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Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Joliet, IL

Joliet Car Show

Joliet Antique Auto Club & Ford Model A Club, Chicago Auto Show History 1901-2019, 2 pm, Mitch Frumkin, Chicago Auto Show Historian, Author and Archivist, takes us on a wild, historic ride through decades of the Chicago Auto Show! First staged in 1901, the Show is now the largest in North America with this year marking its 118th edition.
Enjoy a full-length video presentation that features a blend of vintage photographs, color film footage, period music and voices from more than 100 editions of the Chicago Auto Show. Relive the debuts of legendary vehicles, displays of classic motorcars, American muscle and pony cars, imports from around the world, exotic supercars, futuristic dream cars and concept vehicles, legendary sports figures, political and show business celebrities, Broadway-style musical stage shows and much, much more!
While "car guys (and gals)" are bound to love this program, it is not only for the enthusiast. You will also see the entire 20th century unfold before your eyes, not just thru cars, but also through fashion, marketing, world events, and an ever-evolving Chicago.

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Sun, Nov 10 in Joliet,  IL

Joliet Antique Auto Club & Ford Model A Club, Chicago Auto Show History 1901-2019, 2 pm, Mitch Frumkin, Chicago Auto Show Historian, Author and Archivist, takes us on a wild, historic ride through decades of the Chicago Auto Show! First staged in 1901, the Show is now the largest in North America with this year marking its 118th edition.
Enjoy a full-length video presentation that features a blend of vintage photographs, color film footage, period music and voices from more than 100 editions of the Chicago Auto Show. Relive the debuts of legendary vehicles, displays of classic motorcars, American muscle and pony cars, imports from around the world, exotic supercars, futuristic dream cars and concept vehicles, legendary sports figures, political and show business celebrities, Broadway-style musical stage shows and much, much more!
While "car guys (and gals)" are bound to love this program, it is not only for the enthusiast. You will also see the entire 20th century unfold before your eyes, not just thru cars, but also through fashion, marketing, world events, and an ever-evolving Chicago.

Sat, Nov 23 in Rosemont,  IL

5555 N. River Road, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Nov. 23-24: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. This annual event features more than 500 of the rarest and most sought after examples of pure American muscle, along with the finest Corvettes with an emphasis on the cars of the 1960s and '70s. A bicycle and minibike "show within the show." Live music from Redline 7000. Adult admission $30 at the door or $25 in advance at area outlets. Children 12 and younger free with adult. More info/advance sale ticket locations, visit www.mcacn.com.



Cruise Nights - listed by day of the week

Mondays

Addison, IL

45 W Lake (Kennedy And Lake St), Flavor Frenzy, Summer of Sundaes Ice Cream Cruise Night 5:30PM to 8:30PM, Formerly Uncle Harrys Live.DJ Tony. Great ice cream and Italian Ices. More Info: 630-429-9679 Info@flavorfrenzy.net www.flavorfrenzy.net

Hillside, IL

4950 Washington Blvd (Hillside & Washington Ave.) Hillside Commons, Summer Nights at Free Concerts, 5 PM, Delicious Food, Wine and Cold Beer for Purchase. More Info: Tony, 708-202-4357 www.summernightsinhillside.com

Morris, IL

47 E. Washington St., Morris Cruise Night, Second Monday of the month, June 13 to October 10.  Entering its 14th season, the Morris Cruise Night is one of the largest charitbale events in the Grundy County area, according to organizers. The monthly meet up draws hundreds of classic cars and thousands of spectators. Donations welcome, door prizes available. http://www.morriscruisenight.com/map.html for more info

Salem, WI

9251 Antioch Road/Rt. 83, 3 mi. N. of IL border. at the Sandlots of Salem, 6-9 pm. Enjoy music, half price pizza cruiser meal discounts, dash plaques, a top vehicle award and fundraising for Pitter Patter Animal Rescue, Inc. Visit BGVMotorsports.com

Schaumburg,

1110 Perimeter Dr Hooters, Hooters Cup Series XIX Car & Bike Show 9am-3pm, Hooters, 1110 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173 Registration: 9 am-Noon, Awards 3pm, Hot Rods & Hot Wings and good old Rock N Roll. Free Posters signed by the Hooter poster girls. $25.00 Entry Fee More Info: lkirk07@gmail.com https://www.doublekproductions.com/schedule/ https://www.doublekproductions.com/schedule/

Tinley Park, IL

Oak Park Ave & 171st St, Downtown Tinley Cruise Nights 5 to 9 p.m., More Info: vsanchez@tinleypark.org.

Tuesdays

Glendale Heights, IL

305 East Army Trail Road, Summer Knights Cruise Nights at Buona Beef in Glendale Heights 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 630-539-2333 or for more info https://summerknights.net/

South Barrington, IL

67 E. Algonquin Rd. Willow Creek Community Church, Cruise Nights at Willow Creek 5:00PM - 8:00PM, Hosted by the CARS Ministry of Willow Creek Church, five 2020 Tuesdays, May 21, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10 Free event open to vintage, classic, custom, muscle and antique cars and trucks. Food and music will be provided.

Wednesdays

Naperville, IL

796 Royal Saint George, Braconi's Restaurant & Pizzeria, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Notable themes will incllude: June 24: Mopar Night, August 12: Cadillac/Elvis Night, August 19: Emergency Vehicles. http://braconis.com/ for more info

Thursdays

Frankfort, IL

Intersection of Kansas and Oak, Downtown Frankfort,Frankfort Car Club Cruise Night, Themed cruise night running every Thursday night through September 17, http://www.frankfortcarclub.org/events.htm or contact Larry Loven (708)519-0115 for more info

Hardwood Heights/Chicago, IL

Harlem/Foster shopping center, behind Bakers Square, City Wide Classics cruise night 6-9 pm, weather permitting, Music /giveaways. Hungry? Try Bakers Square- China buffet . Need car parts? Visit O'Reillys.

LaGrange, IL

1511 W. 55th Street, (55th Street and Willow Springs Rd.) The Highland Queen Drive-In, 5PM-9PM, Come enjoy some ice cream, hot dogs, tropical sno, burgers and more while sharing your car with our awesome customers. Free entry, come and go as you wish. Every 3rd Thursday - May through Sept.

Winthrop Harbor, IL

1275 Sheridan Road, Mis Shift Car Club - Harbor Plaza Cruise Night. Beginning June 7, 5 pm until ? Food, music, ice cream! Music and Droopy's Gryos food specials for cruise cars. More info: fixrguy@gmail.com or 224-627-1068

Fridays

Downers Grove, IL

933A Curtiss Street (Main and Curtiss) Downtown Downers Grove, Summer Nights Classic Car Show 6pm-9pm, Live entertainment from 7-9 pm at the Main Street Train Station. More Info: info@downtowndg.org or flier  https://www.downtowndg.org

Richmond, IL

11015 U.S. 12,  Richmond Dog and Suds Cruise Night, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  http://www.richmonddognsuds.com/ for more info

Rolling Meadows, IL

2401 Kirchoff Road, Meadows Christian Fellowship Church,  5-8 p.m., May 31 through September. For details, visit www.meadowsfamily.org or MeadowsCruiseNights Facebook page.

Saturdays

Chicago, IL

1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Soldier Field south parking lot, Rise & Drive, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., July 12th, August 2nd, September 20th, October 18th, The second year of Rise & Drive features supercars, exotics, muscle cars and collectors, as well as free coffee and available food trucks. http://www.rise-and-drive.com for more info

Crete, IL

1329 Commerce Drive, Caffeine and Chrome - Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Caffeine and Chrome: Presented by Grundy Insurance! So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides! No Admission fee and everyone is welcome! No cruiser? No sweat bring the daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+ classic & exotics. Every last Saturday of the month, 9 AM - 12 PM. Now accepting vendors. More info: GatewayClassicCars.com

Wheeling, IL

120 S. Elmhurst Road, one block south of Dundee Road, Skippers Restaurant (originally Dog N Suds) is bringing back the original Skippers Car Cruise. Starting Saturday, May 4, and running from 4-9 p.m. every Saturday until the end of October, weather permitting. There will be cruise-in food specials and every cruiser will receive one free fountain pop

Sunday

Schaumburg IL

Meets at Culver's on Wise Road in Schaumburg, Old Timers Cruise Night, every Sunday. The only year-round cruise night.  April through October, starting at 4 p.m. outdoors; November until March, group meets indoors starting at 3:30 p.m. Door prizes. More info: hpolakow47@att.net.

Villa Park IL

290 W. Roosevelt Rd., Sonic Drive-In, Vila Oaks Shopping Center. Sunday night June through October, 4:00pm till dusk (or later).  Cruise on down meet up with old friends, make new friends, talk cars, kick tires.  SUMMERCARSHOW.ORG