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Pin-ups and more at Alton’s All-Wheels car show set for Sunday

allwheelscarshow2018Alton’s 21st annual All-Wheels Drive-In Car Show will be held on Sunday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event typically attracts 200 classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles, which the public is welcome to browse on Third, Fourth, State and Belle streets. There is no charge for admission.

This year’s theme is the Fabulous 1950s.

A throwback pin-up contest “celebrating the glamour, sophistication and class of the good old days” will be held at noon. Guests will enjoy ’50s rock music performed by the Smokin’ Oldies Band from 2 to 4 p.m.

Alton Main Street organizes this tradition with support from Time Machines Unlimited Car Club. A 50-50 drawing, vendor displays and festival food court are all planned.

The fee is $15 to enter the judging, or just $10 to display your wheels. Dash plaques and goodie bags are given to the first 150 registrants. Registration for automobiles is from 8 a.m. to noon, and trophies will be given at 4 p.m. Details on the 37 classes and five specialty awards can be found at, This is a qualifying show for the 2018 “Best of the Best” car show competition.

For more info, contact Jamey Griffin at (618) 792-8901.

PHOTO: Last year’s “pin-up” contest at the Al-Wheels Drive-In Car Show.

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