Turning Back Time Car Show 2013 – Sycamore, IL

Get ready for the 14th Annual Turning Back Time Car Show 2013 on Sunday, July 28 in downtown Sycamore, Illinois.

Turning Back Time Car Show 2013

To give you an idea of how cool the Turning Back Time Car Show 2013 will be, take a look at this video highlighting just a few of the hot rods, street rods and customs that we at the 2009 Turning Back Time Car Show:

It’s all part of the Turning Back Time Weekend!

Friday, July 26 – Summer on State: Free outdoor movie for the whole family. Invite the whole family to enjoy Disney’s Wreck It Ralph, the final free outdoor movie of the summer in downtown Sycamore, Illinois. Discover Sycamore will host Summer on State on Friday, July 26th at dusk kicking off Turning Back Time Weekend on the corner of Somonauk and Elm Streets in downtown Sycamore. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. Gather your family, lawn chairs, and blankets, for a night of fun in downtown Sycamore. Summer on State is a free night of entertainment, brought to you by Discover Sycamore. For more information, contact the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce 815.895.3456 or go to discoversycamore.com.

Saturday, July 27 – Cruise Night: Cruise Night presented by Auto Meter Products will take place Saturday, July 27th from 3-11pm. Bringing back the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s, Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones will take the stage from 7-10pm. Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones are known for recreating the glory days with hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Discover Sycamore’s Cruise Night will also include a Classic Car Cruise Parade, beer garden, Disc Jockey, food vendors and more!

Sunday, July 28 – Turning Back Time Car Show 2013: The 14th Annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Turning Back Time Car Show 2013 takes over downtown Sycamore, Illinois. Help the Turning Back Time Car Club reach their goal of 1,000 car show registrations. Registration will take place from 8am until noon with the award presentation at 3:30pm sharp. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Turning Back Time specials at downtown merchants and restaurants.

Turning Back Time Car Show 2013 map

Turning Back Time Car Show 2013 map downtown Sycamore IL
Here’s the layout for the Turning Back Time Car Show 2013. Note that to alleviate the early traffic jams organizers have designated a secure holding lot for the early birds who come out before the car gate is open. They’ll have people there to direct participants out at 5:30 AM when the gate opens. Also featured is the Riccardi’s Mopar Corral next to Riccardi’s Red Hots off State Street. All Mopar owners are invited to enjoy the special area just for you, well, until its full, of course! Come out and enjoy a day of cars, entertainment, vendors and of course the local businesses that support the show!

2 thoughts on “Turning Back Time Car Show 2013 – Sycamore, IL”

  1. Turning Back Time Car Show

    This is a beautiful function for people and its town. Very, very nice cars! But, I think it is no different than any other show when it comes to awarding. Horrible. Why, you say! The voting is ignorant and not fare. Its setup from the beginning for individuals that have participants for previous years. Its a bad set up for new comers to the show, resulting in a why want to come back to show feeling for them. Its a vote for me and I will vote for you show(BOGUST). This great for the ones that come very year or the ones that knows each other. This shows has alot of volunteer’s to help run the show and is very organized which is awsome in many ways. So, why doesnt the show create Judges and let them be honest judge’s. This would be fair to all vehicle owner’s. It’s Just not a fair show and we first didnt understand why some participant’s rejected wanting to vote because of this problem and stated it before 2013 voting. Bless all that attended and all were achievers..

    If I have sent this to the wrong person, please suggest me the proper person or pass it on please. This is a attempt to be fair to all and make life a little better.

    Thank you

  2. Since first recieving this very message via email after this year’s show, my explanation for what we do what we do was summarily dismissed by Mr. Johnson. In fact, he referred to me as a “Car Salesman” for whatever reason.

    We have indeed explored options including judging but have not come up with anything viable due to the sheer numbers of additional volunteers needed for the show. In 2012 we added a spectator vote to the mix and found the results very similar to the participant voting in the past. Yes, there is a fair amount of mutual back scratching involved, but in investigating other show, yes we attend several, we have witnessed pros and cons in each method. Mr. Johnsom seems to agree with our findings as he comments that we’re “…no different than any other show when it comes to awarding. Horrible.”

    Our philosophy is to make our show a fun event for participants and spectators and send a few home with recognition for what they bring to help us with that. It you’re only out for the trophy then perpaps another venue would be better suited to your effort. We appreciate that.

    Again, Mr. Johnson, thank you for your compliments to the orgaization. We appreciate that very much as we work dilligently to improve the event every year.
    With Best Regards,
    Mike Tritle
    Fizz Ehrler Memorial Turning Back Time Car Show

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