Downtown Moose Jaw will be jam-packed with classic cars on Saturday for the second annual Little Chicago Show and Shine.

There will be 400 vehicles on display from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with entries lined up on Main St. from Caribou St. to Manitoba St.

Craig Hemingway, with the Downtown Moose Jaw Association (DMJA), says they had to cap off registrations at 400. Last year's event drew 220 classic vehicles to the city's core.

"There is a huge mix of cars from over the decades, from pre-1949 through the 50s and 60s, 70s and 80s and then the Next Gen cars which are 1990s and up. It's really going to be an excellent balance of all of those eras," he said.

Hemingway notes interest from all over the province has been staggering.

"It's a big mix. Certainly a lot of Moose Jaw interest. Swift Current, Saskatoon, Regina, all over. We're edging into maybe the third biggest car show in Saskatchewan with 400 entrants."

The event will also feature four stages of live music, a raffle, and a dozen award categories. The Moose Jaw Motorcycle Association will also be hosting its 35th annual Toy Run Parade at 2 p.m. sharp in support of the Salvation Army.

The DMJA is hoping the car show will bring people to the downtown area and show them all that it has to offer.

"We've let all of our downtown businesses know that it's going be extra busy on Saturday so expect a lot of customers through and certainly our restaurants are going be very busy on Saturday. It should be an amazing day for everybody. Looking at the forecast, we just encourage people to stay hydrated," added Hemingway.

The city will be putting up no-parking signs tonight as a reminder, with barricades going up Saturday morning at 6 a.m.

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