2016 Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend

The biggest show in Cruisin’ Tiger history in now history.

If you were there then you know. It was a whole lot of fun. A record-breaking 501 Pontiacs on the ground on Sunday, a record-breaking estimated 550 cars at Saturday nights Mega Cruise and thousands of spectators all weekend long. It was a whole lotta Pontiac fun at Pheasant Run. The Indian Uprising is truly a huge event in the Pontiac hobby and one not to be missed.

Thank you to everyone who attended, our sponsors, and everyone who makes this great show happen year after year!


I’ll be heading home with an empty trailer. Best 10 bucks I ever spent. Thanks for putting on the event…………….

I was very impressed with how well all the volunteers help make everyone welcome and aware the events. I talked to several people and they all seem to have a great time. ………………

I had a great time, lots of firebirds this year, and the band was good too……

​Just wanted to take a moment to compliment you and all involved on a great show. I know it took a lot of hard work – Congratulations to all on a job well done! All seemed to go well…it gets better each year……………..

Nice show over the weekend. Unreal amount of great Pontiacs……..

This show makes me want to buy a Pontiac. Great work guys………

​What a show today. Total number of 501 Pontiacs showed up. We had 12 NIFE Fieros present from stock to modified. It was an honor to have received this award as I was shocked when my number and name was called. There were so many excellent cars on the show field I am still in awe to be in that group of winners. Thank you Cruisin Tigers GTO’s it was a great show today.

​Here’s what 501 Pontiacs looks like at Pheasant Run.

Pontiacs of historic significance

The people who make this event happen

Major contributors to this collection of pictures include:

Kyle Kruszewski, Gary Firch, and Patrick J. Bultynck

Please forgive us if your name is not listed. We received loads of pictures. Thanks!!!!

August 13th and 14th




Events all day long including a Feature Car only show at noon.

The grounds open up at 4:00 for a huge all make and model cruise night.


The second largest all Pontiac show in the world with over 500 Pontiacs expected.

Legends of Pontiac Speaker Panel Sunday morning.

Scroll down for details about all weekend events.

Indian Uprising T-Shirts will be available at the show!

2016 Feature Car is All Year Pontaic Grand Prixs


The Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend is now in it’s’26th year! Located at The Pheasant Run Resort in St Charles, IL, 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 500 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.


​Proceeds from The Indian Uprising benefit three childrens charities. Click the image link to learn more.

The Fourth Annual Mega Cruise -In

At 3:00 on Saturday we open up the show grounds to all makes and models and The New Invaders will be back again to pound the pavement. This is a huge once a year cruise-in at a super nice resort with lots of food and live music you don’t want to miss!! Free admission!!

Last year we had over 400 cars on the ground.
​Can we beat that for 2016?


Our Very popular guest speaker panel will be on Sunday at 10:00. Our guests come from all aspects of the Pontiac hobby. They will be available to answer your questions you’ve wanted to ask for years.

Bill Porter

Bill Porter played a seminal role in the history of American muscle car design, having made his mark with the 1968 Pontiac GTO and 1970-73 Pontiac Firebird 400 durring his 39 year employment with GM design.

Don Keefe

Don Keefe has a rich history with Pontiacs. His vast knowledge of Pontiac history and many years writing for Pontiac magazines including his monthly publication Poncho Perfection makes Don a great asset to our panel.

Tim Dye

Tim Dye is the curator of The Pontiac Oakland Museum and Resource Center. Tim is the current editor of P.O.C.I. Smoke Signals. His knowledge of Pontiac documents and artifacts from the corporate level down to the dealer and consumer level cant be matched.

Scott Tiemann

Scott Tiemann of Supercar Specialties is a legend in the field of muscle car restoration. One might say the bar of which all restorations shoot for. Scott’s restorations include special cars of historic significance including the recent restoration of the 1969 Trans Am Prototype.

The Cruisin’ Tigers GTO Club, Inc. is proud to offer a 2016 Illinois Special event automobile license plate commemorating The 26th Annual Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend. This great-looking 3-color Plate features a ‘65 Iris Mist GTO and a ‘02 Collectors Edition Trans Am.

ATTENTION NON-ILLINOIS RESIDENTS– these plates are available to out of state buyers but can not be displayed on a car registered outside of Illinois. Plates purchased for non-Illinois registered vehicles will ship after the event.


Proceeds from the sale of these plates go to our children’s charities.

You never know who will show up at The Indian Uprising. This year we have TWO 1929 Oaklands. One of which is a Canadian version of which only ten are known to exist. Kenny Lentz and Calvin McCrimmon are the two owners.

To help celebrate this year’s feature car (all year Grand Prix), Keith Vrabec will bring his 1969 Ram Air V.

The Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-6300

Pheasant Run Resort

Friday – Early arrival for arena parking 1:00
Saturday – 8:00-4:00 Cruise-In – 4:00-9:00
Sunday – 8:00-3:00 Awards – 3:00
Sunday Registration closes at 11:00


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 $109 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

Our gold level partners

DuPage Auto And Truck Repair

Cordogan Clark Consulting

Airport Electric Co.

Tepa Lawn & Snow Service

Berkshire Hathaway – Agent Jaqueline Rausa

Marketing Partner

Our Silver Level Partners

Custom Auto Apparel

Chicago Office Products

Clear Loss Prevention Inc

SMG Security Systems

Advanced Auto Parts

Riverview Diner

Pelar Construction

Jones & Cleary Roofing

Marquette ​ Bank

Corrigan Company