Retro Rides Rolls Classic Cars onto Navy Pier

Published : Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 9:45 pm
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Navy Pier will host more than 100 cool and eclectic vehicles organized by Klairmont Kollections Automotive Museum (KKAM) for the inaugural “Retro Rides” experience (click here for tickets). Visitors can take part in automotive history, iconic cars and engineering marvels while listening to a variety of local DJs and enjoying food and fun.

When: Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30

Where: Navy Pier’s Festival Hall

Who: The whole family – Tickets start at $15 per person. (Children under 3 are free.)

What/Why: Fueling car enthusiasts across the Midwest, Klairmont Kollections Automotive Museum showcases some of the most stunning, historically innovative, and unique vehicles produced. Retro Rides features:

1950’s American Classics & Micro-cars
A Swarovski crystal-covered Rolls Royce
One-of-a-kind vehicles like a nickel and gold leaf 1918 Pierce Arrow
A variety of local DJs and music

“Retro rides provides an opportunity for all of Chicago to experience vehicles that have been staples in pop culture and innovative, futuristic technology that have changed America,” said Navy Pier President and CEO Marilynn Gardner. “These vehicles are symbols of personal freedom, art, and science. I hope that children and all guests are inspired by this collection of classics.”

Under the umbrella of Klairmont Kollections Automotive Museum, select KKAM vehicles, as well as vehicles from their automotive museum network of supporters, will be on full display for the Retro Rides Event. The “Retro Rides” experience will wow the whole family through generations of wheeled wonderment.

“KKAM is delighted to be sharing part of its collection with all of Chicagoland at Navy Pier in the Retro Rides Experience. Our hidden gem, Klairmont Kollections Automotive Museum, is hidden no more. We are open to the public and are claiming our position as one of Chicago’s finest educational and entertaining museums “said KKAM President Robert Olson.

Car collecting icon Larry M. Klairmont’s lifetime passion is now one of the finest educationally based public automotive museums in the region. Enthusiasts can experience the fun and nostalgia of “Retro Rides” and its engineering excellence, auto artistry and motoring memorabilia at Chicago’s premiere showcase, Navy Pier.


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