April 26, 2006

Chicago, IL - It's not too early to mark the calendar for The Second Annual Chi-Town STA-BIL Kruze taking place Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Car collectors are encouraged to sign up to participate in the event whereas car enthusiasts are urged to save the date to attend along with the entire family!

The Chi-Town STA-BIL Kruze and Car Show is a perfect way to kick off summertime activities in the city of Chicago. The Chi-Town STA-BIL Kruze will include a classic car cruise and rally. First, the cruise is a rare opportunity for cars of all makes, models and vintage to cruise up and down historic Lake Shore Drive from Wilson Avenue to 31st Street. The cruise route allows cars to parade past Buckingham Fountain in front of thousands of spectators showcasing their nostalgic vehicles.

Immediately following the cruise, pre 1981 cars will head to Soldier Field along Chicago's beautiful lakefront to display their vehicles, socialize with friends and enjoy a variety of activities including family entertainment, car clinics, fabulous food and collectable merchandise displays.

The Chi-Town STA-BIL Kruze is delighted to announce their commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana as its charity sponsor. One half of car show registration fees and 100% of the $5 admission fee for spectators will be donated to the charity.

EVENT SPECIFICS

  • Saturday, June 3, 2006.
  • Lake Shore Drive Cruise 8am to 10am.
  • Car Show at Soldier Field South Parking Lot 10am to 3pm.
  • Cruise is free and open to any street legal vehicle.
  • Car show registration fee is $20.
  • Spectator admission to car show is $5.
  • 50% of car registration fee and 100% of spectator admission fees are donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

After one year of intense planning, the inaugural Chi-Town STA-BIL Kruze 2005 was pleased to see more than 600 show cars, over 1,000 show spectators and countless Lake Shore Drive cruise participants who all made the first Chi-Town STA-BIL Kruze a giant success last June. All who participated in the inaugural event are encouraged to participate again next year and tell all their cruising friends to do the same.

Jerry Robbin, Founder of the International Mercury Owners Association and the brains behind this unique event states, "Our mission is to bring a world-class automobile event to the City of Chicago that exposes the general public to the collector car world, in one of the most beautiful and historic driving environments. I felt that Chicago was in need of an event for both the auto enthusiast and the general public alike."

While the cruise is free and open to all road-approved vehicles, there is a $20 registration fee to participate in the car show and it is limited to the first 750 "pre-1981" cars. There is also a section designated for Tuner and Special Interest Cars. To register online or for information on registering visit: www.chitownkruze.com or call 847.997.8624.

For More Information Contact:

Colleen Ryan
Traffic PR & Marketing
(773) 353-2929
cryan@trafficpr.net