Summer classics: From 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Downers Grove will host its Summer Nights Classic Car Show. Cars will be on display on Main Street from Maple Avenue to Franklin Street. Admission is free. June schedule is: June 3, Chevrolets -- except Corvettes; June 10, Model T and A Ford Clubs; June 17, Air-cooled cars; June 24, Grove Fest -- no show. Call 630-725-0991 or visit www.downtowndg.org.
About Boating Safely: The Coast Guard Auxiliary, 9th Western Region, presents About Boating Safely June 4. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waukegan Harbor, 9 N. Harbor Place. It focuses on the skills beginning boaters need to get a license. Fee is $45. Visit www.waukeganaux.com.
Car and cycle show: United 4-A Cure hosts its second annual Car and Cycle Show June 5 (rain date June 11). The show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riviera Country Club, 8801 W. 143 St., Orland Park. Entry fee is $10 with all proceeds benefiting cancer research. Call 708-349-1100 or email email@example.com.
Skip's Reunion: Skip's hosts its 29th annual Drive-In Reunion Car Show Swap Meet June 5 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. The show, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include a corral and die-cast cars. Fees are $10, $15 or $20 to show a car, $35 or $40 for a vendor space and $25 or $35 to sell a car. Spectator admission is $8 for adults and $2 for kids 6-11. Visit www.skipsusa.com.
Cycle swap: A Motorcycle Swap Meet and Show are set for June 5 at the Grundy County Fairgrounds, Interstate 80 and Ill. 47, Morris. Admission for the event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is $6 with vendor booths $30 in advance and $40 at the gate. Call 630-985-2097 or visit www.walneckswap.com.
Railroad Daze: Franklin Park hosts its annual Railroad Daze June 9-12 at the B-12 Tower, Calwagner Street and Franklin Avenue. General admission to the fest, including train tours and music is free, with unlimited carnival rides for $20. Performers include The Buckinghams. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. June 9, 5 to 11 p.m. June 10, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 11 and noon to 8 p.m. June 12. Call 847-671-4800 or 847-671-8230 or visit www.villageoffranklinpark.com/index.php?module=article&view=119.
Bike to work: Chicago's annual Bike to Work Week is June 9-17. Sponsored by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Goose Island 312 the week will kick off with a bike fashion show at noon June 9 at Daley Plaza. The Active Transportation Alliance also will run the Bike Commuter Challenge June 13-17, in which workplaces compete based on the number of bikers. Visit www.activetrans.org/bikecommuterchallenge to sign up or www.bikechicago.us for the full schedule of events.
Midwest Z Heritage: The Windy City Z Club presents the 2011 Midwest Z Heritage Show June 10 and 11. The regional gathering of Datsun and Nissan Z Sports Cars and other Nissan vehicles will include a Chicago area cruise June 10. A judged car show at the Bolingbrook Promenade, track touring at the Autobahn Country Club and an awards dinner are among the events June 11. The car show is free to spectators. Visit www.windycityzclub.com or call 630-832-7857.
Enduro autocross: Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs hosts an Enduro, championship series autocross, June 11 at Autobahn Country Club's North track. The events open at 7 a.m. with registration and includes open practice by groups and solo timed runs. Visit www.mcssc.org or call Ron White at 815-624-1055.
Anagrams, Puns and Trivia rallye: The SCORE rallye team presents a car rallye based on Anagrams, Puns and Trivia on June 18. Registrations opens at 6 p.m. at the Firestone Auto Center at Woodfield Mall, north entrance off Golf Road between Ill. 53 and Meacham Road with the first car out at 7:15 p.m. Fee is $15. Call 847-398-8342 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride to Work: The 20th annual Ride to Work day is June 20, when commuters are encouraged to ride their motorcycles and scooters. Visit www.ridetowork.org.
The Summer Cruise: The Wheels Rallye Team hosts The Summer Cruise June 25. The gimmick rallye will visit car shows and drive-ins and play beach games. Registration opens at 6 p.m. at Woodfield Mall parking lot at light pole B-2, just west of the Firestone Tire Center, with cars out at 7:15. The 2 1/2-hour cruise ends at Barnaby's in Schaumburg. Fee is $10. Call Dennis at 847-446-2904 or visit www.wheelsrallyeteam.com.
Car and hot rod show: The 11th annual Classic Car and Hot Rod Show is set for June 25 at Tom Peck Ford in Huntley. It will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee to show a car is $10, with spectator admission free. Proceeds benefit The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Visit www.tompeckford.com.
Summer classics: From 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Downers Grove will host its Summer Nights Classic Car Show. Cars will be on display on Main Street from Maple Avenue to Franklin Street. Admission is free. July schedule is: July 1, Corvettes; July 8, Pony cars; July 15, Pontiac GTO; July 22, Orphan cars; July 29, Chrysler/Mopar. Call 630-725-0991 or visit www.downtowndg.org.
Blue Oval car show: Blue Oval Performance Car Club hosts a car show July 24. The free show, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Highland Park Ford-Lincoln, 1333 Park Avenue W, is open to all Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys and Edsels. Proceeds of a 50/50 raffle will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & NW Indiana. Contact Jerry Robbin at 847-997-8624 or email@example.com
Summer classics: From 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Downers Grove will host its Summer Nights Classic Car Show. Cars will be on display on Main Street from Maple Avenue to Franklin Street. Admission is free. Remaining schedule is: Aug. 5, Trucks, military and farm vehicles, tractors and heavy equipment; Aug. 12, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Cadillac; Aug. 19, Convertibles; Aug. 26, Imports; Sept. 2, trophy and past winners. Call 630-725-0991 or visit www.downtowndg.org.
Shelby/Cobra/Mustang/T-Bird: The Shelby/Cobra/Mustang/T-Bird Show comes to the Volo Auto Museum Aug. 7. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee to show a car is $15 through Aug. 4 and $20 after that. Spectator admission is $11.95. Proceeds benefit Marines Toy for Tots. Contact Steve Maglich at 847-255-0475 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.volocars.com.
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