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Check out 150 antique cars this weekend at Bend XPO

The public is invited to attend the free car show. Some of the oldest on display will be a 1903 Holly, 1904 Sandusky, 1910 Sears and 1910 Buick.

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — They may be old, but there is no rust on these bad boys! The Antique Automobile Club of America will bring 150 vehicles to Bend XPO this weekend.

The public is invited to attend the indoor car show and judging free of charge. The show kicks off at 10 a.m. and will go through 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the expo center located at 922 Mississippi Parkway in East Moline. 

The automobiles will be on display as part of the AACA Central National Meet taking place Aug. 11-13. The AACA is the world’s largest and oldest antique car club with over 60,000 members nationwide.

Some of the oldest vehicles on display will include a 1903 Holly, 1904 Sandusky, 1910 Sears and 1910 Buick. 

“You’ll be able to see very rare and unique vehicles at this show, including several Packards and a 1934 Desoto Airflow, which was a leader in innovation with a very aerodynamic design and unibody construction," said Mark Lousberg, meet chairman and board member of the AACA local chapter. "The muscle car era will also be well represented at the show."

There will even be some locally produced cars on display, including a 1909 Moline and a 1920 R&V Knight. 

R&V stands for the Root & Van Dervoort Engineering Company, which was located in East Moline until the company went out of business in 1924.

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