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Need for Speed: Challenge Your Limits with These Local Races Near Ottawa, Illinois

Races Near Ottawa

At Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, we’re all about speed. That’s why we can never get enough of our favorite American muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger. If you crave speed and power, these two cars will satiate your cravings.

 

But, sometimes we’re also in the mood for a different kind of speed, the kind that makes a physical demand on our bodies. Illinois is home to dozens and dozens of half marathons and marathons. We know the Dodge Charger can go fast, but how fast can you go? Challenge yourself by entering one of these upcoming races near Ottawa.

 

Quad Cities Marathon – Sept. 24

The next exciting race on our radar is the Quad Cities Marathon in Moline, Illinois. Just an hour and a half west from Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, this 20th annual marathon includes a half marathon, a 5K, and even a kids micro-marathon.

 

Chicago Marathon – Oct. 8

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Marathon, which has been called the “People’s race anyone can come and enjoy.” Make your own short trek up north this fall to challenge yourself to a long run in the Windy City.

If you have any questions about local attractions, just let us know at Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram and we’d be happy to help!

Celebrate Home Movie Day at the Chicago History Museum

Home Movie Day

You know those old, grainy camcorder videos of you when you were just a little kid, playing around in your backyard? It could be hard to believe that someday, your home movies could be seen as invaluable to historians. That’s what Home Movie Day at the Chicago History Museum is all about – celebrating these portals into the past that give us an intimate, firsthand glimpse of life in bygone decades.

The event is coming up soon on Saturday, October 15th and runs from 11 AM until 3 PM, and guests are welcomed to bring their personal home movies to the museum in order to showcase the past on film. From friends and family members that have passed on to the fashion trends of bygone eras to the documentation of old shopping centers, amusement parks, and stores that have changed or no longer exist, home movies are a wealth of information to history buffs.

So don’t be shy – come to Home Movie Day to celebrate and watch a variety of different home videos from many different backgrounds and eras. You’re also free to donate old reels you no longer want, or keep them after the event; it’s up to you. Admission to the event is free, so don’t hesitate to swing by for an unusual look into the past on film.

Put Summer WingFest in Chicago on Your Calendar

Summer WingFest in Chicago

This is not WingFest, but a picture of the beautiful city it is held in to get your attention.

Saturday, September 5th is on Sierra Motors CDJR’s calendar and we hope that it is on yours as well! Why, you ask? Because it is none other than the day of Summer WingFest in Chicago!

This popular event has been held for the past 16 years in February, but this year has a new date to celebrate the new and improved “Chicago’s Best Summer WingFest”.

WingFest will be held inside and outside of the Bailey Auditorium in the West Loop from 1:00pm – 7:00pm. There will be a large variety of restaurants, craft beers, market venders, carnival games, and music.

If you are a Windy City food lover, you will definitely want to get your tickets quickly, as this event will sell out fast! General admission is $40 and will benefit the Variety the Children’s Charity of Illinois. There are also $100 VIP tickets that include five drink tickets, a goodie bag, and a guaranteed parking spot.

This festival brings the best wing-slingin’ chefs in Chicagoland to a single place and creates one fantastic time for all foodies! Of course, if you need a car to get to Summer WingFest in Chicago, visit us at Sierra Motors!

 

Fox River Jeep Club Serves the Community

Fox River Jeep Club

At Sierra Motors CDJR, we are proud supporters of the Fox River Jeep Club. Based out of Northeastern Illinois, the Fox River Jeep Club has over 90 Jeepaholics. These Jeepaholics love their vehicles, but they also love their communities and give back every chance they get.

There are yearly events held by the Fox River Jeep Club to give back to the community. They are a chapter of Wheelers For The Wounded which supports the local veterans and have an annual WFTW trail event in August at The Cliffs Insane Terrain.

Another way the group gives back is through their annual Benefit Jeep Show. They collect household items for local homeless women and children. The Jeep Show has a great turn-out and helps those in need.

The members of Fox River Jeep Club have more in common than their vehicles, they also have great hearts for helping others. For more information on the Fox River Jeep Club and to check out all their events, visit their website at: https://www.foxriverjeepclub.com/.

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