First 2021 event cancellation is Chicagoland area Race & Performance Expo

Chicagoland area's 2021 Race and Performance Expo has been canceled due to the uncertainly of future rules pertaining to COVID-19
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One of the collector vehicles at a past Expo was a rare International pickup.

One of the collector vehicles at a past Expo was a rare International pickup.

Due to continuing uncertainty about when larger gatherings will be permitted in the Chicagoland area and other concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Motor State Distributing has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Race and Performance Expo. The Expo was scheduled for Feb. 19-21, 2021.

This appears to be the first cancellation of a major 2021 event due to the novel virus. Motor State Distributing predicted that the Race and Performance Expo will resume in 2022 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, in Schaumburg, Ill., with the 2022 dates to be announced in the near future.

In past years, the Race and Performance Expo has featured more than 100,000 sq. ft. of automotive and truck products of interest to those involved with auto racing and high-performance cars.

Collector cars and trucks have played a big role in the trade show with cars such as a GTO hardtop restored by Camal Auto Rebuilders and a rare International pickup truck putting in appearances at past Expos.

Canal Auto Rebuilders brought a restored GTO hardtop to the 2017 Expo.

Canal Auto Rebuilders brought a restored GTO hardtop to the 2017 Expo.

Displays from hundreds of product sellers are set up at the show and company representatives are available to provide helpful information. The event also includes dozens of race and performance vehicles created by recognized builders, as well as industry personalities and special events.

Thousands of family members and relatives normally attend the Expo to watch student contestants compete in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge. This features teams of young enthusiasts racing against each other to put an engine together. The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge really increases the crowd count.

For additional information about the Race and Performance Expo Click visit http://www.raceperformanceexpo.com.

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