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Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Burlington, IL

Burlington Car Show

401 Park St. @ Burlington Park, Three Links Car Show, 8 am-3 pm,  sponsored by Sycamore Odd Fellows, Lodge 105. Awards at 2:30 for Best of Show, Mayors Choice, Odd Fellows Choice, Best: GM, Ford, Mopar, Import, Street Rod, Truck, Tractor & Motorcycle. $10 pre entry fee due by 9/10/15, $12 day of Registration 8 am -12:30. For more info: www.threelinkscarshow.info or 815-251-4211

Friday, October 02, 2015 in Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Dells Car Show

2501 River Road, Oct. 2 – 4, Cruise For A Cause "F-ALL Ford Cruise for a Cause," 3 day event dedicated to raising money to support Breast and Prostate Cancer.  Events include an all Ford Car Show, Autocross, Guided Road Tours, a Best Ball Golf Tournament, Poker Run, and Saturday evening banquet with awards, prizes and a special guest speaker.  Major sponsors at the event include Ford Racing, Roush Performance, SVT Owners Association and Team Shelby.  This is not just a fun and exciting event but even more rewarding is you are helping to find a cure . . . have fun and help a cause!! More info: www.cruise4acause.org or Ed at eds@chulavistaresort.com or 309-530-9235.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 in Chicago, IL

Chicago Car Show

McCormick Place, February 13 thru 21, 2016, The Nation's Largest Auto Show! For more information visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com

Car Shows - listed by date             (jump to cruise nights)

Sat, Sep 05 in Aurora,  IL

2372 W. IndianTrail,, at Orchard Rd., Show & Shine presented by Cosmopolitan Marketplace, 11-3 pm, show off your cars, bikes & trucks, free entry, just arrive 10 am-1 pm, free admission, live entertainment, for more info: 630-907-6666

Sat, Sep 05 in Channahon,  IL

24751 W Eames St. @ Channahon United Methodist Church, Cruisin For Logan Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, 9am-3 pm, Reg. until 12 noon or when spaces fill, $20 entry fee. Several  Awards, including Logan’s Choice Award for Top Vehicle. Fundraising for Logan Burgess Autism therapy.  Enjoy lunch, music, raffles (Baskets and 50/50) More info: check on Facebook or burgesto@lewisu.edu

Sun, Sep 06 in Batavia,  IL

Downtown, Fabulous 50's Block Party/Cruise-In. Pre 83 American Made Vehicles. Charity 50/50! 4-9pm.  Food and Drink Tastings! Hula Hoop Contest! Dress Up Contest for Most Popular Guy and Gal! Parking on N.River St. (enter on State St.off Rt.25). Info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

Sun, Sep 06 in Maple Park,  IL

Main Street, Maple Park Car Show, Sponsored by Maple Park American Legion, 8 am – Noon Registration, Show Car Entry Pre-Reg. Fee is $10 before Sept. 5 or $15 At Entrance. Featuring the Frantic Fueler at 1:45 pm - 250 MPH Front Engine NITRO DRAGSTER. Spectators Free! Car Clubs Welcome, Dash Plaques * Participant Voting, Am. Legion Breakfast Buffet 7 am - Noon, Food & Beer Garden Opens at 11am, Awards & 50/50 Raffle Drawing at 2:00 pm (Proceeds to benefit the Maple Park Fun Fest). Live Music Starts at 4 pm. More info www.mapleparkfunfest.com

Mon, Sep 07 in Batavia,  IL

N.River St. in Downtown,  Labor Day Classic Car Show. Pre 83 and Show Quality 83-90 American Made Vehicles. Over 65 Awards! 50/50! Buck-A-Car Payout.$20 Registration 8AM-Noon, Awards approx.3PM.Located on N.River St. in Downtown Batavia (enter on State St.off Rt.25)Info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

Mon, Sep 07 in Effingham,  IL

17082 N US Highway 45, MY Garage Museum, home to an array of rare and one-of-a-kind Corvettes &  Volkswagens. One of the few privately-owned car collections that is open to the public, absolutely free, 7 days a week, the MY Garage Museum includes research vehicles, prototypes & cars featured in Hollywood films. The Museum is full of collectibles & antiques, neon signs, memorabilia & even features a restored 1910 Gas Station. Cameras welcome! More info: www.mygaragemuseum.com

Fri, Sep 11 in Wisconsin Dells,  WI

2501 River Road, Sept 11-13, Muscle Car Adventures, a driving event at Chula Vista Resort for any brand/model muscle cars. 3rd annual event is the only weekend event in the nation exclusively for driving muscle cars.--multiple road tours of varying lengths leading to interesting destinations, including wineries, breweries, cheese factories and local points of interest. Also a dedicated track time at Dells Raceway Park for participants to test their skills on the 1/3 mile asphalt paved, banked track. Friday evening Surf ‘n Turf Dinner Cruise with the steak and lobster meal cooked onboard by the Chula Vista Resort chefs. The evening ends with music for dancing at the resort. Begins Friday morning and ends Sunday afternoon by 1 pm with awards brunch. More info: www.MuscleCarAdventures.com or Ed at eds@chulavistaresort.com or 309-530-9235.

Sat, Sep 12 in Bloomingdale,  IL

122 W. Lake St., next to Rooster's, Septemberfest Car Show, 12:30-4 pm, awards @ 4 pm, Trophies: *Annual Marilyn Zaccardi Trophy, *People’s Choice Award, *Participant’s Choice Award, *Three Judges for Stock, Modified, Special Interest & Survivor Awards, *Special Award Packages by Turtle Wax. Registration form here and email to: drive@flash.net. Entries receive two Feb 13-21, 2016 Chicago Auto Show tickets. Show in conjunction with Bloomingdale Festival in adjacent Old Town Park. Includes DJ, dance & musical entertainment, food & drink vendors, craft & art booths, Scholarship Awards & family activities. Festival continues until 10 pm with area bands

Sat, Sep 12 in Carpentersville,  IL

7th Annual Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories. Rt. 31 (original Raceway entrance across the street from 140 N. Rt. 31). $10 advance registration / $15 day of show. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. http://www.mirpa.org/ or mirpa1958@aol.com.

Sat, Sep 12 in Winfield,  IL

27W010 Parkway Dr., Fall Festival Classic Car Show. Pre 83 and Show Quality 83-90 American Made  Vehicles. Over 65 Awards! 50/50! Buck-A-Car Payout. Family Festival Activities. Free Lunch for Registered Car Show Participants. $20 Registration 9AM-Noon, Awards 3PM. Located at  Faith Baptist Church, 27W010 Parkway Dr., Info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753

Sun, Sep 13 in Arlington Heights,  IL

286 Rand Road, Arlington Plaza, JD's Smokehouse BBQ Summer Car Show, 11 am-4 pm. More details. www.fullthrottlecarshows.com or 847-507-0903

Sun, Sep 13 in Burlington,  IL

401 Park St. @ Burlington Park, Three Links Car Show, 8 am-3 pm,  sponsored by Sycamore Odd Fellows, Lodge 105. Awards at 2:30 for Best of Show, Mayors Choice, Odd Fellows Choice, Best: GM, Ford, Mopar, Import, Street Rod, Truck, Tractor & Motorcycle. $10 pre entry fee due by 9/10/15, $12 day of Registration 8 am -12:30. For more info: www.threelinkscarshow.info or 815-251-4211

Sun, Sep 13 in Clinton,  IL

1001 State Route 10 West, (Corner of Rt. 10 West & Illini Dr.),Anderson Ford 8th Annual CarShow, 8 am-3pm, Fairlane of America Show also, $10 Participant Entry Fee benefits Clinton YMCA, Spectators Free, Food & Drink Available – NO Alcohol or Drugs, No burnouts on pavement, Door Prizes – 50/50 Raffle – Dash Plaques for first 50 to register, DynoJet Shootout 11 am $50 Entry Fee, more info:  flier

Sun, Sep 13 in Palatine,  IL

1200 Algonquin Rd., @ Harper College, 29th annual British Car Festival 9 am-3 pm, registration $20, $25 day of show until 12:30, Prizes awarded. Sponsored by the British Car Union, More info: www.BritishCarUnion.com

Thu, Sep 17 in Effingham,  IL

2900 N Third St @ Mid America Motorworks, Join us September 17-20 in Effingham, IL for this must-attend event for every Corvette enthusiast!  What started in 1994 as a customer appreciation party for a few hundred Corvette owners, Corvette Funfest has now grown to become the Largest Annual Corvette Party in the world! Corvette Funfest is now 4 days full of Corvette FUN, with thousands of Corvettes flocking to Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus in Effingham, IL every September.  This year we’re welcoming the King of Kustomizers, George Barris and the First Lady of Motorsports, Linda Vaughn. We’re thrilled to welcome original Beach Boys Guitarist David Marks and the Surf City Allstars for our Saturday Night Concert to will play all your favorite Beach Boys songs, including “Surfin’ USA,” “Get Around” and more. And don’t miss the Thursday Night Fun Run and Downtown Party, Friday Night Charity Event, Seminar Village, The Install Dome, The Fun Dome (our Corvette Mall), Corvette Club activities, Corvette Fashion Show, Corvette walk-around with GM Engineers, Celebrity Choice Fun Judging, Swapfest swap meet, Corvettes Coral with Corvettes for sale, MyGarage Museum, Corvette vendors from across the U.S. For more information or to register visit www.corvettefunfest.com or contact Betsy at 866.309.3973 or funfest@mamotorworks.com

Fri, Sep 18 in Wisconsin Dells,  WI

2501 River Road, Fall Corvette Adventures, Sept 18 – 20, The 3nd annual Fall Corvette Adventures is similar to the June Corvette Adventures and is a Corvette driving event at Chula Vista Resort in the fall featuring multiple road tours of varying lengths leading to interesting destinations, including local apple orchards and hot laps on Dells Raceway Park. Coincides with downtown Wisconsin Dells Wo-Zha-Wa Festival. Shuttles available from Chula Vista Resort to downtown Wisconsin Dells and the Wo-Zha-Wa Festival. The Fall Corvette Adventures event begins on Friday morning and ends Sunday with an awards brunch. More info: www.fallcorvetteadventures.com or Ed at eds@chulavistaresort.com or 309-530-9235.

Sat, Sep 19 in Orland Park,  IL

Orland Park Crossing Mall, Spirit of America Car Show & Drive-In, Rain date: Sept.26.Reg starts @ 4,pm, Trophies around 7 and the movie at 8 pm. One-of-a-kind, family friendly event has a car show with trophies, car hops, food, a DJ/Band, kid's area, many local sponsor's, and, of course, a "Drive-In" movie at dusk! All proceeds benefit the Orland Township Food Pantry!!! More info: www.spiritofamericacarshow.com or spiritofamericacarshow@comcast.net

Sat, Sep 19 in Volo,  IL

27582 Volo Village Rd., at the Volo Auto Museum, 3rd Annual Hot Rods for Huntington's Disease, 10 am-4 pm, supporting HD with our ever popular car show. Also celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 'Blues Brothers’ movie with our tribute …Beers, Ears and Gears. Photo ops with the Blue's Brothers car available and keeping with our theme, Blues star Jimmy Nick will be headlining along with the Glen Ellyn School of Rock. $20 to show your car or truck, includes two wristbands into the world famous Volo Auto Museum. More info: www.hdsa.org/ilch/ilevents/hotrods.html

Sat, Sep 19 in West Dundee,  IL

Main St. (Rt. 72) & 2nd Ave., Two separate shows, $15 reg. ea. day. Top 25 awards Sat, Top 50 awards Sun. Register 10:30-12:30, awards at 3:30. KJP Car Show. More info: Mike 847-895-0032 or John 847-275-8290

Fri, Sep 25 in Wisconsin Dells,  WI

2501 River Road, Pontiac Adventures, Sept 25 – 27, is a driving and show event at Chula Vista Resort for Pontiacs of any brand and model. 2015 will be the 2nd annual event.  The event will be the best of both worlds for Pontiacs as it will feature touring events along with show and shine judging. More info: www.pontiacadventures.com or Ed at eds@chulavistaresort.com or 309-530-9235

Sun, Sep 27 in West Chicago,  IL

29W310 North Ave., Sonny Acres Fall  Classic Car Show. Pre 83 and Show Quality 83-90 American Made Vehicles. Over 101 Awards! 50/50! Buck-A-Car Payout. Lots of Food! Children's Rides! Huge Parking Area!  $20 Registration 8AM-Noon, Awards approx.3PM. Located at 29W310 North Ave., Info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

Fri, Oct 02 in Wisconsin Dells,  WI

2501 River Road, Oct. 2 – 4, Cruise For A Cause "F-ALL Ford Cruise for a Cause," 3 day event dedicated to raising money to support Breast and Prostate Cancer.  Events include an all Ford Car Show, Autocross, Guided Road Tours, a Best Ball Golf Tournament, Poker Run, and Saturday evening banquet with awards, prizes and a special guest speaker.  Major sponsors at the event include Ford Racing, Roush Performance, SVT Owners Association and Team Shelby.  This is not just a fun and exciting event but even more rewarding is you are helping to find a cure . . . have fun and help a cause!! More info: www.cruise4acause.org or Ed at eds@chulavistaresort.com or 309-530-9235.

Sat, Oct 17 in Chicago,  IL

6143 W. Irving Park Rd., St. Pascal's FREE FALL Car Show, in the parking lots on the N. side of Irving Park Rd. 9 am-3 pm, reg. 8 am, Halloween themed show. Prize for best decorated car!!! Trophies awarded, Dash Plaques for the first 25 cars, Participant/Spectator Judging, all cars/years/models, Door Prizes, Free Coffee & Donuts for participants, and Food Vendor available. More info: Jaime (773) 544-7593 or StPCarShow@gmail.com

Sat, Feb 13 in Chicago,  IL

McCormick Place, February 13 thru 21, 2016, The Nation's Largest Auto Show! For more information visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com



Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week

Mondays

Hoffman Estates, IL

2352 W. Higgins Rd. @ Barrington Square next to Buona Beef. May 4th thru the end of Sept. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Clubs all welcome. DJ, food discounts, free giveaways. For more info call Ralph @ 847-921-7566.

McHenry, IL

Green Street Cruise Night, downtown McHenry (behind Green Street Cafe). Opening May 18 through September 28th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Featuring nostalgic music with an assortment of live bands. REGISTRATION IS FREE and when you register you will be added into our raffle with over 30 different prizes given away each and every week! For more information visit www.LetiziaFinancial.com or call 815-271-5418.

Melrose Park, IL

8327 W. North Ave. @ McDonalds, Skip's Tribute Cruise Night, 6pm-?, All cruisers welcome. Come by and share the memories of days gone by with friends and fellow car enthusiasts at the former location of Skip's Fiesta Drive Inn. Hope to see you there! More info: SkipsTribute@gmail.com

Shorewood, IL

643-645 Brook Forest Ave., @ rQ! BBQ, Shift into Shorewood Car Cruise Starts May 4th 6 pm – 9 pm., (weather permitting) until it's too cold (Nov. 23), 20% off menu to participants. Good Music, Great People, Beautiful Cars, Prizes, 50/50 raffle.  Bring a Ride - A Chair – A Friend. More info: Facebook  or Sandi at 779-435-0321 or  carshow@graybealauto.net

Tuesdays

Channahon, IL

@ 25520 S. Pheasant (Rt. 6), Godmother's Chicago Pizza & Catering, May 2015 to October. 5:30-8 pm. Award presented every night, 50/50 for charity, food specials on cruise nights, door prizes, free. More info: 815-467-8500

Downers Grove, IL

S.W. corner of 75th & Lemont Rd., behind White Castle's and adjacent to Advance Auto Parts!!  "Cozzi Corner Cruise Nights"  dust off your ride and plan to join us from 5:30pm - 8:30p, thru October. 

Lake Zurich, IL

645 N. Rand Rd., 4th Tuesday Night Cruise In at Culvers, 6-9 pm. Event dates: May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug 25, and Sept 22. Enjoy music by BGV Motorsports, food specials, prizes, dash plaques for the first 25 cruisers, charity fundraising, and a Top Vehicle Award. For more info: www.Facebook.com/BGVMotorsportswww.BGVMotorsports.com, or BGVMotorsports@yahoo.com

Palatine, IL

2015 N. Rand Rd., 2nd Tuesday Night Cruise In at City Limits Harley-Davidson, 6-9 pm. Event dates: May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11, and Sept 8. Enjoy music by BGV Motorsports, food specials by Alley 64, dash plaques for the first 25 cruisers, fundraising for Team Tanner, and a Top Vehicle Award. For more info: www.Facebook.com/BGVMotorsportswww.BGVMotorsports.com, or BGVMotorsports@yahoo.com

St. Charles, IL

On Riverside Ave., (Main to Illinois), St. Charles C. of C. Cruise Nites, 5-8 pm, July 7 thru August 25. Free admission.  5 pm car registration, 7:45 awards. All cars must be registered. No charge for participants.

Wauconda, IL

Main Street, between Rt. 176 and Bangs St., 3rd Tuesday Night Cruise In Events Downtown Wauconda. Event dates: June 16, July 21, Aug 18, and Sept 15. Enjoy music by BGV Motorsports, great restaurants and shops, fun activities for families, charity fundraising, and a Top Vehicle Award for Cruisers. For more info, please visit www.Facebook.com/BGVMotorsportswww.BGVMotorsports.com, or www.WaucondaCruiseNight.com.  

Wood Dale , IL

155 E Irving Park Rd., at Wood Dale Bowl, thru June, 6-9 pm, Cars – Food – Music – Beverages –Fun, Check it out bring the whole family!vEnjoy a Night of Fifties Sixties Style Fun!

Wednesdays

Cary, IL

W. Main St. & Jandus Rd. off of Route 14, 6-8:30 pm, sponsored by the Gary Grove Chamber. For a list of dates and themes and more info: click here.

Joliet, IL

Cruise nights at the Stone City VFW. 124 Stone City Dr. corner of 53 and Laraway. Every Wednesday 6-9 p.m. May-October. $1.50 draft beers, music, 50/50 raffle, food and more!

Naperville, IL

796 Royal Saint George,, @ Braconi's Rest. & Pizzeria, 5 Classic Car Show, pm - 9 pm, for more info, dates & theme nights click here.

Tinley Park, IL

19110 So. Oak Park Ave., @ Odyssey Sports Bar,  April 1, 4pm  to 8 pm  going thru September, Beer specials, music, awards, games inside. Info - call Rich, 708-429-4837

Thursdays

Antioch, IL

27045 Grass Lake Rd., 2nd & 4th Thursday Night Cruise In at Cuda’s Bar & Grill, 6-9 pm. Event dates: May 14 & 28, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, Aug 13 & 27, and Sept 10 & 24. Enjoy music by BGV Motorsports, food specials, dash plaques for the first 25 cruisers, charity fundraising, and a Top Vehicle Award. For more info: www.Facebook.com/BGVMotorsportswww.BGVMotorsports.com, or BGVMotorsports@yahoo.com

Barrington, IL

South Cook Street, just south of Lake-Cook Road, @ Harris Bank Parking, beginning at 6:30 p.m. from May 31 through August 30. Click here for Cruise Night Schedule . Each week there will be food and ice cream vendors, fantastic prizes and entertainment by Bob Roig of Priceless Parties.

Geneva, IL

Fourth & James St., behind the Kane County Courthouse, July thru August, Geneva Classic Car Shows,  6 - 8pm, free admission. Check out the antique, custom build, muscle, and sport cars. Enjoy delicious treats and a DJ. Downtown shops, pubs and eateries also stay open late—several offer evening entertainment. For more information http://www.genevachamber.com/festival_events.php

Westmont, IL

Cass & Burlington, Downtown, thru August, 5-9 pm, all classic and unique cars invited, 4 blocks of parking, each week has a special car theme, free raffle drawings, kids activities, live bands, and more. Be sure to check out our special activities including remote-control car demonstrations and special events sponsored by Play It Again Sports.More info: http://www.westmontevents.com/Cruisin__Nights.html

Fridays

Downers Grove, IL

On Main Street from Maple to Franklin, featured cars on Curtiss St (must be pre-1985), 23rd Annual Summer Nights Classic Car Show thru Sept 4, 6-9 pm, trophy for best featured car each week, Live entertainment 7-9 pm at the Main St. Train Station. Sponsored by PerilloDownersGrove.com, Pugi.com and for more info visit Downtown Downers Grove

Park Ridge, IL

20 South Prospect Street, Park Ridge Library Lot, 2015 Crusin’ Park Ridge
Presented by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce 6p.m.-9p.m., June 5, July 17, August 7, September 4.  Enjoy live music, warm weather, and a bounce house for the kids Free Admission. For more info contact: Marko Ratic at 847-647-8717 or ratic78@yahoo.com

Wasco, IL

41W379 Rt. 64, Friday Night Cruise In at The Lodge on 64, 6-9 pm. Event dates: June 5 – Sept. 25. Enjoy music by BGV Motorsports, food specials, prizes, charity fundraising, and a Top Vehicle Award. For more info: www.Facebook.com/BGVMotorsportswww.BGVMotorsports.com, or BGVMotorsports@yahoo.com

Wheaton, IL

On Front Street, Wheaton Vintage Rides, thru Aug 28, The Downtown Wheaton Association hosts this annual community event Friday nights each summer, featuring classic cars, music and more

Saturdays

Lombard, IL

 Near St. Charles & Main, 6-10 pm, Thru Aug. 29, always a fun time for visitors and neighbors. Bring the family out to see some cruisin' classics and then rock the night away with some of the area's favorite musical acts. Experience unique classic cars and live musical performances at this Lombard tradition. Celebrate the 17th year of Cruise Nights with Lombard in 2015! For more info click HERE.

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