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  • Classics fill a bank parking lot in downtown Barrington during a recent Thursday cruise night.

      Classics fill a bank parking lot in downtown Barrington during a recent Thursday cruise night.
    Courtesy of Prestige Motorcar Photography

 

Car shows

Aug. 28: BGV Motorsports presents the Chicagoland All Wheel Show -- South, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saddle Up Saloon & Dancehall, 4440 W. Ogden Ave., Aurora. Admission, $10-25 for participants, free to public. Call Steve at (847) 372-2247 or chicagolandallwheelshow.com.

Aug. 28: Geneva Concours d'Elegance, Third Street in downtown Geneva. The marques this year: Lincoln and Brass Era Fords. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, visit genevaconcours.com or call (630) 584-3107.

Sept 1-5: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, 55th anniversary, Auburn, Ind. Midwest show attracts 200,000 visitors. More than 3,000 collector cars to be on the auction block by two leading auction houses. For details, visit www.acdfestival.org.

Sept. 4: Shelby/Cobra/Mustang/T-Bird Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road. Rescheduled due to rain on Aug. 7. Registration and new information available at www.volocars.com. If you preregistered and can't attend rescheduled event, contact Steve Maglich at magbond65@hotmail.com, (847) 255-0475.

Sept. 11: 16th annual Fierorama car show, St. Charles. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts. The show takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express, 1600 E. Main St. $10 registration, gates open at 9 a.m. More than 100 Fieros expected. For details, contact Jim Hallman at (630) 305-9806 or visit www.fierofocus.com.

Sept. 11: The British Car Union will celebrate a quarter century of car festivals with its annual show Sunday, Sept. 11, at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. This is the largest British-themed car show in the Midwest with more than 500 vehicles expected. Food vendors and marque clubs will be on hand. For details, see britishcarunion.com.

Sept. 17-18: Heritagefest car shows, West Dundee. Main Street at Second Avenue. Sponsored by KJP Car Shows. Registration from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and awards presented at 3:30 p.m. Entry fee $15. 25 awards Saturday; 50 awards Sunday. For information, call Mike Konwinski, (847) 895-0032.

Sept. 24: Knights of Columbus Charities Car Show at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, corner of Hunt Club and Gages Lake Road, Gurnee. 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Free T-shirt and car plaque for all cars and drivers. Show is open to all cars; antique, classic, customs.

Cruise nights

Barrington: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 1 downtown at Harris Bank lot, South Cook Street.

Fox Lake (Ingleside): 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, Miller's Dog N Suds Drive In, Rollins Road at Washington Street.

Lombard: 6-10 p.m. Saturdays downtown, St. Charles Road and Park Avenue. Weekly entertainment. For information, call (630) 620-5718 or visit villageoflombard.org.

Mundelein: Park On Park Cruise Night, 6-9 p.m., second Wednesday of the month through September, Park and Seymour Avenue. August is Lake County Food Pantry month. Bring a nonperishable item or cash donation. For details, visit Parkonpark.com.

Mount Prospect: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays in the Metra lot, Route 83 and Northwest Highway.

Palatine: Friday nights through Oct. 15, former Menard's parking lot, 1775 N. Rand Road.

St. Charles: Colonial Cafe Cruise Nites, 552 S. Randall Road, across the street from Kane County Fairgrounds. Tuesday, Aug. 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. No charge, awards, 50/50 raffle to benefit Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. For information, call John at (630) 639-1187.

Motorcycle clubs

The Back Road Riders motorcycle club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Rose Garden Cafe, 111 E. Higgins Road in Elk Grove Village. Rides are the second and fourth Sundays of the month beginning at the Rose Garden Cafe. For details, visit brrmc.com.

The Jerseypine Cruisers Motorcycle Touring Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Des Plaines Elks' Lodge on Route 45, two blocks north of Route 14. Breakfast rides are every Sunday, departing at 9 a.m. from McDonald's, Oakton and Lee streets, Des Plaines. Everyone welcome. For details, visit jerseypinecruisers.org.

Monthly meetings

Chicago Alfa Romeo Owners Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at The Ram, 1901 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg. For more information visit caroc.com.

Antique Automobile Club, Cadillac and LaSalle chapters of the Illinois Region, meets the second Monday of the month at various locations. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. For information, contact Gene Johnson at (773) 775-4916, or eoj5660s@sbcglobal.net.

Austin-Healey Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Russell's Barbeque, 2885 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. For more information visit healeyclub.org.

Chicagoland Avanti Owners Club meets at 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Mr. Beef and Pizza, 1796 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. For more information, call Jerry at (815) 382-7266 or visit avantiking@yahoo.com.

Chicagoland Chapter of the Buick Club of America meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Villa Park Masonic Lodge, 26 W. Central Blvd. For information, visit buickclub.org/Chicagoland.

Cadillac LaSalle Club West of the Lake Region meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month, March through November, at Heritage Cadillac, 303 W. Roosevelt Road, Lombard. For information, call Fred Butalla at (815) 730-6044 or visit westofthelakeclc.com.

Greater Chicago Classic Chevy Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Sunday of the month at Mr. Beef and Pizza, 1796 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. For information, contact Dominic Caminiti at (847) 658-6776 or dom@camitnetwork.com or visit chicagoclassicchevy.com.

Vintage Chevrolet Club of America's Northern Illinois Region meets the third Sunday of each month. Meeting times and places vary. Call Steve at (847) 356-3684, email novasscott@aol.com or visit vcca.org/~nir.

Northern Illinois Region of the Walter P. Chrysler (NIR-WPC) Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Chrysler Midwest Business Center, 901 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Take the elevator to the fourth floor. Also known as the Chrysler Products Restorers Club, welcoming Chrysler, Dodge, Desoto, Plymouth, Dodge trucks and Jeep vehicles. For more information, call Guy at (630) 554-2119.

Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road. For more information, call (877) CORVAIR or visit ccecorvair.com.

Chicago Corvette Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Omega Restaurant, 4S040 Route 59, Warrenville. For information, visit chicagocorvetteclub.com.

Chicagoland North Corvette Club, sponsored by Stasek Chevrolet, meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. For meeting location or information, visit chicagolandnorthcorvetteclub.org.

Fox Valley Corvette Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Lincoln Inn, 1345 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia. For information, visit foxvalleycorvette.com.

Northern Rays Ltd. Corvette Club meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Pop's Pizza and Sports Bar, 817 E. Nerge Road, Roselle. Sponsored by Sunrise Chevrolet, Glendale Heights. www.northernrayscorvetteclub.com.

North Shore Corvette Club, open to all Corvette owners and enthusiasts, meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Libertyville Chevrolet, 1001 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. For information, visit northshorecorvetteclub.org.

Sunburst Corvette Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar, Cary. For information, call Tom Palmer at (815) 455-4528 or visit sunburstcorvetteclub.com.

Fox Valley Electric Auto Association meets at 7 p.m. the third Friday of the month at Packer Engineering, 1976 N Washington St., Naperville. For information, visit fveaa.org or call Ted at (630) 260-0424.

Prairie State 4 Wheel Drive Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Rosati's Restaurant, 1770 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg. For information, call (847) 891-5151.

Cruisin' Tigers GTO Club meets the third Saturday of the month at Mr. Beef and Pizza, 1796 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. For information, call Jim Stern at (630) 258-2615 or visit www.cruisintigersgto.com.

Chicagoland MG Club meets at 8 p.m. the third Monday of the month, except December, at Mack's Golden Pheasant, 668 W. North Ave., Elmhurst. For information, call Jim Evans at (630) 858-8192 or visit chicagolandmgclub.com.

Vintage MG Car Club of Chicago meets at 8 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Pizza Joynt, 39 W. North Ave., Northlake. For more information, visit vintagemgchicago.com or call Bill Dobeus at (847) 234-4423.

Windy City Miata Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, February through October, at Fuddruckers, 1500 Branding Lane in Downers Grove, near the intersection of Butterfield and Finley roads. Visit windycitymiataclub.com.

Illinois Region of the Model A Restorers Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at American Legion Post No. 974, 9757 Pacific Ave., Franklin Park. Anyone interested in Model A Fords is welcome. For more information, call Ron Ehrenhofer at (847) 255 6758 or visit illinoisregionmarc.com.

Model T Ford Club International, Fox Valley Chapter: All makes and models of cars are welcome. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Elgin Township offices, 729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin. For information, contact Steve Thoren at (847) 840-7319 or wonase@wowway.com.

Chicagoland Mopar Connection meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Suparrosa Ristorante Italiano and Pizzeria, 6301 Purchase Drive, Woodridge. For information, call Ron at (630) 553-2203 or visit chicagolandmopar.com.

Stallions Gate Mustang & Ford Club is an active social club of all-year Mustangs and Ford enthusiasts in the Chicago area. Monthly meetings held the second Saturday at different locations. For more information, call Jeff at (630) 327-3762 or visit stallionsgate.org.

Packards of Chicagoland meets at 7:15 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Silver Stallion Restaurant, 1275 Lee St., Des Plaines. For more information, call (847) 945-3927 or visit chicagopackard.org.

Chicagoland PT Cruiser Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Augustino's Rock 'n' Roll Deli, 300 W. North Ave., West Chicago. All Cruiser owners are welcome. For more information, call Tony at (847) 515-8110 or Kevin at (847) 345-1356 or visit chicagolandptcruiserclub.org.

Fox Valley PT Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the McHenry Township Senior Center, 3519 N Richmond Road (west of intersection of Route 31 and Johnsburg Road), McHenry. For information, call Dan at (815) 344-6091 or visit foxvalleyptcruisers.com.

North Suburban Sports Car Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Ritzy's Cafe, 2765 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. For information, visit nsscc.org.

The Northern Illinois Street Rod Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Route 31 and I-90 at Airport Road, Elgin. For information, call Greg at (244) 535-8477 or visit nilsra.com.

Classic Thunderbird Club of Chicagoland welcomes all owners of 1955-1957 Thunderbirds and those who have an interest in them. For information, call Ken Smizinski at (847) 397-3747 or visit ctcc9.com.

Illinois Sports Owners Association (Triumph Sports Cars) meets the first Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. at Mack's Golden Pheasant, 668 W. North Ave., Elmhurst. For information, visit www.snic-braaapp.org/UAT/index.php or contact Bob Streepy at trstreep@sbcglobal.net

The Studebaker Club's Black Hawk chapter usually meets the second Tuesday of the month at Denny's Restaurant, 17 w 660 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace. For more information, visit www.studebakerclubs.com/blackhawk.

Viper Club of Illinois meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, April through October, at Fuddruckers, 436 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. For more information, visit IllinoisVipers.com, email Alex Ristanovic at AlexR@IllinoisVipers.com or call (630) 415-3642.

Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month, excluding November and December, at Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ, 800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village. For information, visit nivaclub.org.

• auto@dailyherald.com

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