• Rain Dance!

    We are doing our anti rain dance!  The show is still on.  Unless it is raining AT 3pm, we will see you at Blue Cap! Address is 1962 Broadway, Blue Island, ILL.  All systems go!IMG_20140919_185505

  • Rock Island Public House

    Looking for a great beer on the South Side?  Look no further then the Rock Island Public House!  Another of our headlining sponsors, RIPH has a great atmosphere, great bartenders, and an amazing selection of craft beers!

    “Rock Island Public House was opened by Jen and Dave Brown in 2012. We live in Blue Island and believe in this town, our neighbors, and the power of craft beer to build a community of individuals that support all things local. RIPH is a celebration of hard work and putting it all on the line to make it happen.

    We are dedicated to finding the best beer and supporting craft brewers. We admire their independent spirit, ingenuity, pride and commitment to quality.

    We named our bar in honor of the Rock Island Railroad, a “mighty fine line” that first steamed in to Blue Island in 1852. The Rock Island’s tracks still run behind the bar and continue to serve.
    We like to think that our Public House would have been the saloon of choice for all that helped make the Rock Island run. We are proud to carry on its tradition and invite you to join us.”


    Be sure to check them out!


  • Maple Tree Inn

    Maple Tree Inn has been our heading sponsor for the last 4 years!  We are excited to have them back again this year.  A little history about Maple Tree via their website:

    “The Maple Tree Inn opened its doors in 1975 by self-taught chef, Charlie Orr, aka “The Walrus.” After experimenting with different types of cuisine, from American to French, the Maple Tree Inn made the switch to Cajun/Creole following a chance encounter on New Year’s Day 1980. While in search of a hangover cure, Charlie came across a New Orleans chef on television talking about red-eye gravy. Intrigued, he ventured to the library and asked the librarian where he could find information on the subject. The librarian, who happened to be from Louisiana, asked, “What’s a big white guy like you want with red-eye gravy?” The librarian turned Charlie on to a Creole cookbook and the rest is history. Years later, Charlie would go on to say, “It was love at first sight. It was like I’d done it before. If you believe in another life, I must have been a Creole.”

    Now, as second-generation restaurateurs born and raised in the business, we are committed to the art of Cajun/Creole cooking. All of our food is prepared in-house, from our smoked andouille sausage, ribs, and brisket, to our famous Hickory Buttered BBQ Shrimp & Grits. Our drink selection features signature New Orleans cocktails–such as the Hurricane and Creole Voodoo Zombie, 8 boutique wines on draft, and a carefully curated list of 24 craft beers on draught, including a few rare vintage bottles.

    Our goal is simple: to provide you with the best dining experience possible. We want you to feel welcome, to relax and engage in the friendly art of conversation, have a couple drinks with friends, laugh, and take a little piece of New Orleans home with you.”


    The food is simply amazing!  The staff is some of the nicest people you will ever meet.  And their passion to bring you great food, in a great atmosphere, with great friendly service, is second to none.  Bee sure to check them out, and tell ’em the Romin’ Chariots sent ya!

    Maple Tree Inn

  • After Party!

    Everyone who enters a car in the show recieves a wrist band, and this year, it not only lets you vote as a participant, but also gets you ONE FREE BEER at Mackenzie’s Place during our after party!  We will have great Rock-N-Roll and Rockabilly playing all night, some food to snack on, and the PBR will be flowing!

  • Thank you to our sponsors!

    We would like to thank our headlining sponsors. 

    Maple Tree Inn

    Maple Tree Inn

    Rock Island Public House



    Joe Matuk- MAC Tools

    Official Tool Supplier of the Romin' Chariots


    The Printing Press

    The Printing Press

    Gary’s Garage 

    Gary's Garage



    Be sure to check ’em out!  We couldn’t put on the show without them! 

  • 2014 Romin’ the Island Car Party

    It’s almost here!  The Romin’ the Island Car Party is set for Saturday September 20.  3pm-7pm.  at Blue Cap special needs school 1962 Broadway, Blue Island, ILL.  We have some great things going on this year.  We have the world famous Krank Daddies playing live!!  An amazing raffle with an assortment of tools and swag from Joe Matuk, our MAC Tools guy.  We will have door prizes for car owners, Magic by Nutsy, a DJ spinning REAL Rock ‘n’Roll, and a flame show.  We will again have some amazing hand made trophies made by our club members.  Be sure to mark your calanders now!  And check back for updates.

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