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June 2: Blacktop Barons Road Block at Lyon Farm Historical Village, 7935 Route 71, Yorkville. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-1966 hot rods and motorcycles. $20 for entrees, $5 spectators, kids 12 and younger free. Benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association. Swap meet, vendor area. Email Robb at blacktopbaronrobb@yahoo.com.

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June 2: Romin' the Island Car Party, 4 p.m., The Forge Pub, 3400 127th St., Blue Island. Spectator choice, participant choice, Romin' Chariots Car Club choice and Best of Show awards at 8 p.m. Live bands and DJs. Proceeds go to Blue Cap, an organization dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities, and the Blue Island Memorial Park fund. Email info@rominchariots.com or visit rominchariots.com.

June 9: 12th annual Classic Car & Hot Rod Show, Tom Peck Ford,13900 Auto Mall Drive, Huntley. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration, $10. Trophies and five cash awards; $100 Best of Show. Raffles, prizes, live music. For details, call (847) 669-6060 or email amaxwell@tompeckford.com.

June 9: Hampshire Street Dance & Car Show sponsored by the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce, Napa Hampshire Auto Parts, Colorvision Services, Sherman Health, Van Vlissingen & Co. and Mediacom. Registration, $15, 3 to 4 p.m.; Show, 4 to 8 p.m. on State Street in downtown Hampshire. Dancing, Hula-Hoop contest, celebrity pie toss, karaoke, scavenger hunt, face painting, locals market, bounce house and more. Trophies at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Bonnie at (847) 683-1122 or www.hampshirechamber.org.

June 10: Bugfest 2012, VW car show and swap meet, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fox Valley Volkswagen, 560 W. North Ave., West Chicago. Registration, $10. Swap meet booth, $25. For information, see events page at www.nivaclub.org.

June 10: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at Side Outs 3-D Bowling, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake. $10 entry fee and top 20 cars get a trophy. Judging starts at noon. Baggo tournament 11 a.m., $25 per team. For information or early entree, call Ken Wild at (847) 613-8636.

June 10: Peotone, 40th annual Parts Swap and Car Show hosted by Tri Chevy Association at the Will County Fairgrounds, just off Interstate 57, 327 exit. Open to all makes of cars and parts. Registration 6 a.m., $5 entry, younger than 15 free. For details, call (630) 200-0755.

June 16: Free Show and Shine, part of the second annual Salt Creek Park District Father's Day Weekend Extravaganza, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Recreation Facility in Palatine. Car show entry off Winston Drive, just south of Palatine Road. For details, email John Lacko, johnsmusty@yahoo.com.

June 16: Car Show at Victory Center Senior Living in Bartlett, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route 59 and West Bartlett Road. $10 entry fee. For more information, call TJ's Klassics at (847) 515-8110.

June 17: The North Shore Corvette Club and Libertyville Chevrolet sponsor a Corvette, Chevy and Street Rod Father's Day Charity Car Show, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Libertyville Chevrolet, 1001 S. Milwaukee Ave. Proceeds benefit the veterans at Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago. In addition, a food drive will be held to benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. A registration form is available at northshorecorvetteclub.org. Food and other vendors, dash plaques, door prizes. Email carshow@northshorecorvetteclub.org or call (847) 945-8683.

June 24: The Downers Grove Rotary Club presents the 29th annual Festival of Cars show as part of the third annual Rotary GroveFest in Downers Grove. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Warren Avenue, west of Forest Avenue. Preregistration fee, $10, or $20 at gate. For details, visit www.rotarygrovefest.com.

June 24: Gears & Ears 35 presented by Midwest Street Rod Association of Illinois, takes place at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, Yorkville. Open to all cars and trucks. Pre-entry fee, $20. Swap meet. Gates open at 7 a.m. For details, call Wayne at (773) 775-4696 or www.gearsandears.com.

June 24: The Bloomington Gold Survivor Collector Car Event takes place at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Certification event devoted exclusively to unrestored original cars of all makes and models. Registration is now open for owners at www.BloomingtonGold.com or by calling Shelley Sohn at (309) 888-2588 or email Shelley@ bloomingtongold.com.

July 14: Muscles for Muscles Car Show, annual football fundraiser at Woodstock North High School, 3000 N. Raffel Road. Registration 8 to 11 a.m. $20. Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dash plaques and 43 trophies. Family fun and games, food, music. For details, call Michelle Krenger, (815) 482-2154 or email Musclesformuscles@att.net.

July 22: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at Advanced Auto Parts, Crystal Lake. $10 entry fee, top 20 cars get a trophy. Judging starts at noon. Baggo tournament at 11 a.m., $25 per team. For information or early entree, call Ken Wild at (847) 613-8636.

July 28: The St. Bede Knights of Columbus Charity car show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. Open to all models; $10 entry fee gets you a dash plaque and a raffle ticket. All proceeds benefit St. Bede Knights of Columbus Council No. 3788 charities. For details, call Gilbert Volling at (847) 356-6867 or Leo Urbanski at (847) 909-4259.

Aug. 12: 32nd Suds and Fun car show, Hampshire. Seyller Park on Jefferson Street. Hosted by Early Times Street Rods. For information, visit sudsandfun.com, email sudsandfun@gmail.com or call Don, (847) 502-2635.

Aug. 19: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at Side Outs 3-D Bowl, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake. $10 entry fee, top 20 cars get a trophy. Judging starts at noon. Baggo tournament, 11 a.m., $25 per team. For information or early entree, call Ken Wild at (847) 613-8636.

Aug. 26: The Geneva Concours d'Elegance, Third Street and downtown side streets, Geneva. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 170 classics. proceeds benefit LivingWell Cancer Resource Center. Call (630) 584-3107 or www.genevaconcours.net.

Sept. 9: The British Car Union moves its 26th annual Chicagoland British Car Festival to Harper Community College, Palatine. Auto parts vendors, 500 cars, food, entertainment. Free to attend. Visit www.britishcarunion.com.

Sept. 9: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at R.S.V.P. Bar and Grill, 28682 Northwest Hwy., Lake Barrington. $10 entry fee, top 20 cars get a trophy. Judging starts at noon. Baggo tournament, 11 a.m., $25 per team. For information or early entree, call Ken Wild at (847) 613-8636.

Sept. 16: Car Show Series presented by Wild Automotive at Advanced Auto Parts, Crystal Lake. $10 entry fee, top 20 cars get a trophy. Judging starts at noon. Baggo tournament, 11 a.m., $25 per team. For information or early entree, call Ken Wild at (847) 613-8636.

Sept. 9: Third annual Bartlett Heritage Day's Car Show, 211 Railroad Ave. Trophies, door prizes, Best of Show. Family event with food vendors, craft and antique vendors, art show and flea market. For information, contact TJ's Klassics at (847) 515-8110.

Cruise nights

Addison: Thursdays, Culver's, 1347 Lake St., hosted by the Chicago Rodfathers Car Club. 6 to 9 p.m. weather permitting through October. Music, door prizes, free scoop of custard for every cruise car, 50/50 raffle. For information, call (630) 330-5219.

Elgin: Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. at Mr. C's Hot Dogs & More and McGrduder's Irish Sports Bar, High Point Plaza, Chicago Street and Shales Parkway. For information, call TJ's Klassics at (847) 515-8110.

Elk Grove Village: Chicagoland All Wheel Cruise Night series at Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays (May 3, 17; June 7, 21; July 5, 19; Aug. 2, 16; and Sept. 6, 20). Cars, trucks, and motorcycles welcome. Goody bags and dash plaques for the first 25 cruisers and a top vehicle award will be presented by the restaurant staff. Music and meal specials. Donations will be accepted for Clearbrook. For details, call Steve at (847) 235-6528.

Gurnee: Fridays, Nostalgia McDonald's, 6360 Grand Ave. (Route 132), at Gurnee Mills Mall, after 4:30 p.m.

Hoffman Estates: Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m., Classic Car Nights at Barrington Square Town Center, 2300 W. Higgins Road next to Buona Beef. For information, call the restaurant at (847) 490-4449.

Ingleside/Fox Lake: Saturday nights, Millers Dog N' Suds, Rollins Road and Washington Street. Live bands throughout the summer. dognsudsdrivein.com

Libertyville: Car Fun on 21 cruise night, third Wednesday of the month in downtown Libertyville, presented by MainStreet Libertyville. 6 to 9 p.m. on Church Street June 20 (vintage fire truck night), July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19. Live music, food and ice cream. All cars 25 years or older are welcome. For details, call the MainStreet office at (847) 680-0336 or visit www.mainstreetlibertyville.org.

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.

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

Mundelein: Park On Park, Park Street, Wednesdays, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12. parkonpark.org

Palatine: Friday nights, Culver's, 1765 N. Rand Road, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays. For questions, call Zach Steffens, (847) 871-3963.

Palatine: Town Square Park, 5-9 p.m. Friday nights. Sponsored by Palatine Muscle Car Association.

Schaumburg: Sundays, Culver's on Wise Road. 4 to 8 p.m. Free scoop of custard to every cruise car. Door prizes. For information, email PT Paul at pidrag42@yahoo.com.

South Barrington: Arboretum shopping center, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 30.

Richmond: Dog N' Suds, 11015 Route 12. Every Friday beginning April 1. richmonddognsuds.com

Monthly meetings

Chicago Alfa Romeo Owners Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month (except December) at Spuntino's Pizza, 515 Higgins Road, Park Ridge. For more information, email acavaliere@mail.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, (630) 902-0360 or eoj5660s@sbcglobal.net.

Austin-Healey Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Ritzy's Cafe and Backerei, 2765 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 is looking for interested Chevy enthusiasts. Meetings are the third Sunday of each month. Meeting times and places vary. For information, 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) 721-0662.

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 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Oak Street Restaurant, 945 Oak St., North Aurora. 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 St. Charles Moose Lodge No. 1368, 2250 W. Route 38. 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.

The Northern Illinois regional group of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America meets at 8 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Wheeling Township Service Center, 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. The group focuses on Flathead Fords and Mercurys of the 1932 -1953 era. For details, visit www.nirgv8.org or email info@nirgv8.org.

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 details, call Jim Stern at (630) 258-2615 or visit www.cruisintigersgto.com.

The Herd, a club for Tri-State 1994-1996 Impala SS enthusiasts, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. On even months, meetings are at Fuddruckers, 1500 Branding Lane, Downers Grove; on odd months, Fuddruckers, 436 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. For details, email events@theherd.com or visit www.theherd.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. For information, visit windycitymiataclub.com.

Midwest Racing hosts meetings at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at The Pyramid Club, 236 W. Lake St., Addison. Open to ages 16 and older. No experience necessary. For more information, visit midwestracing.net.

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 6 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.

Romin' Chariots Car Club, Blue Island. Group hosts four charity car shows this year and attends weekly cruise nights. For more details, visit www.rominchariots.com.

Super Cups are half-scale, fully suspended race cars that look and handle just like a NASCAR late model. Super Cups race on quarter-mile and one-third-mile paved ovals and have been active in the Chicago area for nearly 10 years. For information, visit supercupracing.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 or email Alex Ristanovic at AlexR@IllinoisVipers.com or call the hotline (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.

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 Elgin Area Organization Motorcycle Club meets at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at the Elgin Moose Club, 925 S. McLean Blvd. For details, call (630) 513-9614 or visit www.eaoelgin.webs.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.

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