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Thirdgen Fest updates


Thirdgen Fest '18 is this Saturday at noon.  However, the weather forecast for Saturday has been showing the possibility of rain.  In the event of rain, we will push it back to either Sunday or Monday depending on the weather forecast.  Any updates will be posted here as well as our Facebook page.  We hope to see you there!!  


Thirdgen Fest '18 is held at:

1459 E. Goodenow Rd

Crete, IL


All of the other Thirdgen Fest info can be found below. 


Thirdgen Fest '18


Thirdgen Fest is held every Memorial Day weekend in Crete, IL (about 35 minutes south of Chicago). This year it is Friday and Saturday, May 25th and 26th. (It will be pushed back to Sunday or Monday in the event of rain.) 2018 is our 17th year and the event continues to be great every year. We have had over 70 cars a year attend in the past and hope to have a better turnout this year.

Here what's planned for this year:

Friday, May 25th 7:00 pm --- Friday night party

Friday night is the party night. The Friday night party is basically just your average summer party. We will have a bonfire, pop, chips, etc. We will also have bean bag boards and other things to do. The party isn't really about the cars, it just gives people a chance to hang around and talk with other people who love thirdgens. It works great for people coming in from out of town that have nothing to do Friday night.

Saturday, May 26th Noon --- Thirdgen Fest '18

Saturday is the actual event day. The first 100 cars registered will receive a goodie bag. We provide ALL YOU CAN EAT food and drink all day. Each car attending is assigned a number and you will get a car information sheet to display will your car.

Trophies are awarded in ten categories:

Best Camaro: Stock
Best Camaro: Modified
Best Firebird: Stock
Best Firebird: Modified
Best Paint
Best Interior
Best Engine
Best Restoration
Best Project
Best of Show

The stock and modified classes have trophies awarded for first through third place. The other six classes are first place only. Winners are chosen through participant voting. Each registration packet includes a ballot for the owner to vote for the car they feel is best in each category.

We also have a raffle at the end of the day. (Prizes have not been decided yet.) Each registration packet includes one raffle ticket and additional tickets are available.

The day will end with a car cruise to one of the local cruise spots.

Registration packets for Thirdgen Fest '18 go on sale April 1st and are available through the day of the event. The registration packets also include a map and directions as well as motel/campground information for people coming from out of town.

This is an '82-'92 Camaro/Firebird only event. All other cars will be parked in a separate area. 

Thirdgen Fest is the longest running thirdgen event in the world. This is a great event and continues to get better every year!!!

More information will be posted as it becomes available.


LOTS of new parts are on the way!!!

Look for hundreds of new parts to be added to our site this spring and summer including lots of ALL NEW parts you won't find anywhere else.  We're working to add many new suppliers and we also have lots of new parts in development that you won't find anywhere else!!!


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