Rise & Drive 2017 - May 7 - October 1
May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7 - The season opener will begin at CCG from 8:00am-11:00am at CCG. This is a great incentive to kick off the 4th season for Rise & Drive on the 1st Sunday of each month through and including October 1st. Come join us for ‘tire kicking’, conversation, Starbucks & bagels on our 2½ acre showfield. The CCG automobile storage garages will be open to the public with different Star cars on display each Rise & Drive Sunday, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, Aug 6th, Sept 3rd & Oct 1st.
These are great opportunites to network with new friends to learn about their performance upgrades and proper maintainence and repairs to their favorite rides.
Cars & Cops - Sunday May 21st 2017
May 21, 2017
Sunday, May 21st – CCG will be hosting an exciting judged car show for approximately 225 cars in ten categories. cpdmemorial.org/events/cars-cops-car-show/. All makes, models and years are welcome - everything from American classics to hot rods, tuner cars and modern exotics will be judged by seasoned collectors and knowledgeable celebrity judges.
Trophies will be awarded to each class winner. The $25/car entry fee is a donation to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation for fallen officers and also supports bullet proof vests. The Police Department will have display of various Chicago Police Ddepartmet equipment including a SWAT team truck, trikes, Police cannine unit, sobriety demonstrations for the public and a Police Mounted Unit.
There is no charge for spectators and their families.
An Afternoon with Donald Davidson - Sunday April 30th 2017
April 30, 2017
Sunday April 30th – CCG will be hosting an Afternoon with Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Historian Donald Davidson from 12-3pm. Members: $30 per person, Non-Members $50 per person. There's limited seating & reservations are requaired.
To sign up for this exciting event please go to: http://www.mirpa.org/events.html
Off to the Races with Lyn St. James & Bobby Rahal
February 5, 2017
Sunday, Feb. 5th beginning at noon called “Off to the Races” with former Indianapolis drivers Lyn St. James & Bobby Rahal who will discuss “Winning and Losing - Racing to the Finishline on Super Bowl Sunday”.
It is being Co-hosted by CCG. This is a fundraiser for RPM Foundation (Restoration, Preservation & Mentorship) to help educate tomorrow’s automotive craftsmen, who will become the next generation car enthusiasts. rpm.foundation
2016 Rise & Drive "Cars & Coffee"
Every restoration or mechanical project needs a goal to achieve completion. Car owners all over the US have discovered that weekend cars ‘n coffee are the perfect excuse to drive and share their projects at these events. CCG hosts Rise & Drive on the first Sunday of every month during the warm weather months from May to October on our 2½ acre parking lot.
Over 100 cars show up with a similar quantity of fellow ‘tire kicker’ spectators to talk cars. On those special Sundays CCG provides Starbucks and Einstein’s bagels inside the 300 car storage facility. There are usually special display vehicles to see up close and personal.
LeMay - America's Car Museum "The Drive Home"
January 5, 2015
On New Year’s Day 2015 a Ford Mustang, a Chevy Nomad and a Chrysler 300 drove cross country from LeMay – America’s Car Museum, Tacoma, WA through snow, hail, sleet and mud on their way to Detroit. The entourage stopped along the route to meet with fellow enthusiasts and collectors. Collectors Car Garage, Chicago was overnight stop #11 for the caravan that was headed to the North American International Auto Show.
The crowd enjoyed seeing these three 50 year old, mud-caked rally cars that were exhibited inside Cobo Hall in total contrast to all the new shiny offerings. CCG was happy to host these intrepid drivers. CCG offered to wash the cars, but the entourage wanted everyone along the way to see that these cars were being driven and enjoyed!
RPM Foundation Shop Hop
December 11, 2016
Lance Butler was the guest speaker at Stop #2 on the RPM Foundation’s three Shop Hop program to acquaint high school and college students, several parents and their teachers about restoration and preservation and a pathway to careers.
RPM provided lunch for 36 people, while disucssing education & career opportuinities for technicallly motivated craftsman and collectors of the future. RPM Foundation = Restoration, Preservation & Mentorship. rpm.foundation
CCG Chicago Grand Opening
After a few construction delays, Collectors Car Garage held our Grand Opening in combination with Dave Miller’s, State Farm Customer Appreciation Party on December 8, 2015. We had a good turnout with 65 invited guests, which included a good number of new CCG Member cars on Display.