Monday, July 3, 2017

Car Show Brings 'Cool' to West Lawn

Several dozen classic cars and other vehicles rolled into the parking lot of Lawn Lanes, 6750 S. Pulaski, last Sunday and spilled onto the adjacent 68th Street--just one block north of what decades ago was one of the most famous--or infamous--teen drag strips (69th Street) on the Southwest Side.

The event, which included vehicles as old as a 1928 Ford Model A and as new as tricked-out SUVs just a few years old, was sponsored by the Greater Southwest Development Corporation.

Several owners showed a sense of humor as they employed catchy signs and even a rubber snake (under the hood of a Chevy Monte Carlo, below) to prevent fans from touching the “look but don’t touch” vehicles.

...or this sign in the windshield of a 1957 Ford Thunderbird:

Felix Lopez' extremely limited-edition 1967 Chevy Camaro (one owner!) is so authentic, it even sports a 1967 City of Chicago vehicle sticker, complete with the signature of Mayor Richard J. Daley.

Thanks to DevCorp, the car show was a party with a purpose, as several local businesses and two excellent West Lawn schools--St. Nicholas of Tolentine and St. Mary Star of the Sea--set up tents and offered information about themselves.

More cool cars and other vehicles:

Well done, DevCorp. Thanks!

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