Jule Conrad of Shorewood stands by his 1965 Dodge Coronet at the Lockport classic car show in 2010. | Sun-Times Media photo
Updated: July 16, 2014 5:34PM
Look out, Fonzie, when it comes to classic car action, Lockport is the place to be.
Every Monday this summer, the city hosts a show that’s more than just a cruise down memory lane. There are free activities, even for young people who have never seen a ’57 Chevy.
The Cruisin’ Lockport Classic Car Show is in its 11th year. Each week there is a different live band, food court and farmers market. There are about a dozen vendors selling fresh produce, sweets, baked goods, fresh meats, ice cream and more.
For children, there are free inflatables and face painting. For an hour at 7 p.m., there is also free shaved ice.
In good weather, the weekly events could draw up to 700 people, said city spokesperson Jodi Herman. It’s hosted in the west lot of City Hall at 9th and Hamilton streets. There is a maximum of 130 classic car spaces, but most weeks see about 110 cars.
“We have a different [model] featured each night” that gets judged with the winner earning a plaque, Herman said. “But every car is welcome” each week.
The show runs through Aug. 25. Here is the schedule of bands and cars: On July 21, R-Gang performs with import cars; July 28 is Tropixplosion with Lincoln/Mercury; August 4 is Centerfold with Ford; Aug. 11 is Red Pop Fury with Mopar; Aug. 18 is System 80 with GTO; and Aug. 25 is Neverly Brothers with Mustang.