The 25th annual indian uprising all pontiac weekend

Indian Uprising Pictures and Video

The 25th Annual Indian Uprising All Pontiac is in the books as a successful one. Please scroll through the pictures and video below. Please remember the Indian Uprising is always the second weekend of August.

Look for us at Pheasant Run – August 13 & 14, 2016!

Thank you to Betty Last, Jane Addis, Sue Hoehler, Bob Zieger, Tom Micetic, Gary Firch, Nick Spensieri, Denny Vodvarka, Randy Ray and Debbie Weinstein for all of the pictures you see here. Thank you for the huge collaborative effort documenting our show.

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“It is events like this that will keep the Pontiac cars alive far in to the future.” Don R.

“I wanted to say bravo on this past weekend show this was my second time first was back in 04 and man what incredible time thank you.” Brian M.

“It was a great show… And the club does an amazing job! Thanks for having us!” Lee T.

“Great pics, Great people, Great cars…wonderful combination.” Tonda C.



Our new home:

The Pheasant Run Resort ~ St Charles, IL

This event is now history.

The indoor arena capacity will grow to approximately 100 cars, the outdoor show vehicle capacity will nearly triple, the swap vendor space will more than double, show sponsor exhibit space will also triple and much more.

About This Extraordinary Event

The Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend is celebrating its’ 25th anniversary and it has a brand new home to do it in. Located across the street from our old location at The Pheasant Run Resort, the event has continued to grow each year. The Indian Uprising is now considered to be one of the largest and highest quality shows in the Pontiac end of the automobile hobby drawing over 450 cars annually with thousands of spectators. Over the life span of the event, The Cruisin’ Tigers have donated proceeds totaling far more than $100,000 to children’s charities.

This years Feature car is all full size Pontiacs!! The Grand Prix is not included as we will celebrate 46 year of Pontiacs second oldest nameplate in a following year.

Our Saturday night all make and model cruise in and parking lot party will feature The New Invaders. Check them out at

The 2014 Indian Uprising gets a great article in the April Smoke Signals

Download the article.

Mega Center Arena

Mega Center Arena

How will we celebrate this year’s feature car?

This year’s feature car is all full-size Pontiacs (all weekend long). Not only do feature cars get special parking all weekend long, but we’ll celebrate the big guns of The Pontiac stable on Saturday at 12:00 as we host a full size only show form 12-2. Don Keefe from Pontiac Oakland Club International and another guest will pick five full-size cars that best represent the hobby and award them with the first-ever Smoke Signals Award Presented By P.O.C.I. Plus those same five cars will get a picture in Smoke Signals Magazine with owner recognition. There’s also a best feature car award to be handed out on Sunday. The big iron will be treated like the royalty they are all weekend long!!

Celebrate 25 years of The Indian Uprising with us

  • Over 500 Pontiacs Expected on Sunday
  • Parking for nearly 100 cars INSIDE the remolded Mega Center all weekend
  • Special Guest Seminar Panels on Sunday
  • Vendor Seminar Panels On Saturday
  • HUGE 50/50 cash giveaway all weekend
  • Over 150 Awards
  • Popular vote all Pontiac vote on Sunday
  • Saturday Evening all make and model Mega Cruise-In featuring loads of food and live music 3-8 pm
  • Huge Pontiac swap meet all weekend
  • Lots of vendors all weekend
  • Thousands of spectators all weekend long

The Cruisin’ Tigers GTO Club, Inc. is proud to offer a 2015 Illinois Special event automobile license plate commemorating our 25th Annual Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend. This great-looking 3-color Plate features a ‘66 GTO and a ‘77 Trans Am.

Guest Speakers

Don Keefe

Editor of Smoke Signals

Contributing Editor & Author

Joe Bortz

Owner of The Bortz Car Collection

Eric White

White House Graphics

Publisher of The Pontiac GTO/GT-37 Illustrated Identification Guide

Tim Dye

Jim Wangers

The Godfather of The GTO

Our very popular seminars:

Historian Seminar Speaker Panel start time -10:00 Sunday

Jim Wangers Seminar start time – 12:15 Sunday


When making reservations at the host hotel, please mention Indian Uprising to receive the $99 room rate. Overflow hotels do not have a special rate at this time, however, we have good experiences with these hotels and they are priced competitively.

Host Hotel

Pheasant Run Resort

4051 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-6300

Mention Indian Uprising to receive the $99 room rate.

Preferred Overflow Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn (Across the street from Pheasant Run)

4070 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-0700

Mention Indian Uprising to receive the $99 room rate.

Overflow Hotels

Listed in order by distance from the show grounds. All are within one mile of the show grounds.

​Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

155 38th Ave, St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 587-6564

Hampton Inn & Suites

2875 Foxfield Rd, St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-0222

Courtyard St Charles

700 Courtyard Dr, St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-6370

Have questions? Please contact us.

Show Co-Chairmen: Ken Arendt (773) 766-7514 / Paul Weinstein (847) 812-3782

Registration Chairman: Ken Smith (630) 853-3483

Indian Uprising Gold Sponsors

Images are linked to the company’s website.

Airport Electric Co.

Kwasigroch Electric Inc.

Dav-Com Electric Inc.

Cordogan Clark & Associates

Dupage Auto and Truck Repair

Indian Uprising Silver Sponsors

Butler Performance

Custom Auto Apparel

Discount Tire & Service Inc.


Pelar Construction

Manteno Automart Inc.

Advance Auto Parts

Security Systems Inc. 

G.A. Blocker Grading

Rally Insurance

Corrigan Company

Marquette Bank

R. Brouwer Construction Inc.

Clear Loss Prevention Inc.

Chicago Office Products

Jones & Cleary Roofing

The Indian Uprising offers enormous opportunities to get in touch with Pontiac owners and their cars. If you would like to sponsor this event, please open the PDF and call us if you have any questions.

2015 Indian Uprising Sponsor Form

2016 Vendor Space

2016 Show Flyer



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