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LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby - 2024 car cruise-ins and car shows

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Schedules MAY CHANGE because of Covid-19 Virus.

  LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby schedule *= high probability updated 5-1-24
*April 14, Sun- 5 Car clubs gathering-Starved Rock boat ramp noon to 4 free
*April 20,
Saturday - Oglesby Root Beer - New Event 4 to 7 free
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April 2
4, Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Princeton leaving Main St at 6PM free
*April 27, Sat- Princeton - Scooters Cars and Coffee-North Main 8 to 11free
May

*May 4, Saturday - Lacon - Meet Up at the Marina 9 to 1:30 free
*May 8, Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Kewanee leaving Main St at 6PM free
*May 10, Friday - Peru - Wendy's Cruise Night - New Event  5 to 8:30 free
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May 11, Sat- Princeton - Scooters Cars and Coffee-North Main 8 to 11free
*May 17+18 - Peru Airport - TBM Avenger Reunion / no car show this year
*May 17, Friday - Oglesby Root Beer - New Event 5 to 8:30 free
*May 18, Saturday- Earlville Cruise Night - downtown - 5 to 8:30 flyer $5
*May 19, Sunday CarParts.com@JC Whitney, CANCELLED, see you next year
*May 22, Wednesday - Bradford Cruise to Wyanet leaving Main St at 6PM free
*May 25, Sat--Ottawa- Cars and Coffee -city park on the river 8 -11 free
*May 26, Sun--Sandwich Auto Show -Fairgrounds, collector plates 6 -3 $15
*May 27, Monday- LaSalle-VFW, 2325 Donahue Street 9AM to 2 $10
*May 31, Friday- Peru Subway, Peru Mall-Stampede Mustang 5 to 8 free
June

*June 1, Saturday- Annawan- Fun Days Car Show -downtown - 9-3 $15
*June 5, Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Henry leaving Main St at 6PM free
**June 7, Friday- Oglesby Root Beer- Blood Sweat and Gears 5 to 8+ free
*June 8 Sat- Psycho Silo Truck Show, US6@IL40 near Wyanet 9-2 $15
*June 9, Sunday- Spring Valley Car Show - downtown noon to 3 flyer free
*June 14, Friday- Ottawa 26th Annual Cruise Night - downtown 6-10 Flyer $10
*June14-15,Fri-Sat-Psycho Silo car/cycle swapmeet,US6@IL40,nearWyanet9AM-3
*June 15, Sat- Princeton-Old Wheels Car Show-1stLutheran Church9 -2 free
*June 15, Saturday- Oglesby Root Beer Stand - Stampede Club 5 to 8+  free
*June 16, Sunday- DePue-Father's Day Car Show - downtown 9AM to 2 $10
*June 16, Sunday- Oregon-Lions Club Car Show-River Park East 7:30-2 $12
*June 19, Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Princeton leaving Main St at 6PM free
*June 21,Friday- Princeton-Grandma Rosie's treats 920 W.PeruSt5-8:30$10
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June 22, Sat- Utica Fire Dept, Cruise Night, downtown 1-6PM $10
*June 22, Sat- Wenona, Cruise Night, downtown 2-7PM $15
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June 22, Sat- Princeton - Motor Mob Car Show, Moose Hall 10AM-3PM $15
*June 29, Sat- Peru, James Hardie car cruise, Centennial Park 9AM-3 $5
*June 30, Sun- Mendota Cruise-In -Downtown-801 6th Street 11to3 free
July
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July 3, Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Kewanee leaving Main St at 6PM free
*July 4, Thursday- Kewanee-4th of July Car Show-Francis Park -8 to 3 $15
*July 4, Thursday- Hennepin-4th of July Celebration Cruise-In -10 to 3 $10
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July 5, Friday-Tonica-Aces & Eights Bar Car Show-103 LaSalleSt4 to 8$15
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July 5 Friday- Dixon- Petunia Fest Car Show -downtown 10AM to 2 $15
*July 6, Saturday- Peru- Schimmer Ford car show, Shooting Park 8:30-1 $5
*July 6, Sat. Walnut- Sarver Memorial Car Show@school@9am-1,then parade$15
*July 7, Sun. Seneca- Woodsmoke Ranch Car Show -2795 E. 28th rd 9-3  $10
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July 7 Sunday- Princeton Annual Cruisin Main -railroad depot - 1PM-4 free
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July 12, Friday - Peru - Taco Bell - Route 251 north of I-80  5 to 8  free
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July 13, Sat- Wyanet Fire Dept car show, then Parade all cars 9 to1 free
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July 13, Saturday- Henry - The Pub downtown car show  9 to 2 $15
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*July 13, Saturday- Oglesby Root Beer-Blood Sweat and Gears 5 to 8 free
*July 17, Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Annawan leaving Main St at 6PM free
*July 19, Friday- Utica Cruise Night -downtown - 6 to 9 PM $15
*July 20, Saturday- Marseilles Fire Dept Cruise Night-downtown - 3 to 8 $10
*July 20 Sat- Psycho Silo Car Show, US6@IL40 west of Wyanet 9AM to 2 $10
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July 21, Sunday- Henry - Marshall-Putnam Fair Car Show - 8AM to 1 $10
*July 23 Tues-Oregon- Jay's Drive-In cruise night 22 WashingtonSt- 5-7 $5
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July 28 Sunday- Hollowayville - Car Show - Buttshack - 9-2 $10
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July 31, Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Tiskilwa leaving Main St at 6PM free
August

*August 2, Friday- Granville Cruise Night - downtown  5 to 8 $10
*August 3, Saturday- Ottawa Car Show - North of River Bridge 8 to 1 $10
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August 3 Sat- Princeton- Prescott Ford Car Show - RT6 west - 9AM $10
*August 4, Sunday- Sublette - Woodhaven Lakes Classic car show 9-3 $5
*August 4, Sunday - LaSalle - Rotary Park Car Show - 9 to 2 $15
*August 10, Saturday- Oglesby Root Beer Stand - Stampede 5 to 8+ free
*August 11, Sun- Wenona Cruise Night $10; Burnouts $15 8 to 4
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A
ug 14, Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Wyoming leaving Main St at 6PM free
*August 17, Saturday- Magnolia Car Show - downtown  10-2  $10
*August 17, Sat - Oglesby Car Show & food trucks-downtown- 3 to 7 $10
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Aug 20 Tues-Oregon - Jay's Drive-In cruise night 22 WashingtonSt 5-7+$5
**August 23, Fri- Oglesby Root Beer - Blood Sweat and Gears 5 to 8+ free
*August 25, Sunday- Mendota-Lake Mendota Car Show 9 to 2 $10
*August 25, Sunday- Amboy - Depot Days Car Show 6AM to 3 $15 Link
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A
ug 28,Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Kewanee leaving Main St at 6PM free
September
*September 1, Sunday- Bradford Car Show - downtown -9 to 3 $15
*September 1, Sunday- Henry Car Cruise - downtown park -3 to 6 free
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September 1, Sunday- Naplate Fire Dept Car Show-Vitonne Pk -9 to 3 $15
*Sept 2, Monday- Paw Paw Labor Day car show -school grounds 8-3 $15
*Sept 2, Monday- Peru, Advanced Auto Parts car show -hwy 251 9-2 $15
*Sept 7, Sat- LaSalle - Grueny's Detailing Car Show-2650 St Vincent- 9-2 $10
*Sept 8, Sun- Princeton - Homestead Car Show - downtown - 8-3 $15
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Sept 11, Wednesday- Bradford Cruise to Kewanee leaving Main St at 6PM free
*September 13, Friday - Peru Hy-Vee store, Route 251 - 4 to 8 $10
*September 14, Saturday- McNabb Car Cruise - downtown  - free
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Sept 15, Sun - Lacon - Memory Lane car show at Animal Jim's 10 to 2  $15
*Sept 21,Sat- Psycho Silo- RatStock '24 Rat Rod finale - US6@IL40 10AM free
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September 21, Sat - Oglesby Root Beer Stand - Cops 4 Cancer - 4 to 8 - $10
*September 22, Sunday- LaSalle-Peru H.S. Auto Department 8 to 2 $10
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Sept 25, Wed- Bradford Cruise to Psycho Silo leaving Main St at 6PM free
*September 28, Sat- Cruisin LaSalle's Second Street, Car Cruise 11 to 3 $5
October

*October 13 Sun- Princeton- Illinois Valley Toy Run -courthouse 8 - 2 $10
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October 20 Sun- Ottawa- 3rd Fall Colors Cruise of Illinois Valley - 8 - 3 $10

OTTAWA - LaSALLE COUNTY CRUISERS -  Link

OSWEGO - CAROUSEL SOUND -  Link

PEORIA - CENTRAL ILLINOIS CRUISERS -  Link

MOLINE - QUAD CITIES CRUISERS CLUB -  Link

BLOOMINGTON - TWIN CITY CRUISERS -  Link

LOVES PARK - GENTLEMEN CAR CLUB -  Link

DAVENPORT - RIVER VALLEY CLASSICS CAR CLUB -  Link

MILAN - QUAD CITIES CAMARO CLUB -  Link

CHICAGO CAR EVENTS (East of Route 47) -  Link

FREEPORT - anyone know of a CAR CLUB in FREEPORT, Illinois ?

Blood Sweat and Gears members attend these big away events
*March 30, 2024: Indoor Car Show: Exposition Gardens 1601 W. Northmoor Rd, Peoria flyer

*April 26-27, 2024 Weekend: Jefferson Wisconsin Swap Meet and Car Show $15

*May 18, 2024 Saturday: 19th Annual Earlville Cruise Night
*May 27, 2024 Monday: Poopys Memorial Day Car Show, 1030 Viaduct Dr, Savanna, IL

?June 14, 2024 Friday: 25th Annual Ottawa Cruise Night downtown
*June 10-14, 2024: Hot Rod Power Tour, Registration Link here:
Link

2025
*Jan 10-12, 2025:Annual Rod & Custom Car Show,Bend XPO Ctr,922 Miss.Pkwy, E.Moline

*January 17-19, 2025:QCCA Car Truck & Bike Show 2621 4th Ave, Rock Island flyer

We often meet in LaSalle and drive to Shows and Cruise Nights as a group.

ILLINOIS Expanded-Use Antique license plate guide Link
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration RECAL
LS Link
VIN CHECK at National Crime Bureau for stolen, salvage and flood damaged cars Link

Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club IVCC Scholarship
Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club Scholarship is given at Illinois Valley Community College
to Automotive Department students that win through a rigorous application process.

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