Vintage Rides Returns to Front Street in Downtown Wheaton

Vintage Rides Returns to Front Street in Downtown Wheaton

The Downtown Wheaton Association (DWA) is gearing up for Summer with their Vintage Rides Car Show event which takes place on Friday nights from 6:00pm to 9:00pm starting May 24th and running through August 23rd. Like in previous years, this classic car show in historic Downtown Wheaton will feature all makes of cars from Model T’s to Teslas and everything in between.

Front Street construction is now complete, and the show will return to its home there. Spectators will admire the new Front Street and classic cars, motorcycles and trucks of every make, model and year! There will be a DJ spinning tunes for visitors’ entertainment so, bring the entire family out for fun in Downtown Wheaton and enjoy the cars, the music and the great food and shops that Downtown Wheaton has to offer.

This year the Downtown Wheaton Association is bringing back car theme nights along with music genres. The season will kick off with Pistons & Pin-ups, a Front Street Reveal and will conclude with Hollywood Night! All makes and models of cars are welcome each night, regardless of theme.

  • May 24 – Pistons & Pin-ups/New Front Street Reveal

  • May 31 – Taste of Wheaton (Karlskoga)*

  • June 1 – Bonus Saturday show for Taste of Wheaton (Karlskoga)*

  • June 7 – Chevrolet/Easy Rock

  • June 14 – Convertibles/Diner tunes

  • June 21 – Truck night/Country

  • June 28 – Corvette Night/70’s

  • July 5 – Hot Rods Night/Disco

  • July 12 – Buick Night/Swing

  • July 19 – Ford Night/Country

  • July 26 – Cadillac Night/R & B

  • Aug. 2 – Camaro Night/Southern Rock

  • Aug. 9 – Volkswagen Night/Roller Skating

  • Aug. 16 – Dodge Night/Country

  • Aug. 23 – Hollywood Night

Space for cars will be on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations are not required. The street will be closed at 5:00pm to allow classic cars to arrive and park, and the show officially begins at 6:00pm.

Sponsors of the event include Borter Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Café Liberty, Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream, Holstein Garage, Naperville Running Company, Suburban Music and Wheaton Bank & Trust.

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* Note that May 31st and June 1st are relocated to Karlskoga Avenue between Wheaton Avenue and Hale Street due to the Taste of Wheaton. Reservations to exhibit your car must be made for these nights by calling the DWA at 630-682-0633.