Colleen Flood, co-owner of Four Treys Tavern, 3333 N. Damen Ave., has been organizing the Antique & Classic Car and Motorcycle Show at Retro on Roscoe for more years than she can remember.
For the 2012 edition, she expects to have 25-30 different cars and bikes each day of the two-day fest. “Each year a lot of the guys do a new car,” she said.
Among the highlights: a 1928 Model-T (restored by Flood’s husband), a 1930 Ford Tudor and a 1985 Rolls-Royce Phantom, which is one of the youngest cars in the field. With “antique” defined as anything 20 years old, it’s conceivable that automobiles from the 1990s could start entering the show, but Flood doubts such a turn of events. “All the new cars look the same,” she said.
Though fans will certainly have their favorites, everyone wins “best in show” at the fest. “This is just a place where a guy brings his car,” Flood said. “For most of these guys, these are the cars they had in high school or wanted to have in high school.”
The Antique & Classic Car and Motorcycle Show is scheduled for 1 – 6 p.m., Aug. 11-12 at Roscoe and Leavitt.