Car Show

We’re sooooo excited to announce the return of our Car Show on

Sunday, May 2, 2021! 

The event runs from 8 AM until 3 PM.

Advance registration is now open.   Advance registration is $12.   Day of Event will be $15.   Fees will be refunded should the show be cancelled due to any ongoing COVID restriction which would prevent us from having the show.  Dash plates will be given to the first 100 entries.  All makes & models are welcome.  Awards will be given to the Top 40, along with our Mayor’s Choice and Best of Show.  The Sauk Valley Shifters will have a couple of awards for their Rat Rod favorites as well.

As with everything, the event is subject to changes depending on what the COVID-19 pandemic throws our way come Spring.  Our event is spread out over 2 city blocks so social distancing is kind of a given; and we’ll put other precautions in place as needed to keep our event safe. 3-D Sound will be our Master of Ceremonies for the day.  We’re once again partnering with the Sauk Valley Shifters who will be hosting their Spring Swap Meet that weekend.


May 2nd Timeline of Activities:

8:00 AM – Noon – Onsite Registration

8:00 AM – Swap Meet Opens

Noon – Judging Begins

2:15 PM – 50/50 Drawing

2:30 PM – Awards Presented

3:00 PM – Show closes

4:00 PM – Swap Meet Closes


Volunteers needed!

From registration to parking to selling 50/50 tickets, it takes a host of volunteers to bring this event to life. If you’d like to donate a few hours of your Sunday to helping out, learn more about our event volunteer opportunities…

Sign Up!


Congratulations to our 2019 Best of Show winner,
Larry Wegner and his 1964 Corvette

And never fear, Larry – your car will be featured on our 2021 Dash plates & awards since the event was cancelled last year. 

Sponsorship Opportunities are now available for our 2021 Show. Contact Us for details. Thanks to those already committed for their ongoing support of our Car Show!



Select Employees Credit Union

Showplace Antiques & Treasures


And a Special Thank you to Bradford Supply Company for use of their Parking Lot 




Our show is held in the municipal & private parking lots located near the intersection of 2nd Avenue and East 2nd Street in Downtown Sterling.  Please see map below of directions.  Please enter from the North on 2nd Avenue or from the East on 2nd Street, there is no access directly from 1st Avenue.