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2014 Cruise Night & Event Calendar

While all attempts are made for accuracy, Classic Recollections cannot guarantee all details presented. Before you go to an event, check with the organizer for the latest details, updates or changes.

****We are currently in the process of confirming which 2013 events will carry over to 2014. Events for 2014 that have been confirmed have ’2014 update’ before the listing.****

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2014 Midwest CRUISE NIGHTS:

  • 2013 update: Addison, IL: Wednesday, Culver’s, 1347 Lake St., hosted by the Chicago Rodfathers Car Club. 6 to 9 p.m., Starts May 1st. weather permitting through October. Music, door prizes, free scoop of custard for every cruise car, 50/50 raffle. For information, call (630) 330-5219.

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  • 2013 update: Barrington, IL: Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m. from May 30th through August 29th. Free. Located in downtown Barrington in the Harris Bank Parking lot on South Cook Street, just south of Lake-Cook Road. Food & ice cream vendors,  prizes & entertainment. For info, call (847) 304-3400. Photo gallery, Homepage
May June July August
 May 30 Chevys  June 6 70’s Night July 11 Buick, Pontiac & Olds August 1 Mopar
 June 13 Ford/Mercury July 18 Exotic Cars  August 8 Convertibles
 June 20 4-Speeds July 25 British Cars  August 15 Sports Cars
June 27 Street Rods/Pre-1948  August 22 Corvettes
 August 29 Trucks/ 4×4

 

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  • 2014 update: Cary, IL: W. Main & Jandus Rd. off of Route 14, every Wednesday, June 5 through August 28, 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. Photo gallery here or more info: 847-639-2800 or HERE.
June July August September
4th – Dust Off – All Cars 2nd – Red, White, Blue Cars 6th – ’50s & ’60s Muscle Cars 3rd – FRG Cruise Night Event
11th – Corvette 9th – Convertibles 13th – Trucks/Emergency Vehicles 915 IL Rte. 22 in FRG
18th – Mustang/Ford/Cobra 16th – Caddilac, Lincoln, Mercury 20th – Corvette/Chevy Night
 25th – Import Night 23rd – Pontiac/GTO 27th – Winner’s Circle – Display your ribbons
30st – Mopar, Chrysler, Dodge, Viper

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  • 2013 update: Carpentersville, IL: 2nd Weds. each month, Culver’s, Randall Road & Miller Road, May through October, 5-8pm

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  • 2013 update: Elgin, IL: Every Sunday Night, 6-9pm, starting June 2nd, 2486 Bushwood Dr., Elgin, 1 mile North of 90, 1 mile South of Rt 72 off Randall Rd, 1/2 price Pizza to all Cruisers! More info HERE

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  • Elgin, IL: Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. at Mr. C’s Hot Dogs & More & McGrduder’s Irish Sports Bar, High Point Plaza, Chicago Street & Shales Parkway. For info, call TJ’s Klassics at (847) 515-8110 or here.

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  • 2013 update: Huntley, IL: Thursdays, June 6th-Sept. 26th. 5pm-9pm. Rookies, 12220 Princeton Dr., Rt. 47 – 2 miles north of 90. All cruisers recieve 1/2 price pizzas. Koolest Kar Award issued each night.
June July August September
5th – 1st Night 4th – No Cruise 1st – Convertible 5th – up to 1949
13th – 50′s Night 11th – Mustang 8th – Camaro, Firebird, Trans Am 12th – Cadillac
20th – Chevy 18th – Chevelle 22nd – Corvette  19th – 60′s
27th – Buick, Olds, Pontiac 25th – Ford, Linc, Mercury 29th – Trucks  26th – Last Night

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  • 2013 update: Hoffman Estates, IL: Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m., May 6 – Sept. Barrington Square Town Center, 2300 W. Higgins Road, next to Buona Beef. For info, call the restaurant at (847) 490-4449.

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  • 2013 update: Huntley, IL: 6/11/2013  Culver’s  Huntley Tuesday Cruise Night Starts 5:30pm to 8:30pm, (847) 669-3554 - 13240 N Il-47, Huntley, IL Host  Live 365 Cruisin’ Music Radio

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  • 2013 update: Ingleside/Fox Lake, IL: Millers Dog N’ Suds, Rollins Road & Washington Street, Every Saturday – Opening in March. Live bands throughout the summer – dognsudsdrivein.com

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  • 2013 update: Itasca, IL: Voodoo Kings Cruise Nights at Buona Beef, 1170 N. Arlington Hts. Road, every Saturday night, 4pm -8:30pm, DJ/Live band. For more info: 630-773-2333

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  • 2013 update: Kenosha, WI: Thursdays, 7000 74th Place @ 70th Ave., 5-9pm, Titled Kilt, Koolest Kar Award issued each week. Dinner specials/discounts to all cruisers.
May June July August September
16th – Welcome 6th – Rods, Customs, Buckets 4th – No Cruise 1st – Camaro 5th – 50′s
 23rd – Chevy 13th – Impala 11th – Oldsmobile 8th – Mopar  12th – GTO
 30th – Mustang 20th – 70′s 18th – Chevelle 15th – Convertible  19th – Truck
27th – T/A Firebird 25th – Ford, Linc, Mercury 22nd – 60s  26th – Last night
 29th – Cadillac

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  • 2013 update: Lake Zurich, IL: Last Saturday of every month, May – Sept., Culver’s/Kohl’s parking lot, 645 N Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL (One mile North of Route 22.)

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  • 2013 update: Lake Zurich, IL: Lake Zurich Main Street Cruise Night – Open to ALL.  June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th.  FREE. Music, trivia and trophies.  Participant Voting! Main Street, downtown Lake Zurich. Enter off Midlothian.  Starts @ 6pm.

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  • 2013 update: Libertyville, IL: Car Fun on 21 –downtown Libertyville presented by MainStreet Libertyville.  3rd Wednesday of each month. 9 pm on Church Street between Milwaukee Ave & Brainerd Ave..  Live music, food & ice cream. All cars 25 years or older are welcome. Food provided by Culvers & Main Street Smokehouse. For info call the MainStreet office at 847-680-0336 or homepage.

Entertainment Schedule:

May 15, 2013 Rhythm Bureau
June 19, 2013 The Mojo Daddies
July 17, 2013 Music Now DJ Group
August 21, 2013 David Dallison & Friends
September 18, 2013 To be announced

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  • 2013 update: Lombard, IL: 6-10 p.m. Saturdays downtown, St. Charles Road and Park Avenue. Weekly entertainment. For information, call (630) 620-5718 or visit villageoflombard.org

Entertainment Schedule:

June July August
 1 -“Flashback 50’s” DJ Tony 6th – No organized cruising 3rd – American English
 8 – Roc-reation 13th – Bossy Dog 10th – 7DEEZ
 15 – No Big Deal 20th – “Flashback 50’s” DJ Tony 17th – The StingRays
 22 – The Wild Ones 27th – The Saracens 24th – Flashback 50′s DJ Tony w/ Elvis
 29 – Beatolution (formerly Stockwood)  31st – ARRA

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  • 2013 update: Lombard, IL: May 9th – Sept. weather permitting. Tire Swarm Thursdays, Brauerhouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Rd, #13, Lombard, IL 60148, 630-495-2141,www.brauerhouse.com,  Bare Bones Car Club, DJ Swingin’ Joe 6pm-9pm, live band – 9pm
  • 2013 update: Lombard, IL: Sundays, May 12th – Sept (weather permitting), ‘Motorchurch’, 9am-close. Brauerhouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Rd, #13, Lombard, IL 60148, 630-495-2141, www.brauerhouse.com.

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  • 2013 update: McHenry, IL: Monday nights, June 10th – Sept. 30th, Green Street, along the Riverwalk, look for yellow parking signs to direct to the Munciple Parking lot. Registration is free. For info: 815-728-0404, carbuff@letiziafinancial.com of Facebook
June July August September
 10th – Pontiac – opening night 1st – Cars Owned by Ladies 5th – Motorcycles & Model T & A 2nd – Chevrolet
 17th – Oldsmobile July 8th – Buick 12th – European/Sport Cars (BMW, Triumph, Spitfire) 9th – Back to ’50s
 24th – Ford 15th – Race cars & Exotics 19th – Fast & Furious (Sport Compact & Asian) 16th – Pony Cars
22nd – Pre World War II 26th – Orphan Makes – (makes no longer made) 23rd – Mopar
29nd – Trucks 30th – Street Rod, Customs, Street Machines

Special Events:

  • June 10th – opening night, Impersonators – Marilyn Monroe & Elvis Presley
  • June 24th – Live Music – Frank Sinatra
  • July 8th – Live Music – Elvis Presley
  • July 22th – Impersonators – Marilyn Monroe & Elvis Presley
  • Aug. 5 – Live Music – ’50s & ’60s Tribute band
  • Aug. 19th – Live Music – Nostalgic Tribute Band
  • Sept. 2nd – Labor Day – Live Music Rat Pack
  • Sept. 16th – Live Music – Solo Guitarist
  • Sept. 30th – Impersonators – Marilyn Monroe & Elvis Presley

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  • 2014 update: Mundelein, IL: Park On Park, Park Street, SE of U.S. Route 45 & Route 176, Wednesdays. Rain or shine. Pre-1777 vehicles. Dates are: May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, Aug. 13th, Sept. 10th.  parkonpark.org

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  • 2013 update: Naperville, IL: Johnny’s Red Hots, 4931 S. Rt. 59, Naperville, Illinois 60564. 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, beginning May 23rd. Oldies Music, Goodie Bags & Cruise Series Dash Plaques to the first 25 to register each week. Food discounts, prizes, and a Top Vehicle Award each week.

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  • 2013 update:Palatine (downtown), IL - Friday nights, May 3rd-September 27 (except Aug. 23rd), 4:30pm-9pm, N. Smith Road & W. Slade Street.

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  • 2014 update: Plainfield, IL – Thursday nights, Cruise-In at EJ Durbin’s of Plainfield, 16031 Joliet Road, 6:00pm to ? starting on May 22. Classics Muscle cars, Hot Rods, Trucks, Tuners all welcome. Food and drink specials, DJ and raffles for door prizes.Call 815-230-4444 for info.
  • 2014 update: Rolling Meadows, IL:  Friday night, 5-8pm (show car set up starts at 4pm). May 23rd -  through TBA -Labor Day, food, drink & entertainment. Hosted by Meadows Christian Fellowship, 2401 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. More info.
May June July August September
31 – T/A, Camaro 7th – Chevy 5th – Red, White, Blue  TBA  TBA
14th – Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, Olds
21 – Street Rod & Muscle
28 – Trucks & 4×4

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  • 2013 update: Roselle, IL, Tilted Kilt, Wed, each week, Oldies Rock & Roll, Cruiser Discounts, Koolest Kar Awards, 5-9pm,  Lake St @ Gary Ave. Info HERE.

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  • 2014 update: Roselle, IL: Roselle Cruise Night will have a new location for 2014 !! Brunswick Zone, 1100 W. Lake Street. May 16th – August 29th. Every Friday night from 6:00 – 9:00pm. 200+ spaces dedicated to the cruisers. cruiseroselle.com

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  • 2013 update: Richmond, IL: Dog N’ Suds, 11015 U.S. Route 12, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, May 23 thru September 5, 2013, info here.

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  • 2013 update:  St. Charles, IL: Street Cruise Nites, Tuesdays, July 9th & more TBD, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, First Street, between Main and Illinois streets. Sponsored by St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. No charge, awards, vehicles 1985 & older. More info: HERE

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  • 2013 update: St.Charles, IL: Rookies, Mondays each week, oldies Rock & Roll, Koolest Kar Awards, 5-9pm, 1545 W. Main, 2 blocks East of Randall Rd on Rt.64. Info HERE.

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  • 2013 update: Schaumburg, IL: Monday Nights, starting July 22 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Finn McCool’s Schaumburg (1941 E. Algonquin Road).  Oldies music, food and drink discounts, Goodie Bags and Custom Dash Plaques to the first 25 Cruisers, a Custom Top Vehicle Award. More info HERE.

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  • 2013 update: Schaumburg, IL: Sundays, May 4th – Sept. Culver’s, Wise Road. 4 to 8 p.m. Free scoop of custard to every cruise car. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle. For info, e-mail PT Paul at  pidrag42@yahoo.com

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  • 2013 update: Schaumburg, IL: Frato’s Pizza Cruise Night – 1st and 3rd Thursday of June-Sept, 628 S. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL. Music, trivia and trophies. Participant voting.  FREE. Open to ALL vehicles.  Starts @ 6pm.

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  • 2013 update: Schiller Park, ILHubcaps of Schiller Park Cruise Night – 2nd and 4th Thursday of June-Sept, 4663 Ruby St.  Schiller Park.   Music, trivia and trophies.  Participant voting.  FREE. Open to ALL vehicles.  Starts @ 6pm.

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  • 2013 update: South Barrington, IL: – Arboretum Shopping Center, Weds. nights 6-9pm – begins May 29th with the Cruise Night Grand Opening Party. More info: HERE

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  • 2013 update:  Streamwood, IL: Chicago Loop Sports Bar & Grill & Streamwood Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, May 30th from 5pm-9pm & every last Thursday of each month throughout the summer. 22 W Streamwood Blvd Streamwood, IL 60107, across the street from Chicago Loop Sports Bar & Grill. More info: www.chicago-loop.com

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  • 2014 update: Tinley Park, IL:  Downtown Tinley Park Cruise Nights, Vintage Cars Along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to 173rd Street, every Tuesday from June 3rd to August 26  5 p.m. to 9 p.m., no entry fee, DJ, food & beverages. For more info: 708-444-5678 or visit www.tinleypark.org

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  • 2013 update: Vernon Hills, IL: Tilted Kilt, Saturdays, Cruiser Discounts, DJ spinning the tunes of the 50s, 60s, & 70s, Koolest Kar Awards, 447 N. Milwaukee Ave, 5-9pm. Info HERE.
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  • 2013 update: West Chicago, IL: Augustinos, North Ave/ Rt. 64 @ Rt. 59 (in front of Menards). More info: HERE

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  • 2013 update: West Chicago, IL: Augustinos Rock & Roll Deli, Oldi.es Rock & Roll, great beef sandwiches, Koolest Kar Awards, plus feature nights! 5-9pm, Rt.64 @ Rt.59 in front of Menards. Info HERE.

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  • 2013 update: Westmont,IL:- Cruise night & farmers’ market on Cass Ave. north of the tracks every Thursday night starting June 6. 6pm – 9:00p.m.Contact Bill Liddle @ chevyliddle@aol.com for more info.

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  • 2013 update: Whiting, IN: 119th Street, 3rd Wednesday of the month, May-Oct. More info: HERE

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  • 2013 update: West Dundee: Maxwell’s Retro Cruise Night, 5 pm to 9 pm Awards, Door Prizes, 50/50 & DJ / VJ Rudy K is Back!
    Every Saturday until mid Sept. Host Club Northern Illinois Street Rods, Maxwell’s 551 S 8th St. (Rte31) West Dundee IL (847) 551-8888

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  • 2013 update: Wood Dale, IL: 387 Georgetown Square Mall, Wood Dale IL 60191, Every Thursday Night May 30 through August 30, 2013 (No car show on July 4th), Featuring Flashback 50′s D.J. Tony, Food and Entertainment, Cornhole Toss Tournaments, Trivia Contests, Prizes and Awards, Parking for over 200 Cars

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Classic, collector and muscle cars parked at the 2013 Rolling Meadows cruise night in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

SHOWS & EVENTS

January 2014

  • Click here for directions!2014 update: 1.4/5.14: Custom Rides Car Show, Tinley Park, IL, Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adults: $12.00 Kids (w/ paying adult) ages 13-15 $5.00, Under 12 free. Tinley Park Convention Ctr., 18501 S Harlem Ave, Tinley Park IL 60477. More info.

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February 2014

  • 2014 update: 2/23: St. Charles , IL:  23rd Annual Buick, Olds, Pontiac, Cadillac Swap Meet and Car Corral.   Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Click here for directions!Randall Rd. 8 AM to 2 PM. $5 public admission. $35 vendor spots if reserved before Feb. 1 ($40 in Feb.) Vendor setup Sat. evening Feb 22 and Sun morn. Large, heated  building with room for trailers. Large, paved Outdoor spots for $25. Food available. Sponsored by Illinois Olds, Buick,  and Pontiac clubs. Contact (before 9 pm CST) Bob 630-865-4349 or Rich 708-481-7973, email:  bopcswap@gmail.com. www.bopcswap.com

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March
  • March 18: The Peotone Car Club’s 24th annual Swap Meet, 8 a.m. at Will County Fairgrounds, 710 S. West St., Peotone. 1/2 hour south of Chicago, I-57 to exit 327, 1 mile east to Fairgrounds, gates open at 8 a.m., $4, children 12 & younger free. For information, call Todd Sandberg at (708) 828-2687

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APRIL

  • 2013 update: April 21: Car Show/Swap Meet, 30th Annual NIR-WPC. Rain or shine.  All makes welcome 1992 or older.  Held at Larry Roesch Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, 200 W. Grand Ave.  Elmhurst IL.  (just west of York Road) For more information, 630-721-0662
  • 2013 update: April 27: Spring Fling Classic Car Corral,1 EVENT, 3 LOCATIONS! We’re having our annual Spring Fling, this time in all 3 of our showrooms at the same time! Chicago, Louisville, and St. Louis! Bring the family out for a fun filled day of live music, great food, awesome vendors, and some of the hottest classic/collectable/exotic cars to ever hit the streets! More info HERE.
  • 2013 update: April 28: Woodstock High School Classic Car Show Fundraiser: Come out to 501 South St. Woodstock, IL. 60098 on Sunday, April 28th from 10am – 3pm. $15 entry fee per car will go towards WHS Athletic Boosters. Swag bags to the first 100 cars/drivers to arrive! Concessions, raffles and DJ will be available throughout the event! For more information contact Mike Peterson- 815-276-3926

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  • 2014 update: May 2-4: TorqueFest, The Only Traditional Hot Rod, Custom, Vintage Cycle Show in Iowa, Dubuque, Admission $10 per day (Advance weekend pass $15), Children under 12 FREE, Active Military free w/ valid ID. More info HERE.
  • 2014 update: May 17th: Cruise/Poker Run to Earlville Cruise Night, Old Gold Cruisers, Pre-1983 American made cars & trucks. Show quality 1983-1989 American made cars & trucks. Info
  • 2014 update: May 18: Palatine Sonic Spring Car Show, 1151 E. Dundee Road. Registration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Trophies awarded top 20 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2013 update: May 19: Get ready for the 2013 South Elgin High School 6th Annual Car Show presented by the SEHS Auto Club.  The show will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 9AM to 2PM. Right here at our high school 760 East Main St, South Elgin, IL 60177.  Sign your car up for $5.00 or just come by for all the fun, spectators are free to enter.  We will have cars of all types, 15 classes with trophies, Special fund raising events, food, and T-shirts for sale don’t miss it!Any questions, information, or to volunteer please contact Steve Schertz at (847)-289-3760 ext#-3421Or E-mail at steveschertz@u-46.org
  • May 19: Wienerville III, 3rd annual “meet and great” Spring Car Show featuring the Windy City Cobra Club, 1785 Larkin Ave., Elgin. Noon to 4 p.m. All muscle cars, collector cars, hot rods, etc., are welcome. Info – call (847)-608-7801.
  • May 19: Cruisin’ on Lake spring classic car show, sponsored by the Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marcus Cinema west parking lot, 1555 W. Lake St. Preregistration, $15; day of show, $20. For details, email addisonchamber@sbcglobal.net.
  • 2014 update: May 26: Memorial Day Car Show, 8am-3pm, downtown Batavia. Old Gold Cruisers, Pre-1983 American made cars & trucks. Show quality 1983-1989 American made cars & trucks. Info
  • 2013 update: May 26th: AACA car show – car corral and Volo Auto Museum entrance.  Open 10 am.  Held at the Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL.  www.volocars.com
  • 2013 update: May 26th: Naperville, IL, Braconi’s Car Show   Braconi’s Restaurant, 796 St.George Dr.   $20 Registration 8AM-Noon, Awards 3PM, Info @www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.
  • 2013 update: May 27th: Geneva, IL, Chelios’ Pub Memorial Day Car Show, Chelios’ Pub, 1996 S.Kirk Rd.  $20 Registration 9AM-Noon, Awards 3PM, Info @www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

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  •   2013 update: June 1: Cruisin’ Into Summer Fun Fair & Car Show.  Vehicle Registration starts at 3pm.  $15 (if pre-registered by 5/24 – free event t-shirt)  Event is 4pm – 8pm.   On State Street in Hampshire, IL  – Music – Entertainment – Food – Vendors – Trophies – Spectator Voting – Fun for ALL ages. Registration form &  info www.hampshirechamber.org or call Bonnie at 847.683.1122
  • 2013 update: June 2: The Return of the Lambs Farm Charity Car & Bike Show at Lambs Farm 14245 W. Rockland Rd in Libertyville (right off 294). All Makes and Models of cars, trucks and bikes are welcome.   More info available on the Lambs Farm website
  • June 2: Romin’ the Island Car Party, 4 p.m., The Forge Pub, 3400 127th St., Blue Island. Spectator choice, participant choice, Romin’ Chariots Car Club choice and Best of Show awards at 8 p.m. Live bands and DJs. Proceeds benefit Blue Cap, an organization dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities, and the Blue Island Memorial Park fund. For details, email info@rominchariots.com.   
  • June 2: Blacktop Barons Road Block at Lyon Farm Historical Village, 7935 Route 71, Yorkville. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-1966 hot rods and motorcycles. $20 for entrees, $5 spectators, kids 12 & younger free. Benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association. Swap meet, vendor area, blacktopbaronrobb@yahoo.com.
  • 2014 update:  June 6th: Chicago, IL (southwest side): The GRREAT Archer Cruise Night – Various points on Archer between Harlem and Narragansett, June 6th 6:00 PM – 9:00PM.  Food trucks, door prizes. For more info and to RSVP contact tlewis@nwrchicago.com.
  • 2013 update: June 8th: Elmhurst American Legion Post 187, 310 Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, IL  60126, 11:00am-3:00pm, buffet lunch for $5.00 a person, prepared by volunteer members. Prizes will be awarded during each show. More info: 630-833-7800.
  • June 8th: Operation Support our Troops Car & Motorcycle Show, 5pm-9pm, Hanover Township Admin. Parking lot, 250 S. Il Route 59, Bartlett, IL, Mary Jo Imperato 630-540-9085, mimperato@hanover-township.org
  • 2013 update: June 8th: Nostalgic Auto Body, 6th Annual Open House, 10am, 586 Burnet Road, Island Lake, IL, 847-487-8882, info
  • 2013 update: June 9th: Corvette & Camaro Show, 9510 W. Joliet Road, La Grange Road & Joliet Road, Hodgkins IL 60525.  Free Hot Dogs & Soft Drinks for entrants, Event Fees:  Pre-registration (prior to 6/01/2013) – $10, If you pre-register, your name will be entered into a raffle drawing the day of  the show, Day of Show:  $20, Registration:  10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT. More info.
  • June 10: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at Side Outs 3D Bowling 4018 Roberts Rd Island Lake, IL 60042 $10 entry fee and top 20 cars get a trophy. Participate voting: 10am – 2pm: judging start at noon.Baggo Tournament starts at 11am $25 per team – 1,2,3 and 4th place prizes for information or early entree Ken Wild call (847) 613-8636
  • 2014 update: June 15: Glen Town Center annual Fathers Day Car Show, Tower Drive, Glenview. Registration 9 a.m.-noon, no entry fee. Trophies to top 20 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2014 update: June 15th: Batavia VFW Fathers Day Car Show, 8am-3pm, Old Gold Cruisers, Pre-1983 American made cars & trucks. Show quality 1983-1989 American made cars & trucks. Info
  • June 17: The North Shore Corvette Club & Libertyville Chevrolet sponsor a Corvette, Chevy & Street Rod Father’s Day Charity Car Show, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Libertyville Chevrolet, 1001 S. Milwaukee Ave. Proceeds benefit the veterans at Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago. In addition, a food drive will be held to benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. A registration form is available at northshorecorvetteclub.org. Food & other vendors, dash plaques, door prizes. E-mail carshow@northshorecorvetteclub.org or call (847) 945-8683.
  • 2014 update: June 29th: Wheaton VFW car show, 8am-3pm, Old Gold Cruisers, Pre-1983 American made cars & trucks. Show quality 1983-1989 American made cars & trucks. Info

 

SPECIAL EVENT June 18th: Daily Herald ‘Classic Recollections’ Car Show, Randurst Village Mall, 5pm-9pm. Come see the first 1964 Mustang ever sold, many cars from Hollywood feature films and more! Special VIP event with automotive personality Matt Avery. Free family activities including face painting, balloon artist. We have just a few more Event Sponsorships left! Email ClassicRecollections@gmail.com to be a part! More info coming soon!

 

  • 2014 update: June 21: 4th Annual Elim Benefit Car Show, 13020 S. Central Ave. Palos Heigths, IL, 10:00am-3:00pm. Car, truck & bike classes. Trophy & plaque awards. Pre-registration – Feb-May- $15. 100% of all proceeds go to Elim Christian Services. Info: 708-396-2082 & www.scottsgarage.net/elimshow.
  • 2014 update: June 21: Lake Zurich Culvers Summer Car Show, 645 Rand Road. Registration 4-6 p.m., $15. Trophies to top 25 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2014 update: June 22: Villa Park Sonic annual Summer Car Show, 290 W. Roosevelt Road. Registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Trophies top 20 including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2013 update: June 22: Hot Rods for Huntington’s Disease, 10AM to 4PM at the Volo Auto Museum, the Illinois Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America presents a premiere event to our chapter’s efforts to support HDSA’s mission dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington’s Disease and their families.  Hot Rods for Huntington’s will consist of a souped-up car show, a tournament featuring the ever-increasingly popular sport of Baggo, a silent auction including many valuable items, live music from hot local bands, a very special guest, and much more! More info here.
  • 2013 update: June 22nd: Elmhurst American Legion Post 187, 310 Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, IL  60126, 11:00am-3:00pm, buffet lunch for $5.00 a person, prepared by volunteer members. Prizes will be awarded during each show. More info: 630-833-7800.
  • 2014 update: June 27-29: 2012 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show, University of IL, Champaign, IL. www.bloomingtongold.com
  • June 24: Chicagoland Classic Car Club, Vince’s Italian Restaurant, located at 2365 Hicks Rd.Palatine,IL. 60074, open to all cars, trucks, and motorcycles, 9AM to 3 PM. More info: contact Ron Mikrut at 847-593-6749
  • June 24: Gears & Ears 35 presented by Midwest Street Rod Association of Illinois, takes place at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, Yorkville. Open to all cars and trucks. Pre entry fee, $20. Swap meet. Gates open at 7 a.m. For details, call Wayne at (773) 775-4696 or www.gearsandears.com.
  • June 24: The Downers Grove Rotary Club presents the 29th annual Festival of Cars show as part of the third annual Rotary GroveFest in Downers Grove. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Warren Avenue, west of Forest Avenue. Preregistration fee, $10, or $20 at gate. For details, visit www.rotarygrovefest.com.
  • 2013 update: June 29th: Meet and Greet with John Schneider “Bo Duke” from Dukes of Hazzard at the Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL.  www.volocars.com
  • 2013 update: June 30: Gears & Ears 36 presented by Midwest Street Rod Association of Illinois, Kendall County Fairgrounds, Yorkville, IL, Open to all cars and trucks. Pre entry fee $ 20.00 includes T-shirt & dash plaque. Free roasted corn & pop to all entrants. Music by 3D Sound. Swap meet. Gates open @ 7:00 am, Call Wayne @ 773-775-4696 or www.gearsandears.com.Classic Recollections - Chicago's ultimate online cruising destination!

JULY

  • 2014 update: July 4th: 4th of July Car Show, 8am-3pm, downtown Batavia, Old Gold Cruisers, Pre-1983 American made cars & trucks. Show quality 1983-1989 American made cars & trucks. Info
  • 2014 update: July 6th: Sonny Acres Farm Summer Car Show, 8am-3pm,  Old Gold Cruisers, Pre-1983 American made cars & trucks. Show quality 1983-1989 American made cars & trucks. Info
  • 2014 update: July 6: Long Grove Chamber of Commerce Summer Car Show. Open to all pony cars 1960 Through 1998. Registration 9 a.m.-noon, $15. Top 15 trophies including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2013 update: July 6th: Voo Doo Kings custom car show and entrance to the Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL.  www.volocars.com
  • 2013 update: July 6th: Elmhurst American Legion Post 187, 310 Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, IL  60126, 11:00am-3:00pm, buffet lunch for $5.00 a person, prepared by volunteer members. Prizes will be awarded during each show. More info: 630-833-7800.
  • 2013 update: July 7th: Wheaton,IL, Wheaton VFW Car Show   Wheaton VFW, 0N731 Papworth Rd.   $20 Registration 8AM-Noon, Awards 3PM, Info @www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753
  • 2014 update: July 13: Buffalo Grove Culvers Summer Car Show, 450 McHenry Road. Registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Trophies top 25 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2013 update: July 13: Muscles for Muscles Car Show, annual football fundraiser at Woodstock North High School, 3000 N. Raffel Road. Registration 8 to 11 a.m. $20. Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dash plaques and 43 trophies. Family fun and games, food, music. For details, call Michelle Krenger, (815) 482-2154 or email Musclesformuscles@att.net
  • July 14: Second annual Immanuel United Church of Christ Car Show and Family Fest, 1500 Old Church Road, Streamwood. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. No entry fee; just come and show off your car or motorcycle. Sign up at carshow.iucc@gmail.com. Help replenish the Hanover Township Food Pantry. Bring three nonperishables to receive a free raffle ticket. Fun for the whole family. Cars, bouncy house, games, raffles, music and food.
  • July 15: Classic car show, Grossinger Chevrolet, Lake Cook & Rand Road, Palatine, Entry fee: $20, proceeds benefit Make A Wish Foundation, Registration: 8am-12pm, trophes 3pm, Live music, food, giveaways. For info, call Mike Tortorello 847-221-3856
  • 2014 update: July 19: Bartlett Sonic Summer Car Show, 1121 Sterns Road. Registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Trophies top 20 including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2013 update: July 20th: Day in the Park Camaro show and entrance to the Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL.  www.volocars.com
  • 2013 update: July 20th: Elmhurst American Legion Post 187, 310 Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, IL  60126, 11:00am-3:00pm, buffet lunch for $5.00 a person, prepared by volunteer members. Prizes will be awarded during each show. More info: 630-833-7800.
  • July 21st (rain date – July 28th): Grossinger Classic Car Show, 151 E. Lake Cook Road, Palatine, IL 60074, All Makes & Models Accepted, www.grossingerpalatinechevrolet.com 847-221-3856
  • July 22: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at Side Outs 3D Bowling 4018 Roberts Rd Island Lake, IL 60042 $10 entry fee and top 20 cars get a trophy. Participate voting: 10am – 2pm: judging start at noon.Baggo Tournament starts at 11am $25 per team – 1,2,3 and 4th place prizes for information or early entree Ken Wild call (847) 613-8636
  • 2014 update: July 26: Lake Zurich Culvers Summer Car Show, 645 Rand Road. Registration 4-6 p.m, $15. Trophies top 25 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2014 update: July 27: Montgomery Sonic Summer Car Show, 1200 Ogden Ave. Registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Trophies top 20 including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • July 28: St. Bede Knights of Columbus Charity car show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route RT. 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. Open to all models; $10 entry fee gets you a dash plaque and a raffle ticket. All proceeds benefit St. Bede Knights of Columbus Council No. 3788 charities. For details, call Gilbert Volling at (847) 356-6867 or Leo Urbanski at (847) 909-4259.
  • 2013 update: July 28: Cruising to Hammond Back to School Car, Bike & Truck Show. 5217 s. Hohman Hammond, IN. 8am to 5pm. $15 early and $20 at the gate. Classes are all original, custom, muscle, import, roadster, best in Vette, mopar, pony, under construction. For more info: Fernando 773.766.8944 or fernando.bowie@indianagraduate.com.
  • July 29: Blue Oval Performance Car Club Show & Shine, 10am – 3pm, Highland Park Ford-Lincoln, 1333 Park Ave. West, Highland Park, IL, 60035, All Ford, Lincoln, Mercury & Edsels, free admission & vehicle entry, free goodie bag & dash plaque for 1st 200 cars, 50/50 Raffle with the proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & NW Indiana, for more info contact Jerry Robbin 847-997-8624 or jerry@jerryrobbin.com
  • July 30: Performance Driving Experience at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, sponsored the Sports Car Club of America, Chicago Region. Participants drive their cars on a closed racecourse and improve their driving skills under the guidance of experienced staff. For information, visit scca-chicago.com or call George at (847) 729-2211.

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AUGUST

  • 2014 update: Aug. 2: Hoffman Estates Park District Fun in the Park. 1-5 p.m. Details to follow. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • Aug. 3: Long Grove Chamber of Commerce Car Show. Open to all vehicles up to 1979. Registration 9 a.m.-noon, $15. Trophies top 15 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2013 update: Aug. 4th: 25th Annual Entrants Choice Corvette Show, 601 Ogden Ave., Lisle, IL 60532. Registration – 8:30am-10am. More info.
  • 2013 update: Aug. 7th: Charity Car Show, 5:00pm-9:00pm. 15605 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. More Info www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
  • Aug. 9: Ups for Downs Charity Car Show to Benefit Downs Syndrome Foundation, Fudruckers, 436 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Registration 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $20. Trophies top 30 vehicles including Best of Show
  • 2014 update: Aug. 10: Franklin Park Sonic Summer Car Show, 10440 W. Grand Ave. Registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Trophies top 20 including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2014 update: August 10: 4th Annual Randy’s Vegetables Corn Roast Fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois, 15N440 Randall Road. Registration 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., $20. 5 Classes 3 Trophies/Class, Specialty Trophy, Best in Show. Fuzzy Dice Productions. http://randyscornroast.info
  • 2013 update: August 10th: Big Brothers, Big Sisters charity car show and entrance to the Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL.  www.volocars.com
    www.lincolnwoodfest.com for pictures & registration.. Beer Tent, Live Bands, Carnival for kids, food vendors. Contact Paul Levine, 847-676-1593 for info
  • 2013 update: Aug. 11: Military Fallen Heroes Cruz-In Car Show, Palatine. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Post 690, 122 W. Palatine Road. Stock, modified, custom & antique cars, trucks and motorcycles. Limited to first 50 entries. For details or to register, visit www.alpost690.us or call Carl Martino at (847) 910-4932.
  • Aug. 12: 32nd Suds and Fun car show, Hampshire. Seyller Park on Jefferson Street. Hosted by Early Times Street Rods sudsandfun.com, email sudsandfun@gmail.com or call Don, (847) 502-2635
  • Aug. 12: Seventh annual All-Corvette Car Show presented by Chicagoland North Corvette Club at Stasek Chevrolet, 700 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fun activities for the entire family. Register at www.ChicagolandNorthCorvetteClub.org
  • 2014 update: Aug. 17: Frankie’s Fast Foods Summer Car Show, 720 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect. Registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Trophies top 20 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2014 update:  Aug. 17th: 39th Annual Freebie Run,  McHenry, Illinois, Petersen Park, 4300 Petersen Park Rd., 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Free to all that attend, Food available for purchase D.J., 50/50 Raffle, North Shore Rods Club Choice Trophy, Dash Plaques, Goodie Bags, www.northshorerods.com
  • 2013 update: Aug. 18th: Bloomingdale, IL. Stratford Plaza Car Show,  Gary Ave. & Schick Road. Food & beverages available. Info HERE.
  • 2013 update: Aug. 18th: Alden Estates of Barrington Short-Term Rehabilitation Center’s Car Show, 11am-3pm (registration beginning at 9am, $20 donation). Awards for Best In Show for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Live DJ, Activities for kits, Food, Raffles, and More! All proceeds benefiting the Leukemia Research Foundation. Space is limited so reserve your parking spot now by calling Lorrie Woebbeking at (847) 382-6664 or eb_administrator@thealdennetwork.com. Cruising and Grooving for Charity will be held at Barrington Horizons at 1418 S Barrington Rd., Barrington, IL.
  • 2013 update: Aug. 18th: 6th Annual KING KAR SHOW & ELVIS TRIBUTE!  Its back to the 50’s again at the T-Wood ! King Style Trophy’s and a live Elvis Tribute Show by Travis Morris at noon. 9am – 3pm, 1051 N. Wood Dale Rd. Wood Dale, IL, 60191. (630) 766-7734 Host DJ Rudy K. With King Spins ! Not just the same 12 E cuts you hear at every Car Show or Cruise Night.
  • Aug. 19: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at Side Outs 3D Bowling 4018 Roberts Rd Island Lake, IL 60042 $10 entry fee and top 20 cars get a trophy. Participate voting: 10am – 2pm: judging start at noon.Baggo Tournament starts at 11am $25 per team – 1,2,3 and 4th place prizes for information or early entree Ken Wild call (847) 613-8636
  • Aug. 19: Streetables Car Club’s fourth annual car show benefiting Mooseheart School. Mooseheart campus, 155 S. International Drive, Batavia, between Route 31 and Randall Road. Park on the lawn in the shade; Registration $15 per car or motorcycle. Gates open at 8 a.m., trophies at 3 p.m. Food, raffles. For details, call (815) 575 4605
  • Aug. 19: Elgin Road Race Car Show, Sherman West Court, 1950 W. Larkin Ave., Elgin. Sponsored by Fox Valley Chapter of the Model T Ford Club International. All cars welcome. Free to spectators, donations appreciated. Registration, 11 a.m., parade lap over the original race course, 3:30 p.m. For details, call Keith Stark at (847) 426-5268.
  • 2014 update: Aug. 23: Lake Zurich Culvers Car Show and Drive-In Movie, 645 Rand Road. Registration 4-6 p.m., $15. Trophies top 25 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows. Drive-in movie statrs at 7 p.m.
  • 2013 update: Aug 25: Come celebrate the Art of the Car; the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway & the 50th Anniversary of the PORSHE 911 & view over 175 invitational automobiles: classics, exotics, and racecars displayed on Third Street, the downtown business district of historic Geneva. Don’t miss: Chubb  Insurance sponsoring the Bortz Collection. A great family event with something for everyone.  One Block from Metra. More info about Saturday’s tour of the Klairmont Kollection and Dinner at the Herrington Inn at our website. Beneficiary of this year’s event: LivingWell Cancer Resource Center.   www.genevaconcours.net or call John Barrett at 630-584-3107. 
  • Aug. 19: South Elgin Riverfest Car Show, in a county park on Water Street on the west shore of the Fox River, two blocks from the carnival. 10:30 a.m., awards at 3:30 p.m. Registration $10. For information, call Mike Konwinski, (847) 895-0032
  • Aug. 26: Geneva Concours d’Elegance, 10am-4pm, 3rd Street & all side streets of historic downtown Geneva, one block from METRA, free & open to public. Over 170 classics attending, reserved parking for registered club members, this year’s beneficiary – LivingWell Cancer Resource Center – www.genevaconcours.net or call 630-584-3107
  • Aug. 26: The Woodfield Area Children’s Organization, or W.A.C.O., car show. Frato’s Pizza, 628 S. Roselle Road,  Schaumburg. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds are used for the children to buy Christmas presents for their families. Car registration, $20; spectators free.  35 trophies, including best in show and mayor’s choice.
  • 2013 update: August 31st: Mustang, Ford car show and entrance to the Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL.  www.volocars.comClassic Recollections - Chicago's ultimate online cruising destination!

SEPTEMBER

  • Sept. 1: Fifth annual Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department Street Fest and Classic Car Show. Noon until 6 p.m. at the Bartlett Village Hall, 228 S. Main St. No registration fee & local car owners are invited to participate. Trophies will be presented at 5 p.m. For info, call John McGuire at (630)973-7390 or Bob Bucaro at (630)830-4018. Street Fest activities are posted at bartlettvolunteerfiredept.com
  • Sept. 7: Salt Creek Park District Fall Car Show & Shine. 4:30 to 7 p.m., Twin Lakes Recreation Area, Pavilion 2, 1200 E. Twin Lakes Dr., Palatine. Free car registration. Car show participants receive discount to the Fall Beer Tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. immediately following the show in the tent next to the clubhouse. For info, contact Sarah Fader at sfader@saltcreekpd.com or (847) 934-6050, ext. 201
  • 2013 update: Sept. 7th: Spirit of America Car Show. Orland Park Mall. Info HERE.
  • 2013 update: Sept. 7:  Fourth annual Rides for Elders Car Show, Christ Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This benefit show will help support elders living in northern Lake County to remain healthy, independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. Entry fee, $15. For information, call Jill Grubbs at ElderCARE, (847) 406-4683.
  •  2013 update: Sept 8: Strut Your Stuff Corvette and Chevy Show, hosted by the Sunburst Corvette Club at Martin Chevrolet 5220 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, visit http://www.sunburstcorvetteclub.com/ for more information or to register.
  • 2013 update: Sept. 8th: 11am, Hoyne Savings Bank 4786 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL, Fee:  $10 to register your car or bike. Registration comes with a food voucher and commemorative trophy! Live music and face painting for the kids. More info: contact Shanna Karamaniolas at workinhard@fischmanliquors.com or 773-895-1225.
  • Sept. 8: Gurnee Mills’ first-ever “Cruizin’ The Mills” nostalgic car show. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Rink Side Sports and Entertainment Center parking lot, 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee. Show will feature more than 400 custom and classic vehicles from all model years. For details, call Guest Services at (847) 263-7500, or visit www.gurneemills.com
  • Sept 8:  Eagle Scout Car Show/Food Drive, Arlington Heights. 11 a.m.-3 pm. at the Bob Rohrman Business Park, 1400 W. Dundee Road. All vehicles welcome. Entrance fee is 10 nonperishable food items per car to benefit St. Edna food pantry. Contact Kevin at kevmac7562@gmail.com or  (847) 609-7562 to reserve your spot or for more information.
  • September 9: The British Car Union moves its 26th annual Chicagoland British Car Festival to Harper Community College, Palatine. Auto parts vendors, 500 cars, food, entertainment. Free to attend. Visit www.britishcarunion.com.
  • September 9: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at Side Outs 3D Bowling 4018 Roberts Rd Island Lake, IL 60042 $10 entry fee and top 20 cars get a trophy. Participate voting: 10am – 2pm: judging start at noon.Baggo Tournament starts at 11am $25 per team – 1,2,3 and 4th place prizes for information or early entree Ken Wild call (847) 613-8636
  • Sept. 9: Fierorama car show, Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Noon to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts. More than 100 Pontiac Fieros expected. For details, visit www.fierofocus.com or call Jim Hallman, (630) 305-9806
  • Sept. 9: 3rd annual Bartlett Heritage Day’s Car Show,  211 Railroad Ave. Trophies, door prizes, Best of Show. Family event with food vendors, craft and antique vendors, art show & flea market. For info, contact TJ’s Klassics at (847) 515-8110
  • 2014 update: Sept. 13: Streamwood Sonic Fall Car Show, 590 S. Barrington Road. Registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Trophies top 20 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2014 update: Sept. 14: Long Grove Chamber of Commerce Fall Car Show. Open to all vehicles 1980 through 1999. Registration 9 a.m.-noon, $15. Trophies top 15 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2013 update: Sept. 14th: Winfield, IL, Fall Festival Car Show Faith Baptist Church, 27W010 Parkway Dr.   $20 Registration 9AM-Noon, Awards 3PM, Info @www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753
  • 2013 update: Sept. 14, 15: Heritagefest, Main Street (Route 72) at 2nd Avenue, West Dundee. Register, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., awards at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 25 awards. Sunday, 50 awards. All years, makes and models. For details, call Mike Konwinski at (847) 895-0032 or text John Pullaro at (847) 275-8290. 
  • 2013 update: Sept. 15th: Melrose Park, IL: Winston Plaza Car show, North Ave. (Rt. 64) & 9th Ave. Food & beverages available. Children playland. More info HERE.
  • Sept. 13-15: Mid America Motorworks’ Corvette Funfest 2012, Effingham. Event will celebrate Corvette’s 60th anniversary with a time capsule containing unique Corvette memorabilia not to be opened until the sports cars’ 100th anniversary in 2053. For details, see www.corvettefunfest.com
  • Sept. 16: Cambridge Lakes Charter School eighth grade car and bike show, Pingree Grove.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 900 Wester Blvd. Registration, $10 by Sept. 10, $15 at the gate. Spectators free. Music, raffle, vendors, family oriented. Proceeds benefit the 2013 Washington D.C. trip.  For more information, call Michelle at (630) 479-0077 or visit cambridgelakescharterschool.net.
  • Sept 15, 16: HeritageFest Car Show, Main Street and Second Avenue, West Dundee. 25 awards Saturday, 50 awards Sunday. Registration $15. For information, call Mike Konwinski, (847) 895-0032
  • September 16: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at Side Outs 3D Bowling 4018 Roberts Rd Island Lake, IL 60042 $10 entry fee and top 20 cars get a trophy. Participate voting: 10am – 2pm: judging start at noon.Baggo Tournament starts at 11am $25 per team – 1,2,3 and 4th place prizes for information or early entree Ken Wild call (847) 613-8636
  • September 16: VW-FEST, gates open at 9am, swap meet, Anderson Volkswagen, 360 N. Route 31, Crystal Lake, nivaclub.org
  • 2014 update: Sept. 20: Lake Zurich Culvers Fall Car Show and Drive-In Movie, 645 Rand Road. Registration 4-6 p.m., $15. Trophies top 25 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows. Movie begins at 7 p.m.
  • 2014 update: Sept. 21: Glen Town Center Fall Car Show, Tower Drive, Glenview. Registration 9 a.m.-noon. no entry fee. Trophies top 20 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2013 update: Sept. 22nd: West Chicago, IL, Sonny Acres Farm Car Show, Sonny Acres, 29W310 North Ave.   $20 Registration 8AM-Noon, Awards approx.3PM, Info @www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753
  • 2013 update: Sept. 22: Motoring at the Museum, Arlington Heights. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont St. Registration, $10. Spectators, free. All makes, all models, all years. Classics, muscle cars, trucks, street rods. Trophies awarded for best paint, wildest wheels, People’s Choice and more. Food and DJ. Rain date Sept 23. For details, call Teri at (847) 255-1225 or email tozawa@ahpd.org.
  • September 23rd: Vienna Beef, 2501 N. Damen Ave., Chicago,  11am – 5pm with registration ($5.00) starting at 10am for cars 1987 & older only. 1st 100 cars to register will recieve a free hotdog and drink compliments of Vienna Beef. Awards 1st-3rd place given in stock & modified classes along with a Best In Show award. Live DJ playing the oldies and Vienna store will be open. Car clubs & independents welcomed. Any questions please contact
  • 2013 update: Sept. 28th: Huntley Fall Fest “Pedals for Paws” Charity Car Show, Deicke Park , Huntley, IL, Public Welcome- Admission to Fall Fest is free, Custom Trophies for 13 categories, Open to all vehicles 1980 and older as well as Modern American Muscle Cars (Post 1980 Camero, Firebird, Corvette, Charger, Challenger, Mustang-others please inquire), entry is $10 per vehicle, registration 9am-11am, show starts at 11am, awards at 2:30pm, Car Show Entrance: 11419 S IL RT 47, Huntley, IL  60142, Public Fall Fest entrace: 12015 Mill St., Huntley, IL 60142. 100% of the proceeds will go to Animal Services and Assistance Programs Inc. (ASAP) a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing food, supplies, programs and services to animal shelters and rescues across the US. www.asap-usa.org

    OCTOBER

  • 2014 update: Oct. 5: Palatine Sonic Fall Car Show, 1151 E. Dundee Road. Registration 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Trophies top 20 vehicles including Best of Show. Black Dog Car Shows.
  • 2013 update Oct. 5-6:Iron Invasion,McHenry County Fairgrounds, 1050 Country Club Rd, Woodstock Il, More info: HERE
  • Oct. 6: Crusin’ on Lake car show, Addison. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marcus Cinema lot, 1555 W. Lake St. Registration, $15 by Oct. 1, $20 at show. ten show classes and 25 awards.  For information, visit www.addisonchamber.org or call Peggy, (847) 687-1304.

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  • 2013 update: Nov. 23-24: Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals: Saturday: 9am – 9pm & Sunday 9am – 5pm, Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Children under 12 get in free. Family Activities: Kids and parents can participate in a “Make and Take” model car activity. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL.

vette at arb show_72MONTHLY MEETINGS:

  • Chicago Alfa Romeo Owners Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at The Ram, 1901 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, caroc.com.

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  • Antique Automobile Club, Cadillac and LaSalle chapters of the Illinois Region, meets the second Monday of the month at various locations. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. For information, contact Gene Johnson at (773) 775-4916, (630) 902-0360 or eoj5660s@sbcglobal.net

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  • Austin-Healey Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Russell’s Barbeque, 2885 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. For more information visit healeyclub.org.

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  • Chicagoland Avanti Owners Club meets at 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Mr. Beef & Pizza, 1796 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. For more information, call Jerry at (815) 382-7266 or avantiking@yahoo.com.

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  • Chicagoland Chapter of the Buick Club of America meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Villa Park Masonic Lodge, 26 W. Central Blvd., buickclub.org.

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  • Cadillac LaSalle Club West of the Lake Region meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month, March through November, at Heritage Cadillac, 303 W. Roosevelt Road, Lombard. For information, call Fred Butalla at (815) 730-6044 or visit westofthelakeclc.com.

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  • Greater Chicago Classic Chevy Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Sunday of the month at Mr. Beef and Pizza, 1796 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. For information, contact Dominic Caminiti at (847) 658-6776 or dom@camitnetwork.com or visit chicagoclassicchevy.com.

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  • Vintage Chevrolet Club of America’s Northern Illinois Region is looking for interested Chevy enthusiasts. Meetings are the third Sunday of each month. Meeting times and places vary. For information, call Steve at (847) 356-3684, email novasscott@aol.com or visit vcca.org/~nir.

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  • Northern Illinois Region of the Walter P. Chrysler (NIR-WPC) Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Chrysler Midwest Business Center, 901 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Take the elevator to the fourth floor. Also known as the Chrysler Products Restorers Club, welcoming Chrysler, Dodge, Desoto, Plymouth, Dodge trucks and Jeep vehicles. For more information, call Guy at (630) 554-2119.

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  • Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road. For more information, call (877) CORVAIR or visit ccecorvair.com.

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  • Chicago Corvette Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Oak Street Restaurant & Bar, 945 Oak Street, North Aurora, Il, – restaurant phone – (630) 301-7202, dinner at 6:30 pm, meeting at 7:30 pm. For info, visit chicagocorvetteclub.com

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  • Chicagoland North Corvette Club, sponsored by Stasek Chevrolet, meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. For meeting location or information, visit chicagolandnorthcorvetteclub.org.

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  • Fox Valley Corvette Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Lincoln Inn, 1345 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia. For information, visit foxvalleycorvette.com.

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  • Northern Rays Ltd. Corvette Club meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Pop’s Pizza and Sports Bar, 817 E. Nerge Road, Roselle. Sponsored by Sunrise Chevrolet, Glendale Heights. http://www.northernrayscorvetteclub.com.

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  • North Shore Corvette Club, open to all Corvette owners and enthusiasts, meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Libertyville Chevrolet, 1001 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. For information, visit northshorecorvetteclub.org.

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  • 2013 update: Sunburst Corvette Club, meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month

    at the Cary Country Club, Cary. For information, call Tom Palmer at (815) 455-4528 or visit sunburstcorvetteclub.com.

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  • Fox Valley Electric Auto Association meets at 7 p.m. the third Friday of the month at Packer Engineering, 1976 N Washington St., Naperville. For information, visit fveaa.org or call Ted at (630) 260-0424.

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  • Prairie State 4 Wheel Drive Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Rosati’s Restaurant, 1770 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg. For information, call (847) 891-5151.

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  • Cruisin’ Tigers GTO Club meets the third Saturday of the month at Mr. Beef and Pizza, 1796 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. For information, call Jim Stern at (630) 258-2615 or visit http://www.cruisintigersgto.com.

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  • Chicagoland MG Club meets at 8 p.m. the third Monday of the month, except December, at Mack’s Golden Pheasant, 668 W. North Ave., Elmhurst. For information, call Jim Evans at (630) 858-8192 or visit chicagolandmgclub.com.

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  • Vintage MG Car Club of Chicago meets at 8 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Pizza Joynt, 39 W. North Ave., Northlake. For more information, visit vintagemgchicago.com or call Bill Dobeus at (847) 234-4423.

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  • Windy City Miata Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, February through October, at Fuddruckers, 1500 Branding Lane in Downers Grove, near the intersection of Butterfield and Finley roads. For information, visit windycitymiataclub.com.

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  • Midwest Racing hosts meetings at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at The Pyramid Club, 236 W. Lake St., Addison. Open to ages 16 and older. No experience necessary. For more information, visit midwestracing.net.

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  • Illinois Region of the Model A Restorers Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at American Legion Post No. 974, 9757 Pacific Ave., Franklin Park. Anyone interested in Model A Fords is welcome. For more information, call Ron Ehrenhofer at (847) 255 6758 or visit illinoisregionmarc.com.

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  • Model T Ford Club International, Fox Valley Chapter: All makes and models of cars are welcome. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Elgin Township offices, 729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin. For information, contact Steve Thoren at (847) 840-7319 or wonase@wowway.com.

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  • Chicagoland Mopar Connection meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Suparrosa Ristorante Italiano and Pizzeria, 6301 Purchase Drive, Woodridge. For information, call Ron at (630) 553-2203 or visit chicagolandmopar.com.

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  • Stallions Gate Mustang & Ford Club is an active social club of all-year Mustangs and Ford enthusiasts in the Chicago area. Monthly meetings held the second Saturday at different locations. For more information, call Jeff at (630) 327-3762 or visit stallionsgate.org.

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  • Packards of Chicagoland meets at 7:15 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Silver Stallion Restaurant, 1275 Lee St., Des Plaines. For more information, call (847) 945-3927 or visit chicagopackard.org.

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  • Chicagoland PT Cruiser Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Augustino’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Deli, 300 W. North Ave., West Chicago. All Cruiser owners are welcome. For more information, call Tony at (847) 515-8110 or Kevin at (847) 345-1356 or visit chicagolandptcruiserclub.org.

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  • Fox Valley PT Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the McHenry Township Senior Center, 3519 N Richmond Road (west of intersection of Route 31 and Johnsburg Road), McHenry. For information, call Dan at (815) 344-6091 or visit foxvalleyptcruisers.com.

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  • North Suburban Sports Car Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Ritzy’s Cafe, 2765 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. For information, visit nsscc.org.

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  • 2013 update: Northern Illinois Street Rod Association meets at 7 p.m. the fiirst Monday of the month. For information, call Greg at (244) 535-8477 or visit nilsra.com

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  • Super Cups are half-scale, fully suspended race cars that look and handle just like a NASCAR late model. Super Cups race on quarter-mile and one-third-mile paved ovals and have been active in the Chicago area for nearly 10 years. For information, visit supercupracing.com.

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  • Classic Thunderbird Club of Chicagoland welcomes all owners of 1955-1957 Thunderbirds and those who have an interest in them. For information, call Ken Smizinski at (847) 397-3747 or visit ctcc9.com.

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  • The Studebaker Club’s Black Hawk chapter usually meets the second Tuesday of the month at Denny’s Restaurant, 17 w 660 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace. For more information, visit http://www.studebakerclubs.com/blackhawk.

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  • Viper Club of Illinois meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, April through October, at Fuddruckers, 436 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. For more information, visit IllinoisVipers.com or email Alex Ristanovic at AlexR@IllinoisVipers.com or call the hotline (630) 415-3642.

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  • Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association  – 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month, excluding November and December, at Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ, 800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village. For information, visit nivaclub.org.

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  • The HERD Club. Tri-State 94-96 Impala SS Enthusiasts, meetings are on the Third Thursday of each month at Fuddruckers – 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Meetings switch from the Schaumburg Fuddruckers (odd months) & Downers Grove Fuddruckers (even months)

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  • April 28th – Saturday – 8th Annual ‘Blessing of the Bikes’, Willow Creek, 67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010,www.willowcreek.org/motorcycle

Clubs

  • The Back Road Riders motorcycle club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Rose Garden Cafe, 111 E. Higgins Road in Elk Grove Village. Rides are the second and fourth Sundays of the month beginning at the Rose Garden Cafe. For details, visit http://www.brrmc.com.

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  • The Jerseypine Cruisers Motorcycle Touring Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Des Plaines Elks’ Lodge on Route 45, two blocks north of Route 14. Breakfast rides are every Sunday, departing at 9 a.m. from McDonald’s, Oakton and Lee streets, Des Plaines. Everyone welcome! For details, visit www.jerseypinecruisers.org

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  • Elgin Area Organization Motorcycle Club meets at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at the Elgin Moose Club, 925 S. McLean Blvd. For details, call (630) 513-9614 or visit www.eaoelgin.webs.com

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