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Pictured left to right: Malinda Obershaw, Executive Director of Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Beth Piccolo, Digital Marketing Director at Delavan Holdings riding inside of a 2024 Cadillac LYRIQ
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19th Annual Cars Time Forgot Car Show in Delavan, WI

Published on Jul 10, 2024 by Talia Mushinsky

Kunes Car Convos: The 19th Annual Cars Time Forgot Car Show and the 2024 Cadillac LYRIQ

In this episode…


  • 1:48 - What’s new this year? 🆕
  • 7:37 - Family fun activities 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
  • 10:16 - Is this your first time? ❓
  • 13:44 - The best day of the week! 🌟
  • 16:38 - Upcoming events from the Chamber 📅

Mark your calendars for July 12th-14th because the 19th Annual Cars Time Forgot Car Show in Delavan, WI, is back and bigger than ever! 

We sat down with Malinda Obershaw, the executive director of the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, to get the inside scoop on this year's event. Riding in style in the all-new 2024 Cadillac LYRIQ, Malinda shared all the exciting details with Beth Piccolo, Digital Marketing Director at Delavan Holdings.

Weekend Festivities

Google map image showing pin where the 3rd Street Dance Party takes place

Friday Night Street Dance:

Kick off the weekend with a street dance starting at 5:30 PM on North 3rd Street by Rocky’s Gym and the Treasury. Enjoy live music from local tribute bands like Gravity of Youth and The Breakfast Club.


  • Kid Zone: At the street dance, kids can enjoy bounce houses, giant slides, face painting, snow cones, and more!
Google Maps image showing Saturday's parade route

Saturday’s Car Rally and Parade:

Line up at the Lake Lawn Airport for a car rally and parade down Mound Road to downtown Delavan. Catch the cars at the church on Second Street and enjoy a Supertramp tribute band and a mini car show at the Phoenix Bandshell.

Sunday’s Grand Finale:

Come hungry! The Car Show will be held at Lake Lawn Airport, with Lake Lawn Resort providing delicious food to ensure you won't leave with an empty stomach.

What’s New This Year?

This year, the car show will feature a brand-new judging process! Instead of personal favorites, cars will be judged in categories by decades. Here are the new categories:

  • Modern Classic: Vehicles from 2000 and newer
  • Raddest Ride: Vehicles from 1980-1999
  • Groovy Ride: Vehicles from 1960-1979
  • Vintage Icon: A new category this year, based on past judging criteria

Exciting Cars to See

Get ready to feast your eyes on some fantastic rides, including:


  • 1965 Shelby Cobra
  • 1965 Ford T-Bird
  • 1967 Rambler
  • 1957 Volkswagen Bug
  • 1970 Volkswagen Camper Van
  • 1973 Chevrolet Bel Air

Merch Galore

Get your hands on cool collectible merchandise, including:


  • Rev Up Weekend logo shirts
  • Trucker hats
  • Air fresheners
  • Posters
  • Mugs
  • Magnets
  • Stickers


There will be a merch tent open at each location during this 3 day event!

Must-See Highlights for First-Timers

If you’re visiting from out of town, be sure to book a room and stay for the weekend! Lake Lawn Resort offers a convenient shuttle service between the resort and the airport, making your stay even easier.


Music lovers can enjoy live sets on Friday and Saturday and a DJ spinning old records on Sunday.


Check out carstimeforgot.com for a list of local accommodations.

Special Sponsors

A huge thank you to the local businesses that sponsored this event alongside Kunes Auto & RV Group, making it all possible, including:



Plus, the local food and beverage sponsors, Deusterbeck’s Brewing Company and Lopez’s Anchor Inn, will keep you refreshed and satisfied throughout the event.

Upcoming Events from The Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Don’t miss future events like Maxwell Street Days in August and Scarecrow Fest in September. The Chamber of Commerce office offers resources to discover Delavan, including self-guided tour brochures of the city’s murals.


Join us for a weekend of classic cars, live music, and family fun in Delavan, WI. This community-driven event promises something for everyone. See you there!

For more details, visit carstimeforgot.com.

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