Last summer, a buddy and I were on a short road trip. We stopped to get a burger for lunch. We decided to eat at a nearby park that we knew about. When we got to the park, it was more crowded than the stores on Black Friday at Christmas time. We were unhappy and rather put out. But then, we noticed that the crowd was due to a car show. We quickly ate our lunch and then spent an hour looking at classy antique cars and trucks – and even a couple of tractors. What a serendipitous activity to stumble upon!
Car shows are crowd-drawing, whole-family friendly activities. LifeStorage in Addison, Illinois, understands this and is using it as a great marketing tool to get people to come to their self storage facility. They will be hosting their first annual car show on Saturday, August 31.
The car show will be at LifeStorage’s facility on 426 S. Westgate Street. It will run from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Parking is free. The car show will give free dash plaques for the first 100 cars that come to be entered in the car show.
All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. It is a non-profit organization spanning 13 counties and has more than 600 network partners – food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and youth and senior feeding programs. They serve more than 60,000 different people each week.
The car show will include food, refreshments and raffles and prizes for attendees. The prizes include a 5×10 storage unit for two months at no cost, 20 free admission passes for Mecum Auctions’ October show in Schaumburg (which is in October 10-12), and two $25 gift certificates for Hooters restaurant.
“We are excited to bring our neighbors together for an enjoyable family-friendly event,” said Jon Burns, storage manager for LifeStorage of Addison.
“We are looking to not only let the community know about our wonderful facility; which offers state-of-the-art security, a plethora of different-sized climate-control storage units to fit any and all needs, as well as office suite rentals and car/semi-truck parking; but also to help people unload some of their old items they might not need any longer,” Burns said.
LifeStorage was established in 2002. They have locations across the United States with many in the Chicago area.