Car show calendar and area auto clubs
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.
Aug. 26: The Woodfield Area Children's Organization, or W.A.C.O., car show. Frato's Pizza, 628 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds are used for the children to buy Christmas presents for their families. Car registration, $20; spectators free. 35 trophies, including best in show and mayor's choice.
Aug. 26: 14th annual Milk Pail Classic Car Show, Milk Pail restaurant, Route 25 one-half mile north of I-90, East Dundee. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration, $5. Dash plaques to first 200 car owners. For details, call Schwartz Studios, (847) 428-5876.
Sept. 7: Salt Creek Park District Fall Car Show & Shine. 4:30 to 7 p.m., Twin Lakes Recreation Area, Pavilion 2, 1200 E. Twin Lakes Dr., Palatine. Free car registration. Car show participants receive discount to the Fall Beer Tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. immediately following the show in the tent next to the clubhouse. For information, contact Sarah Fader at email@example.com or (847) 934-6050, ext. 201.
Sept. 8: Gurnee Mills' first "Cruizin' The Mills" nostalgic car show. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Rink Side Sports and Entertainment Center parking lot, 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee. Show will feature more than 400 custom and classic vehicles from all model years. For details, call Guest Services at (847) 263-7500, or visit www.gurneemills.com.
Sept 8: Eagle Scout Car Show/Food Drive, Arlington Heights. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bob Rohrman Business Park, 1400 W. Dundee Road. All vehicles welcome. Entrance fee is 10 nonperishable food items per car to benefit St. Edna food pantry. Contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 609-7562 to reserve your spot or for more information.
Sept. 9: Motoring at the Museum, Arlington Heights. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont St. Registration, $10. Spectators free. All makes, all models, all years. Classics, muscle cars, trucks, street rods. Trophies awarded for best paint, wildest wheels, People's Choice and more. Food and DJ. Rain date Sept 23. For details, call Teri at (847) 255-1225 or email email@example.com.
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: 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.
Sept. 9: Fierorama car show, Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Noon to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts. More than 100 Pontiac Fieros expected. For details, visit www.fierofocus.com or call Jim Hallman, (630) 305-9806.
Sept. 13-15: Mid America Motorworks' Corvette Funfest 2012, Effingham. Event will celebrate Corvette's 60th anniversary with a time capsule containing unique Corvette memorabilia not to be opened until the sports cars' 100th anniversary in 2053. For details, see www.corvettefunfest.com.
Sept 15, 16: HeritageFest Car Show, Main Street and Second Avenue, West Dundee. 25 awards Saturday, 50 awards Sunday. Registration $15. For information, call Mike Konwinski, (847) 895-0032.
Sept. 16: Cambridge Lakes Charter School eighth grade car and bike show, Pingree Grove. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 900 Wester Blvd. Registration, $10 by Sept. 10, $15 at the gate. Spectators free. Music, raffle, vendors, family oriented. Proceeds benefit the 2013 Washington D.C. trip. For more information, call Michelle at (630) 479-0077 or visit cambridgelakescharterschool.net.
Oct. 6: Crusin' on Lake car show, Addison. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marcus Cinema lot, 1555 W. Lake St. Registration, $15 by Oct. 1, $20 at show. ten show classes and 25 awards. For information, visit www.addisonchamber.org or call Peggy, (847) 687-1304.
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
Lake Zurich: Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m., Kohl's/Culver's parking lot; 675 N. Rand Road. Open to all classic, muscle, antique and custom cars and bikes. Music, raffle prizes, food discounts. Free to all. For details, visit carshowscruisenights.com/events/tuesdays/ or call PJ at (847) 773-7896.
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: Fridays, Town Square Park, 5-9 p.m. Sponsored by Palatine Muscle Car Association.
Palatine: Fridays, Culver's, 1765 N. Rand Road, 5:30 to 9 p.m. For questions, call Zach Steffens, (847) 871-3963.
Palatine: Saturdays, 5 to 9 p.m., Culver's, Cruise on Rand, 1765 N. Rand Road. Open to all classic, muscle, antique and custom cars and bikes. Music, raffle prizes, food discounts. Free to all. For details, visit carshowscruisenights.com/events/saturdays/ or call PJ at (847) 773-7896.
Richmond: Dog N' Suds, 11015 Route 12. Every Friday beginning April 1. richmonddognsuds.com
Rolling Meadows: Saturdays, 6-9 p.m., Meadows Christian Fellowship Church, 2401 Kirchoff Road. Free family event. Concessions, local deals, family activities, 1950s and '60s music. For information, call Shelly Cline, (847) 219-4356.
Schaumburg: Sundays, Culver's on Wise Road. 4 to 8 p.m. Free scoop of custard and raffle ticket to every cruise car before 6 p.m. Door prizes. For information, email Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schiller Park: Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m., Hubcaps '50s Diner Cruise In, 4663 Ruby St. Open to all classic, muscle, antique and custom cars and bikes. Music, raffle prizes, food discounts. Free to all. For details, visit carshowscruisenights.com/events/thursdays/ or call PJ at (847) 773-7896.
South Barrington: Arboretum shopping center, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 30.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
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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