- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 10, 2004

‘Chevy/Vettefest’ revs up in Chicago

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the “Chicago Chevy/Vettefest,” billed as the largest all-indoor, all Chevy/ Corvette event of its kind.

More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the show tomorrow and Sunday at McCormick Place, North Building at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in the Windy City The 50th anniversary of the Corvette will be celebrated this year.

Show officials promise that patrons will have unparalleled access to Corvettes and Chevys from the 1950s to the present.

An estimated 300 collectible cars will be on display. And there will be competitions in a variety of categories for “Top Gun” plaques. Events during the two days will include a car and truck sale and a swap meet.

Admission is $12, with children under 12 admitted free. For more information, call Mid America Promotions at 708/ 563-4300 or check the Web site at www.midamericapromotions.com.

Parts meet scheduledin Frederick

The 34th annual “Indoor and Outdoor Antique Auto Parts Meet and Auto Auction” will be held March 26-27 at the fairgrounds in Frederick, Md.

Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA organizers estimate that at least 235 vendors were on hand last year for the event. Doors will open at 6 a.m. on the two days, and the auction on the second day starts at noon.

Homestyle food will be available. For more information, contact Robert Clubb at 301/831-0300 or 301/428-0084.

Fax or mail items of interest to Bill O’Brien, Auto Notes, The Washington Times, 3600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Use fax 202/832-2167. The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before publication of AutoWeekend each Friday.

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