Bug-A-Palooza 2016


Bug a Palooza: Hosted by D’Arcy Buick GMC, Rt 66 Raceway and presented by Harsh Winters Volkswagen Club

Location: Rt 66 Raceway Drag strip,  500 Speedway Blvd. Joliet, IL 60433  * GATE 11*

Date:  Saturday August 20, 2016

Times: Registration is 11am till 2pm awards will be handed out 3:30pm and festivities will continue till 10pm.

Awards: Top15, Best of Show, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine, D’Arcy’s choice, POS and Water Cooled TrophiesSponsors choice along with Water-cooled VWs

Cost: Admission will be $20 per VW participating in show (this will include all occupants)  and will only be valid between 11am-2pm. After that time the price will be $20 for each adult, $5 per kid under 12 years old. Each vehicle entered will also receive an entry toward wonderful door prizes.

Swap: 10×20 spaces will be $20 and we ask that you’re lined up for entry by 10am to ensure set up time.

Spectators: Entry will be $20 per adult $5 per child under 12 years old plus $5 parking fee. This will include all the festivities for the day.

Activities: This year for the first time Bug-a-Palooza will be a show in a show.  Along side of the BAP will be a ’79 and earlier all car- car show called The Rt 66 Classic! Open test and tune drag racing between 12pm and 5:30pm (car must qualify NHRA inspection), 6pm till 10pm there will be Nostalgic Drag racing and Jet Cars. There will be a Beer garden, Food court, Kids activities area with the Chalk-a-Bug, 50/50 raffle, door prize give-aways,  and of course LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.

INFO: There is a  Bug- A- Palooza  cruise, camping arrangements, and other festivities in the works so Check back often, things will be added as they are completed.

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2015 Chili Cook-off

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2015 Chili Cook Off

The New Year is coming quick, and so is the Harsh Winters Annual Chili Cook Off! Mark your calendars,

Saturday February 7th noon till 4pm we will be hosting it at the Lakewood Cree Clubhouse, 2799 Oakmont Dr. Montgomery, Illinois 60538.

This is the same wonderful place we just had our annual Christmas party. This at home setting has a kitchen, plenty of tables and chairs and space for the kiddies to run around and watch a big screen tv. Yes, this will be a family event , so if you think your chili can be a contender come on out and show us what you got. Or if you suck at cooking (like myself) just come on out to hang and enjoy some wonderful Eats.

There will be a $75 prize for 1st place, $50 second, and $25 for third. Contestants must be current and up to date on their dues to participate, renewals and new members may join at the event prior to voting and will be guaranteed a spot in the competition.

Post up if you would like to enter or bring a dish and let us know who you are bringing so we can be prepared with utensils and fixens for the kiddies.

Thanks, Nick

BAP 11 Show

BAP 11 was a GREAT success!! It was really nice to see all the returning cars!!!!
Thank you to all the people that came out and helped support GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley!
We raised $3,3381.86

 Best of Show for Air-Cooled  Best of Show for Water-cooled
 Ron Strzeliwski – Higland IW – 63 Bus  Jesus Perez – Highland – New Silver Bettle
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 D’Arcy Choice  GiGi’s Choice
 Romel Reyes -  Stickney – Golf R32   Jim Maves – Bolingbrook – 65 Manx Dune Buggy
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A huge Thank you to Terry and Nick D’Arcy for all their continued support!!!

Thanks for the following club for coming out.

Circle City Volkswagen Club, Beyond Boost, Dunlap H.S. Car Club, Central Illinois Volkswagen Association, Northern Illinois Volkswagen Association, City of First, Air Cooled Hooligans, Southside Buggistas, Dunebuggy Club, Elegant Shot Studios, Chippedwa Volky, Hub City Cruisers, Bi State VW, VWCA, Pure Speed Garage, Camuy Volky Club, Porsche Club of America, & Chicago Volkswagen Organization.

Click here for pictures of all the cars.