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  • David A.F. Sweet

Collectors’ Classic Cars, Today’s Superstars Can Be Seen at Auto Show

By David A. F. Sweet The third annual Lake Forest Then & Now Auto Show will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Lake Forest Train Station, 911 Telegraph Road.

The event is a celebration of a century of motorcar excellence sponsored by the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce. It features more than 100 cars, from legendary collectors’ classics to superstars of today.

Plenty of classic cars will be on view during the Then & Now Auto Show on Oct. 2.

Vintage car enthusiast John Maxson -- who owns a 1941 Packard -- has been involved with procuring the cars, which include vintage Rolls-Royces and Depression-era automobiles. What sets this car show apart? "This is an invitation-only show. Others may have a lot of cars, but there's no thought to finding distinctive cars," he said. "Also, we have dealers such as Imperial Motors, Glenview Luxury Imports and others bringing new versions of the luxury car models to put aside the older ones." The family-friendly event also includes entertainment, a raffle of celebrity sports and auto-related items and a food station. Young attendees will enjoy exploring state-of-the-art fire and police vehicles and a special appearance of “Skates,” the Chicago Wolves hockey team mascot. Entertainment will be provided by the Lake Forest High School Jazz Quintet and the popular Flat Cats. Admission is free.

Additional event details can be found on the Chamber’s website at


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