Tucker Featured at Illinois Show

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Rotary Club will host its 60th annual Lake Forest Antique Auto Show on July 20 at Deerpath Middle School in Lake Forest, Ill. The local Rotary Club is hosting the event along with the Illinois Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

    For its 60th year, the Antique Auto Show will feature “Post War Vehicles,” a showcase of 1946-’49 vehicles, as well as vintage vehicles and sports cars. The crown jewel of this event will be a rarely displayed Tucker 48 sedan. It is one of 47 surviving models manufactured by Preston Tucker and was described as “The Car of the Future.”

    The event regularly draws more than 3,000 car enthusiasts and their families and about 300 pre-1984 cars. Proceeds from this year’s Antique Auto Show will benefit The Cradle Foundation and will be used to purchase new cribs for The Cradle’s infant nursery.

    “It is a fun day for the entire family with food and entertainment,” said John Looby, event chairperson. “The number and the quality of cars in one place at our show are unrivaled almost anywhere,” he noted.

    “We expect over 300 vintage cars on display, covering over 15 acres around the north end of the Deerpath School,” added Bob Grutza, the local AACA representative. “It is really an impressive and thrilling spectacle.”

    For information, call 847-604-9259, or visit www.lakeforestcarshow.com.