Sycamore’s Turning Back Time Weekend


This weekend is Turning Back Time Weekend, July 27 – 29, in downtown Sycamore. There will be a cruise night, free concert by Vintage Vinyl, Classic Car Cruise, food vendors, beer garden and 50′s themed contest. Enjoy the classic car show with over 1,000 cars on Sunday. Saturday and Sunday in Sycamore, IL rumbles with the sound of high performance automotive excitement for two days with a cruise and mini show on Saturday with nearly 1100 cars parked downtown on Sunday!

The 50’s are making a come-back in Sycamore during Turning Back Time Weekend.  Hop into your vintage ride and cruise over to downtown Sycamore for classic cars, live entertainment and tons of fun. They’ll kick off the weekend with a free outdoor movie on Friday, July 27th at dusk.  Bring the whole family to Downtown Sycamore and check out “Cars 2” on the big screen. Don’t forget to pack lawn chairs and blankets!

Cruise Night presented by Auto Meter Products will take place Saturday, July 28th from 3-11pm.  Bringing back the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s, Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones will take the stage from 7-10pm.  Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones are known for recreating the glory days with hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and The Beatles.   Discover Sycamore’s Cruise Night will also include a Classic Car Cruise Parade, beer garden, Disc Jockey, food vendors and more!

For the second year, the Cruise Night award line-up will include the “Winning Ride” trophy and cash prize provided by Auto Meter Products.  The winner will be entered into the Auto Meter Products competition.  This provides the winner with a chance to win the ultimate prize, to have your “Winning Ride” displayed in the Auto Meter Products booth at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Vehicle registration will begin at 3pm on the day of the event.  Pre-registration for Cruise Night is available Click Here.

Sunday, July 29th brings the 13th Annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show to downtown Sycamore.  Help the Turning Back Time Car Club reach their goal of 1,000 car show registrations.  Registration will take place from 8am until noon with the award presentation at 3:30pm sharp.   Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Turning Back Time specials at downtown merchants and restaurants.

Even if you are too young to remember the 1950’s, we encourage you to experience the nostalgic era associated with Turning Back Time Weekend, a summer event that comes around just once a year.  Turning Back Time’s Facebook page

Sunday, July 29, 2012

5:30 AM: Gate opens and parking begins
7:00 AM: Vendor Move In Begins. Try to be moved in by 9:00 AM
8:00 AM: Registration opens at Somonauk and State Streets Downtown.
12:00 Noon Registration Closes
12:30 PM: Flag Raising Ceremony
1:15 PM: Beth Fowler Dancers perform at State and Somonauk
2:00 PM: Bill Cho’s Demontration Team performs at State and Somonauk
3:00 PM: Awards Ceremony

Times are subject to change due to conditions and other factors.


  1. This is a beautiful function for people and its town. Very, very nice cars! But, I think it is no different than any other show when it comes to awarding. Horrible. Why, you say! The voting is ignorant and not fare. Its setup from the beginning for individuals that have participants for previous years. Its a bad set up for new comers to the show, resulting in a why want to come back to show feeling for them. Its a vote for me and I will vote for you show(BOGUST). This great for the ones that come very year or the ones that knows each other. This shows has alot of volunteer’s to help run the show and is very organized which is awsome in many ways. So, why doesnt the show create Judges and let them be honest judge’s. This would be fair to all vehicle owner’s. It’s Just not a fair show and we first didnt understand why some participant’s rejected wanting to vote because of this problem and stated it before 2013 voting. Bless all that attended and all were achievers..