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Upcoming car shows, cruises
n WednesdayRoscoe Center/Dairy Queen Cruise Night, 5482 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, 6-8 p.m., (815) 623-8267.
n WednesdayJumpin Joes Fest Car Show, 1100 W. Galena Ave., Freeport, 6-9 p.m., (815) 235-6145.
n SaturdayDairy Queen Cruise Night, 213 E. Highway 38, Rochelle, 4-8 p.m., (815) 561-0123.
n SundayTurning Back Time Car Show, downtown Sycamore, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (815) 899-1184.
n TuesdayCulvers Cruise Night (State store), 236 N. Phelps Ave., Rockford, 5-8 p.m.
n July 30Wendys Super Car Night, 1689 Willard Dr., Freeport, 6-8:30 p.m., (815) 251-4211.
n Aug. 2Good Tymes in the Grove Car Show, Lions Park, Poplar Grove, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (815) 544-3147.
n Aug. 2Eighth annual Polk-A-Dot Drive-In Cruise Night, Braidwood, 5-10 p.m., (815) 458-3377.
n Aug. 3Dog Days Car Show, CARR Shop, 6543 Joan Dr., Belvidere, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (815) 544-7467.
n Aug. 3LaSalle County Cruisers Car Show, Lincoln-Douglas Park, Highways 6 and 71, Ottawa, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (815) 433-4879.
n Aug. 4Culvers Cruise Night (Harrison store), 5610 Wansford Way, 5-8 p.m.
n Aug. 6Roscoe Center/Dairy Queen Cruise Night, 5482 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, 6-8 p.m., (815) 623-8267.
n Aug. 913th annual Polo Car Show, downtown Polo, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (815) 946-3552.
n Aug. 9Second annual Super Street Cruise, downtown East Peoria, 5-10 p.m., (309) 266-9836.
n Aug. 10Walter Lawson Benefit Car Show, 1000 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park (Loves Park City Hall), 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (815) 654-0907.
n Aug. 10River Valley Drifters Heart of Illinois Nationals Car Show, George Doering Park, East Peoria, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (309) 266-9836.
n Aug. 10Clinton Area Rod Club Car Show, Riverfront Park, Clinton, Iowa, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (563) 243-3777.
n Aug. 12Beef-A-Roo Cruise Night, 6380 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, 5-8 p.m., (815) 251-4211.
n Aug. 12Culvers of Beloit Cruise Night, 2676 Cranston Rd., Beloit, Wis., 5:30-8:30 p.m.
n Aug. 13Wendys Super Car Night, 1689 Willard Dr., Freeport, 6-8:30 p.m., (815) 251-4211.
NOTE: Entries open for 2003 Secretary of States Auto Show to be held Sept. 6 at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. Call (217) 557-7629 or go to www.cyberdriveillinois.com for brochure.