AUGUST 12-14, 2022


2022 Illinois Special Event Automobile License Plates!

The Cruisin’ Tigers Club, Inc. is proud to offer our 2022 Illinois Special Event Automobile License Plate. This great looking plate features a 1965 Pontiac GTO.

Funds generated by the sale of these plates will benefit our selected show charity. We are requesting a minimum donation of $40.00/pair for these very special plates.



The Indian uprising is back for 2022!!

The event is back for 2022 and will be returning to our new home at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn. The facility is beautiful and has all the modern amenities that you would expect from a resort-style hotel. There is limited indoor show parking. Outdoor show parking has both grass and asphalt options.

Are you ready to book a room now? Phone: 815-477-7000,
or click on the RESERVE Your Hotel Room button below.

When you are reserving your room, please mention The Cruisin’ Tigers Indian Uprising Car Show, to take advantage of our show discounts.

Loads Of Events All Weekend Long!

  • Saturday’s Feature car only show!
  • Come listen to the band! “Generation” will be returning to entertain us all!

  • Sunday’s huge popular vote event with over 500 Pontiacs on the grounds (voting by paid participants only)
  • Sunday Morning Restoration Speaker Panel
  • Vendor Midway




Indian Uprising Show Field and Parking Layout


Here is your chance to be part of the 31st 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.

Restoration Speaker Panel

Ron Moller
RM Restoration

Marvin Minarich
Marvin’s Motor City

Ron Rocchi
Pontiac Performance Engineering

It's Back! The Monkeemobile!

Returning this year as last year's fan favorite, The Monkeemobile! If you missed the show last year, you now have a second chance to see this world-famous television icon in person!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions? We have answers!

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.

Gold Level Sponsors

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.