As the temperature rises, hot rod owners are spinning tires for the various car shows going on this summer in the Illinois Valley.
Whether it’s an all-out cruise night or a cruise-in to a local spot in the community, car shows are beginning to pop up all over the region.
Car buffs will find plenty of chrome trim, souped-up motors and whitewall tires at shows in and around their communities this summer.
June 18 — John’s North Star Cruise Night, sponsored by Blood, Sweat and Gears car club, at St. Vincent’s Ave, 5-8 p.m.
June 27— Cruise-in hosted by the Mustang Stampede club at the Oglesby Root Beer Stand, 6-9 p.m.
June 13 — Cruise-in at Wendy’s, 6-9 p.m.
July 11 — Cruise-in at Wendy’s 6-9 p.m.
July 18 — Cruise-in at Subway, hosted by the Mustang Stampede club, 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 2 — Cruise night at Subway, 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 9 — Peru Hot August Nights, Centennial Park, 4-8 p.m.
Aug. 17 — 15th annual Illinois Valley Rodder’s Show, Centennial Park, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 14 — Cruise night at Subway, ride the one-ways in town, 6-9 p.m.
Sept. 13 — Spring Valley Classic Car Show, downtown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
July 4 — Fourth of July Car Show, downtown city park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Aug. 1 — Granville Fire Department Cruise Night, 5-11 p.m.
July 26 — Free cruise night, 6-9 p.m.
June 13 — 16th annual Ottawa Cruise Night, downtown Ottawa, 6-10 p.m.
July 20 — Ottawa Moose Car Show, Ottawa Moose Lodge, (near Dayton Ridge Golf Course), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 3 — 30th annual La Salle County Cruisers Car Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Ottawa
June 8 — Children’s Miracle Network benefit show, Wal-Mart parking lot, 3-8 p.m.
Aug. 30 — Dream Machines Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., cruise night, 6-10 p.m.
July 5 — Chad Sarver Memorial Car Show, Bureau Valley North School, Walnut, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; registration 7-10:30 a.m.
July 19 — Marseilles Fire Department Cruise Night, downtown, 4-9 p.m.
Oct. 3 — Blast From the Past Car Show, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Illini State Park
Sept. 1 — Lions Club Labor Day show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., village park
Sept. 6 — U.S. 52 show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.