Show Schedule


Schedule of Events

Call 800-286-0519 or Fax Preregistration to 309-347-2375

Friday August 2nd

TIM Certification                       11:30am – 5pm      North Pavilion – Preregistration Required

Contact the PTROI Office at 800-286-0519

TRAA Certification                     11am – 1pm            West Suite – Preregistration Required

Exhibits Open                              5pm – 9pm              Exhibit North

Hourly Demonstrations             6pm – 9pm

Burger Bash sponsors                 6pm – 8pm              $10 per person, kids half price  Calumet                                                                                            City Auto Wreckers

Friday Night Entertainment      8pm – 10pm            Street Corner Blue

Tow Truck Light Show                                Dusk                          Sponsored by Lynch Chicago


NEW THIS YEAR. PARADE TO EXHIBIT AREA AND BEAUTY CONTEST Begins at Tinley Park High School on Saturday at 7:30 AM. Coffee and Doughnuts provided. All parade entries will be admitted to the Beauty Contest at no charge.  Parade route: Tinley Park High School Left onto 175th (Westbound) to left on Oak Park Ave (Southbound) to right on 183rd(Westbound ) to Convention Center. There you will be directed to line up for Beauty Contest. Sponsor – Poole’s Pull A Part


Saturday August 3rd

Exhibits Open                                                8am – 5pm

Hourly Demonstrations                             8am – 5pm


Hybrid and Electric Car Safety  10am – 11am                      Safety steps to take in order to protect ones self                                                                              at an incident     sponsored AWDirect

How to make money

with Motor Clubs                                        11am – noon           Key to your success with motor clubs Dan Messina

Secretary of State                                     noon – 2pm             Certificates of Purchase – The Right Way sponsored AWDirect                              Don’t Crush Your Cash                               2pm -2:45                Online auction bidding how to buy and sell vehicles,

Legislative Update                   3:00pm – 3:30pm   Learn what we are doing for you in Springfield

Tow Truck Beauty Contest                       11am                         Participants Must be registered by 10am.

sponsored by Aero Auto Parts

Tow Truck Olympics                                                                        Cash Prizes – sponsored by Worldwide Equipment Sales

Children’s Activities (on going)               1pm – 4pm              Face Painting, Bingo, Hoola Hoop Contest, Coloring Contest

Sponsored by The Horton Group and Western National                                                                                                                                                 Insurance Co.

Presidents Cocktail Reception                6pm                           (Informal) Sponsored by The Horton Group

Eat, Greet, Meet                                          6:30pm                     Sponsored by Kapnick Ins., IAA, Fabulous Italian Buffet $20

_____ attending, (First beverage FREE)

Silent Auction                                                7:30pm                     Raffle Drawing, Beauty Contest Prizes (Child Friendly)


Tinley Park Holiday Inn Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL

Fax preregistration to 309-347-2375.


Hotel reservations should be made before July 19, 2013 by calling (708) 444-1100. Mention “Professional Towing and Recovery” for special rate.

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