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Kenosha Homecoming Car Show

While not an annual event, the Kenosha Homecoming Car Show is a signature event in the Kenosha Area. It is a much-anticipated experience for AMC and other made-in-Kenosha car collectors.

 

Kenosha’s Auto-Making Legacy

There once was a bicycle maker named Thomas Jeffery who started producing the Rambler automobile in Kenosha. This was in 1902, and the Rambler was the second mass assembly car ever made. It was the start of a 108-year history of automobile manufacturing and engine assembly in Kenosha.

Through the years, mergers and purchases would cause Thomas B. Jeffery Co. to change hands and names many times. Nash Motors, Nash-Kelvinator, American Motors Corporation (AMC), Chrysler, and DaimlerChrysler AG all have a place in Kenosha’s history.

In 1988, automobile assembly ended in Kenosha with engine assembly continuing until 2010. To this day, Kenoshans are proud of the city’s automobile manufacturing legacy. Fortunately, this enormous piece of our community’s history is preserved and celebrated by the Kenosha History Center. Museum exhibits — including cars on display like the 1902 Rambler Model C and 1917 Jeffery Model 671 — detail Kenosha’s automotive and industrial heritage.

The Kenosha History Center also produces the Kenosha Homecoming Car Show. Typically held every three years, the show will be held July 26-30, 2022. A series of events will take place at various locations with the big car show/swap meet on Saturday.

There were close to 1,000 cars on display in 2017, when the show was last held. It’s believed that there is no larger AMC show in the world.

We join the Kenosha History Center in welcoming AMC collectors and fans from around the world to our community.

In Photos - past years

Kenosha Homecoming Car Show
Kenosha Homecoming Car Show
Kenosha Homecoming Car Show
Kenosha Homecoming Car Show
Kenosha Homecoming Car Show

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