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“We drive to help children walk”

West Suburban Shrine Club’s

“Roaring ‘57s” Parade Unit

Soup up your parade with the Roaring ‘57s, the parade unit of the West Suburban Shrine Club of the Medinah Shriners. Our eight speedy little cars are each painted in a different colour – “They’re like gumdrops,” says our Pit Crew Chief, Dave Wray.

Launched at the start of the 2004 season, our already popular, award-winning parade performances steal the show with formation driving, interlocking circles, and enthusiastic audience interaction. Shriners know how to have a good time and the feelings are contagious. Click here for an informative brochure.

Email Dave Wray to ask how you can schedule our eight tricked-out, award-winning ‘57 Chevy-styled mini-cars to perform in your parade and/or call 847-232-1264.

There are no battery-powered nor otherwise wimpy motors here. Each car’s gasoline engine roars to life with 6½ horses of pure power, baby!


Shriners Hospitals for Children

Honoured with Amerinet Achievement Award

Amerinet, a leading healthcare group purchasing organization, today announced the winners of its third annual Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Awards. Amerinet grants these honours yearly in recognition of member excellence for commitment to the reduction of healthcare costs and improvements in the quality of patient care delivery. Sixteen outstanding members were selected for creating and implementing cutting-edge advances in operational efficiencies during 2010.

Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a healthcare system of 22 paediatric specialty hospitals headquartered in Tampa, Florida, was recognised in the area of community impact and innovation.

The Healthcare Achievement Awards offer an opportunity for Amerinet to underscore acute and non-acute care member facilities that met the highest standard of excellence addressing a value-of-care mission. “These awards recognise and celebrate members who are innovators, collaborators and leaders,” said Todd Ebert, Amerinet president and CEO. “These nominees truly excelled at meeting the challenges of the healthcare industry delivering high-quality, cost-effective patient care.”


Video of the Roaring '57s

on Parade Posted to the

Multimedia Page

Our multi-media page now includes several video recordings of West Suburban Shrine Club’s Roaring ‘57s thrilling the crowds of parade spectators.


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This site was last updated 12/15/14