SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation (ISPHF) is encouraging vehicle enthusiasts to mark their calendars for the 67th Secretary of State Vehicle Show and Swap Meet, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, in downtown Springfield at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Second Street. The show, which is being co-sponsored by the ISPHF, a charitable not-for-profit organization, is celebrating the service of America’s first responders.
First organized in 1949 as an Antique Auto Meet, this year’s show will not only feature many premium vehicles in Illinois, but also showcase sports cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreational vehicles, hot rods and tractors.
“The Vehicle Show is a great venue for automobile enthusiasts of all ages, and we expect once again to have some of the finest vehicles from Illinois and neighboring states on display,” said White. “It is a special thrill this year to honor our first responders on the 2017 Secretary of State Vehicle Show with special event license plates.”
An Illinois State Champion award will be given to the vehicle judged best at the show by the Vehicle Show Advisory Committee. This year’s show also will honor the Camaro automobile with a special Marque Award. The award represents a different style or manufacturer each year. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive a prize in 60 classes.
“It is wonderful that we are able to bring the show back to Springfield this year to showcase some terrific cars for a very special event,” said ISPHF President Ron Cooley. “This year’s show has an added element of excitement with the celebration of America’s heroes.”
Walk-up registration will be available onsite from 7-10 a.m. at 2nd and Monroe. The Vehicle Show brochure also is available at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/services/vehicle_show/home.html.