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June 6th, 2009

Video

Watch a video about the 2008 Kruze

Produced by Charles A. Derer.

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Chi-Town Kruze 2010

This year the Chi-Town Kruze took place in the southwest suburb of Crestwood, IL at the Windy City ThunderBolts Stadium. With 200 classic cars, it was a sight to see for any car enthusiast as the parade of vehicles made its way to the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL and back to the Stadium for a car show. Ronald McDonald made a visit and took several pictures with car owners and families. The talented a cappella group, Track 5, sang a set of memorable songs from the 50's & 60's. Spectators had the chance to see Chef Dan & The Appetizers perform favorite rock and current pop songs. The talented Chicago Brushmasters were pin striping one-of-a-kind car panels and had a live auction to help raise over $800.00 for RMHC-CNI. Awards were given to the top three vehicles voted by car enthusiasts at the event including:

Mark Sorensen
1967 Pontiac
Firebird Blowa BBC

Jim Murphy
1972 Oldsmobile
442

Randy "Bones" Jones
1971 Oldsmobile
Cutlass

The Chicago Brushmasters also picked their favorite vehicle that displayed the best detail in artistry:

Marcos Barrera
1965
Impala SS
Chevy

Overall, the event raised $10,000.00 which will help support 200 family nights at the four Ronald McDonald Houses in the Chicagoland area. It was truly a fun-filled event for the entire family to enjoy while helping to provide a "home away from home" to keep families together.

A special thank you to all the sponsors:

  • Mancari's Oak Lawn
  • Continental AutoSports
  • Apple Chevrolet, Inc.
  • Chiro One Wellness Center
  • 94.7 WLS-FM
  • Chicago Brushmasters
  • Five Star Audio Visual
  • Gold Eagle Sta-bil
  • DeCarl, Levine & Friedman, LLC

To see pictures from the event by Ned the Photographer click here:

Over the past five years, car enthusiasts have enjoyed participating in the Chi-Town Kruze benefiting RMHC-CNI. However, while facing the current economic times and competing with numerous local-town car shows, it has become a challenging effort to raise vital funds through the event. With this, unfortunately there has been a decline in the number of Kruze participants over the past couple of years. Therefore, we regret to inform you that a mutual decision has been made by the Chi-Town Kruze committee & RMHC-CNI to not move forward with the event in the coming years. It is our belief that we must maximize the resources and time of our sponsors and volunteers. The Kruze committee and RMHC-CNI extends a huge thank you to all the dedicated supporters who have been there over the years. We could not have done it without your enthusiasm and passion!

Sincerely,
The Chi-Town Kruze Committee & RMHC-CNI

 

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