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Visiting 'Full Circle' restoration shop

Posted by Gary Haughton on February 18, 2023 at 12:05 AM

Club members pose during their cruise to Madison Saturday. They were given the opportunity to tour the Full Circle restoration shop in Madison. The cruise also included lunch at "Quaker Steak and Lube" in Janesville

Four members bring home awards from Durand (2015)

Posted by Gary Haughton on June 18, 2015 at 1:00 AM


Four of the nine Gentlemen Club members that attended the 19th annual Stateline Classics Fathers Day Car Show held June 21 in Durand received trophies. Mike and Nancy Parker's 1960 Chevy Impala convertible took home "Best GM" while Gene Smith, Dave Scales and Dan Rusk each received "Top 25" awards. Over 250 vehicles were on display. At right, Dan, Gene and Mike display their awards in front of the new mural, depicting the more that 150 year history of the community. The recently installed mural is on the south side of the historic Yale Building of the village's downtown square. This is a 'must see' if you are in the Durand area!

Illinois now offering extended-use plate (7/12)

Posted by Gary Haughton on July 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Have you wanted to purchase an antique license plate for your "classic" but didn't want to be under the restrictions of the plate. Now Illinois drivers have a choice. Recently the state has introduced the Expanded-Use Plate that restricts your drives from Jan - March and from Oct. -Dec. just like the regular antique plates. But from April to Sept. you can drive without restrictions. Visit the state's website for more information.

Custom Window Cards available (7/12)

Posted by Gary Haughton on July 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Thanks to club member Red Dzielak, Gentlemen Club members can display a professional looking window card each and everytime they go to a cruise/car show. (No more writing the same information week after week) These professional looking, laminated cards have the Gentlemen logo along with your name, town and custom info about your car. If you are interested contact Red at with your specifics. There is a $4 charge for each card, to cover the materials. These will be a nice touch when a group of club members are all present at an event!


Posted by Gary Haughton on August 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Welcome to the website of the Gentlemen Car Club, Loves Park, Illinois.

We hope you enjoy the site, and please advice us of anything that you feel needs to be improved in order to make this site the best possible source of club information. -- Thank you!!

New site for "cruise night", meetings!!

The Gentlemen Car Club cruises will be at a new location for 2012. The club announced that Meadow Mart Shopping Center, at the corner of North Second Street and Windsor Road, Loves Park, will be the site for their 2012 cruise nights. The announcement came at the annual "Gear Down" party held Oct. 30.

In addition to the new location, the club will also scale back from two cruises a month to only one. The cruise will be held on the third Thursday of the month from April to October.

Also new for 2012 will be the location of the monthly meetings. The club will meet at Nunzio's, 5800 North Second Street in Loves Park on the second Tuesday of the month from April through October.

Gentlemen get rave reviews at Classics and Chrome appearance

Doug Begley from McHenry County Vintage Car Gazette took his time to highlight the Gentlemen Car Club's appearance at the Classics and Chrome Car Show in his magazine article. He also highlighted the cars of three club members: Linda Schuepbach's, 1968 Chevelle convertible, Frank Cassata's, 1964 Jaguar XKE, and Tim Bauscher's 1928 Ford Model A. Click here to see what Doug had to say!