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Event Dates: September 3, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Location: Dundee, Illinois
Skip's Tribute Cruiser’s Car Show 9/3/2018
9:30 am-3pm
Location Strat's Diner
231 E North Ave, Villa Park, Illinois 60181

This year do to red tape we are holding the Car Show at Strats and after the show Cruising to the Original location next to the McDonalds 8327 W. North Ave & First Ave Melrose Park, Illinois 60160.

(The cruise there will be part of a Video Shoot)

When you arrive pickup up your commemorative at the Arches grab Desert and see the Scale Model of the Legendry Drive In.

Skips Fiesta Drive In closed in July 1972 3 Months after the Owner William Aka Skip Nielsen past away. The place sat empty for years and Polk Brothers bought it, and tore it down in the early 80’s and sold part of the land to what is now McDonalds.

The Stories are legendary on what happen at 1st and North Ave. every weekend for 22 years. All those Hot Rod movies over the years make you think that Hot Rod Cars and Burger Joints where only in California. Not True! Chicago was into it strong since 1948 and Skips was the place to be. Cruising has dwindled at times but never left.

Fact Strats kept that tradition going and has been longer in Business. It was the Legend of Skips that inspired him to Start His Drive in Rest and for 30 years the stories there continue to fuel man’s love of the Automobile and soon to be legendary also.

All car buffs from back in the day welcome to come by and share the memories of days gone by with friends and fellow car enthusiasts.
Entry Fee $10

101.5 FM Cruising Music Radio will be there taking us back in song
Focusing on Chicagolands top 40 songs from 52 to 72
Also showing The Channel 11 Documentary on Skips inside Strats for Lunch.

Hope to see you there and share Stories
Skip's Tribute Cruiser’s is a non for profit Car Club always open to new members. They meet every Monday
at 1st and North Ave.
Contact email: [email protected]
Coordinator Details
Email: Rudy Kay
Phone: 2245876803
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