Sycamore turns back the clock

SYCAMORE – The 1950s are making a comeback in Sycamore during Turning Back Time Weekend, July 26 through 28. Hop into your vintage ride and cruise over to downtown Sycamore for classic cars, live entertainment, and three days of fun.

The weekend will kick off at dusk on Friday, July 26, with a free outdoor movie on the corner of Somonauk and Elm streets. “Wreck-It Ralph” will be shown on an outdoor screen. Bring your own seating. Concessions will be available for a donation, or outside food and drinks are allowed.

Cruise Night will take place from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Bringing back the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s, Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones will take the stage from 7 until 10 p.m. Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones are known for recreating the glory days with hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Discover Sycamore’s Cruise Night will also include a Classic Car Cruise Parade, beer garden, disc jockey, food vendors and more.

For the third year, the Cruise Night award lineup will include the “Winning Ride” trophy and cash prize provided by Auto Meter Products. The winner will be entered into Auto Meter Products’ competition. The winner of that contest will have their Winning Ride displayed in the Auto Meter Products booth at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Vehicle registration will begin at 3 p.m. on the day of the event. Early registration is available online at

Sunday, July 28 brings the 14th annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show to downtown Sycamore. Help the Turning Back Time Car Club reach its goal of 1,000 car show registrations. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. until noon, with the award presentation at 3:30 p.m. sharp. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Turning Back Time specials at downtown merchants and restaurants.

Turning Back Time Weekend


Free outdoor movie, dusk, July 26

Cruise Night, 3-11 p.m. July 27

Car Show, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 28

All events will take place in downtown Sycamore.

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