Summer 2019 officially began with the solstice on June 21, but that didn’t mean you could put away your winter coat. Many people in and around Lake Bluff were still wearing fleece jackets up until the longest day of the year because just about every single day of spring (if you could call it spring) was cold, wet, foggy and generally the type of weather that put people (whether they worked in an office or on a farm) in a bad mood. And that bad-mood weather was forecast to continue through June 22, the day of the Lake Bluff History Museum Auto Show, prompting the Auto Show committee members to worry the show might not indeed go on. Because really, who wants to bring a classic car out in the rain?
Fortunately the weather forecasts were wrong, and it was a glorious day! The sun broke through the clouds early and stayed around all day. That plus a mild breeze and temperatures in the mid 70s helped make the 2019 LBHM Auto Show the best-attended one (so far!) since the event began in 2013. Nearly 150 cars were registered by the 10 am start time, and by noon the streets were packed with people eager to enjoy the beautiful cars, dine at local restaurants and pop-up booths, and enjoy a beer or two from Lake Bluff Brewing Co.
All of the cars were magnificent, which made it tough to pick a Best in Show. Committee members huddled, discussed various options and after a while there was unanimous support for a 1955 Chevrolet Nomad owned by John Gutt.
The Museum is already looking forward to the 2020 Auto Show, and we hope you are, too!