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Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Bloomingdale, IL

Bloomingdale Car Show

122 Lake Street, next to Rooster's, @ 42nd Septemberfest, 12:30-4 pm, entries receive 2 tickets to 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Lots of awards, panel judging for stock, modified, special interest & survivor class awards. Special award packages by Turtle Wax Rep. Registration forms at: http://villageofbloomingdale.com/258/Septemberfest  or more info Mitch 630-439-6637 or email drive@flash.net

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)

Sat, Aug 01 in Diamond ,  IL

2960 E. Division St., 1st. Annual Cars for Kids Car Show & Family Fun Fundraiser, 10-3 pm, $15 entry fee, $15 entry fee. Free T-shirt & dash plaque to the first 50 cars. Send a Kid to Camp! Royal Family Kids provides a free week at camp for local area foster kids. All proceeds will go to our local chapter of Royal Family Kids. Create Life Changing Moments for Children of Abuse. More info 1RFK.IL@gmail.com

Sat, Aug 01 in Oak Forest,  IL

The First Annual Classic Car Show at the St. Damian Block Party. St. Damian Church, 5250 W. 155th St. Set up at 11 a.m.. Display from Noon to 4 p.m. People's choice, owner's choice and best in show. All proceeds from the car show will directly benefit the food pantry. Contact Nick Caulfield, 708-267-4359

Sun, Aug 02 in West Chicago,  IL

29W310 North Ave., @ Sonny Acres Farm, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Z16 and L79. Exclusive Show for 1964-1987 Chevelles, Malibus, Monte Carlos and El Caminos. $20 Registration 8am-Noon, Awards 4pm. Over 50 Awards! Arrive Early for Free T-Shirt! $20 Registration 8AM-Noon, Awards approx.4 PM. Info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

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

Sat, Aug 08 in Warrenville,  IL

Downtown (intersection of Butterfield and Batavia roads), Summer Daze Car Show, 10-3 pm, reg. in advance or beginning at 8 am day of show, Sponsored by Countryside Customs. Awards at 3:30 in 23 classes including 7 “Best of” and a “Director’s Choice.” Admission is free to public. Register at warrenvilleparks.org $10 until Aug. 5 then $15, including day of the show. More info 630.393.7279

Sat, Aug 15 in Marengo,  IL

Franks Rd., East of Marengo H.S., In conjunction with Music Fest 2015, Car Show from 11am - 2pm for all makes and models of cars. Show off your pick up truck, puller truck or show truck at the Show & Shine from 2-5 pm. Dash plaques for the first 100 entries. Trophies for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Door prizes. Each entry gives you one free admittance to Music Fest 2015--music for all ages and tastes, plus food, bingo and beer & wine tent. Marengo is located on route 20 just off I90 westbound. Entry forms can be found on our website at www.marengo-union.com

Fri, Aug 28 in Justice,  IL

7800 Archer Road, @ Commissioner Park, 4-9 pm, cars, motorcycles & trucks, food, entertainment & more. For Info: Rich Sparr at (708) 625-6728. Rain Date August 29th. Register Your Vehicle Entry at Justice Village Hall, 7800 Archer Road, Justice, IL 60458--reg. is $115, early is $10.

Sat, Aug 29 in Chicago,  IL

5115 N. MONT CLARE AVE. (Nottingham Parking Lot), SMA SUMMER FEST & CAR SHOW, Presented by St. Monica Athletic Board, 11-9 pm--Car Show 11-3 pm, DJ, food, beer garden, face painting, bag tossing, bike decorating. For more info: SANTOS RUIZ 773-203-7200, JEREMY COMITO 773-852-6437  OR THOMAS MCBRIDE 312-656-8701

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 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 Bloomingdale,  IL

122 Lake Street, next to Rooster's, @ 42nd Septemberfest, 12:30-4 pm, entries receive 2 tickets to 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Lots of awards, panel judging for stock, modified, special interest & survivor class awards. Special award packages by Turtle Wax Rep. Registration forms at: http://villageofbloomingdale.com/258/Septemberfest  or more info Mitch 630-439-6637 or email drive@flash.net

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Geneva, IL

Courthouse Parking Lot, downtown, 6-8 pm during July & August., car collectors gather together to show off their rides. The audience comes from near and far to bop to the music of the 50s while they ogle the beauties and vote for their favorite make and model. Please note: The Chamber will decide by 3 p.m. on the day of the show to cancel the car show in the case of questionable weather conditions. Call the Chamber Office at (630) 232-6060 to check the status.

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

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.

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

Saturdays

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