JC Whitney Gears Up for a Special Centennial Car Show in LaSalle

LASALLE, Ill. (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

JC Whitney today announced that this years 10th Annual JC Whitney Car Show will celebrate the companys centennial with a series of special events. The show will be held at JC Whitneys corporate headquarters in LaSalle, Illinois, on May 3rd.

As one of the traditional first events of the LaSalle area car show season, the JC Whitney Car Show has long attracted hundreds of stand-out cars, including a wide array of originals, restorations, street machines and more. Over 500 cars are expected at the show in May and, with over 30 participant-judged car classes including Original/Restored, Street Machines, Street Rods, Motorcycles, Jeeps, Corvettes and more, this years show promises to be the best ever. Trophies will be awarded to the top three vehicles in each class, and a six-foot trophy, with a cash prize, will be presented to the vehicle named Best of Show.

We do the show every year because celebrating the car culture is what were all about at JC Whitney. Were proud and humbled by the amazing cars and the number of fans, enthusiasts and spectators who come out to join in the fun, said JC Whitney President Shane Evangelist. And while theres something to celebrate every year, this year is the show you definitely dont want to miss. This year, we are celebrating our 100th anniversary.

The Special Centennial events include the unveiling of the original Warshawsky sign (from the State and Archer building) in its permanent installation at JC Whitney headquarters; an appearance by the JC Whitney Centennial Jeep, and birthday cake to celebrate the Centennial Year. Additional events at the show include product installation demonstrations by Powerstop, Lund/AVS and Rancho, special show discounts by Flowmaster, and more. The event runs from 9 am 4 pm on Sunday, May 3, and is free for participants and attendees. Tours of the headquarters will also be available for media. For details about show registration and car classifications, please visit the JC Whitney Car Show page, here.

The JC Whitney Spring Car Show is just one of many events this year in celebration of JC Whitneys 100th anniversary. For more information on the JC Whitney Centennial and the Centennial Jeep, go to 100.jcwhitney.com, and be sure to join in on the JCW Centennial celebration by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Use #JCW100 to stay current with show and Centennial happenings.

Sponsors of JC Whitney Centennial include: Bestop, Lund, Flowmaster, Westin, Covercraft, Powerstop, Yukon Gear, Rancho and B&M equipment.

About JC Whitney

Established in 1915, JC Whitney & Co. is the largest direct marketer of name-brand automotive parts and accessories, providing “everything automotive” with more than 6 million automotive applications from the latest model year back to the 1920s, and over 1.2 million parts for over 25 million different vehicles. Backed by 100 years of hands-on, expert customer service, JC Whitney offers products for virtually any vehicle automobiles, trucks, jeeps, modern muscle, motorcycles, and more through its comprehensive family of general and vehicle-specific catalogs and http://www.jcwhitney.com. The company is dedicated to providing customers the parts they need at the most competitive prices, along with the highest levels of customer service, fast and low cost shipping, and convenient returns.

Contact: For a list of scheduled media events, to share your JC Whitney memories and to set up interviews contact:

Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications, Melanie(at)mwebbcom(dot)com (424) 603-4340

Elizabeth Johnson, mWEBB Communications, Elizabeth(at)mwebbcom(dot)com (213) 713-4865

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