Cars & Cops is a judged car show that will take place on the 2.5-acre parking lot at Collector’s Car Garage on Sunday, May 21st from 10AM to 4PM. Collector’s Car Garage is located in the rear of 2500 W. Bradley Place in Chicago.
Check-in & Registration will open at 7:30AM Sunday morning. Check-in and registration will be at the blue pop-up tent at the west driveway of the 2500 W Bradley Place office building directly across from WGN Studios. There will be traffic guides with hi-vis yellow vests to direct you to the correct area. If you are bringing your vehicle via trailer, they will direct you where to unload and may help you with the unloading.
The Cars & Cops show will officially open to the public immediately after singing of the National Anthem, which is scheduled for 10AM. Judging will begin immediately after. If your car is for display only and not judged, you will be given a red dot to put on the driver’s side of your windshield.
The show field will have clearly marked event signage to help place your car in the correct area. There will be more traffic guides to help you find the correct area for your group so that the judges can evaluate your vehicles. Depending on the traffic flow, it will take approximately 2½ hours to get all the cars placed, by class on the show field. There will be food & beverage trucks and a dessert/ice cream trailer to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will be selling event shirts, hats and other memorabilia, plus water. The Illinois Secretary of State has sent up a vending facility on site to handle renewal license plates and issuance of Chicago Police Memorial Foundation specialty license plates. There are numerous toilets including a handicap facility near the show field.
The weather channel tells us that it will be bright, sunny & 70°. Bring a hat and sun block. We suggest that you bring cloth folding chair(s) so you can relax and enjoy the other cars.
The Awards Ceremony will begin at 2:30 and we ask that all participants wait until the ceremony has concluded with the announcement of the Best of Show. We would appreciate it if display cars could please wait until this final award.
The entry fee for contestants is $25 per vehicle. All proceeds will benefit Get Behind the Vest, an initiative of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, which is purchasing 8,000 bulletproof vests for use by Chicago police officers. Event spectators will receive free entry, however, visitor donations will be gratefully accepted.
Please use the form below for each car being registered. When you click the Submit button your photos will be uploaded and there may be a delay as the files are transmitted to our server. Please give it a few extra seconds and you will then be sent to PayPal to complete your payment. ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS AT 12:00 PM ON FRIDAY, 5/19. EVENT DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE FOR $40.