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69th Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Show and Swap Meet

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The car show is held rain or shine at Second Street and Capitol Avenue. First-, second- and third-place awards are presented in 60 classes. All entries must be parked by 10 a.m., even if you are pre-registered, and the showfield gates will close at that time. There are no entries past 10 a.m allowed to enter the showfield per committee rule. Entries are parked on a first-come, first-served basis with the committee directing the process.

Judging begins after the judges meeting is held at the Illinois State Library. This starts around 11 a.m. One Marquee Award will be presented and one Illinois State Champion will be recognized. If there is a tie for the State Champion, a random draw will take place. Registration is $10 per vehicle. Registering by Sept. 1 guarantees a gift bag. Limited, special edition license plates are available for $20 per set in commemoration of this historic event. Awards are presented at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Illinois State Library lawn. The 69th Vehicle Show and Swap Meet will go on rain or shine.

Street Closures

Meters on Capitol Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets are bagged on Friday at 4 pm.

Early Saturday morning, 2nd Street between Monroe and Jackson will be closed, as will Capitol at 3rd Street.

The meters will be open on Saturday around noon and barricaded streets will reopen on Saturday at 6 pm.

More Information

69th Secretary of State Vehicle Show
Michael J. Howlett Bldg.
501 S. Second St., Rm. 450
Springfield, Illinois 62756
217-557-7226 (Fax)


Illinois Secretary of State


Illinois State Capitol Grounds
401 Capitol Ave
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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