Annual Depot Days Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show less than two weeks away


There are less than two weeks until the area’s biggest and best car show returns this year bigger and better than ever. The 29thAnnual Amboy Depot Days Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25 (rain or shine) during Depot Days in Amboy. As in years past, the judged show will include an array of cars, trucks and motorcycles on display throughout the downtown area.

The 2019 Depot Days Car Show featured vehicles are Rick and Kathy Ketchum’s Restorations, as a celebration of Rick’s rides. Rick Ketchum was a founding member of the Amboy Depot Days Car Show, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Amboy community over the last 28 years. Rick passed away on Feb. 7, 2019.

The Amboy Depot Days Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show was started in 1991 by a group of friends who not only had an interest in antique and classic vehicles but also desired a way to showcase their community.

Garth Dallam, one of the Depot Days Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show organizers said that the committee is looking for volunteers to join the committee that puts on the annual show.

Since its beginning, the show has grown not only in the number of vehicles on display but also in the quality of vehicles, which has continued getting better each year.

Help is also needed the day of the event to park cars and judge them. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact the show organizers.

The IASCA (International Auto Sound Challenge Association) will also be part of the show again this year.

These cars will be on display at the triangle at the Amboy Junior High School.

Registration of vehicles will be from 6-11 a.m. The gate promptly closes at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Cars will be parked on a first come, first serve basis, like last year.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 500 cars and first 65 motorcycles. Awards will be presented after 3 p.m. on the main stage near the Depot Museum.

Participant voting awards include Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best of Show and Best of Show Motorcycle. Other awards include Mayor’s Choice Award, Miss Amboy Award and a special prize to the longest distance traveled to the show.

A free shuttle service will again be available on Sunday. Visitors may park at Amboy High School and be transported to the downtown area.

Proceeds from the Amboy Car Show benefit various projects within the community. More information is available online at