April 27: Northern Illinois Region of the Walter P. Chrysler Club (NIR-WPC) 31st annual Car Show and Swap Meet. Rain or shine at Larry Roesch Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, 200 W. Grand Ave., Elmhurst. All makes welcome 1994 or older. For information, call (630) 721-0662.
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May 18: The Blackhawk Chapter of Studebaker Driver's Club and the Glen Ellyn Historical Society present a free vintage auto show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Glen Ellyn History Park, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. Al Krodel, member of Des Plaines Historical Society, presents a program on Studebaker History. Bill Arick with Jan Shupert-Arick present a program on the founders of the Lincoln Highway Association. The first Vintage Auto Fest Bake Sale is also included in the day's activities. Homemade fruit pies, pastries, cakes, cookies, brownies and other treats will be on sale. Call (630) 469-1867 for information or check the website at www.GlenEllynHistory.org.
June 1: Second annual Lambs Farm Charity Car & Bike Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville. Registration is $15 before May 28 or $20 on day of show. For details, visit www.lambsfarm.org/event/2nd-annual-car-bike-show/ or email Kathy McMeins at email@example.com.
June 6-8: Buick Grand National gathering, Holiday Inn, 860 Irving Park Road, Itasca. All Grand Nationals and T types welcome. Awards, tech sessions, cruises and vendors. Racing Sunday at Byron Dragway, 7287 N. River Road, Byron, IL. Discounted room rates available. For details, call Prasad at (630) 965-1987.
June 15: Corvette, Chevy and Street Rod Father's Day Charity Car Show, Libertyville. Sponsored by the North Shore Corvette Club and Libertyville Chevrolet, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Libertyville Chevrolet, 1001 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Veterans will be recognized and proceeds will benefit Veteran Charities. In addition, a food drive will be held to benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. Registration form is available at northshorecorvetteclub.org. Registration open 6:30 to 10 a.m. Food and other vendors, DJ, goody bags, dash plaques, door prizes and raffle prizes are all featured at this show. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 945-8683 or (224) 688-6816.
June 22: Gears & Ears 37, presented by Midwest Street Rod Association of Illinois, takes place at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, Yorkville. Gates open at 7 a.m. Open to all cars and trucks. Pre-entry fee of $20 includes T-shirt and dash plaque. Free roasted corn and soda pop to all entrants. Music by 3-D Sound. Swap meet. For details, call Wayne at (773) 775-4696 or www.gearsandears.com.
Aug. 10: 34th annual Early Times Street Rod show, Seyller Park in Hampshire. This show is not judged by classes, but for fun; our staff awards a Best of the Brew plaque to several lucky cars. This is Northern Illinois largest and longest running car show held by a single hometown car club, with 595 cars and about 3,000 spectators last year. Registration, 8 a.m. to noon in the Suds & Fun Beer tent. Awards at 2:30 p.m. Event T-shirts to all pre-entries postmarked before July 6. For information, visit sudsandfun.com.
Aug. 24: Le Geneva Concours d'Elegance in the downtown historic business district of Geneva. More than 200 classics in celebration of the art of the automobile, while highlighting the 100th anniversary of the Maserati, the wonderful V-12 and V-16 autos built before 1948, and the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. Car club parking is available with early registration. Free to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check our website for the weekend of events, including the Wheels and Wings Hangar Party at DuPage Airport Saturday, Aug. 23, a fundraiser for Pediatric Programs at Cadence Health and LivingWell Cancer Resource Center. Visit www.genevaconcours.net or call Patt Barrett at (630) 584-3107.
Libertyville: Car Fun on 21, third Wednesday of the month in downtown Libertyville, presented by MainStreet Libertyville. 6 to 9 p.m. on Church Street. May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. All cars 25 years or older are welcome. For details, call the MainStreet office at (847) 680-0336 or visit www.mainstreetlibertyville.org.
Mount Prospect: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, May 17 to Sept. 27, in the Metra lot, Route 83 and Northwest Highway. For details, visit mpdma.com.
Mundelein: Park On Park, Park Street, Wednesdays, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. For details, visit parkonpark.org.
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 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 Buick Club of America meets at various locations and dates. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Frank Cebulski Jr. at (630) 624-2043, email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.chicagolandnorthcorvetteclub.com.
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 at7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, except January, at Cary Country Club, 2400 Grove Lane, Cary. For details, 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, visitmidwestracing.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 Ron Bundy at (224) 402-3977 or email@example.com.
Chicagoland Mopar Connection meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Nicodino's Pizza, 892 Route 59 in Bartlett. For information, call Pat at (630) 987-9566 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. Forinformation, 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Viper Owners Association of Illinois meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, April through October, at Pinstripes, 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington. All meetings are a cruise night, so bring your Viper. This is the largest congregation of Vipers anywhere in the U.S. For information, visit www.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.
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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