Meadowdale Motorsports & Memories Car Show
September 10, 2016
The Meadowdale International Raceway Preservation Association hosted the eighth annual Meadowdale, Motorsports and Memories Car Show at Raceway Woods Nature Preserve in Carpentersville. Automobiles gathered on the straightaway of the historic Meadowdale International Raceway "ghost track." This year's event will honor the Chevrolet Camaro and the timeless appeal of the Corvette.
The day started out wet and the threat of rain was in the air when we arrived. Entering the raceway off of Highway 31 in Carpentersville we drove past the iconic racing water tower into the wooded lot following the trail to the former racetrack straightaway. Many cars were assembling — Corvettes, Cobras, former race cars of the past. There was an area set aside for British cars so we parked next to Dino’s MGB stretch limo. There were shelter canopies set up and we took advantage since it started to rain. This year’s turnout was light—maybe less than a 100 cars — but was still an impressive sight to see the race cars of the past and hearing the engines exercise their might.
Meadowdale International Raceway is located within Raceway Woods Nature Preserve near the corners of Route 31 and Huntley Road in Carpentersville. Meadowdale International Raceway was a 3.27-mile road course racetrack that operated from September 1958 through 1968. The track sat quiet until early 2000 when the property was purchased by the Kane County Forest Preserve, Dundee Township and the Dundee Township Park District.