The streets of downtown Pontiac, Illinois will once again be full of Pontiac cars in September when the Grand Prix Chapter of the Pontiac Oakland Club International will sponsor a “Show and Shine” car rally for Pontiac cars there. On September 9, registration runs from 1 – 5PM at the new Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum. Friday evening registered participants will enjoy an evening at the Chautauqua Park Pavilion for a presentation of the Route 66 Musical Review performed by the Vermillion Players. On Saturday, September 10, all Pontiac brand cars are welcome to join in this non-judged car show located around the historic courthouse square in Downtown Pontiac. Included in the weekend events will be visits to all four of Pontiac’s great museums, including the new Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and Resource Center. The Pontiac Jolly Trolley will be providing guided tours to the city’s historical sites, and the Route 66 Museum and the Bob Waldmire Road Yacht will both be open.
On Saturday night, an “Ice Cream Social” at Chautauqua Park is planned for registered participants. After the ice cream social, Route 66 historian John Weiss will present a seminar on the history of the nation’s most famous byway, Route 66.
Sunday morning, registered participants may have their photo taken at the “World’s largest Route 66 Shield Mural” on their way to Starved Rock State Park.
For more information on the event or registration, visit the Grand Prix Chapter’s website at www.grandprixchapterofamerica.com
Contact Ellie Alexander, Director of Tourism, Pontiac, IL