Alton, IL - June 24, 2010  Organizers of two free transportation-related festivals happening this weekend have arranged for complimentary transportation to shuttle car and boat lovers between the two events. Alton’s 13th annual All-Wheels Drive-In Car Show will be held on Sunday, June 27th. Browse hot rods and classic cars at this “Best of the Best” invitational auto show. Registration is from 8am-Noon, and trophies will be given in thirty-six classes plus five specialty awards at 4pm.

The show will be located on 3rd Street between State St. & Piasa St.  The fee is $15 to enter the judging or just $10 to display your vehicle. Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given to the first 100 entries. The Alton Marketplace Association organizes this Alton tradition along with Time Machines Unlimited Car Club. For more info on the car show, please contact Jamey Griffin at: 618-792-8901 or visit

While you’re here, make a day of it and also visit the Antique & Classic Boat Festival at the Alton Marina – on Sat, June 26th & Sun, 27th.  Stroll around the grounds of the Alton Marina in Riverfront Park to see many antique and classic boats dockside at the marina or along the bay. Spend some time stepping on board some of the classics or getting an up close look at their beauty. Enjoy the views of the Clark Bridge, Riverfront Park and indulge in free hot dogs and hamburgers.

A free shuttle service will be available from 10am - 2 pm and will run continuously between the Alton Visitors Center and the Alton Marina. Admission is free for both events. For more info on the boat show please contact Marty Haugh at: 314-494-0033 or visit

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