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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.

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

Sun, Apr 26 in Gilberts,  IL

10th Annual Gilberts Spring Car & Cycle Show. Corner of Rte 72 & Closed Galligan Rd. Reg. 9 a.m. - Noon. Trophies, Door Prizes + Best Of Show will be Awarded @ 3p.m. Entry Fee $10 Spectators Free! Host Cruisin’ Music Radio 101.5 FM DJ Rudy The “K”. Breakfast & Lunch Specials Available At both Cruisin Bar & Eatery & Pub 72. 847-836-7272 or www.cruisingilberts.com.

Sat, May 23 in Wheeling,  IL

900 S. Elmhurst Road, Wheeling High School Car Show Fundraiser for UPS for Downs and AVID,10am-3 pm,  Registration 10-1, $20 Entry Fee. Trophies for Top 20 Vehicles, Best of Show, Trophies for Stock, Modified and Future Classic;This is a judged show with Participant Voting for: Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Wheels and Best Unrestored Vehicle, Spectators’ Choice Trophy, Raffle Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, Dash Plaques/Goody Bags

Sun, May 24 in Volo,  IL

@ Rt. 120 & 12, @ Volo Auto Museum Show Grounds, Car Show-Car Corral and Swap Meet, featuring cars & trucks of the 50's, gates open 9 am, family fun, awards, beer & wine garden, Betty Boop outdoor grill. More info: 847-295-6996 or bob.grutza@yahoo.com

Fri, Jun 05 in Effingham,  IL

@ Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus. FRIDAY thru SUNDAY, 2015 Funfest for Air-Cooled Volkswagen, Calling all Volkswagens to Funfest for Air-Cooled VW! Enjoy all eras of the iconic VW, with thousands of Beetles, Buses, Dune Buggies, Ghias & more. Event highlights include Celebrity Choice Awards, the My Garage Museum, Swapfest, Slalom races, expert seminars, VW club activities, tons of VW vendors, Fri. night Fun Run road tour, a Sat. night concert & much more! All Air-Cooled & Water-Cooled VW’s, as well as anyone who loves to have FUN are always welcome! More info or to register www.funfestacvw.com or 866.350.4539 or funfest@mamotorworks.com

Sat, Jun 06 in Park Ridge,  IL

2601 W. Dempster—East Lot, Maine East High School Car Show Fundraiser for District 207 School Based Health Center, 9-2 pm, Registration 9- Noon, $20 Entry Fee, $15 if you reg. in advance by emailing kmagnifico@maine207.org prior to show with your name and car make/model. Trophies for Top 20 Vehicles, Best of Show Trophies for Stock, Modified and Future Classic. This is a judged show with Participant Voting for: Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Wheels and Best Unrestored Vehicle. Spectators’ Choice Trophy, Raffle Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, Dash Plaques/Goody Bags, In event of rain, June 13

Thu, Jun 11 in Wisconsin Dells,  WI

2501 River Road, June 11- 13, Corvette Adventures in its 8th year, is a Corvette driving event at Chula Vista Resort featuring multiple road tours of varying lengths leading to exciting and fun destinations such as wineries, breweries, cheese factories and local restaurants. This event has become known as the event “Where the route is as interesting as the destination.”  Hot laps on Dells Raceway Park included. Evening events include a Surf ‘n Turf Dinner Cruise, a two hour unlimited Cocktail Cruise, Wisconsin Original Ducks tours and an evening of dancing in the ballroom.  Event begins on Thursday with a mystery tour and ends Saturday eve with awards banquet. More info: www.corvetteadventures.com or Ed at eds@chulavistaresort.com or 309-530-9235

Sat, Jun 13 in Elmhurst,  IL

310 Butterfield Rd., Emhurst American Legion, free car show, food for sale in the post, 50/50 raffle, music outside of post, some door prizes and lots of fun. Proceeds helps the post & veterans. Come out and have some fun. More info: 630- 833- 7800 10 am-6 pm Mon.-Fri.

Sat, Jun 20 in Vernon Hills,  IL

280 Hawthorn Village Commons, Bobo’s Gyros & Ice Cream Parlor Car Show, 4-9 PM, Registration 4-7pm, $15 Entry Fee. Trophies for Top 20 Vehicles, Best of Show Trophies for Stock, Modified & Future Classic. This is a judged show with Participant Voting for: Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Wheels & Best Unrestored Vehicle. Spectators’ Choice Trophy. Raffle Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, Dash Plaques/Goody Bags,In the event of rain, June 27

Sun, Jun 28 in Downers Grove,  IL

Rotary GroveFest -- Festival of Cars. Downtown Downers Grove, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $20 Entry fee, preregistration nets free lunch. Goodie bags, door prizes, awards, music. Connected to the Downers Grove fest.

Sun, Jun 28 in Wheeling,  IL

781 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Twin Peaks Car Show, 11-3:30 pm, Registration 11-1:30 pm, $15 Entry Fee, Trophies for Top 20 Vehicles, Best of Show Trophies for Stock, Modified and Future Classic. This is a judged show with Participant Voting for: Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Wheels & Best Unrestored Vehicle, Spectators Choice Trophy, Raffle Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, Dash Plaques/Goody Bags, Rain date is July 12. $5 Burger Specials the day of the show This show is “guaranteed” to be fun!

Sat, Jul 04 in Burbonnais,  IL

at Perry Farm, In conjunction with Thee Olde Time Farm Show, Strictly Street Rod Club 36th annual rod run. Open to all pre 1990 cars and trucks. Registration 10am-noon, fee $15, Goodie bags, special awards, rat rod awards, and club picks. Pre-registered cars receive free T-shirt, 1st 100 cars receive a dash plaque. Food and drink is available, no Alcohol. Check out strictlystreetrodclub.com for past year’s pictures and to print out a registration form. For more info write to Strictly Street Rods, POB 131, Martinton, Il, 60951 or call Dave at 815-428-7564, or email rfine7666@yahoo.com

Sat, Jul 11 in Buffalo Grove,  IL

1180 W. Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor Car Show, Registration 2-5pm, $15 Entry Fee. Trophies for Top 20 Vehicles, Best of Show, Trophies for Stock, Modified and Future Classic. This is a judged show with Participant Voting for: Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Wheels and Best Unrestored Vehicle. Spectators Choice Trophy. Raffle Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, Dash Plaques/Goody Bags, Rain date is July 18.

Sat, Jul 11 in Lockport,  IL

222 E. 9th St., Whole Hog Motorfest & BBQ, rain date July 12, Fun for the whole family, ice cold beer, soft drinks & wine,

Sat, Jul 25 in Hammond,  IN

Hammond, 5th Annual Cruising to Hammond Back to School, Over 50 awards. Participants judged show. Best in Vette,Mopar Muscle,Best in Ford,Pony Power, Best in convertibles, Best in Lowriders, Still Under Construction, Original, Custom, Nifthy Fifthy, and many more classes. Registration is from 8am-10am. Judging starts at noon. Email reg. $15 & day of show $20. Will ask that all participants donate a book bag. Welcome to bring your tents and coolers but please respect of car show community. More info: Fernando 773-766-8944 or FernandoBowie@yahoo.com

Sat, Jul 25 in Woodridge,  IL

6320 Illinois Rte 53, @Tilted Kilt, Peace for Pits Car Show, 9 am-3 pm, Registration: $10 - 9am - noon, Dj, food, drinks, Bossman from 98.3 WCCQ, adoptable pitbulls, vendors & kilt girls

Sat, Aug 08 in Schaumburg,  IL

436 E. Golf Road @ Fuddruckers. UPS for DownS Charity Car Show, 10 am-3:30 pm. Trophies at 3pm. $20 entry fee & all proceeds benefit United Parent Support for Down Syndrome. 30 awards--Stock, modified, future classic (1985 and newer) best of show stock, best modified, best future classic.Dash plaques for the 1st 100 vehicles. Music, raffles, 50/50 drawing. More info: Full Throttle Car Shows (847) 507-0903, www.fullthrottlecarshows.com or kkcm59@gmail.com

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 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.

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

Thu, Sep 17 in Effingham,  IL

@ Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus, THURS thru SUN. 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! Now 4 days full of Corvette FUN. Some highlights include Thursday Night Fun Run parade & road tour, Fri. Night Charity Event, Seminar Village, The Install Dome, The Fun Dome (our Corvette Mall), Corvette Club activities, Corvette fashion show, new Corvette walk-around with GM Engineers, Celebrity Choice Fun Judging, Swapfest, Corvettes Coral with Corvettes for sale, My Garage Museum, Corvette vendors from across the U.S. & Sat. Night Concert (past performances by The Beach Boys, Don Felder, Bachman and Turner, 38 Special, REO Speedwagon, and more)!  For more info or to register www.corvettefunfest.com or 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.

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

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.



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.

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

Wednesdays

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!

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

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

Fridays

Park Ridge, IL

2015 Crusin’ Park Ridge, Prsented by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fridays: 6/5,7/17,8/7,9/4/2015. Park Ridge Library Lot, 20 South Prospect St. Enjoy Live Music, Warm Weather, Bounce House for the Kids. Free Admission. For more information contact: Marko Ratic at 847-647-8717 or ratic78@yahoo.com.

Saturdays

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