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Sunday, June 09, 2019 in Gurnee, IL

Gurnee Car Show

7225 Grand Ave., 3rd annual Chiwaukee Border Chapter All Buick Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Anthony Buick GMC, $15 registration fee. Peer judging, music, food for purchase. 15 classes. First 100 vehicles receive dash plaque. For info Kevin Kauppi at kevinkauppi13@aol.com

Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Libertyville, IL

Libertyville Car Show

1001 S. Milwaukee Ave., 19th annual Corvette, Chevy and Street Rod Father's Day Charity Car Show, sponsored by the North Shore Corvette Club and Libertyville Chevrolet. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., rain or shine,  Additional makes of cars can be entered in special interest or all other vehicle classes. Veterans will be recognized and proceeds will benefit the Lake County Honor Flight for Veterans. Food drive held to benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. Registration form is available at www.northshorecorvetteclub.org. On-site registration open 6:30 to 10 a.m. Food, vendors, DJ, goody bags, dash plaques, door prizes. Email carshow@northshorecorvetteclub.org or (847) 431-6128

Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Elgin IL, IL

Elgin IL 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: www.stallionsgate.com

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

Sun, May 26 in Sandwich,  IL

1401 Suydam Rd., @ Sandwich Fair Grounds, 48th ANNUAL AUTO SHOW and SWAP MEET, Sponsored by Silver Springs Chapter of Illinois Region AACA. AM to 3PM. Breakfast and Lunch on grounds. Breakfast served by local 4H club. General Admission - $5, UNDER 12 FREE. Show Cars $15 (Includes Admission for 2 – (Dash Plaque and Plate), Swap Spaces - $25, Car Corral (cars for sale)- $20, Cars for Sale in Show Area, $30. More Info: rmation Contact Al Matison 815-414-1239 or Rick Shaw 815-405-3656 or mighty1924@gmail.com

Mon, May 27 in Batavia,  IL

500 N. Raddant Rd., Memorial Day Classic Car Show. Top 60 Trophies. Participant Vote. Open to American Made Vehicles at least 25 years old. 50/50 . Buck-A-Car Payout. Delicious food available from Fast Eddie's Chicago Style - Hot Dogs, Polish, Beef Sandwiches, Meatball Sandwiches, Tamales, Beverages and More. Coffee and Donuts available in the morning. $20 Registration 9am-Noon, Awards 3pm. Info at www.oldgoldcruisers.com or 630-567-2753

Sat, Jun 01 in Glen Ellyn,  IL

557 Geneva Road (use driveway just west of Stacy's Tavern Museum, just west of St. Charles Road and N. Main Street).6th annual Glen Ellyn Vintage Auto Fest, Stacy's Tavern Museum & Glen Ellyn History Center. 10 a.m.-- 3 p.m. $10 in advance with check or money order payable to the Glen Ellyn Historical Society; $15 at the gate, Registrants will vote on Best of Show awards to be given at 2:45 p.m. For more info: Karen Hall, executive director, Glen Ellyn Historical Society, (630) 469-1867 or director@gehs.org, or Jim Manak, secretary, Packards of Chicagoland, lelp@xnet.com, (630) 858-6092.

Sun, Jun 09 in Chicago,  IL

2500 W. Bradley, Third Annual Cars & Cops Car Show, presented by Collectors’ Car Garage – Chicago. All makes, models and years are welcome - everything from American Classics to Hot Rods, Tuners and Modern Exotics will be judged by seasoned collectors and knowledgeable celebrity judges. Trophies awarded to each class winner. The entry fee donated to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation for fallen officers and to help support the purchase of  bullet proof vests. No charge for spectators and their families but donations are welcomed and appreciated. To register your car go to: cpdmemorial.org/carshow  For more info: info@ccgchicago.com  

Sun, Jun 09 in Gurnee,  IL

7225 Grand Ave., 3rd annual Chiwaukee Border Chapter All Buick Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Anthony Buick GMC, $15 registration fee. Peer judging, music, food for purchase. 15 classes. First 100 vehicles receive dash plaque. For info Kevin Kauppi at kevinkauppi13@aol.com

Sat, Jun 15 in Elk Grove Village,  IL

500 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Rotary Fest Car Show, front parking lot at Elk Grove High School,  3-7:30 p.m. Judging at 5 p.m. Trophies, music, carnival, food, fireworks 9:30 p.m. weather permitting. No show cars before 2 p.m. Entry fee: $20. All makes and models welcome. Proceeds go to Meade Food Pantry. Bathrooms on show lot this year. For info Thoseguys2017@hotmail.com.

Sat, Jun 15 in Lincolnshire,  IL

600 Barclay Road, Blackdog Speed Shop's Cruise-In for St. Jude's, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Silent auction, shop tours, 50/50 raffle, food and fun. A small donation to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital requested for participation. For info amy@blackdogspeedshop.com.

Sun, Jun 16 in Libertyville,  IL

1001 S. Milwaukee Ave., 19th annual Corvette, Chevy and Street Rod Father's Day Charity Car Show, sponsored by the North Shore Corvette Club and Libertyville Chevrolet. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., rain or shine,  Additional makes of cars can be entered in special interest or all other vehicle classes. Veterans will be recognized and proceeds will benefit the Lake County Honor Flight for Veterans. Food drive held to benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. Registration form is available at www.northshorecorvetteclub.org. On-site registration open 6:30 to 10 a.m. Food, vendors, DJ, goody bags, dash plaques, door prizes. Email carshow@northshorecorvetteclub.org or (847) 431-6128

Sun, Jun 23 in St. Charles,  IL

Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 Main St. Bugfest, Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association car show. Gates open at 9 a.m., Registration, $15, ends at noon. Lawn parking for all show cars. Swap spaces available. For details, visit nivaclub.org.

Sun, Jun 23 in Yorkville,  IL

Kendall County Fairgrounds, Route 71 west of Route 47, Gears & Ears 42 car show and swap meet,  About 650 cars in 2018. Gates open at 7 a.m., registration 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spectators: $5 at the gate, children under 16 free. Active veterans admitted free with military ID.Pre-entry fee of $20 admits one vehicle, two adults and all children under 18. Only pre-entry guarantees T-shirt and dash plaque. Gate entry fee of $25 admits one vehicle, two adults and all children under 18. All participants receive free corn and pop, goody bags, door prizes (while supplies last), participation in all games, eligible for our famous handmade MSRA awards. Split-the-pot raffle to benefit Special Bikes 4 Special Kids.  For details, visit www.gearsandears.com or Wayne at (773) 775-4696.

Sat, Jul 13 in Harvard, IL,  IL

Ayer Street, Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show 2PM-5PM, First 24 participants receive a Dash Plaque. Goodie bags to first 20 to check in the day of the show. Raffle for FREE Track Day at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. Brews, food, live music, kids activities More Info: 708-641-0074 lynne ynnellynserra@att.net or www.cityofharvard.org

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 www.corvair.org for details.

Sat, Aug 03 in Heins,  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 horizgrp@aol.com or visit www.emsroaddocsil.com.

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, jpproddj@wowway.com, or Marylynn Cassata, marylynn624@yahoo.com.

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: morainevalley.edu/carshow.

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: mapleparkcarshow@yahoo.com or www.mapleparkfunfest.com

Sun, Sep 08 in Palatine,  IL

1200 West Algonquin Road, @ Harper College, 33rd Annual Chicago British Car Festival 9AM-3PM, Shelter Inc. (Child Services) www.shelter-inc.org, 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 ecklich29@gmail.com www.britishcarunion.com

Sat, Sep 14 in Elgin IL,  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: www.stallionsgate.com

Sun, Sep 15 in Glenview, IL,  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: https://www.abt.com/help/events/cruisin-for-awareness



Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week

Mondays

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 www.summernightsinhillside.com

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 http://www.letiziafinancial.com/ 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. http://www.morriscruisenight.com/map.html for more info

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 BGVMotorsports.com

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. http://www.mondaynightcarshows.com/events/ 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.

Tuesdays

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 http://www.summerknightscc.com/ 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.

Wednesdays

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. http://events.dailyherald.com/daily-herald-cruise-nights/ 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. http://www.carygrovechamber.com/chamber-events 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 lakezurich.org.

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 www.mainstreetlibertyville.org

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 www.parkonpark.com.

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. http://braconis.com/ for more info

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Thursdays

Frankfort, IL


Intersection of Kansas and Oak, Downtown Frankfort,Frankfort Car Club Cruise Night, Themed cruise night running every Thursday night through September 17, http://www.frankfortcarclub.org/events.htm 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

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: fixrguy@gmail.com or 224-627-1068

Fridays

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: info@downtowndg.org or flier  https://www.downtowndg.org

Homewood, IL

1833 South Halsted Street, Cruise Night Homewood Chevrolet, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Every Friday May 1 to August 28, Free barbeque for drivers, trophies for best car, live music. http://www.southsidecruisers.com/home.html for more information.

Richmond, IL

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

Rolling Meadows, IL

2401 Kirchoff Road, Meadows Christian Fellowship Church,  5-8 p.m., May 31 through September. For details, visit www.meadowsfamily.org 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 cruiseroselle.com.

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 downtownwheaton.com

Saturdays

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.http://www.rise-and-drive.com 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: GatewayClassicCars.com

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.  http://www.villageoflombard.org/629/Cruise-Nights 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 www.mplions.org.

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

Sunday

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: hpolakow47@att.net.

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