On Sunday September 28, 2014, I brought my 1977 Firebird Esprit to the Riverside Garage Car Show. The Annual Car Show is held in Riverside, Illinios from 9 am to 5 pm. It was a beautiful day with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Plus, we had the perfect location in the Water Tower Circle.
I was very fortunate to meet up with and get interviewed by Bill Wildt for Motorsports Unlimited. Motorsports Unlimited is a local long running show on cable. Here in the Chicago area it is on Channel 19, Comcast. Below is a picture of Bill and myself by my Rockford Files Firebird.
They had 295 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. Below are a few pictures of just some of the cars and trucks that were there.
Motorsports Unlimited gives out the Chris Schutz Memorial award. Chris worked with Bill Wildt for Motorsports Unlimited for a long time, till her passing in 1996. Bill picks one car at the show that Chris would have liked. Not necesarily the best car in the show. Now Bill and I were both friends with Don French. Don has worked on my Firebird as well as trailered it to different events. Now Chris loved Don as well as so many people. He had the heart the size of Texas. Don past away last November and is greatly missed. So Bill picked my Rockford Files Firebird, because Chris loved Don and his association with the Firebird. Of course not to mention the Rockford Firebird is a really cool car. I was taken completely by surprise. I have never thought I would receive such a wonderful award. This one is for you Don!!