Illinois Car Shows

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5/17/2015   8:00 AM – 3:00 PM   50th Little Hershey Car Show
Boone County Fairground, Rt 76 & Bussiness 20, Belvidere, IL
815-543-4935   email
Car Show and Swap Meet, 23 judged classes, All makes, models & years, Check in by Noon, No pre-registration, $10 per car in show, $7 general admission, Free Model T Ford Rides.  Flyer and Swap Meet Vendor Registration Form

5/25/15   8AM-3PM   Fast Eddie’s Memorial Day Car Show
500 N.Raddant Rd., Batavia, IL
630-567-2753   email
Pre 83 and Show Quality 83-90 American Made Cars and Trucks. Over 65 Awards! 50/50! Buck-A-Car Payout.$20 Registration 8AM-Noon, Awards 3PM.  Featuring Fast Eddie’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs and More.

6/13/2015   9:00 AM to 3:00 PM   Summer Challenge Car Show
Mullen’s Bar & Grill, 3080 Warrenville Rd., Lisle, IL
630-961-1298   email
Rain or Shine!  All MUSCLE makes and models invited.  28 Trophies up for grabs for 12 Classes: Best of Show; 3 Special Choice Awards; 12 Best in Class & 12 Runner-ups.  Net show proceeds & 50/50 raffle presented to WCG’s Charity – ‘Operation Support Our Troops’.  REGISTRATION from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Pre-registration @ $15 per car, Day of’ registration @ $20 per car.   Flyer  Registration Form

7/4/15   8:00 to 4:00   Strictly Street Rod Club 36rd Annual Rod Run
459 N. Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
815-428-7564   email
Open to all pre 1990 cars and trucks. Registration is 10am to Noon, fee is $15.00,  Goodie bags, special awards, rat rod awards, and club picks, no Alcohol allowed. Pre-registered  cars receive free T-shirt, 1st 100 cars receive a dash plaque.

7/8/2015 – 7/12/2015   43rd Van Nationals
Effingham County Fairgrounds, Altamont Illinois, Il
217) 652-6968   email
This event highlights the world of custom vans and panel trucks from all over the US and Canada. There is RV/trailer/tent/Van camping on grounds with electric and water. There is also ample restrooms with showers scattered throughout. There will be food vendors on premises. There will also be airbrush, glass etching and pinstripe vendors as well as collectibles and T-shirt vendors on premises. There will be live music Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Games for the adults and children will be provided.

7/11/2015   9:00 am – 5:00 pm   Pana American Legion 2nd Annual Car Show
Kitchell Park South Rt. 51, Pana, Illinois
Judging starts at 12:00 pm. Awards are at 3:00 pm.  Registration fee is $10.00. Trophies awarded, free spectator admission, dash plaques, special awards, and great food and music.
Come out and support our veterans. Make this years show even a bigger success than last years! All proceeds from this car show are for the benefit of Kerr-Mize Post #168 Pana American Legion.  Registration Form

8/8/15   9-5   7th annual All or Nothing car show
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL.
309-340-8168   email
Aug 8, 2015. SH 9am-5pm. 7th annual ALL or NOTHING CAR SHOW in conjunction with IGNITE Peoria. Peoria Civic Center, Peoria IL. Top 50 and Best Of’s. 100% Donations going toward local high school auto shop class for tools. 9am-5pm, move in fri aug 7th 10am til 7pm and aug 8th 7am til 9am. FREE REGISTRATION, FREE ENTRY, FREE PARKING. PRE REGISTRATION and APPROVAL REQUIRED at website.

9/12/2015   7:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m   66th Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Show & Swap Meet
2nd St. & Capitol Ave., Springfield, Illinois
217-557-7220   email
Please join us on Saturday, September 12, 2015, for the 66th Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Show and Swap Meet in downtown Springfield at the Capitol Complex. The car show is held rain or shine at Second Street and Capitol Avenue. First-, second- and third-place awards will be given in more than 60 classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, RVs and scooters. All entries are parked on a first-come, first-served basis. One Marquee Award celebrating the Chrysler will be given, and one Illinois State Champion will be recognized. Registration is $15 per vehicle or $25 after Sept.1. To celebrate this historic event, special event license plates featuring the Dodge Challenger are available for $20 per set.The show’s registration tent will open at 7 a.m. and close firmly at 10 a.m. Judges will convene at 10:30 a.m. on the steps of the Illinois State Library for a quick meeting with judging at approximately 11:15 a.m. Awards are presented at approximately 4 p.m. Thank you for your interest.