WHAT IS THIS EVENT?
It's a Chicagoland Auto Racing Memorabilia & Collectibles Show. There will be plenty of NASCAR and Indy Car stuff for sale mixed in with lots of Chicago area stuff like pictures, programs and more. Also included will be the 1st Annual Chicagoland Racers Reunion. A reunion for fans to interact with past and drivers from the Chicagoland area. Autograph sessions, driver interviews, Q&A sessions, racing roundtable interviews and plenty of "bench racing" will be on tap.
IS THIS SIMILAR TO THE EVENT STAN KALWASINSKI & TOMMY TURTLE USED TO DO?
Yes, with Stan's help this will be very similar. A few new things will be a Racers Reunion as well as "Race Track Row" with local tracks having vendor space to give you info on their 2017 season.
WHAT CAN I FIND FOR SALE HERE?
Hundreds of different items including diecast cars, photos, programs, buttons, racing newspapers, racing magazines, model cars, trading cards, t-shirts, stickers, dvd's, books & more.
WHAT TRACKS ARE INCLUDED IN THE REUNION?
In our first year we are mainly focussing on Raceway Park and Santa Fe Speedway but all Chicago area tracks (past & present) are welcome. If you are a driver, crew member, track official or just a fan we would love for you to come join us. Illiana, Kankakee, Grundy, LaSalle, Rockford, Crown Point, Waukegan, 87th Street, Sycamore as well as former ARTGO & ASA drivers are all welcome.
WHAT DRIVERS ARE INCLUDED IN THE REUNION?
Again, we are focusing on Raceway Park and Santa Fe Speedway but we welcome all drivers. Doesn't matter if you were a multi time Late Model champion or a driver in the support classes.
WHEN IS IT?
March 26th, 2017 from 10AM to 5PM - Memorabilia Show runs 10AM-3PM. Reunion festivities will run 11AM-4PM. Bench racing from 4PM to 5PM, longer if we still have a good crowd.
WHERE IS IT?
Will County Fair Grounds - Atrium Building located at 710 S. West Street - Peotone, IL. 60468
This is the same location the former Chicagoland Memorabilia Show was held
IS THERE AN ADMISSION TO GET IN?
Yes, tickets will be $7 per person and are available at the door. Kids 10 & under are FREE
Floor Rights for non-vendors will be $20 and gets you in during set up hours (7am to 10am)
WHO'S RUNNING THE SHOW?
Long time race fans Steve Bechtel & Jim McCarthy
WILL FOOD & BEVERAGES BE AVAILABLE?
Yes, food, water, soda and coffee will be available to purchase
WILL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BE AVAILABLE?
Yes, there is a bar area and alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD & DRINK?
No, outside food and drink is not allowed on the property, food for purchase is available.
WILL TABLES & CHAIRS BE AVAILABLE?
There will be seating areas to eat and visit with friends
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR VENDORS?
We are, the vendor information is on the "Vendor Info" page of the website.
ARE RACECARS WELCOME?
We will have limited space for racecars outside. Please E-mail us if you want to bring a car.
ME OR MY COMPANY WOULD LIKE TO HELP, CAN WE?
Yes, we are looking for any business or fans that would like to step up and help with sponsorship for this event. This is a big undertaking, especially in year one so we would love to work with people that are willing to work with us. We are open to anything.
I'M A FORMER DRIVER WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF THE SHOW, NOW WHAT?
We would like to post in advance what drivers are coming. It doesn't matter if you want to be part of the Q&A/Roundtable discussions, be part of the Autograph Sessions or prefer just to come and hang out and not participate. Regardless of what you want to do, we'd love all former drivers to go to the "Contact Page" on the website and let us know you are coming so we can pass it along to the race fans. If you want to be in the Q&A/Roundtable or Autograph Sessions we will contact you. Space for these will be limited.
WHERE CAN I GET UPDATES?
Best bet is follow us on our Facebook page. That can be found on the front page of our website.
CAN I GET ON THE MAILING LIST?
Yes, go to the Contact page of this site to get your name added.