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Featured Car Shows

Sunday, May 01, 2016 in Joliet, IL

Joliet Car Show

2001 W. Jefferson St. (Rt. 52), indoors @ Hawk Chevrolet, 8  - 3 pm, 40th Annual Corvette Show & GM Parts Swap, sponsored by Corvettes Unlimited Corvette Club, Admission $5, children 12 & under free.  Active duty military personnel & current reservists with I.D. free. Corvette owners invited to drive their own Vette & park in the Corvette Corral. If interested in purchasing a Corvette, the  "For Sale By Owner"  area will include many Vettes to choose from. New this year: workshops on "Perfect Corvette Detailing"  &  "Corvette Matching Numbers- How to Buy a Collectible Corvette" presented. Live music provided by a local area band. Food available onsite.To register for the Show, contact:  Ted (630) 257-7016,  or e-mail:  luceef@att.net To register for the Swap Meet, contact:  Frank (815) 922-1196,  or e-mail:  frankgarrone@elconinc.net    Proceeds donated to Joliet Area Community Hospice. See us on Facebook!

Sunday, July 10, 2016 in Highland Park, IL

Highland Park Car Show

1333 Park Ave West, @ Highland Park Ford-Lincoln, Blue Oval Performance Car Club Show & Shine Car Show  raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & NW Indiana. Open to all collector car & special interest vehicles $10  donation (optional). Participants’ Choice (5) & Spectators’ Choice (5) trophies awarded. Free goodie bags & dash plaques for 1st 125 cars. 50/50 raffle. More info: Jerry Robbin,847-997-8624 or jerry@jerryrobbin.com

Sunday, July 10, 2016 in Oak Lawn, IL

Oak Lawn Car Show

5800 W. 95th St., @ Ed Napleton Honda, 9 am-5 pm. Car Show Extravaganza supporting Armed Forces Worldwide. Presented by Napleton Honda, USO Illinois & Showcase Classic Events. Car registration $15 pre, $20 day of, Entertainment: The Legendary Drifters, The Nostalgics, Ed Collins, Singer Extraordinaire. Featuring: Door Prizes, Beer Tent, Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe, TCBY of Oak Lawn. More info: Kevin, 708-430-0011

Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Volo, IL

Volo Car Show

27582 Volo Village Rd, @ Volo Auto Museum, Illinois Camaro Club - Volo All Camaro Car Show. Registration Includes: Goodie bags, dash plaques, 2 admissions to Volo Auto Museum (day of the show) & chance to win one of the many trophies awarded for Camaro’s of each generation in stock & modified classes.Pre-register for the “early bird" discount. Great show for the whole family!!! Food avail. onsite, music provided by local DJ, 50/50 raffle and many other raffle prizes & auctions. Money raised goes to 3 charities: Maddie’s Mitten March, Honor Flight Chicago, & Home of the Sparrow. Sponsored by Ray Chevrolet & Volo Auto Museum. Visit http://www.illinoiscamaroclub.com for info & reg. forms.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Crystal Lake, IL

Crystal Lake Car Show

5220 Northwest Highway, Strut your Stuff Corvette & Chevrolet Car Show, Registration (pre: $20 + $5 ea. add'l event. After 7/31, $25 + $5 ea. add'l event) opens 8 am, show 10 am - 3 pm, Corvette Corral Only - $5 day of. Award Categories Best In Show–Dealer Choice Award, Charity Choice Awards, Corvette Concours, People’s Choice Corvette, Participants Choice Corvette, Loudest Exhaust, People’s Choice Chevrolet–non-corvette, Strut Your Stuff Car Show Sponsor Awards, Corvette Corral. More info: www.sunburstcorvetteclub.com

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

Sun, May 01 in Joliet,  IL

2001 W. Jefferson St. (Rt. 52), indoors @ Hawk Chevrolet, 8  - 3 pm, 40th Annual Corvette Show & GM Parts Swap, sponsored by Corvettes Unlimited Corvette Club, Admission $5, children 12 & under free.  Active duty military personnel & current reservists with I.D. free. Corvette owners invited to drive their own Vette & park in the Corvette Corral. If interested in purchasing a Corvette, the  "For Sale By Owner"  area will include many Vettes to choose from. New this year: workshops on "Perfect Corvette Detailing"  &  "Corvette Matching Numbers- How to Buy a Collectible Corvette" presented. Live music provided by a local area band. Food available onsite.To register for the Show, contact:  Ted (630) 257-7016,  or e-mail:  luceef@att.net To register for the Swap Meet, contact:  Frank (815) 922-1196,  or e-mail:  frankgarrone@elconinc.net    Proceeds donated to Joliet Area Community Hospice. See us on Facebook!

Sat, May 07 in Gardner,  IL

120 Depot St, Scapegoats Car Show, 8am-5pm (we will be tagging along on the Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Event il66redcarpetcorridor.org  Its a separate cruise event from Joliet to Towanda with many site seeing opportunities, flea markets, antiquing & town events). Our car show is in Gardner. Look for .66 cent burgers at Vino's Bar & Grill, a DJ, root beer floats at the old diner, meet and greet at the jail house,  photo ops with local reptiles from Coal Black Exotics Serpentarium. Accepting $$ donations for admission (to benefit a local young man in need of a heart transplant as well as non-perishable food donations for our local food pantry). More info: Kathy Alexander, kalex5@krausonline.com or 815-955-0541

Sat, May 07 in Richmond (Start),  IL

4909 W. Rt. 12 Road Rally (Start), Studio Hotrods, in conjunction with Rt 20 Outhouse a& Great Lakes Drgaway is hosting a Rally with 50% of ticket sales to PADS in McHenry & Lake County benefiting the homeless. Ticket includes: "swag bag" w/2 shirts & more. 2 runs on dragaway! Food & soft drinks for 2 from Rt 20 Outhouse, games, prizes, music, donation to PADS. More info: StudioHotrods.com

Sat, May 14 in Schaumburg (start),  IL

Starts @ Woodfield W. of Firestone Tire at light pole B2! Registration starts 6 pm with beginners school at 6:45. Cars leave at approx. 7 pm. Rallye costs $10 ea vehicle. Season opener is a non-traditional rallye that combines solving some clues from prescribed routes, solving some driving and sign clues & finding a wide area of clues on your own. Some is tricky, most is downright easy. Your imagination & clue solving prowess will be on display. Designed for high energy fun, with less than a page of General Instructions. For info: Dennis 847-975-2075, www.WheelsRalleyTeam.com or our Facebook page.

Sat, May 14 in St. Charles,  IL

4200 E. Main Street, @ Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery, (On Hwy 64/North Ave. 2 Miles west of Rte 59. Across from Pheasant Run Resort & DuPage Airport). 2nd Saturday ea. month thru Oct. / 9am to 3pm. Our shows feature Live Music! No Entry Fees! Awards & Gifts! Great Food! Fun for All Ages! All cars, trucks, motorcycles, & car clubs welcome! FREE event for participants & spectators! More info: 630.443.4582

Sat, May 14 in Tinley Park,  IL

8451 W 183rd Place, @ Gateway Classic Car, 17th Annual Spring Fling Car Show, 9am-5pm, FREE, a charity show. Donations accepted day of show for Children’s Miracle Network. All proceeds donated to Chicago’s own Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, To become a vendor/sponsor, or to inquire about the show, please contact us at (618)589-9952, or visit our webpage at http://GatewayClassicCars.com/spring-fling-2016-ad

Sat, May 14 in Wilmington,  IL

Winchester Green Shopping Center (S. side of town on Water St./Route 102), Wilmington Rotary Club's 2016 Car Show, 3-7 pm, raindate following Sun., $10 entry fee, free public parking & walk-thru viewing, souvenir T-shirts, dash plaques & goodie bags for first 100 entries, trophies, split-the-pot-raffle, lots of door prizes, comp. 4x6 photo for car owners, all profits support charitable efforts. More info: Bruce at 815-476-6526 or wilm.ilrotarycarshow@gmail.com

Fri, May 20 in Hillside (start),  IL

Cruising Tour, Start 4545 Harrison St., Hillside Bowl at 5 am, Keepin it Cruising Tour 2016, Inviting all classic & muscle cars to cruise the Southern Lake Michigan Circle Tour. Cruising 3 days (Fri., Sat., Sun.) - 10 cities: Racine, WI, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Ludington, MI., Silver Lake, Muskegon, Michigan City, IN., Hammond, and Chicago. The SS Badger Car Ferry included. Poker Run & Cruise Night in Ludington. Sat. & Sun. cruise south on the beautiful scenic route back to the Chicagoland area stopping to enjoy the unique towns. More info: thisisthatccc@gmail.com or Fernando 773.766.8944.

Sun, May 22 in Bourbonnais,  IL

1400 Locke Drive, @ Bradley-Bourbonnais Chevrolet-Hyundai, 7th Annual Benefit Caleb's Prayer Foundation, reg. 9-11, trophies at 3 pm (more than 20 categories in this judged show). 100 dash plaques & goodie bags, 50/50 drawing, door prizes. More info: www.facebook.com/annualbenefitcarshow or 815-937-4831 or jmb1257@sbcglobal.net

Sun, May 22 in Orland Park,  IL

15300 South La Grange Rd., Registration: 9am-Noon, Awards 4pm, Hot Rods & Hot Wings & good old Rock N Roll. Bring out your Classic, Muscle, Antique, or Custom & join in on the fun. Free Posters signed by the Hooter poster girls.

Sun, May 22 in Ottawa,  IL

3215 E. 1969th Rd., Car Show For The KIDS! @ Skydive Chicago. Sponsored by The Auto Inspector, 10am-4pm. $10 per car. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics, Rat Rods, Imports & Motorcycles Welcome! Proceeds benefit Starved Rock Regional Center for Therapy & Child Development. Food, magic show, games raffles, crafters, vendors & SKYDIVING! Also music and live radio remote. More info: 815-326-5831 or TheAutoInspectorCarShow@gmail.com

Mon, May 30 in Batavia,  IL

500 N.Raddant Rd., Fast Eddie's Memorial Day Car Show. Over 60 Awards. 50/50. Buck-A-Car Payout. Delicious food available by Fast Eddie's Hot Dogs. $20 Registration 9am-Noon, Awards 3pm. Info at: www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

Sat, Jun 11 in Lombard,  IL

1000 Rohlwing Rd @ Brauerhouse, Hardcore Hearse Club 3rd Annual Hearse Show, SAT & SUN, begins at 2 pm, features all types of vintage hearses, ambulances, flower cars & funeral limousines. Award categories: Svengoolies Choice, Funeral Antiques Choice, Best Hearse, Best Of Show, Brauerhouse Choice & more. Entertainment: Tv Horror Host Svengoolie; grotesque burlesque & fire breathing by the Misfit Carnivale; bands incl. a Cure Tribute, a ramones Tribute, A Nine Inch Nails Tribute, Funeral Nation, Sinister Fate & Die Monster Die. Sponsors needed. More info: HearseChic@aol.com

Sat, Jun 11 in St. Chalres,  IL

4200 E. Main Street, @ Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery, (On Hwy 64/North Ave. 2 Miles west of Rte 59. Across from Pheasant Run Resort & DuPage Airport). 2nd Saturday ea. month thru Oct. / 9am to 3pm. Our shows feature Live Music! No Entry Fees! Awards & Gifts! Great Food! Fun for All Ages! All cars, trucks, motorcycles, & car clubs welcome! FREE event for participants & spectators! More info: 630.443.4582

Sun, Jun 12 in Hoffman Estates,  IL

2352 W. Higgins Rd., Greater Chicago Classic Chevy Charity Car Show, by Buona Beef & the Barrington Square Town Center Merchants, All makes & models welcome. Registration: 9am-12 noon. Awards at 2pm. Top 40 car awards.  $15 car registration.  Free to spectators, DJ music, 50/50 raffle, participant judging. Portions of proceeds to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More info: Joe at 847-712-4539 or Al at 815-347-1535

Sat, Jun 18 in Schaumburg (start),  IL

Starts @ Woodfield W. of Firestone Tire at light pole B2! Registration starts 6 pm with beginners school at 6:45. Cars leave at approx. 7 pm. Rallye costs $10 ea vehicle. 8 Simple Rules is an easy gimmick rallye that is a fun rallye for beginners to run. It is based on only 8 rallye rules. Designed for high energy fun, with two pages of General Instructions. For info: Dennis 847-975-2075, www.WheelsRalleyTeam.com or our Facebook page.

Sun, Jun 19 in Orland Park,  IL

8801 W. 143rd St., @ Riviera Country Club, 6th Annual Car Show, 11 am - 2 pm. All makes & models welcome. Live DJ, food, vendors, prizes & more! Entry fee for each vehicle is $10 & $12 at the door. All proceeds go to United-4 A Cure, which funds cancer research. To register or for more info: 708-349-110 & ask for a manager or email shane@rivierabanquets.com

Sat, Jun 25 in Aurora,  IL

4030 Fox Valley Center Dr., Near Hopvine Brewing, The Chicagoland Chapter of the GTOAA! All MUSCLE makes and models invited. Classic before 1990. Modern after 1989, 27 Popular Vote Trophies up for grabs! Best of Show. 2 Best in Class (Classic & Modern). 10 Runner-ups in each Class. Best Paint. Best Engine Bay. Best Interior. Best Wheels. 3 Special Choice Award Trophies to be presented. Net show proceeds & 50/50 raffle presented to WCG’s Charity – ‘Operation Support Our Troops’ Registration 9 am-11am voting from 11 to 1pm. Awards from 2:30 to 3:00 pm. Pre-registration @ $15 per car, ‘Day of’ reg. @ $20 per car. Live DJ 10 am - 3:00 pm. On location food by Hopvine Brewing. More info: gtoken2003@yahoo.com

Sat, Jul 02 in Bourbonnais,  IL

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

Mon, Jul 04 in Batavia,  IL

500 N.Raddant Rd., Fast Eddie's 4th of July Car Show.Over 60 Awards. 50/50. Buck-A-Car Payout. Delicious food available by Fast Eddie's Hot Dogs. $20 Registration 9am-Noon, Awards 3pm.
More info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

Sat, Jul 09 in St. Charles,  IL

4200 E. Main Street, @ Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery, (On Hwy 64/North Ave. 2 Miles west of Rte 59. Across from Pheasant Run Resort & DuPage Airport). 2nd Saturday ea. month thru Oct. / 9am to 3pm. Our shows feature Live Music! No Entry Fees! Awards & Gifts! Great Food! Fun for All Ages! All cars, trucks, motorcycles, & car clubs welcome! FREE event for participants & spectators! More info: 630.443.4582

Sun, Jul 10 in Highland Park,  IL

1333 Park Ave West, @ Highland Park Ford-Lincoln, Blue Oval Performance Car Club Show & Shine Car Show  raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & NW Indiana. Open to all collector car & special interest vehicles $10  donation (optional). Participants’ Choice (5) & Spectators’ Choice (5) trophies awarded. Free goodie bags & dash plaques for 1st 125 cars. 50/50 raffle. More info: Jerry Robbin,847-997-8624 or jerry@jerryrobbin.com

Sun, Jul 10 in Oak Lawn,  IL

5800 W. 95th St., @ Ed Napleton Honda, 9 am-5 pm. Car Show Extravaganza supporting Armed Forces Worldwide. Presented by Napleton Honda, USO Illinois & Showcase Classic Events. Car registration $15 pre, $20 day of, Entertainment: The Legendary Drifters, The Nostalgics, Ed Collins, Singer Extraordinaire. Featuring: Door Prizes, Beer Tent, Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe, TCBY of Oak Lawn. More info: Kevin, 708-430-0011

Sat, Jul 23 in Volo,  IL

27582 Volo Village Rd, @ Volo Auto Museum, Illinois Camaro Club - Volo All Camaro Car Show. Registration Includes: Goodie bags, dash plaques, 2 admissions to Volo Auto Museum (day of the show) & chance to win one of the many trophies awarded for Camaro’s of each generation in stock & modified classes.Pre-register for the “early bird" discount. Great show for the whole family!!! Food avail. onsite, music provided by local DJ, 50/50 raffle and many other raffle prizes & auctions. Money raised goes to 3 charities: Maddie’s Mitten March, Honor Flight Chicago, & Home of the Sparrow. Sponsored by Ray Chevrolet & Volo Auto Museum. Visit http://www.illinoiscamaroclub.com for info & reg. forms.

Sat, Jul 30 in Cary,  IL

500 First St., Cary Methodist Church Car Show, Antique cars, Show cars, Electric cars, 10am-Noon register (Viewers Choice Award), Noon - 2 pm Car viewing, Noon free lunch, 1-2 pm, fun & games, bag toss, volleyball, 2-2:15 car judging, award (bag toss sets). More info: Bob Baker 847-525-5348.

Sat, Aug 13 in St. Charles,  IL

4200 E. Main Street, @ Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery, (On Hwy 64/North Ave. 2 Miles west of Rte 59. Across from Pheasant Run Resort & DuPage Airport). 2nd Saturday ea. month thru Oct. / 9am to 3pm. Our shows feature Live Music! No Entry Fees! Awards & Gifts! Great Food! Fun for All Ages! All cars, trucks, motorcycles, & car clubs welcome! FREE event for participants & spectators! More info: 630.443.4582

Sat, Aug 13 in Wilmington,  IL

Winchester Green Shopping Center (S. side of town on Water St./Route 102), Wilmington Rotary Club's 2016 Car Show, 3-7 pm, raindate following Sun., $10 entry fee, free public parking & walk-thru viewing, souvenir T-shirts, dash plaques & goodie bags for first 100 entries, trophies, split-the-pot-raffle, lots of door prizes, comp. 4x6 photo for car owners, all profits support charitable efforts. More info: Bruce at 815-476-6526 or wilm.ilrotarycarshow@gmail.com

Sat, Aug 20 in Dekalb,  IL

630 Enterprise Ave, off Pleasant St. and Peace Rd. (Across from Airport) @ The Parts Place Inc, 5th annual, 9am-2pm, Registration 9-11:30, Awards @ 1:30 (Trophies) Free Registration! Voucher for a beef frank, beverage & chips with registered car! Music by: Carousel Sound Company, Last year we had over 200 vehicles! More info: shane@thepartsplaceinc.com

Sun, Aug 28 in Crystal Lake,  IL

5220 Northwest Highway, Strut your Stuff Corvette & Chevrolet Car Show, Registration (pre: $20 + $5 ea. add'l event. After 7/31, $25 + $5 ea. add'l event) opens 8 am, show 10 am - 3 pm, Corvette Corral Only - $5 day of. Award Categories Best In Show–Dealer Choice Award, Charity Choice Awards, Corvette Concours, People’s Choice Corvette, Participants Choice Corvette, Loudest Exhaust, People’s Choice Chevrolet–non-corvette, Strut Your Stuff Car Show Sponsor Awards, Corvette Corral. More info: www.sunburstcorvetteclub.com

Sat, Oct 08 in St. Charles,  IL

4200 E. Main Street, @ Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery, (On Hwy 64/North Ave. 2 Miles west of Rte 59. Across from Pheasant Run Resort & DuPage Airport). 2nd Saturday ea. month thru Oct. / 9am to 3pm. Our shows feature Live Music! No Entry Fees! Awards & Gifts! Great Food! Fun for All Ages! All cars, trucks, motorcycles, & car clubs welcome! FREE event for participants & spectators! More info: 630.443.4582

Sun, Oct 09 in Addison,  IL

550 N Shriners Dr, At Medinah Shrine Center, Medinah Shriners 9th annual car show. 8AM-3PM, pre reg $15, at show $20. Spectators free. Pancake breakfast from 8AM-Noon $6 adults, $3 children. Food & beverage available all day. Please leave coolers at home. Participant voting ;3-D Sound DJ. Scott 630-889-1400



Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week

Mondays

Hoffman Estates, IL

2352 W Higgins Rd, @ Barrington Square Town Center on North side of street. Starting the 1st Monday in May though end of Sept., 6pm til 9pm, DJ, food discounts. More Info: Ralph (847) 921-7566

Melrose Park, IL

8327 W. North Ave.,@ McDonald's, from 6pm-?, Mid-May through October (Weather permitting). 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 In. Hope to see you there! Contact email: SkipsTribute@gmail.com

Tuesdays

Batavia, IL

500 N. Raddant Rd. @ Fast Eddie's Lunch Time Cruise-In, 11am-2:30pm. Starting May 3. Delicious food available by Fast Eddie's Hot Dogs. More info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753.

Wauconda, IL

Main Street, entrance is at Route 176 and West Mill St., June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20. 5-9 pm, All cars/bikes welcome. Discounts at local establishments. DJ. Raffles.More info: Alise Homola -  ahomola@wauconda-il.gov – 847-526-9600 x112

Wednesdays

Joliet, IL

124 Stone City Dr, Corner or Laraway and RTE 53, @ Stone City VFW, Cruising for the Vets, May-Sept, 6pm - 9pm, $1.50 draft beers, DJ, Food with car hop servers, 50/50 raffles benefiting VFW organizations, All bikes, cars and trucks welcome. More info: tonymo58@yahoo.com

Thursdays

Wood Dale, IL

155 W Irving Park Road, @ Wood Dale Bowl, starring 50's DJ Tony. Starts May 19th at 6pm (goes til end of August). More info: 630-766-6800 or wooddalebowl@aol.com

Fridays

Saturdays

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