2017 Events


The Chicagoland Thunderbirds car club hosts and attends many events throughout the year. We are planning more events for the 2017 season and will post them once they are confirmed. Please check back often!

- May 20th, Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm

      Steinmetz College Prep H.S. Annual Car Show and Community Festival | Join the Chicagoland Thunderbirds at this great show for a great cause. Trophies, refreshments and entertainment for the entire family. For for more information about the show, contact scphighschool@gmail.com


- May 20th-21st

      Illinois River Driving Tour and Overnighter | The Chicagoland Thunderbirds will be taking flight on our first road trip of the season, touring the roads that follow the scenic Illinois River. Dinner, wine tasting and more are on the agenda. See your newsletter for detailed information.


- June 29th, Saturday 5:00pm - 8:00pm, or until the last person leaves!

      Annual Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket Meet and Eat | This is our fun, no-pressure evening cruise-in at the famous Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket Restaurant, right on the old historic Route 66. Bring your 'Bird out for an evening of fun and the best fried chicken in the state.  If you can't bring the T-bird, join us anyway!  Dell Rhea's is located at 645 Joiliet Road, Willowbrook, IL. Their website can be found here. Hope to see you there!


- July 16th, Sunday 10:00am

      Elgin Area Historical Society Car Show | This show just keeps getting bigger and better every year, and we are proud to be involved in it.  The show is open to as many members that wish to attend. If you are not a member of the Chicagoland Thunderbird Club, we invite you to attend and join the club on the spot if you wish. This show features the Thunderbirds, as well as all other makes and models.  There will also be live music and refreshments.   The Elgin Area Historical Society is located at 360 Park Street, Elgin, IL. Hope to see you there!