Jun 12, 2012

Summer Blast Car Show

Event Dates: June 16, 2012 - June 16, 2012
Location: Greenville, Illinois
Greenville, Illinois will celebrate a classic American film Saturday, June 16 during the Greenville Graffiti Car Show. Bo Hopkins and Candy Clark, two of the stars of the 1973 movie American Graffiti, will sign autographs at the car show and participate in a special question and answer session prior to a showing of the movie at the Globe Theatre. Bo Hopkins has appeared in numerous films and television shows. His best known roles include Joe in American Graffiti; Crazy Lee in The Wild Bunch; and Frank Jackson in The Getaway. William Holden, Steve McQueen, and Lee Marvin are among the Hollywood legends that Hopkins has worked with. Candy Clarks list of characters include Debbie in American Graffiti; Mary Lou in The Man Who Fell to Earth; and Camilla in the 1978 remake of The Big Sleep.

The show is open to cars and trucks from 1985 and older. Vehicles can be entered either for judging or display. Plaques will be given to the Top 40 selected by the judges. Free dash plaques will be provided to the first 100 entries. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. until noon with awards presented at 3:00 p.m. There will also be food, a deejay playing oldies music, and contests. All activities will be held on Second Street and near the downtown square. American Graffiti will be shown at 4:00 p.m. at the Globe Theatre. Sh-Boom, a popular oldies band from St. Louis, will perform a free concert from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Bradford National Bank parking lot.

This years event is coordinated by the Greenville Tourism Office and Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Our Common Ground is also sponsoring a Do It Yourself Street Faire that day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. featuring robotics, metalworking, fishing and hunting technology, amateur radio, and more.

For more information, contact the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at (618) 664-9272

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