• History


    Back in the Early days of “Hot Rodding”, car clubs were a way for young men to share their knowledge, skills, and resources with each other.  Clubs back then were sponsored by local law enforcement, and were closely watched by the community, as the general “Hot Rodder” was considered a juvenile delinquent.

    The Romin’ Chariots Car Club, founded in March of 1964, was one such club.  They were started by a group of teens at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Ill.  The foundation of the club was to promote the interest in automotive and civic activities.  The club conducted paper drives and car washes for local charities, organized “Safe Driving Roadeo’s”, and participated in numerous parades in Blue Island and Calumet Park.  The club grew throughout the early 1960’s, but as more and more young men went off to war, the club slowly died off. 

    With the blessing of the original members, we resurrected the club in 2007.  We now have 12 members in good standing.  We have built our club on the same foundation, believing in helping out your fellow man.  We have a yearly car show, the Romin’ the Island Car Party, in which all proceeds go to Blue-Cap, a local special needs school.  Our club has been donating to them since 1964, and we are glad to be able to continue the tradition.  We also host a holiday party, the HOtrod HOliday HOedown, which is a family friendly holiday party, and a food/toy/clothes drive for –An Angels Touch-.  Since 2011, we have been able to raise over $20,000 cash, and thousands in food and supplies for Blue Cap and An Angels Touch. 

    We strive in being a club that drives our cars.  We have members that have exceeded 10,000 miles in a single season. We hit every local cruise night we can, and have been on many 1000 mile round trip weekends, supporting the Hot Rodding hobby.

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