Car show calendar

Posted5/24/2019 10:01 AM

Shows, events

Sunday, May 26: Eighth annual Chicagoland All Wheel Show -- East, Sweet Baby Ray's restaurant, 800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A portion of the entry fees/fundraising to benefit the Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois. Registration, 10 a.m.-noon, unless lot fills sooner. Awards at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy 20 classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles for judged and/or competitor voting. Online preregistration saves you $5 and is available through May 24. Enjoy 83 awards, with Top Car, Top Truck and Top Motorcycle receiving $100 cash each. Class winners advance to a Championship Invitational on Sept. 22. For info: or call (847) 235-6528.


Friday, May 31: Royal Melbourne Country Club's annual Clam Bake and Exotic Car Show, 5:30 p.m., 4700 Royal Melbourne Drive, Long Grove. Open to public. $35 adults, $18 children. Food, live music on the driving range. If you'd like to show your car or motorcycle, contact organizers on their Facebook page.

Saturday, June 1: Sixth 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, located at 557 Geneva Road (use driveway just west of Stacy's Tavern Museum, just west of St. Charles Road and N. Main Street. Registrants will vote on Best of Show awards to be given at 2:45 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Hall, executive director, Glen Ellyn Historical Society, (630) 469-1867 or, or Jim Manak, secretary, Packards of Chicagoland,, (630) 858-6092.

Saturday, June 1: Greater Chicago All American Soap Box Derby race, Frontenac Road at Diehl Road, Naperville. Boys and girls, ages 7-20, will compete in gravity-powered soap box derby cars. Stock, Superstock, and Masters divisions will be featured. Racing starts at 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Racers can contact organizers to borrow a car to race. Boys and girls who stop by with a parent or guardian can take a free test run in one of these cars. Contact Stan Iglehart, race director, Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association, at

Saturday, June 1: Frisbie Senior Center Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, 52 E. Northwest Hwy., Des Plaines, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Proceeds from the $15 vehicle registration fees, auction table items, food proceeds and 50/50 raffle benefit the senior center. Registration is until noon, unless lot fills sooner. For details, visit or call (847) 235-6528.

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Sunday, June 9: Third annual Chiwaukee Border Chapter All Buick Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Anthony Buick GMC, 7225 Grand Ave., Gurnee, $15 registration fee. First 100 vehicles receive dash plaque. Peer judging, music, food for purchase. 15 classes. For information, email Kevin Kauppi at

Saturday, June 15: Elk Grove Rotary Fest Car Show, front parking lot at Elk Grove High School, 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd., 3-7:30 p.m. Judging at 5 p.m. 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. Trophies, music, carnival, food, fireworks 9:30 p.m. weather permitting. For information, email

Saturday, June 15: Blackdog Speed Shop's Cruise-In for St. Jude's, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 600 Barclay Road, Lincolnshire. 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 information, email

Saturday, June 15: The Village at Victory Lakes Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, 1075 E. Victory Drive, Lindenhurst. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All $15 vehicle registration fees, food proceeds and 50/50 raffle will benefit the retirement community. Registration is until noon, unless the lot fills sooner. Enjoy music and food for purchase. For details, visit or call (847) 235-6528.


Sunday, June 16: 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, at dealership, 1001 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. 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. In addition, a food drive will be held to benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. Registration form is available at On-site registration open 6:30 to 10 a.m. Food, vendors, DJ, goody bags, dash plaques, door prizes. Email or call (847) 431-6128 for additional information.

Saturday, June 22: Ninth annual Elim Benefit Car Show at Scotts Garage, 13020 S. Central Ave., Palos Heights. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; lot opens at 8:30 a.m. Registration until May 31, $20; after, $25. Goody bags and dash plaques for first 150 entrants. Concessions, disc jockey, kid's zone. Benefits Elim Christian Services. For details, (708) 396-2082 or

Saturday, June 22: 19th annual Tom Peck Ford Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show at Tom Peck Ford, 13900 Automall Drive, Huntley. $10 entry fee per show vehicle. Registration 9-11 a.m. Awards at 2:30 p.m. Dash plaques and T-shirts to first 100 vehicles, and 40 awards in 12 classes, plus Top Vehicle, Tom Peck Ford's Choice Award, the Charity's Choice Award and a Club Participation Award. Enjoy food, DJ music and vendors. All entry fees, raffles and fundraising to benefit the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. For details, visit, or call (847) 235-6528.

Sunday June 23: Gears & Ears 42 car show and swap meet, Kendall County Fairgrounds, Route 71 west of Route 47, Yorkville. About 650 cars in 2018. 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. 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. For details, visit or call Wayne at (773) 775-4696.

Sunday, June 23: Bugfest, Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association car show. Gates open at 9 a.m., Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 Main St., St. Charles. Registration, $15, ends at noon. Lawn parking for all show cars. Swap spaces available. For details, visit

Sunday, June 23: Ninth annual Chicagoland All Wheel Show -- West, The Lodge on 64, 41W379 Route 64, Wasco. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A portion of entry fees/fundraising to benefit The Salvation Army, Tri-City Corps. Registration from 10 a.m.-noon. Awards at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy 20 classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles for judged and/or competitor voting. Online preregistration saves you $5 and is available through June 21. Enjoy 83 awards, with Top Car, Top Truck and Top Motorcycle receiving $100 cash each. Class winners advance to a Championship Invitational on Sept. 22. For details, visit or call (847) 235-6528.

Sunday, June 30: Second annual Clarendale of Algonquin Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, 2001 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All $15 vehicle registration fees, auction table items and food sales benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Rockford Regional Office. Registration is until noon unless the lot fills sooner. Enjoy music by the BGV Motorsports DJ, vendors, food and family activities. For show information, visit or call (847) 235-6528.

Saturday, July 13: Wings of Mercy Family Fun Day Car Show, Grayslake, 10 a.m. No admission fee for car show owners (for show only). Hosted at Campbell Airport, 22733 W. Townline Road. Fun Day, $10 adults, $5 under 12, admission includes hamburger or hot dog, chips and beverage, and access to the grounds. Benefits a nonprofit organization that provides free air transportation to distant medical centers for those in need. Trophies awarded Best in Class: Class 1, 1900-1949; Class 2, 1950-1958; Class 3, 1959-1969; Class 4, 1970-1989; Class 5, 1990-2020. Optional 8 a.m. 5K walk/run. Airplane, car and tractor shows. Helicopter/airplane rides. Police dog show, children's games and more. For information, email or call Cheryl, (847) 652-7117.

Sunday, July 14: The 8th annual Classic Car Show at Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St. Classic cars are featured on the front lawn and spill out onto Park Street. 10 a.m. -3 p.m. with trophies handed out at 3:30 p.m. The event and admission to the museum are free but donations are encouraged. All proceeds benefit the museum. Enjoy classic rock provided by a live band. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Co-sponsored by Chicagoland Thunderbird Club, with participation from other Ford and classic car clubs. For questions, contact coordinator Dennis Roxworthy at (847) 946-8725 or visit

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

Saturday, Aug. 3: UPS for Downs Charity Car Show, Schaumburg. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fuddruckers, 436 E. Golf Road. 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 information, email Jeff Parcell,, or Marylynn Cassata,

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

Saturday, Aug. 10: Fourth annual North Avenue Car Show, Bartlett. Three blocks adjacent to adjacent to Bartlett Park, 102 N. Eastern Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome. Registration, 8 a.m.-noon. Awards at 2:30 p.m. Register online at 27 custom-made trophies. Live music by the Belvederes, noon. $6 All U Can Eat Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Preregistration: $20 by Aug. 6. Day of show, $25. All proceeds go to Ignite the Courage, a nonprofit organization created by Bartlett firefighters to provide resources and inspiration for neighbors in need within the community.

Saturday, Aug. 24: Lake County Sheriff's inaugural Classic Car Show to Benefit Special Olympics, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Blackdog Speed Shop, 600 Barclay Road, Lincolnshire. Shop tours, food, 50/50 raffle, Lake County Sheriff K-9 demonstration. $20 registration donation. Preregistration guarantees a spot and commemorative T-shirt. For a registration form or additional information, email

Sunday, Aug. 25: The Geneva Concours d'Elegance in the downtown Geneva business district of historic Third Street, from State to South streets, and all environs 2nd to 5th streets. Features are STuTZ, fin-tailed cars, 100 years of the Bentley Auto Co., Allards and the 75th anniversary of the SCCA. Included in this display will be many other classics, exotics and race cars. Participants will be considered for the "Carl F. Benz" awards. Car club members, reserve your parking place soon. Open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Stores and restaurants will be open so there is something for all. Donations requested for LivingWell Cancer Resource Center. For information, visit or contact Patt Barrett at (630) 584-3107.

Saturday, Oct. 5: The Elburn Lions Club will host its annual Car Cruise & Steak Dinner. Cruise participants should be at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore St., by 2 p.m. to embark on a drive through the countryside for about 45 minutes. Participants will then visit a local engine rebuild shop, Auto Machine Inc., before returning to Elburn Lions Park where a rib-eye steak dinner with a salad bar and baked potato will be served. The dinner cost is $25 and a cash bar will be available. The deadline to register is Sept. 21. Call (630) 365-6315 or email For details, visit

Sunday, Oct. 6: The Elburn Lions will host the 26th annual All Wheels Show at Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St., Elburn. Registration open from 8 a.m.- noon. $20 per vehicle at the gate or $15 preregistration before Sept. 21. There are 31 classes, participant judging and more than 65 awards to be presented. Free chili will be available while supplies last. Food will be provided by the Elburn Leos Club and a cash bar will be available in the clubhouse. Carousel Sound will provide music. Call (630) 365-6315 or email For details, visit

Cruise nights

Antioch: Second and fourth Thursday of the month through Sept. 26 at Cuda's Bar & Grill, 27045 Grass Lake Road), 6-9 p.m. Presented by BGV Motorsports. Enjoy music, food specials, giveaways, dash plaques, a Top Vehicle Award and fundraising for Lake County Haven. For details,

Geneva: Thursdays in July and August, Classic Car Show, courthouse parking lot at Fourth and James streets, 6 to 8 p.m. Music and more. For information, visit

McHenry: Third Wednesday of month through Sept. 18, at Epic Deli, 2616 Schaid Court. 6-9 p.m. presented by BGV Motorsports. Enjoy music, food specials, dash plaques, a Top Vehicle Award and fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Visit

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

Libertyville: Car Fun on 21, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept, 18. Live music, food from Oscar Lee's Barbeque, downtown Libertyville. For information, call (847) 680-0336 or visit

Lombard: Saturdays, June 8-Aug. 24, Cruise Nights and Summer Concerts Series, 6-10 p.m. downtown behind Splash Park on Lincoln Avenue. Music, kids activities. For details, visit

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

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

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

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

Salem, Wisconsin: Second Monday of the month through Sept. 9, at The Sandlots of Salem, 9251 Antioch Road/Route 83 (three miles north of Illinois border). 6-9 p.m. Enjoy music, half price pizza, cruiser meal discounts, dash plaques, a Top Vehicle Award and fundraising for Pitter Patter Animal Rescue Inc. Visit

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

South Barrington: Cruise Nights at Willow Creek. Five Tuesdays (May 21, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10. 5-8 p.m., 67 E. Algonquin Road, parking lot F. Hosted by the CARS Ministry of Willow Creek. Free event open to vintage, classic, custom, muscle and antique cars and trucks. Food and music will be provided. Meal coupons passed out to first 100 participants. For details, visit or email John Gingerich,, or call (224) 512-2074.

St. Charles: Chamber of Commerce Cruise Nights on Riverside Avenue, sponsored by Fox Valley Tire and Auto. Tuesday, June 25, Veterans Night, 5-8 p.m. (enter on the corner of Walnut & 2nd Avenue). Tuesday, July 23, Family Bike Night. We encourage families to decorate their bikes and cycle on down to the car show (enter on the corner of Walnut & 2nd Avenue). The Classic at Baltria Classic Cars, 4200 E. Main St., 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The Classic is a larger scale weekend car show along with featured businesses, family activities, food vendors, live music and more. For details, call the chamber at (630) 584-8384.

Vernon Hills: Second Tuesday of the month through Sept. 10, at Bo-Bo's Gyros & Ice Cream Parlor, 280 Hawthorn Village Commons. 6-9 p.m. Music, food specials, dash plaques, a Top Vehicle Award, and fundraising for the Jesse W. Goldsmith Scholarship Memorial Fund. Visit

Vernon Hills: Fourth Wednesday of the month through Aug. 28, Milwaukee Cruise In at Hawthorn Mall, 2 Hawthorn Center. 6-9 p.m. presented by BGV Motorsports. DJ, food on-site by Sbarro, giveaways, dash plaques and a Top Vehicle Award. Collecting nonperishable food for the Vernon Area Food Pantry and coats for the Midwest Veterans Closet. For details, visit BGV

Wheaton: Fridays, Vintage Rides, downtown between Liberty and Willow streets, 6 to 9 p.m., May 24 to Aug. 23. Different theme each week. For information, visit

Wheeling: Skippers Restaurant (originally Dog N Suds) 120 S. Elmhurst Road, one block south of Dundee Road, 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.

Winfield: Mondays in June, July and August, Prairie Trail Center, 27W171 Geneva Road (at County Farm Road), 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Greater Winfield Chamber of Commerce and Tek-Pak Inc. Featuring disc jockeys Big Bopper Dennis and Flashback '50s Tony. For details, call (630) 306-8936.

Zion: First Wednesday of the month through Sept. 4, at Illinois Beach Hotel, 1 Lake Front Drive. 6-9 p.m. Music, food specials, dash plaques, a Top Vehicle Award and fundraising for TLS Veterans. For details, visit

Motorcycle clubs

American Legion Post 36 in Des Plaines, one of the oldest in the state, has reorganized a Riders Group and is looking for additional members to join. Qualification are: membership in the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, and have a licensed motorcycle of 300 cubic centimeters or larger. If interested, contact the Post at (847) 824-3236 for additional information.

American Legion Riders of Post 57, Elgin, are always accepting new qualified members. For information, contact Elgin ALR President Bill Lowe at (847) 812-7677 or email You can also visit the Post 57 website at

American Legion Riders, Chapter 134, Morton Grove, is looking to add to its membership. For information, contact Chapter 134 Director Joe Lampert, (847) 417-8672, email Joe at or visit

The Back Road Riders motorcycle club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Garibaldi's Italian Eatery, 2346 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Rides are 9 a.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month, April through November, beginning at Jo Jo's Restaurant on Golf Road in Schaumburg, east of Barrington Road on the corner of North Walnut Lane. For details, visit

The Chicago Cruisers are a motorcycle social club that is open to all types of motorcycles. Meetings are 9 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Denny's Restaurant, 1086 Lake St., Hanover Park. We schedule a ride almost every weekend (mostly Sundays) throughout the riding season. For more information and list of activities, visit or our Facebook page, email or

Chicagoland Wings, Chapter IL-Z2 of the Goldwing Road Riders Association, meets the second Sunday of each month at Denny's restaurant, 17W660 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace. Breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by meeting at 9 a.m. All bikes welcome. Rides following meeting, weather permitting. Visit for more information or our Facebook page, Email

EMS Road Docs: Get your medical training and certification from EMS ROADDOCS ILLINOIS. The group is made up of licensed medical professionals who ride. Members train you in a variety of medical classes so you know what to do when accidents happen. Become a Certified First Responder. This group will instruct you, your organization and family in providing immediate care. For convenient training in your area, email or visit

The Jerseypine Cruisers Motorcycle Touring Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Elks Lodge, 495 Lee St., Des Plaines. Breakfast rides, May through October, leave at 9 a.m. on the first and third Sundays from McDonald's on Route 72, east of Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates. All remaining Sunday breakfast rides leave at 9 a.m. from McDonald's, Lee and Oakton streets, Des Plaines. For details and event calendar, visit

Star Touring and Riding, Elgin Chapter 488, meets at BBK Motorsports, 227 DuPage St., Elgin, on the first Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. There is a ride after every meeting in April through November, with additional rides scheduled on non-meeting days. The group welcomes new members. Any type of bike is welcome.

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