Car show calendar
March 6-8: 58th annual O'Reilly's Auto Parts World of Wheels, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9301 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont. America's premier custom car series features a number of exhibits, including cars from the movie "Ford v. Ferrari" and a display of the most significant hot rods of the 20th century. General admission at gate, $21 adult, $8 children 6-12. Discounted tickets available at O'Reilly's Auto Parts stores, $19 adults, $7 children. Special guests: Cody Walker from "The Fast and Furious" family, 4-7 p.m. Saturday; Aaron Kaufman from TV's "Shifting Gears" and "Aaron Needs a Job," 1-4 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit autorama.com/attend/chicago.
Sunday, March 15: 36th annual Winter Parts Swap presented by Illinois Region of Model A Restorers Club at Friendly Ford, 333 E. Irving Park Road, Roselle. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission $5. Coffee, doughnuts and lunch available. Vendor spaces available. All makes and models welcome. For information contact Mark Maron, (847) 302-7900, or email@example.com.
Sunday April 5: 44th annual Illinois Region AACA Swap Meet, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Don McQue Chevrolet, 2015 E. Main St. (Route 64), St. Charles. Car Parts for all makes and models. Admission: $5 donation suggested. For details or to register, contact Chris Schurrer at (815) 344-3775 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Illinoisregion.aaca.com.
Sunday, May 31: Eighth annual Lambs Farm Champion Car Show, Lambs Farm, I-94 and Route 176, Libertyville. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. $15 preregistration, $20 at the gate. Free for visitors. Music, trophies, raffles, beer and food tent. For information, visit lambsfarm.org or email email@example.com.
Saturday, June 6: Glen Ellyn Historical Society's seventh annual Vintage Auto Fest on its grounds at St. Charles Road and N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all antique cars. $10 registration fee. Three Best of Show prizes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration form and info sheet.
Saturday, Aug. 22: Second annual Classic Car Show to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, sponsored by St. Jude Corvette Drive, Lincolnshire. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Blackdog Speed Shop, 600 Barclay Road, Lincolnshire. Open House, shop tours, raffle prizes, food, 50/50 raffle. $20 registration donation. Preregistration guarantees a spot and commemorative T-shirt. For a registration form or additional information, email StJudeCarShow@gmail.com
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin-Healey Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at Aurelio's Pizza, 1455 W. Lake St., Addison. Dinner and social meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. There is secure, well lighted parking next to the restaurant. For details, visit www.healeyclub.org.
Chicagoland Avanti Owners Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Mr. Beef and Pizza, 1796 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. For more information, contact Rick Shafer at (630) 272-6850, email@example.com, or Joe Dolezal, (630) 986-1526, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicagoland Chapter of Buick Club of America meets at various locations and dates. For information, email email@example.com.
Cadillac LaSalle Club West of the Lake Region meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month, March through November, at Yorkfield Civic Center, 15W354 Lexington St., Elmhurst. For information, call Fred Butalla at (815) 730-6044 or visit westofthelakeclc.com.
Allante XLR Chapter of the Cadillac LaSalle Club meets 9:30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at Lambs Farm Magnolia Cafe, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville. New nonmember attendees are offered a one-time free continental breakfast and do not have to own either a Cadillac Allante or Cadillac XLR. For details, call Terry Bressler at (847) 267-9300 or email Terry@specialsalesusa.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit chicagoclassicchevy.com.
Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, Great Lakes Region (VCCA-GLR), meets the second Sunday of each month with different tours and car shows during the summer. For information, contact Fred Filipiak, (630) 963-4417 or email NFilipiak@aol.com.
Vintage Chevrolet Club of America's Northern Illinois Region is looking for interested Chevy enthusiasts. Meetings are once a month at various venues and times. For details, call Steve at (847) 356-3684, email email@example.com or Brad at (847) 452-1348, firstname.lastname@example.org. Club website is www.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. Members now meet on the fifth 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, 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 (CNCC) meets on the last Thursday of the month. Social hour/dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by general meeting at 7 p.m. at the Continental Restaurant, 788 S. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove. The club is celebrating its 15th year. New members are always welcome. For 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 details, visit foxvalleycorvette.com.
Northern Rays Ltd. Corvette Club meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Real Time Sports Bar, 1120 W. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village. Free pizza, 50/50 and raffle. For more information, visit www.northernrayscorvetteclub.com.
North Shore Corvette Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. For information, visit northshorecorvetteclub.org.
Sunburst Corvette Club meets on the first Thursday of the month, except January, at Galati's Hideaway, 800 Feinberg Court, Cary. Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by meeting at 7 p.m. For more than 35 years, the Sunburst club has helped Vette owners get the most out their ownership with road trips, auto crossing, car shows, tech tips and great friendships. For information, visit www.sunburstcorvetteclub.com or call Mike Stevens at (847) 277-9302.
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 Randy Ray at (630) 740-8840 or visit www.cruisintigers.com.
Northern Illinois Impala Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, March through November, at Fuddruckers, 1500 Branding Lane, Lombard. For more information visit niimpala.com.
The Herd, the Tri-State Impala Club for 1994-1996 Impala SS enthusiasts, meets on the third week of the month. For details, see the events calendar on the Herd website, www.theherd.com.
Chicagoland MG Club meets at 7 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 Greg Hoeft at (847) 272-5545.
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.
The Fox Valley Model A Restorers Club (MARC) meets at 7 p.m. the third Friday of most months in the lower level of the St. Charles city hall. Anyone interested in 85-year-old Ford Model As is welcome to attend, whether you own a Model A or not. For more information or to confirm a meeting, call Dan at (815) 566-6550 or Phred at (847) 312-0926.
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, president, (847) 840-7319.
Chicagoland Mopar Connection is a car club for those interested in the preservation of Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, AMC and Jeep vehicles. For information, call Pat at (630) 987-9566 or visit www.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 Jimmy's Charhouse, 1180 W. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village. For more information, call (847) 945-3927.
Chicagoland PT Cruiser Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Colonial Cafe, 1625 E. Main St., St. Charles. All Cruiser owners are welcome. For more information, call Tony at (847) 515-8110 or Steve at (815) 985-7391 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 details, call Dan at (815) 344-6091 or visit foxvalleyptcruisers.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.
The Midwest Street Rod Association of Illinois meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Medinah Shrine Center, 550 N. Shriners Drive, Addison. Membership is open to all that share an interest in 1972 and older hot rods and customs. Go to www.msraofil.org or call Tony at (847) 508-2054 for more information.
North Suburban Sports Car Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Sweet Baby Ray's restaurant, 800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village. A member of the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs for more than 60 years, the group discusses and hosts HPDE, HSAX and W2W road course events. For information, visit nsscc.org.
The Northern Illinois Street Rod Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Nick's Pizza, Randall and Bowes roads, Elgin. All American cars and American engines welcome. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nilsra.com.
The Studebaker Club's Black Hawk chapter meets 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. For more information, visit www.studebakerclubs.com/blackhawk or call (630) 776-1454.
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.
Chicagoland Thunderbird Club is a vintage car enthusiasts club dedicated to the historical preservation of the Ford Thunderbird, models from 1955 through 2005. The Chicagoland Thunderbirds puts on car show events during the summer; all makes and models of American- and foreign-made cars are welcome to our shows. For club details, membership and upcoming events, contact Art Kastl, (630) 927-3224.
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.
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.
American Legion Post 36 Riders Group in Des Plaines is looking for additional members. Qualification are membership in the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion or Legion Auxiliary, and have a licensed motorcycle of 300 cubic centimeters or larger. If interested, contact the Post at (847) 824-3236.
American Legion Riders of Post 57, Elgin, is always accepting new qualified members. For information, contact Elgin ALR President Bill Lowe at (847) 812-7677 or email email@example.com. You can also visit the Post 57 website at www.alelginpost57.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mortongrovepost134.org.
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 brrmc.com.
The Chicago Cruisers are a motorcycle social club 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 www.chicagocruiser.com or our Facebook page, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.gwrra-il-z2.com for more information or our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ilz2wings. Email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.emsroaddocsil.com.
The Jerseypine Cruisers Motorcycle Touring Club meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at Elks Lodge, 495 Lee St., Des Plaines. Breakfast rides leave at 9 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays of every month from McDonald's on Route 72, east of Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates. On the second and fourth Sundays of every month, breakfast rides leave at 9 a.m. from McDonald's, Lee and Oakton streets, Des Plaines. For details and event calendar, visit www.jerseypinecruisers.org.
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 meetings in April through November, with additional rides scheduled on non-meeting days. The group welcomes new members. Any type of bike is welcome.
Top Cats is an nonprofit organization of motorcycle enthusiasts who promote and teach group riding safety and teach other classes to riding groups at no cost. We are open to all motorcycle types. Top Cats meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Alley 64, 2001 N. Rand Road, in Palatine. Guests are welcome. For information, visit www.topcats.org.
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