston Martin DB4/2 Bertone Arnult Roadster, similar to the one that
    was at the Pebble Beach Concours, a Messershimdt Tiger (the most rare
    and expensive mini car, nick named Cindarella's Coffin, selling for
    around $45K), and a 1938 BMW 328. The show never ceased to amaze me,
    and it is right in Wilmette, on Ridge Road, across from the Police
    Station, at the Wilmette Historical Museum. Here is the official

    Auto Historica
    Sunday, September 26, 2004
    Noon - 4 p.m. at the Museum

    Anyone been to this?
    Might be fun!
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  3. Manuel NSX1164

    Manuel NSX1164 Karting

    Jul 9, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Auto Historica
    Sunday, September 26, 2004
    Noon - 4 p.m. at the Museum

    After a one-year hiatus, our very popular rare and vintage auto show will resume this fall. Plan to be amazed at the array of spectacular cars that will be on display on the Museum grounds. It's an event that your whole family will enjoy.

    Wilmette Historical Museum
    & Wilmette Historical Society

    609 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
    Telephone: (847) 853-7666
    Fax: (847) 853-7706


    Went to it a few years ago... nice show and a pretty scenic venue.

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