Chicago Classic Auto Show postponed until 2019

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The 2018 Classic Auto Show in Chicago will not take place until next year, organizers wrote in a Friday Facebook post. | Rebecca Nguyen photo
The 2018 Classic Auto Show in Chicago will not take place until next year, organizers wrote in a Friday Facebook post. | Rebecca Nguyen photo

If you had plans to attend the upcoming Chicago Classic Auto Show this year, your itinerary changed Friday: The show is postponed until next year.

In a Facebook post, the organizers of the event did not give a specific reason for the decision but promised to return next year.

“We always strive to provide our attendees with an incredible show experience, and the new dates will allow us more time to deliver on our promise and garner the support the show needs from sponsors and vendors,” the post read.

This year’s show had originally been scheduled to run September 8-9 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, a suburb adjacent to O’Hare International Airport. It will now likely take place September 14-15, 2019.

Those who had already purchased tickets to the show will be given a full refund, according to the organizers.

Some prestigious cars were expected to be in attendance. In a press release last week, the show said it was expecting to show Bogi Lateiner’s Chevrolet Montage, Wayne Carini’s 1934 MG Airline Coupe, a dark Blue Torpedo Phaeton Duesenberg, and a host of cars from Klairmont Kollections.

Lateiner, Carini and Klairmont were scheduled to make appearances, along with multiple other celebrities. In the Facebook post, organizers wrote, “Our talent stand behind us and all have agreed to come back next year.”

A handful of car clubs were expected to be at the show as well. In total, more than 600 cars were expected to be shown.

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Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

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