Cruise to the Rock
November 27, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois
There is nothing better than to be driving our cars after everyone else has stopped driving theirs. We will have our traditional, “top down” cruise to celebrate the first automobile race in America on Thanksgiving Day in 1895.
We meet at the historical race monument (the rock) at 9:00 AM, the west side of the Museum of Science and Industry in historic Hyde Park. Expect there to be local cable TV coverage on the scene. There will be lunch afterward at Stage's Restaurant - 657 W 31st Street, Chicago, several blocks west of the Dan Ryan expressway
Please visit the club website at
Additional information as well as photos from previous trips is available there.
The Times Herald Race was originally scheduled for November 2, 1895, but the headline that day read “RUN IS POSTPONED.” Although there were over 75 prospective entries, on that date only two cars, both gasoline-powered, were ready and appeared for the race.