The biggest AMC show is back in Kenosha this week from the 2022 Homecoming Car Show | Local News
KENOSHA NEWS STAFF
The world’s largest AMC show returns to Kenosha this week after a long absence due to the pandemic.
Hundreds of vehicles and collectors descend on the city as events kick off Tuesday for the 2022 Kenosha Homecoming Auto Show.
Automobile manufacturing took place in Kenosha for over 100 years, ending full production when Chrysler closed its lakeside plant on December 21, 1988. Engines were still produced here until the plant closed of engines in 2010, putting the last 500 out of work and ending the last remnants of car manufacturing in Kenosha.
The Kenosha History Center celebrates the area’s industrial history, including how Kenosha’s automotive manufacturing heritage shaped history during the 20th century, both in its museum and through the Homecoming Car Show.
The week’s activities for the 2022 show kick off today with a car cruise, followed by daily activities. The big auto show/swap meet takes place Saturday at Kennedy Park on the shore of Lake Michigan.
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There were nearly 1,000 cars on display and more than 230 vendors in 2017, when the show was last held.
The calendar of events includes:
Evening Car Cruise at Ruffolo’s Special Pizza 2, 4-8 p.m., 3931 45th St.
Doors open at Alfano Performance AMC Speed Shop, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3401 Roosevelt Road.
Dyno Day at Don’s Auto Parts & Machine Shop, 12-4 p.m., 6814 39th Ave. There is a fee to have your car tested.
Race at Great Lakes Dragaway, 5 p.m., 18411 1st St, Union Grove. There are fees.
Evening car cruise at Mars Cheese Castle, 4-8 p.m., 2800 West Frontage Road.
Daytime car cruise at Sandlot Bar and Grill, 10am-2pm, 9251 Antioch Road, Salem.
Gremlin event at Jeffery Elementary School, 1-2 p.m., 4011 87th St.
Evening car cruise at Filomena Restaurant and Cortese Banquet Hall, 4-8 p.m., 1300 Sheridan Rd.
Homecoming Car Show Swap Meet at Kennedy Park, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4051 5th Ave.
Ice Cream Social at Nash Elementary School, 1 p.m., 6801 99th Ave. Ice cream will be available for purchase.
Homecoming Car Show “Parade” Staging in the parking lot of Southport Beach House, 7501 Second Ave. Departs Southport Park at 4:00 PM Directions: West on 78th Street, right on 7th Avenue, continue through downtown, continue on 6th Avenue, right into Pennoyer Park, continue through Kennedy Park, continue through Simmons Island Park, finish at the Kenosha History Center for the Kenosha Homecoming Block Party.
Kenosha Homecoming Block Party at the Kenosha History Center, 4-8 p.m., 220 51st Place.
2022 Kenosha Homecoming Car Show & Swap Meet at Kennedy Park, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4051 5th Ave. Free for spectators.
Race to Great Lakes Dragaway, 9 a.m., 18411 1st St, Union Grove. There are fees.
The history center does not charge admission, but donations are welcome.
The Kenosha History Center recommends cars and swap meet vendors to pre-register for the show. Entries can be found on the History Center website and can be mailed or dropped off in person at the Kenosha History Center. Cars and vendors can also register on the day of the show at Kennedy Park.
For more information, see the Kenosha History Center Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KenoshaHistoryCenter; the 2022 Kenosha Homecoming Car Show Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/297474504263495; or Visit Kenosha: www.visitkenosha.com/amc.
Photos: classic cars seen at local shows