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Featured Car Shows

Sunday, October 01, 2017 in Highland Park, IL

Highland Park Car Show

2490 Skokie Valley Road, @ Audi Exchange, 10am-2pm.  No cost to enter or attend. Prizes for multiple car categories. All vehicles are welcome!   RSVP to attend: http://bit.ly/2017audicarshow Register your car: email dfricks@audiexchange.com 

Sunday, October 01, 2017 in Melrose Park, IL

Melrose Park Car Show

2503 W North Ave, , Hooters Cup Series XVII Car & Bike Show,  $25. Entry Fee  Registration 9am-12noon or until lot is full. Awards at 4pm.Free show poster signed by Hooters Poster Girls, 100 Dash Plaques, 50/50 Split the Pot, great Rock & Roll tunes. More Info: http://www.doublekproductions.com/schedule/  

Friday, October 13, 2017 in Joliet, IL

Joliet Car Show

1437 N. Larkin Ave.  Fall Show & Shine @ Thomas Toyota, 5pm-9pm. FREE Raffle prizes, 100 dash plaques, Top 10 awards including Best of Show. Drive on out for this FREE Twilight Event sponsored by Thomas Toyota! More info: www.doublekproductions.com

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

Sun, Sep 24 in Batavia,  IL

500 N. Raddant Rd., Fall Classic Car Show, American Made Cars and Trucks 1992 and Older. Over 50 Trophies. 50/50. Buck-A-Car Payout. Oldies Music. Delicious Food Available from Fast Eddie's Chicago Style - Vienna Hot Dogs, Polish, Meatball and Beef Sandwiches, Tamales, Nachos, Cold Drinks, Ice Cream and More. Early Bird Coffee and Donuts Available. $20 Registration 8am-Noon, Participant Vote Awards 3pm. . Info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

Sun, Sep 24 in Country Club Hills,  IL

4019 W.167th St, – 2nd Annual Baby’s Cheesesteak and Lemonade Corvette show sponsored by Windy City Corvettes. NCCC sanctioned Corvette show. Contact Bill or Teresa Kocanda, (708) 927-9736. For event flyer click here

Sun, Sep 24 in Countryside,  IL

Hooters Cup Series XVII Car & Bike Show, 5925 S. LaGrange Rd, $25 Entry Fee. Registration 9am-12noon or until lot is full. Awards at 4pm. Free show poster signed by Hooters Poster Girls, 100 Dash Plaques, 50/50 Split the Pot, great Rock & Roll tunes, More Info: http://www.doublekproductions.com/schedule/

Fri, Sep 29 in Wisconsin Dells,  WI

2501 N River Rd., Muscle Car Adventures at Chula Vista Resort, THRU Sunday. A driving event at Chula Vista Resort for muscle cars of any brand and model and it is the only weekend event in the nation dedicated exclusively to driving muscle cars. This event features multiple road tours as well as hot laps at Dells Raceway Park and a Saturday afternoon parade to downtown Wisconsin Dells. www.musclecaradventures.com

Sat, Sep 30 in Oswego,  IL

2440 US 34, @ Famous Dave's, Nine Line Warriors 1st Annual Car Show benefiting military veterans.Registration 9 am - Noon. Trophies 3 pm. Entrance fee $20. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies in each class, Best in Show trophy.  More info:  www.NineLineWarriors.org

Sun, Oct 01 in Highland Park,  IL

2490 Skokie Valley Road, @ Audi Exchange, 10am-2pm.  No cost to enter or attend. Prizes for multiple car categories. All vehicles are welcome!   RSVP to attend: http://bit.ly/2017audicarshow Register your car: email dfricks@audiexchange.com 

Sun, Oct 01 in Melrose Park,  IL

2503 W North Ave, , Hooters Cup Series XVII Car & Bike Show,  $25. Entry Fee  Registration 9am-12noon or until lot is full. Awards at 4pm.Free show poster signed by Hooters Poster Girls, 100 Dash Plaques, 50/50 Split the Pot, great Rock & Roll tunes. More Info: http://www.doublekproductions.com/schedule/  

Sun, Oct 08 in Hoffman Estates,  IL

2525 West Higgins Rd, Sweet Caroline's Annual Charity Car Show.  100% Proceeds To Benefit, Anderson Animal Shelter. Registration $ 10, 10 am-1:30 pm, Door Prizes, 20 +Trophies, 50 / 50 Raffle, All Cars And Trucks Welcome, Food Available, Rain Date Oct 15,. Sweetcarolinesbarnque.com, 847-519-7575.  

Fri, Oct 13 in Joliet,  IL

1437 N. Larkin Ave.  Fall Show & Shine @ Thomas Toyota, 5pm-9pm. FREE Raffle prizes, 100 dash plaques, Top 10 awards including Best of Show. Drive on out for this FREE Twilight Event sponsored by Thomas Toyota! More info: www.doublekproductions.com

Sun, Oct 15 in Batavia,  IL

500 N. Raddant Rd.,  Fast Eddie's Customer Appreciation Car Show American Made Cars and Trucks 1992 and Older. Over 50 Trophies. 50/50. Buck-A-Car Payout. Oldies Music. Delicious Food Available from Fast Eddie's Chicago Style - Vienna Hot Dogs, Polish, Meatball and Beef Sandwiches, Tamales, Nachos, Cold Drinks, Ice Cream and More. Early Bird Coffee and Donuts Available. $20 Registration 8am-Noon, Participant Vote Awards 3pm. Info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

Sun, Oct 15 in Downers Grove,  IL

1303 Butterfield Rd, Hooters Cup Series XVII Car & Bike Show, $25. Entry Fee  Registration 9am-12noon or until lot is full. Awards at 4pm.  Free show poster signed by Hooters Poster Girls, 100 Dash Plaques, 50/50 Split the Pot, great Rock & Roll tunes. More Info: http://www.doublekproductions.com

Sun, Oct 29 in Batavia,  IL

1335 S.River St.(Rt.25), 16th Annual "Original" Halloween Car Show. Special Halloween Awards. 50/50. Buck-A-Car Payout. Indoor Facilities. Food and Beverages Available. $20 Registration 9am-Noon, Awards 3pm. Located at Funway Entertainment, Info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

Sun, Oct 29 in Broadview,  IL

`2525 W. Lexington,The Iron Worker’s Local 63 Sisters’ Committee and Iron Workers Metal Training School invite you to join us for a Witches’ Brew Car Show and Car Wash Fundraiser 9am-4pm. Help us support Chicago Women in the Trades and their role as Co-Host to the National Association of Building Trades Unions (NABTU), 2017 Women Build Nations Conference. Kid Zones for the Whole Family.  Put your car in tow, costumes in gear and stop by Skyway Pizza and Grill's Smokin' Hot Consessions for breakfast and lunch. . $15 Pre-Register $20 Event Day Registration SIGN HER UP!!!! Invite family and friends to learn about Chicago Women in the Trades’ free construction classes and welding programs offered to women 18 years and older and even take a tour of the Iron Workers Apprenticeship Training School. Cars. Bikes and Trucks welcome. Registration required for prime lot spots. To learn more about Car or Vendor registration, volunteer and contribution options please contact Local 63 Iron Worker Sister Janet Dukic at jdukic2020@yahoo.com or www.chicagowomenintrades2.com



Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week

Mondays

McHenry, IL

Green Street at Route 120, Green Street Cruise Night, 6-8 p.m. May 22-Sept. 25,  For details, call (815) 728-0404 or email FinancialDynamicsInc@gmail.com.

Skokie, IL

Westfield Old Orchard Mall, west lot, 6-9pm, Chicagoland's Largest Weekly Car Show, live music, food, raffles & more. We award scholarships to students pursuing a career in the auto industry.  More info: MondayNightCarShows.com or info@MondayNightCarShows.com

St. Charles, IL

1545 W. Main (2 blocks E. of Randall Rd on Rt.64) @ Rookies, 5-9pm

Tuesdays

Hillside, IL

Hillside Commons Park  ( Hillside Ave @ Washington ) – July 18th, 25th August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 1st Annual Summer Nights Cruise Night, Concert, Food, Craft Beer, Market  sponsored by Village of Hillside and Pauls Pizza. Contact Tony at Village of Hillside 708-202-4357

Plainfield, IL

Downtown. 5-9 pm, June through August 5. Wide array of stores, services, and restaurants that appeal to almost everyone! So, please bring the family and enjoy the hospitality of our business community and allow us to show off some of the finest vintage cars in the area. Thanks to our auto dealer sponsors: Webb Chevy, Rod Baker Ford &  D’Arcy Buick GMC Hyundai.   Click for more info.

South Barrington, IL

67 E. Algonquin Road, @ Willow Creek Community Church, 5 to 8 p.m. May 16, June 13, July 11, Aug 15, Sept 12. Classic car shows with concessions, music, special events and family activities. Free. More info: driventoserve.org or John Gingrich (224) 512-2074.  

Wauconda, IL

Located on Main Street and surrounding area, Wauconda Cruise Night is the third Tuesday of the month,  June 20, July 18, August 15, and September 19. Event can attract over 600 cars. Open to all years and makes of collector vehicles, 5-9PM. Please enter W. Mill St. and Rt. 176. For more info   https://m.facebook.com/waucondacruisenight/ or www.waucondacruisenight.com

West Chicago, IL

North Ave / Rt.64 @ Rt.59 (in front of Menards) @ Augustinos, 5-9 pm

Wednesdays

Bloomingdale, IL

Daily Herald/ Stratford Square Mall Cruise Nights, Wednesdays, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 20. Food vendors, entertainment. Three best of show awards. Free registration. Sign-ups open soon at events.dailyherald.com.

Carol Stream, IL

246 S Schmale Road, @ Augustinos, 5-9 pm

Cary, IL

Downtown Cary, Cary Cruise Nights, Now Thru Aug 9, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Aug. 16, 23, 30, 6 pm - 7:30, For a list of themes click here. Longest running Car Show in McHenry Country. For info: 847.639.2800

Lakemoor, IL

134 Rand Road, 1st Wednesday Night Cruise In at Sweet Melissa’s Pizza & Pub, 6-9 pm. Event dates: July 5, Aug 2, and Sept 6. Enjoy music by BGV Motorsports, pizza slices and beverages outside, endless pasta special inside or on the patio. Dash plaques for the first 25 cruisers and a Top Vehicle Award. Donations accepted for Home of the Sparrow, Inc. More info: Facebook or Event Flier, or BGVMotorsports@yahoo.com.

Orland Park, IL

8800 W. 143rd St., Gatto's Cruise Night, Starting May 10th, 4-9pm  (Weather Permitting) Free Admission, Plenty Of Parking, Daily Food & Drink Specials, Raffles & Music. Great Family Night Out! Afterwards Join Us For Dinner, Inside Or On Our Rooftop Deck For Dinner & Drinks. More info: 312-213-1501

Vernon Hills, IL

2 Hawthorn Center. 4th Wednesday Night Motors on Milwaukee Cruise In at Sears Auto Center, Hawthorn Mall, 6-9 pm. Event dates: July 26, Aug 23, and September 27. Enjoy music by the BGV Motorsports DJ, food by Sbarro, Dash Plaques for the first 25 cruisers, and a Top Vehicle Award. Collecting coats for Midwest Veterans Closet and nonperishable food for the Vernon Area Food Pantry. More info: Facebook or Event Flier or 2 Hawthorn Center. 4th Wednesday Night Motors on Milwaukee Cruise In at Sears Auto Center, Hawthorn Mall, 6-9 pm. Event dates: July 26, Aug 23, and September 27. Enjoy music by the BGV Motorsports DJ, food by Sbarro, Dash Plaques for the first 25 cruisers, and a Top Vehicle Award. Collecting coats for Midwest Veterans Closet and nonperishable food for the Vernon Area Food Pantry. More info: Facebook or Event Flier. BGVMotorsports@yahoo.com

Thursdays

Antioch, IL

27045 Grass Lake Rd., 2nd & 4th Thursday Night Cruise In at Cuda’s Bar & Grill, 6-9 pm. Event dates:  July 13 & 27, Aug 10 & 24, and Sept 14 & 28. Enjoy music by BGV Motorsports, a burger/French fry food special, dash plaques for the first 25 cruisers, and a Top Vehicle Award. Donations accepted for Lake County Haven. More info: Facebook or www.BGVMotorsports.com, or BGVMotorsports@yahoo.com.

Bedford Park, IL

6526 S. Lavergne Ave. hosted by Speakeasy Custom and Clasics and Automotive Mentoring Group. Show runs from 6-9pm thru September. Free entry and refreshment for sale. Proceeds benefit Automotive Mentoring Group a non-profit helping reduce gang violence throughout Chicago by teaching automotive restoration skills. Bring out your ride and hang out with other fellow car enthusiast. To keep up to date with the event visit Facebook.  

Fox Lake, IL

90 S. US Hwy 12, 1st, 3rd, 5th Thursday Night Cruise In at Kodiak Automotive, 6-9 pm. Event dates:  July 6 & 20, Aug 3, 17 & 31, and Sept 7 & 21. Enjoy music by BGV Motorsports, food/beverages by Cuda’s Bar & Grill, dash plaques for the first 25 cruisers, and a Top Vehicle Award. Donations accepted for the Lyme Support Network. More info: Facebook or Event Flier, or BGVMotorsports@yahoo.com

Geneva, IL

Fourth & James St., behind the Kane County Courthouse, July & August 2017, 6-8 pm, 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. More info: www.GenevaChamber.com

Huntley, IL

12220 Princeton Dr.on Rt.47, 2 miles North of 90, across the street from Walmart, @ Rookies, 5-9 pm.

Fridays

Rolling Meadows, IL

5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, May 26-Sept. 9. at Meadows Christian Fellowship, 2401 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Classic car shows with concessions, music, special events and family activities. Free. For details, visit Facebook.com/meadowscruisenights

Roselle, IL

344 E. Maple Ave. @ Roselle American Legion,  May 19-Sept. 8. For details, visit cruiseroselle.com

Wasco, IL

41W379 Rt. 64, Weekly Friday Night Cruise In at The Lodge on 64, 6-9 pm. Event dates: June 2 – Sept. 29. Enjoy music by BGV Motorsports, cruiser food specials, Lodge gift certificate giveaways, and a Top Vehicle Award. Donations accepted for The Salvation Army – Tri-City Corps. For more information: Facebook or Event Flier or BGVMotorsports@yahoo.com

Wheaton, IL

Main and Front Street, downtown Wheaton, 20th annual Vintage Rides, Friday Night from May 19th through August 25th, 6-9pm, for more info including theme nights, click here or visit: downtownwheaton.com

Saturdays

Hanover Park, IL

Barrington Road & Tower Dr. @ Tap House Grill, 5 to 9 pm, May 6 through October. Music by Jose Ramos. For details, call Don Zierden, coordinator, at (630) 289-8556.

Kenosha, WI

9949 58th Place STE 400, Surprise!! Gateway Classic Cars is now doing Cars & Coffee year round! We get it, you do not want to drive your prized jewel in the winter months, Gateway Classic Cars doesn't want you to either. Bring your daily driver and still enjoy donuts and coffee on us! We want to keep a great relationship with you so come hang out, have breakfast/coffee, and check out all our new arrivals on the last Saturday of every month from 9 am - 12 pm. At both Gateway Classic Cars locations!  Hope to see you there! More info visit our Facebook page.

Mt. Prospect, IL

in the Metra lot, Route 83 and Northwest Highway. Bluesmobile cruise nights, 6-9 p.m. May 20 to Sept. 23  For details, visit mpdma.com.

Tinley Park, IL

8451 W 183rd Place, Surprise!! Gateway Classic Cars is now doing Cars & Coffee year round! We get it, you do not want to drive your prized jewel in the winter months, Gateway Classic Cars doesn't want you to either. Bring your daily driver and still enjoy donuts and coffee on us! We want to keep a great relationship with you so come hang out, have breakfast/coffee, and check out all our new arrivals on the last Saturday of every month from 9 am - 12 pm. At ALL Gateway Classic Cars locations!  Hope to see you there! More info visit our Facebook page.

Wheeling, IL

120 S. Elmhurst Road just one block south of Dundee Rd. @ Skippers Restaurant (originally Dog N Suds), 4-9 p.m. every Saturday from May 6 until the end of October. Cruise-in food specials and every cruiser will receive one free fountain pop.

Sunday

Elgin IL

2486 Bushwood Dr (1 mile N of 90, off Randall Rd) @ Rookies, 5-9 pm

Matteson IL

I-57 and Route 30. The Street Lethal Car Club features a free Cruise Night 5pm to 9pm on fourth Sunday of each month from May until September. Music and food at plenty of nearby restaurants! The Cruise is also sponsored by Bar-Louies and Holiday Inn hotel Matteson.
 to 9pm.

Schaumburg IL

@ Culver's on Wise Rd., Old Timers Cruise Night, the only year-round cruise night. When there's inclement weather, we meet inside. Starts at 3 PM. Scoop of custard to every classic car before 6 PM. Door prizes. More info: GreenScout@ATT.net

Villa Park IL

Villa Park Sunday Car Show. Cortesi Ave. & Kenilworth Ave. 4:00 p.m. till dusk. June 18 thru September 17. Free admission. Featuring car of the twentieth century. We will be selecting Car of the Week and Car of the Year. Come kick tires with your fellow car guy and gals.