2019 NILSRA Club Activities

Last updated March 5, 2019

CURRENTLY PLANNED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR 2019 (Subject to change)

Please note that if you are not a member of NILSRA, you are always welcome to participate in one of our events (unless otherwise noted below). We would suggest is that you contact us through e-mail (listed below) to let us know that you plan to attend. Thanks!


Sunday, March 10th - Club Brunch at Villa Olivia in Bartlett

An informal Club get together for brunch at 10:30 am at Villa Olivia (Banquet Hall) located at 1401 W Lake St, Bartlett, IL 60103.


Tuesday, March 12th - Fiesta Days Car Show Committee Meeting

First meeting of the Fiesta Days Car Show Committee at Giffords Kitchen located at 2300 Bushwood Drive, Elgin, IL 60124 at 7:00 pm. Attendance is not mandatory, please only attend if you have an interest in particpating in preparation and planning of the Car Show.


Monday, April 1st - Monthly Club Business Meeting

Nick's Pizza & Pub in Elgin - Informal dinner at 6:00 pm / Club Business Meeting at 7:00 pm.


Saturday, April 6th - SPRING CAR SHAKEOUT

Destination: John Deere Historic Site - Grand Detour, IL

A one day trip to Grand Detour, IL to visit the John Deere Historic Site. This facility is a living history museum celebrating John Deere's accomplishments as a blacksmith and inventor. The facility includes a working blacksmith shop and several other historic buildings from his legacy business.

We will begin this trip with breakfast at 9:00 at Kane County Country Market located at 4 N 250 IL-47, Maple Park, Illinois 60151. For those of you who might like to skip the breakfast that day, we'll plan to leave the restarant at 10:00 and head west to Grand Detour.

For more information about Kane County Country Market, please visit: www.kanecountycountrymarket.com.

For more information about the John Deere Historic Site, please visit: https://www.deere.com/en/connect-with-john-deere/visit-john-deere/historic-site/.


Saturday May 4th - ROUTE 66 RED CARPET CORRIDOR FESTIVAL

Destination: Route 66 and the Red Carpet Corridor

Copying some content from the website: "It is all about family fun on the most famous road in America - Route 66. Sponsored by the thirteen communities which make up the 90-mile linear museum from Joliet to Towanda, the annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane. Each community will produce its own events. From full-blown festivals to antique and craft sales, art sales, car and motorcycle shows, live entertainments, and plenty of yard, garage, and sidewalk sales along the way, everyone is sure to discover something unique. Food, snacks and treats will be in abundance, and there are plenty of historic sites, outstanding free museums and unique mom & pop businesses to help create a nostalgic journey for all to enjoy. Visitors can simply enjoy the drive, or stop and get out of the car to have their picture taken with Elvis, or do a little shopping in any of the great stores along the Mother Road."

We are likely going to rendezvous and travel with a car club known as Prison City Kruisers. You can assume that we will get together for breakfast that day near Joliet and travel from there south on Route 66. For those that can spend the entire weekend on old Route 66... you may want to make hotel reservations somewhere along the way. Some of us... will likely head home for the evening and consider heading back if there is more to see as we head south. As we get closer to the event... we'll be sure to discuss the plans.

For more information, please visit: www.ilroute66redcarpetcorridor.com.


Weekend alternative: Friday May 3rd and Satuday May 4th - VINTAGE TORQUE FEST CAR SHOW

Destination: Vintage Torque Fest Dubuque, IA

A few of the Club members are headed to this show as opposed to the Red Carpet Corridor trip. For more information, please reach out to Jim Tanquary or Dan Spooner.

For more information about this event, including registration and hotel information, please visit: http://vintagetorquefest.com/.


Monday, May 6th - Monthly Club Business Meeting

Nick's Pizza & Pub in Elgin - Informal dinner at 6:00 pm / Club Business Meeting at 7:00 pm.


Saturday May 25th - CHOCOLATEFEST 2019

Destination: Burlington Wisconsin's ChocolateFest village wide festival

A one day trip to Burlington, WI to participate in the Annual ChocolateFest village wide festival. There appears to be lots to see and do... and of course... eat!

We will rendevous somewhere here in Illinois and head north to Burlington. As always... you can assume that we will get together for breakfast that day and travel from there. More details to share as we get closer to the event.

For more information about ChocolateFest 2019, please visit: www.chocolatefest.com.


Monday, June 3rd - Monthly Club Business Meeting

Nick's Pizza & Pub in Elgin - Informal dinner at 6:00 pm / Club Business Meeting at 7:00 pm.


Saturday, June 15th - PRISON CITY KRUISERS 2019 POWER TOUR

Destination: Performance Auto Parts & Machine in Bedford Park IL, Pro Body & Paint in Bristol IL and Precision Engine Rebuilders in Plainfield IL.

We plan to join the Prison City Kruisers for their day long "2019 Power Tour and Car Show".

More details about meeting before the event will follow... but you can see a copy of the Power Tour Flyer here: Prison City Kruisers 2019 Power Tour Flyer and a copy of the planned Power Tour Route Map here: Prison City Kruisers 2019 Power Tour Route Map.


Weekend alternative: Saturday, June 15th - VICTORY CENTER CAR SHOW

Destination: Victory Center, Bartlett, IL

A favorite among NILSRA Club members. It is likley that a few of us will attend this event. The Car Show is located at Victory Center at 1101 W Bartlett Rd, Bartlett, IL 60103. The southwest corner of Route 59 and West Bartlett Road.


Sunday, June 16th - BARNSTORMERS DAYS VISIT

Destination: Galt Airport, Greenwood IL

While not yet formally listed on the Galt Airport website for 2019, we expect this half day long event to be held on Sunday, June 15th. They feature a pancake breakfast with both vintage airplanes and automobiles on display. Please feel free to bring your family along to celebrate Father's Day.

Here is a link to last years announcement: galtairport.com/barnstormer-days-galt-airport.


Saturday, June 29th - A LEISURELY DAY in KENOSHA WI

Destination: Downtown Kenosh, WI

A one day trip to visit Kenosha, WI. Nothing in particular... other than the opportunity to enjoy each other's company, visit downtown Kenosha, a couple of interesting museums and have a bite to eat together throughout the day.

We will rendevous somewhere here in Illinois and head north to Kenosha. As always... you can assume that we will get together for breakfast that day and travel from there. More details to share as we get closer to the event.

For more information about Kenosha, WI, please visit: www.visitkenosha.com.


Monday, July 1st - Monthly Club Business Meeting

Location to be determined.


Saturday, July 6th - PINGREE GROVE CAR SHOW

Destination: Pingree Grove Car Show - Pingree Grove, IL

If you care to watch, this event ends in the evening with a firewords show.

Details to follow.


Sunday, July 14th - 36th ANNUAL FIESTA DAYS CAR SHOW SPONSORED by NILSRA

Destination: Fiesta Days Car Show - McHenry, IL

The 36th Annual Fiesta Days Car Show sponsored by NILSRA is confirmed to take place on Sunday, July 14th.

For more information including, please visit: http://www.fiestadayscarshow.com/.


Thursday, August 1st through Sunday August 4th - NSRA 50th ANNUAL STREET ROD NATIONALS

Destination: NSRA 50th Annual Street Rod Nationals - Louisville, KY

NILSRA's long-distance trip for 2019 to participate in the National Street Rod Association's 50th Annual Street Rod Nationals Car Show in Louisville, KY August 1st through August 4th. More information about our specific plans will be published soon. If you care to join us, please write to us at the e-mail link below.

For more information including registration and hotel information, please visit: https://www.nsra-usa.com/.


Monday, August 5th - Monthly Club Business Meeting

Nick's Pizza & Pub in Elgin - Informal dinner at 6:00 pm / Club Business Meeting at 7:00 pm.


Saturday, August 17th - MIDWAY VILLAGE VISIT

Destination: Midway Village - Rockford, IL

A one day trip to Rockford, IL to visit Midway Village. This facility is a wonderful living history museum.

For more information, please visit: http://www.midwayvillage.com/.


Monday, September 9th - Monthly Club Business Meeting

Nick's Pizza & Pub in Elgin - Informal dinner at 6:00 pm / Club Business Meeting at 7:00 pm.


Saturday, September 21st - ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC

The annual Club picnic takes place at Binnie Woods (aka Rutland Township); 38W040 Binnie Road; West Dundee, IL. More detail to follow.

For more information about Binnie Woods, please visit: Kane County Forest Preserve - Binney Woods.


Monday, October 7th - Monthly Club Business Meeting

Nick's Pizza & Pub in Elgin - Informal dinner at 6:00 pm / Club Business Meeting at 7:00 pm.

Nomination of Officers for the Club for 2020 happens this evening.


Saturday, October 19th - VOLO AUTO MUSEUM VISIT

Destination: Volo Auto Museum - Volo, IL

A one day, last trip of the year before we put the cars aware for the winter. Details to follow about rendevous place and timing.

For more information about Volo Auto Museum, please visit: www.volocars.com/.


Monday, November 4th - Monthly Club Business Meeting

Nick's Pizza & Pub in Elgin - Informal dinner at 6:00 pm / Club Business Meeting at 7:00 pm.

Election of Officers for the Club for 2020 happens this evening.


Monday, December 4th - Monthly Club Business Meeting

Location to be determined - Club Christmas Dinner at 6:30 pm.


Please note that there are more car show and cruise night events that we are looking to attend. We'll provide those dates as soon as the plans are confirmed.


To contact the Northern Illinois Street Rod Association, please write to us at: info@nilsra.com

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