Local car show - Central Illinois


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Jun 28, 2009
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This weekend I heard about an old co-worker having a car show at the local mall, so I thought I'd take a trip up there in my 87 V8 truck and have a look. It was just an excuse to go out and kick some tires and light some fires. ;)

I was pleasantly surprised to see more "drivers" there than trailer queens. :)

I was reppin' the Ranger Station t-shirt while I was there. I spoke with several older guys with some very nice hot rods, and my truck was brought up in conversation after one guy asked me about my t-shirt. He ended up inviting me to enter my truck in their upcoming shows if I like. No entry fee for the mall show apparently. Not sure about the rest.. A cool bunch of guys. They've got several shows coming up in the local area, so I'll probably have more photos to post in this thread in the coming months, only this time my truck will hopefully be in the mix.

Anyway, here are most of the cars at the show in the mall. Sorry for the mixed up order on the pictures, but I'm too lazy to fix it. lol

This is their Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Cars/Class-Pack-Car-Club-281290929619/

Here's an old video of my buddy Ron that's a very active member of the club and he's been featured in HotRod magazine a couple times. He's currently building an early Corvette with a blown 454:

This seems to be the most active Youtube channel for the shows. I think this woman may own the yellow fiberglass body roadster that's been in most of their shows over the years. I'm not totally sure: https://www.youtube.com/user/shinewars2012/videos

So, for any Illinois members here, come give central Illinois a visit and check out some cool cars. They've got some upcoming shows in Mattoon IL in the coming months, and the group will probably be at the automotive/motorcycle swap meet at the Altamont County fairgrounds just outside of Effingham IL. https://www.oldride.com/events/4483345.html

Here's my album from the event..