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32nd Annual Nostalgia Days

Big hit in Zion, 20,000 attend two-day event


Commissioner Mike McDowell Escorts Queens

The City of Zion's Nostalgia Days Commission held a very successful event June 15-16, 2018 in the center of the City's downtown business district. According to organizers, more than 20,000 individuals participated in some capacity.

Nostalgia Days went over really well this year," says Mike Pobiecke, President of the Lake Shore Chamber of Commerce, one of the key sponsors.

The outdoor festival included food, clothing, and artifact vendors, outdoor movies, live music, a car show, and a "scoop the loop" style parade of in-show vehicles dubbed the "Street Cruize". Thousands lined Sheridan Road to see their favorite nostalgic vehicle cruise by.

Over 450 vintage and nostalgic cars entered the show with over 33 prizes awarded. Here is a list of the seven top winners.

Best in Show – Name: Steve and Geri L. of Coralville, Iowa

Vehicle: 1956 Messerschmitt KR-200

Snolito Bronson and Delanie Rodgers

The Mayor's Choice Award – Name: John K.,

Vehicle: 1966 Ford Mustang

The Commissioner's Choice – Name: George H. Vehicle: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

The Police Chief's Choice – Name: Rich S.

Vehicle: 1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe

The Fire Chief's Choice – Name: Joe and Dawn B. Vehicle: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle

The Furthest Distance Award – Name: Danny S. From: Marietta, Mississippi

Vehicle: 1966 Ford Fairlane 500

The Queens' Choice – Name: Chopper Bob,

Vehicle: 1970 AMC AMX


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