The Hunnert Car Pileup 2011

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

The Hunnert Car Pileup is a car show for hot rodders who build their cars, and drive them. The Pileup is about hanging out, meeting new friends, and seeing old ones. It is about checking out the craftsmanship in others’ cars, and showing off your own. It is about great music, art, and finding that rare part. It is a nod to a bygone era that lives in each of us. It is about the drive there, the drive home, and the story that goes in between.

2011 will mark our 10th Pileup, and the 11th Anniversary of the founding of Chrome Czars Motor Club, so we are making this a special show!

There will be:

* A KILLER line-up of musicians (see below)!

* A 1927 Kenworth customized in 1963 for the stage!

* Special HCPU OK! stickers for show cars!

* Hot rod movies at the pre and post-show parties at Snappers!

* Limited Edition Hunnert Car Pileup Posters!

* Antique tractors pulling wagons around the spectator parking lot and show area!

* An ever-expanding swap meet and vendor area!

* More tents, and picnic tables made at the local prison!

We hope to see you there!

The Chrome Czars Motor Club,

Since  this is our 10th Anniversary we went all out on entertaiment and lined up some really great acts from all over the USA!

Friday – the only Official Pre-Show Party – 9pm
Snappers Bar in Clinton, IL – only a 15 minute drive from the show and hotels!

Three Bad Jacks (Los Angeles, CA) This full throttle trio fuses the best parts of rock, punk and rockabilly into a unique sound. If you’ve ever seen a band on fire on stage (literally!!), then you’ll know why we brought these guys all the way out from the land where hot rodding was born!

Hot Rod Hucksters (Chicago) These guys forge an unholy sonic amalgamation of Eddie Cochran, Johnny Burnette, The Cramps, and some say the Stray Cats. Featuring members of the Chrome Czars and Blacktop Barons car clubs. (photo courtesy of Kim Petersen)

Th’Empires (Bloomington, IN) – It’s hard to describe a band that infuses the raw distortion of garage rock and rockabilly rythmns with the frantic jump of the blues, especially when it’s only one guy! If you missed Hasil Adkins back in the ’50s, then you need to check out Th’Empires. (photo courtesy of Molly Burkett)

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Saturday at the Hunnert Car Pileup, Progress City USA, NOON

Junior Brown (Austin, TX) Grammy-nominated, guitar-designing, country & western star Junior Brown! If you haven’t heard “Highway Patrol” just wait until you hear the man himself play it next to a ’55 Chevy police car on a stage pulled by a ’27 Kenworth customized in ’63 for the hot rod show circuit. It will knock the grease right out of your hair.

Art Adams (Indianapolis, IN) This original 1950s’ rockabilly recording star came out of retirement a few years ago and got a band together. This cat still has what it takes to rock the house! Get out your dancing shoes, dad.

The Reckless Ones (Minneapolis, MN) This is one super tight rockabilly band with incredibly catchy hooks that go along with a great stage show. If you miss 1980′s Neorockabilly bands like The Quakes, Polecats, Restless, and the Stray Cats, then you’ll want to be up front and center when these guys take the stage.

Saturday Night – the one and only Official Weekend-Ending Blowout Post-Show Party @ Snappers – 9pm

The Gravetones (Chicago, IL) For everyone who laments missing the very first Hunnert Car Pileup 10 years ago at Marty & Sons Body Shop, then here is your chance to relive those days. The Gravetones tore up the makeshift stage (and floor) at the first Pileup with what may be best described as a mix of the Misfits, Cramps, and Elvis… in other words, great rock and roll! They’re the ONLY band that played the first Pileup that’s still around.

MG & the Gas City 3 (Indianapolis, IN) These guys kick out some hard-driving rockabilly and rock & roll. Don’t be fooled by the street rod in the photo, these guys rock! If you like the Rev. Horton Heat, you’ll dig this band.

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