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Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Elgin, IL

Elgin Car Show

1045 E Chicago St., Ford Hopkins, 4th Annual All Makes/Model Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show which is being hosted by Hopkins Ford 9am to 3pm, Operation Support Our Troops, Our rain date for the show is September 28th. Awards are be given out to Top 40, Best Of & Club Participation with raffles, food vendors, The Mad Turtle, music and lots more. More Info:

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Sat, Jul 27 in Peotone,  IL

2nd and Main St Downtown Peotone, 2nd Annual Peotone Car Show 9 am-6pm, Benefiting local charities, The 32nd show has a class for all cars including Power Wheels and homemade trophies. A $20 registration includes t-shirt, a dash plaque, goody bag, and door prize ticket. DJ, local eats and a 50/50. More Info: FB/peotonecarclub.

Sat, Jul 27 in St. Charles,  IL

July 23-27: Pheasant Run Resort, Annual International Convention of the Corvair Society of America, hosted by the Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts chapter of CORSA,  Will include concours d' elegance, rally, autocross, economy run and more. Visit for details.

Sat, Jul 27 in St. Charles, 

4051 E. Main Street Pheasant Run Resort, Corvair Car Display 9AM-2PM, More Info:

Sun, Jul 28 in Crestwood,  IL

4901 Cal Sag Road At The Office Sports Bar and Grill, Park N Bark 12pm-4pm, The Moon Dog Farm, Park N Bark is a car and motorcycle show that raises funds to help homeless animals in our community. All money we raise for this event will directly benefit organizations that help care for and find More Info: 7086385358

Sun, Jul 28 in Sycamore,  IL

Entrance at Main and Elm Street Sycamore IL 2019 Veto Police Car Show at Turning Back Time Car Show, 8am - 4pm, Amber, Join us as we welcome back the Police Car Owners of America with our Police Car section of the Annual Turning Back Time Car Show for current in service vehicles as well as retired cruisers! More Info: 8158959755

Sat, Aug 03 in Hines,  IL

5000 S. 5th Ave., Edwards Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Building 240. Fourth annual BBQ for our Veterans Car Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,  Owners who bring their vintage, muscle or collector car eat free. For details about the show and barbecue, email or visit

Sat, Aug 03 in Schaumburg,  IL

Fuddruckers, 436 E. Golf Road. UPS for Downs Charity Car Show--Schaumburg. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Benefits United Parent Support for Down Syndrome (UPS for DownS). $20 to register car, spectators free. Participant voting with trophies awarded for stock, modified, future classic (1985 and newer) and more. Music, raffles and 50/50 split the pot. For info, Jeff Parcell,, or Marylynn Cassata,

Sun, Aug 04 in Milwaukee,  WI

Veterans Park, Milwaukee’s lakefront. 2019 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance celebrating its 15th year of assembling the finest and most historically significant cars from across the country at Milwaukee’s picturesque lakefront. Most importantly, since its inception, this event has raised more than $350,000 for local charities that improve the lives of children and families. Celebrating the 15th anniversary with the return of some of our Best of Show winners. In addition, also adding pizazz with a feature from the Roaring ‘20s as well as Porsche. 2 cars with Wisconsin history – a 1923 Kissel Gold Bug and a 1910 Badger touring car – will be competing for judges’ attention and awards. More info about these cars: HERE.   Four “lone survivors” also will be on the show field including a Marmon, Rolls-Royce, Graham-Paige and Amilcar. Details HERE.  A Lincoln limo with ties to Al Capone will be shown. Details HERE: The event features two car shows in one setting. In addition to the judged Milwaukee Concours, a casual car show called the Show & Glow Paddock brings out everything from hot rods to muscle cars, from exotics to American iron, and motorcycles to trucks. The crew of My Classic Car with Dennis Gage on hand to capture the excitement and share it with a much larger audience via television and social media following the event. Details about Gage HERE.  A motor tour will depart Veterans Park on Saturday  at approx. 9:30 am to Washington County for lunch. Many cars entered in Sunday’s concours on the tour with vehicles participating in the Show & Glow Paddock. Spectators are welcome to departure.  An evening of camaraderie, food and beverages is open to all on Saturday, Aug. 3. The Style & Speed Social at the Milwaukee Club also includes a silent auction. More details.HERE.  Learn more at Buy tickets in advance to avoid lines. Tickets online HERE  More Info: Beverly Jurkowski 414-232-4869

Sat, Aug 10 in Bartlett,  IL

102 N. Eastern Ave 4th Annual North Ave Car Show at Bartlett Summer Festival, 9AM-3PM, Ignite the Courage, All cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome.3 blocks long. 27 Unique custom trophies. Live Music by The Belvederes 12 PM - 2 PM. $6 All u can eat breakfast. Pre register by 8/6 $20. Day of Show: $25 More Info: 2243854572,

Sat, Aug 10 in Orland Park,  IL

48 Orland Square Drive, BankFinancial Classic Car Show 10AM-2PM, Car registration is FREE, we do ask if you can please being an unopened, non-perishable food item to donate to the Orland Park Township Food Pantry. Kid's Area, Food, Prizes & Awards! More Info: 630-242-7604

Sat, Aug 17 in Palos Hills,  IL

9000 W. College Pkwy., Moraine Valley Community College Third Annual Car Show, 5-8 p.m., Lot opens at 3 p.m. Cars must be parked by 6 p.m. to be judged; awards announced at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $20 before Aug. 1; $25 day-of-event. All proceeds support Automotive Technology Program students; Automotive Technology Open House is 4-6 p.m. All makes and models welcome; 36 trophies will be distributed in several categories, including stock and modified.  Raffles, split-the-pots, music, food trucks “Drive-in” movie at 8 p.m., “American Graffiti.” Register at:

Sat, Aug 17 in Skokie,  IL

8148 N. Karlov, Saint Lamberts Parking lot (enter off Karlov), Bratfest 2 pm - 10, Saint Lamberts Parish, Great Food, Great Music and Entertainment. Dedicated kidzone with waterslide, Obstacle course and jump zone. No registration charge for cars.  More Info: 8478774981

Sat, Aug 31 in Joliet,  IL

1503 Clement Street, Croatian Cultural Club, Annual Orphan Car Show 10am-3pm, sponsored by the Illinois Valley Olds Club from 10am to 3pm. Open to all makes which have ceased production. Food and beverage available. Pre registration $12, day of show $15 More Info:

Sun, Sep 01 in Maple Park,  IL

Main Street Maple Park Car Show 8AM-3PM, Maple Park Fun Fest, ALL WHEELS SHOW, Show Car Entry Pre-Registration Fee is $10 before September 1st or $15.00 At Entrance. Spectators Free! Rain or Shine. More Info: or

Sat, Sep 07 in Joliet,  IL

1401 N. Larkin ave.,  BankFinancial Classic Car Show 2PM-5PM, Car Registration is FREE! There will be fun for the whole family, prizes & best car awards, and music by DJ Lori. More Info: 630-242-7604 or

Sun, Sep 08 in Bourbonnais,  IL

1560 Career Center Road, American Lutheran Church Car Show and Rally Day, 9am - 3pm, Join us for our annual Car show and Rally Day! $15 Registration Fee; Dash plaques to first 100 vehicles. Food and beverage available, Raffle items and Awards too! Rain date: September 22, 2019 More Info:

Sun, Sep 08 in Chicago,  IL

3800 - 3927 W. Ogden Ave. (Hamlin), Chicago's Historic Route 66, 12pm - 5pm, CHICAGO'S CLASSIC CAR SHOW, You are invited to year 9 of Chicago’s Historic Route 66 Classic Car Show this is Chicago's only Classic car show on Historic Route 66, "The Mother Road". Free Public Admission, Great Food and Fun. More Info: 773-592-4718 or

Sun, Sep 08 in Deerfield,  IL

450 Kipling Place, (Deerfield Road and Kipling Place) Deerfield Historic Village, Deerfield Area Historical Society's Car Show and Fall Festival 12PM-4PM. This free event features activities, food, and historic building tours. The car show is a showcase for vehicles, not a competition. Info: email Mike Cramer, or more Info: 847-948-0680 or

Sun, Sep 08 in Palatine,  IL

1200 West Algonquin Road, @ Harper College, 33rd Annual Chicago British Car Festival 9AM-3PM, Shelter Inc. (Child Services), You are invited to the 33rd annual Chicago British Car Festival, Sunday Sept 8, 2019 at Harper College in Palatine Illinois from 9:00am to 3:00pm. More Info: 630-445-3124

Fri, Sep 13 in St. Charles,  IL

4200 E Main St (Rt 64 across from Pheasant Run Resort) Classics & Custom Auto, The Classic Car Show 5PM-8PM and 10AM-4PM, Join us on for a free and fun-filled car show! So big that we need 2 days! No charge for entry. Classic/vintage cars & trucks, hot rods, street rods, late model, customs, motorcycles, and more are inv More Info: 630-443-4582 or

Sat, Sep 14 in Elgin,  IL

1045 E Chicago St., Ford Hopkins, 4th Annual All Makes/Model Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show which is being hosted by Hopkins Ford 9am to 3pm, Operation Support Our Troops, Our rain date for the show is September 28th. Awards are be given out to Top 40, Best Of & Club Participation with raffles, food vendors, The Mad Turtle, music and lots more. More Info:

Sun, Sep 15 in Glenview,  IL

1200 N. Milwaukee Ave, Abt Electronics, Cruisin' For Awareness Charity Car Show & R/C Car Event 12PM-4PM, For Autistic Kids Foundation, Features a judged car show, food, music, raffles, and a large professional Radio Control car race. All proceeds will benefit the For Autistic Kids Foundation. $20 Entry fee per vehicle entered. More Info:

Sat, Sep 21 in Glenview,  IL

99 Waukegan Road Glenview Bank Trust & Mariano's Parking Lot, Coffee, Classics and Contacts 9AM-11AM, Center of Concern, Fun, Free Event for the whole family - Register your car today! More Info: 8472428009,

Sat, Sep 21 in Glenview,  IL

99 Waukegan Road, Glenview Bank Trust & Mariano's Parking Lot. Coffee, Classics & Connections 9AM-11AM, Older Adult Services, Homeless, Free, interactive family friendly event, peruse 70+ classic cars, free light breakfast, contests, prizes, entertainment. Click here to register your car and event information More Info: 847-242-8009  or

Sat, Oct 05 in Westmont,  IL

1 W Quincy, Westmont Train Station, Oktoberfest Car Show 12noon-6pm, Westmont Lions Foundation for Diabetes, Westmont Lions Club is having its annual Oktoberfest on October 4th-5th with the Car Show, Craft Fair and 5k for Diabetes on October 5th. Live music, food, and additional festivities for Diabetes. More Info: to register click here.

Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week


Hillside, IL

4950 Washington Blvd (Hillside & Washington Ave.) Hillside Commons, Summer Nights at Free Concerts, 5 PM, Delicious Food, Wine and Cold Beer for Purchase. More Info: Tony, 708-202-4357

McHenry, IL

Green Street Cruise Night, Downtown McHenry (behind Green Street Cafe), 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hosted by Letizia Financial Group. Themes:  July 6: Pre-WWII, July 20: Orphan Makes, August 24: Motorcycles, Model T and Model A. Registration is free. Nostalgic music will accompany timeless makes in the 179-year-old town situated on the Fox River. Upon registering, participants are automatically entered into Letizia Financial Group’s raffle. Visit for more info.

Morris, IL

47 E. Washington St., Morris Cruise Night, Second Monday of the month, June 13 to October 10.  Entering its 14th season, the Morris Cruise Night is one of the largest charitbale events in the Grundy County area, according to organizers. The monthly meet up draws hundreds of classic cars and thousands of spectators. Donations welcome, door prizes available. for more info

New Lenox, IL

101 Veterans Parkway New Lenox Village Commons, Cruise the Commons 5PM-9PM, Tuesday, August 27 (5:00-9:00 p.m.), featuring music by Electric Avenue Admission is free for all ages, and concessions will be available. More Info: 8154626400

Salem, WI

9251 Antioch Road/Rt. 83, 3 mi. N. of IL border. at the Sandlots of Salem, 6-9 pm. Enjoy music, half price pizza cruiser meal discounts, dash plaques, a top vehicle award and fundraising for Pitter Patter Animal Rescue, Inc. Visit


1110 Perimeter Dr Hooters, Hooters Cup Series XIX Car & Bike Show 9am-3pm, Hooters, 1110 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173 Registration: 9 am-Noon, Awards 3pm, Hot Rods & Hot Wings and good old Rock N Roll. Free Posters signed by the Hooter poster girls. $25.00 Entry Fee More Info:

Skokie, IL

4999 Old Orchard Center, Old Orchard Cruise Night, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Themes include: July 6: Red, White and Blue Night, July 27: British/Foreign Night. August 10: Hot Rod/Custom Night. Registration is free. for more info. Events at Westfield Old Orchard Mall will be free. Monday Night Car Shows, a 501(c)(3) organization,collects donations to build a scholarship fund for students looking to pursue programs focused in improving automotive skills. This event is alcohol-free.

Tinley Park, IL

Oak Park Ave & 171st St, Downtown Tinley Cruise Nights 5 to 9 p.m., More Info:


Glendale Heights, IL

305 East Army Trail Road, Summer Knights Cruise Nights at Buona Beef in Glendale Heights 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 630-539-2333 or for more info

South Barrington, IL

67 E. Algonquin Rd, Willow Creek Community Church, Cruise Nights at Willow Creek 5:00PM - 8:00PM, Hosted by the CARS Ministry of Willow Creek Church, 5 Tuesdays, May 21, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10. Free event open to vintage, classic, custom, muscle and antique cars and trucks. Food and music will be provided.


Bloomingdale, IL

152 Stratford Square Mall, Daily Herald Cruise Nights, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Every third Wednesday of the month. Family-friendly event with balloon sculptor, face painting and classic car commentary. for more info and photos from previous events

Cary Grove, IL

Main St. & Jandus Rd. off of Route 14, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Notable themes: June 24: Import and Sport Car Night, July 1: Street Rod, Hot Rod and Custom Car Night, August 5:  ‘50s, ‘60s and '70s Muscle Car Night. for more info

Lake Zurich, IL

200 S. Rand Road, at Paulus Park, First Wednesday of the month  6 to 9 p.m. May through August (September, October to be determined). For info, visit

Libertyville, IL

Downtown Libertyville, Car Fun on 21, 6-9 pm, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept. 18. Live Music, food from Oscar Lee's Barbeque. More info:  847-680-0336 or

Mt. Prospect, IL

55 E. Euclid Ave, at Randhurst Village, Daily Herald Cruise Nights with Matt Avery.  Best of show winner to be featured in Avery's weekly column in the newspaper. See details on Facebook at Daily Herald Cruise Nights.

Mundelein, IL

Seymour Avenue and Park Street. Second Wednesday of the month, Park on Park, May 8 through Sept. 11, 5-9 p.m.,  This cruise night specializes in pre-1977 vehicles only (NO exceptions). For details, visit

Naperville, IL

796 Royal Saint George, Braconi's Restaurant & Pizzeria, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Notable themes will incllude: June 24: Mopar Night, August 12: Cadillac/Elvis Night, August 19: Emergency Vehicles. for more info


Frankfort, IL

Intersection of Kansas and Oak, Downtown Frankfort,Frankfort Car Club Cruise Night, Themed cruise night running every Thursday night through September 17, or contact Larry Loven (708)519-0115 for more info

Geneva, IL

Fourth & James St., behind the Kane County Courthouse, Geneva Classic Car Shows, July and August From 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

Hardwood Heights/Chicago, IL

Harlem/Foster shopping center, behind Bakers Square, City Wide Classics cruise night 6-9 pm, weather permitting, Music /giveaways. Hungry? Try Bakers Square- China buffet . Need car parts? Visit O'Reillys.

LaGrange, IL

1511 W. 55th Street, (55th Street and Willow Springs Rd.) The Highland Queen Drive-In, 5PM-9PM, Come enjoy some ice cream, hot dogs, tropical sno, burgers and more while sharing your car with our awesome customers. Free entry, come and go as you wish. Every 3rd Thursday - May through Sept.

Winthrop Harbor, IL

1275 Sheridan Road, Mis Shift Car Club - Harbor Plaza Cruise Night. Beginning June 7, 5 pm until ? Food, music, ice cream! Music and Droopy's Gryos food specials for cruise cars. More info: or 224-627-1068


Downers Grove, IL

933A Curtiss Street (Main and Curtiss) Downtown Downers Grove, Summer Nights Classic Car Show 6pm-9pm, Live entertainment from 7-9 pm at the Main Street Train Station. More Info: or flier

Homewood, IL

1833 South Halsted Street, Cruise Night Homewood Chevrolet, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Every Friday thru August 28, Free barbeque for drivers, trophies for best car, live music. for more information

Richmond, IL

11015 U.S. 12,  Richmond Dog and Suds Cruise Night, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for more info

Rolling Meadows, IL

2401 Kirchoff Road, Meadows Christian Fellowship Church,  5-8 p.m., May 31 through September. For details, visit or MeadowsCruiseNights Facebook page.

Roselle, IL

344 E. Maple Ave., 13th annual Roselle American Legion cruise nights,  May 31 to Sept. 27. 6-9 p.m. For information and list of live bands, visit

Wheaton, IL

Downtown between Liberty and Willow streets, Vintage Rides, 6 to 9 pmge Rides, May 24 to Aug. 23. Different theme each week. For information, visit


Chicago, IL

1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Soldier Field south parking lot, Rise & Drive, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., July 12th, August 2nd, September 20th, October 18th, The second year of Rise & Drive features supercars, exotics, muscle cars and collectors, as well as free coffee and available food trucks. for more info

Crete, IL

1329 Commerce Drive, Caffeine and Chrome - Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Caffeine and Chrome: Presented by Grundy Insurance! So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides! No Admission fee and everyone is welcome! No cruiser? No sweat bring the daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+ classic & exotics. Every last Saturday of the month, 9 AM - 12 PM. Now accepting vendors. More info:

Lombard, IL

Near St. Charles and Main streets, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through August 29, Live music complement classic cars at this family-friendly cruise night that is in its 17th year. Upcoming musical acts include a Johnny Cash cover band (July 11), Beatles cover band American English (July 25) and original acts such as Big Dog Mercer and 7th Heaven. for more info

Mt. Prospect, IL

Southeast Metra lot at Route 83 and Northwest Highway,  Bluesmobile Cruise Nights,  3-9 p.m. May 18 through Sept. 28. Sponsored by Mt Prospect Lions Club. For details, visit

Wheeling, IL

120 S. Elmhurst Road, one block south of Dundee Road, Skippers Restaurant (originally Dog N Suds) is bringing back the original Skippers Car Cruise. Starting Saturday, May 4, and running from 4-9 p.m. every Saturday until the end of October, weather permitting. There will be cruise-in food specials and every cruiser will receive one free fountain pop


Schaumburg IL

Meets at Culver's on Wise Road in Schaumburg, Old Timers Cruise Night, every Sunday. The only year-round cruise night.  April through October, starting at 4 p.m. outdoors; November until March, group meets indoors starting at 3:30 p.m. Door prizes. More info:

Villa Park IL

290 W. Roosevelt Rd., Sonic Drive-In, Vila Oaks Shopping Center. Sunday night June through October, 4:00pm till dusk (or later).  Cruise on down meet up with old friends, make new friends, talk cars, kick tires.  SUMMERCARSHOW.ORG