Guest Speaker Awards

Don Keefe Award – 1968 Gold Grand Prix
owned by Michael Siblik

Jeff Dennison Award – 1971 White Trans Am
owned by Jack Scott

Rocky Rotella Award – 1977 Black Trans Am
owned by Dave Alger

Scott Tiemann Award – 1977 Black Trans Am
owned by Rick Krolak

Chairman Award – 1955 Red/Black Starchief
owned by Chris McPherson

Wobler Memorial Award – 1962 Catalina Safari Wagon
owned by Maddie/Chad O’Leary

Sharon Rudishule Memorial Award – 1968 Pink Firebird
owned by Marcia Golla

Best Of Show Trophies

1978 Gold Trans Am
owned by Michael Guidarelli

1965 Beige Bonneville
owned by Joe Myslo

1987 Blue Fiero
owned by Jeff Jones

1968 Solar Red Firebird
owned by Tom Steinkamp

2004 Blue GTO
owned by David Nankivell



The Indian uprising is back!!

The event is back and we have a new home at the crystal lake holiday inn. The hotel has just finished an extensive remodel. This facility is beautiful and has all new modern amenities that you would expect from a resort-style hotel. There will be limited indoor parking, outdoor parking has both grass and asphalt options.

Country inn & suites

Couldn’t get a room at our host hotel? Don’t worry, we have another great deal for you! Country inn and suites are now accepting a booking at a special rate! (see details below).


Loads Of Events All Weekend Long!

  • Celebrate our 30th anniversary with us Friday night with dinner and a movie
  • Saturday’s Feature car only show at 12:00
  • All Makes and model 8th Annual Mega Cruise-In with over 1000 cars, live music and loads of food

  • Sunday’s huge popular vote event with over 600 Pontiacs on the ground
  • Sunday Morning Legends of Pontiac Speaker Panel at 10:00
  • Vendor Midway
  • Huge swap meet all weekend
  • Plus a few surprises – it is our 30th anniversary!!




Holiday Inn Is Almost All Booked Up!

We have another hotel offering a discounted rate during the Indian Uprising.

Country Inn and Suites

600 Tracy Trail

Crystal Lake, Illinois 60016

Phone: 815-477-3500 for Reservations, just ask for The Indian Uprising All

Pontiac Weekend special rate of $109.00/night.


The Cruisin’ Tigers Pontiac Club, Inc. is proud to offer our 2021 Illinois Special event automobile license plate. This great looking plate features a 1957 Fuel-Injected Pontiac Bonneville. Funds generated by the sale of these plates will benefit our selected show charity. We are requesting a minimum donation of $40.00/pair of these very special plates.

We’re Not Monkeeing Around This Time

A pop culture icon! Built from a GTO, this Monkeemobile is one of the two cars used on screen! It’ll be on display in the ballroom all weekend long. Don’t miss a great photo opportunity for a car that hasn’t been in the Midwest for many years.

Celebrate 30 Years Of Indian Uprising With Us

On Friday, August 6th just before the Friday night movie, celebrate our anniversary with famous Lou Malnati’s Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and drinks. Choose this option at online registration check out. Just $10 per person includes two slices of pizza and drink. If you know Chicago deep dish, that’s enough for just about anyone. Online registration will be open soon. Coming to the show but won’t be bringing a car? No problem Buy tickets HERE
Tickets will not be for sale day of show. Please buy your tickets for Friday night in advance.

Join Us Friday Night On The Big Screen

Grease is the word for 2021. Finish up your pizza and enjoy a movie on the giant screen. Bring your chairs and relax to a fan favorite!!

Proceeds From The Indian Uprising Benefit The Kids!

The Cruisin’ Tigers have and always will be a charitable organization. Each year proceeds from the massive event are donated to our two long-standing relationships that cater directly to children in need. To learn more about them, please click on their charity logo. Please consider making a donation when you register your car.


Here is your chance to be part of the 30th Indian Uprising. If you are a member of the Cruisin’ Tigers Pontiac Club, we are looking for volunteers to join our Indian Uprising Show Committee. Even if you do not live in the Chicago area, we can use your help. If you are planning on attending this years show, we can use your help on the weekend of the show.

Legends Of Pontiac Speaker Panel

Its back. Join us Sunday at 12:00 for our popular round table discussion featuring Jeff Denison, Scott Tiemann, Rocky Rotella, & Don Keefe

About this Extraordinary Event

From our humble beginning at Skips Drive in with just a handful of cars to the McDonalds in Oak Brook with 150 cars, the event experiences massive growth 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 600 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. For 2021, the show is back after a years hiatus in a new home.

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Our Show History

The Indian Uprising has a rich history dating back to our first show in 1990. Our visual walk down memory lane appears below in reverse order (most recent first). Coverage currently begins in 2000 (scroll to bottom of this page) when our show was held in an office building adjacent to a McDonald’s (McDonald’s served as our show headquarters). Until 2007 the show was just a one day event. In 2008 we moved to a bigger facility because the show had grown so much. In fact, that’s when the show was renamed The Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend. In 2012 The Indian Uprising merged for one year with the 40th P.O.C.I. National Convention and The Cruisin’ Tigers hosted the largest event in P.O.C.I. history with over 900 Pontiacs on the grounds.

Today The Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend is the largest all Pontiac event of its type in the world drawing 600 cars annually and STILL growing. The show is well known for the staff hospitality, the variety of cars and the consistently high quality that makes this an event of high caliber. If you are a Pontiac enthusiast, this is one not to miss.