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CRUISE NIGHT: Mount Prospect, Illinois

Classic cars parked in downtown Mount Prospect, Illinois for the Bluesmobile Cruise night.

One area cruise night that really captures the true spirit of Mid West cruising is the event held every Saturday night in downtown Mount Prospect. Taking place in the Metra parking lot at the corner of Route 83 and Route 14, this classic car haven gives spectators that true Chicago feel with the regular passing of the passenger trains and the quaint, downtown shopping district ambiance.

Paul Seils

Paul Seils

The downtown Merchants Association is the group that has put on the cruise and we chatted with Paul Seils, a member of that committee who gave us more details.

“For many years, there was a car show put on by the Mt. Prospect Historical Society that took place in the downtown area.  It was the first Sunday in August and was a big deal – they would close the streets for it and many people came out. That event stopped taking place and so several of us on the association who were ‘car guys’ decided, ‘Maybe we could get a cruise night going’.”

The grClassic cars parked in downtown Mount Prospect Illinois for the 2012 Bluesmobile Cruise night.oup worked with the village and the railroad (who owns the parking lot) and had their first cruise night in 2007.

The free summertime event doesn’t restrict any vehicles from participating but does have ‘feature nights’ with certain makes or styles of vehicles will be singled out. Music is provided every week, with live bands coming out several times each seasonClassic cars parked in downtown Mount Prospect Illinois for the 2012 Bluesmobile Cruise night..Classic cars parked in downtown Mount Prospect Illinois for the 2012 Bluesmobile Cruise night.

“On average we have had 160 cars come out this year for each night. The response has really been great. We have families coming through like crazy – moms, dads, strollers, dogs – all kinds of people out enjoying the cars. We just offer a night for all to enjoy the weather and for the owners to show off their cars and let people see and enjoy them. The event almost runs itself. The car guys and gals are really good about keeping everything clean and nClassic cars parked in downtown Mount Prospect Illinois for the 2012 Bluesmobile Cruise night.ot trashing everything.”

The event is held every Saturday night from 6pm-9pm, through September 29th, 2012. For more information, head to their Facebook page HERE.

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Classic cars parked in downtown Mount Prospect Illinois for the 2012 Bluesmobile Cruise night.

Every week you’ll find classics such as this Cobra.

2012 Schedule:

- July 7th: Mopar

- July 14th: Bug/VW

- July 21st: Orphans – Nash, Packard, Hudson, etc..

- July 28th: Muscle Cars & Street Rods

- August 4th: Hound dogs – bring your dog for prizes

- August 11th: Emergency Vehicle

Classic cars parked at the downtown Mount Prospect Cruise Night.

The Mopar crowd is usually well-represented.

- August 18th: Tbird/Toronado/Reatta

- August 25th: Pontiac

- September 1stCorvette

- September 8th: Truck

- September 15th: 70’s & 80’s

- September 22nd: Vintage – Model A, T’s, etc.

- September 29th: Last night!

Classic cars parked in downtown Mount Prospect Illinois for the 2012 Bluesmobile Cruise night.

** All photos and content by Classic Recollections and may not be used without permission 2012 © **

3 responses

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  3. Paul Seils

    Thanks for a great article…..you showed off our organization and event very well!!
    Paul Seils
    Mt Prospect Downtown Merchants Association

    06/27/2012 at 12:42 PM

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