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*official* 07/25/09 = MidSummer Chitown Gathering #2

Post by knightfan26917 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:54 pm

This is the OFFICIAL thread of the 2009 2nd Annual MidSummer Chitown Gathering ... with finalized details!


If you need to contact me about this event at any time, my __Cell Ph#__ is noted in my signature below.




**** THIS...IS...THE...YEAR! ****

This is an OFFICIAL UPDATE for the 2009 2nd Annual MidSummer Chitown Gathering, an event for MANY car-related boards. We are LESS THAN 7 MONTHS AWAY!


If you need to contact me about this event at any time, my __Cell Ph#__ is noted in my signature below.




**** DATE & TIME ****

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009 ... 11a-9p


If interested, Sycamore IL car show, RT 64:
Sunday, JULY 26, 2009 ... 9a-3p


RAIN OR SHINE




**** SATURDAY GATHERING LOCATION ****

STEAK'n'SHAKE
290 S RANDALL RD
ELGIN IL 60123
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/290+S+Randall+Rd+Elgin+IL+60123/

This is...
...N of I-88, IL RT 64
...S of IL RT 20 (~a block), I-90, IL RT 72
...E of I-39, IL RT 47
...W of IL RT 31, IL RT 25
...~20-minute drive, S from the I-90/Randall Rd interchange




**** COSTS ****

100% GUARANTEED NO REGISTRATION OR ENTRY FEES for Saturday's gathering


GAS


FOOD
...Steak'n'Shake WILL once again OFFER $1 OFF COUPONS! Other specials may be announced later this year....

...To save $, try Steak'n'Shake's drive-through options or meals:
http://www.steaknshake.com/menu/dinners.asp


LODGING (if needed)




**** LODGING OPTIONS ****

I have NOT blocked any rooms with any particular hotel. IF we have people interested in an overnight stay (to attend the Sunday car show, Sycamore IL), I will have rooms blocked.


CAMPING:
Paul Wolff area of the Burnidge-Paul Wolff Forest Preserve...
http://www.kaneforest.com/fp/burnidge_paulwolff.asp
...which features a dump station, electric service, pad, water. For more info, please call 630-444-1200.


HOTELS/MOTELS:

Best location, in terms of proximity to the gathering location, is Country Inn & Suites, N of I-90 along Randall Rd:
http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-11282403M.html

To Steak'n'Shake:
South on Randall Rd
Cross over IL RT 20
Turn right (west) into shopping center area where Steak'n'Shake is


These 3 are N of I-90, along IL RT 31...

Super 8, E side of IL RT 31:
http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-10211930M.html
(NOTE ... map is off, this hotel is visible from IL RT 31)

Hampton Inn, E side of IL RT 31:
http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-10203685M.html

Quality Inn, W side of IL RT 31:
http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-10230565M.html

To Steak'n'Shake, avoiding I-90 tolls:
South on IL RT 31
Turn right (west) onto Big Timber Rd
Turn left (south) onto Randall Rd
Cross over IL RT 20
Turn right (west) into shopping center where Steak'n'Shake is




**** NEW FOR 2009 ****

1...FUNDRAISERS:
If you wish to donate, contributions will be split between 2 non-profit organizations...

...The Lincoln Highway Association:
http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/about/

...US Route 20:
http://www.usroute20.com/



2...THE ROADIES:
Details coming soon!




**** ATTENDEES ****

ALL invited to this event. Please invite your family, friends, and members of other boards/groups.

ALL modes of transportation WELCOME!

WILL YOU JOIN US? Please advise NOW, even if you are only THINKING about attending. The next update may include the first edition of the attendance list....


I have invited members of the following groups:

IL Monte Carlo Owners Group
MI MC Grp
MC Mailing List
El Camino ML
GM Inside News
Cheers and Gears
1st Gen MC Club
2nd Gen MC Yahoo Group
3rd Gen MCs
4th Gen MC SS
MyMonte, 5th gen
2000montecarlo.net, 6th gen
National MC Owners Association
Monte Millennium Generations
MC City Revival
MC Forum
WickedMontes
ChevyTalk.org
TriplePlate
CarNuts.us
RaceFansGarage
FullThrottleV6




**** PREVIOUS CHITOWN GATHERINGS ****

07/26/08 ... 65 people gathered at Steak'n'Shake! Can we break that record in 2009?

Pictures...
...taken by ProjectMonte's Ed G:
http://pics.projectmonte.com/album/12498

...taken by MMG's Andrea:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=102h6lvm.4sn1clii&x=0&y=flr5fv&localeid=en_US

...taken by RocknSS04, from several MC boards:
https://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff261/rocknss04/Monte%20Meet%20at%20Elgin%207-26-08/

...taken by 2000montecarlo.net's Chitown Chevy:
https://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/Lgarrity/7-26%20car%20meet/?start=0



10/18/08 ... 11 gathered at Nick's!

Pictures...
...taken by MCF's Inssanity:
https://s298.photobucket.com/albums/mm262/minisz618/fall/?start=20

...taken by me, FGMCC's Andreas put them online:
http://www.fgmcc.com/tinc?key=1UEMppaG&preview=1&only_object=1




__847___Cort | 35swm | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker
__337___WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
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Re: *official* 07/25/09 = MidSummer Chitown Gathering #2

Post by knightfan26917 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:49 am

**** UPDATE! ****

This is LESS THAN 5 MONTHS away!


Will YOU join us? Please let me know ASAP so I can plan accordingly!




**** NEW FOR 2009 ... THE ROADIES! ****

In the late afternoon hours, starting between ~3p and 5:30p (depending on how the day goes), those who wish will take a drive around the area ... along some of the roads I travel when I drive my older 4 Monte Carlos. The route, below, is subject to change should road "construction" (term used loosely, of course) projects necessitate a change in travel plans. The current configuration is ~50 miles and is about 1.5 hours in length.


From the Steak'n'Shake parking lot, turn RIGHT (south) onto RANDALL RD

Turn RIGHT (west) onto HOPPS RD

Turn LEFT (south) onto STEVENS RD

Turn RIGHT (west) onto SILVER GLEN RD

Turn RIGHT (northwest) onto BURLINGTON RD

Turn LEFT (west/southwest) onto PLANK RD

Turn RIGHT (north) onto MOOSE RANGE RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto BASE LINE RD

Turn LEFT (north) onto WALKER RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto ALLEN RD

Turn LEFT (north) onto HARMONY RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto BIG TIMBER RD

Turn RIGHT (southeast) onto US ROUTE 20:
http://www.usroute20.com
...Traveling along US RT 20 includes a BRIEF stretch of road that is 3 routes combined ... US Route 20 / IL Route 72 / IL Route 47

Exit RIGHT (south) onto RANDALL RD

Return to Steak'n'Shake



Cort | 35swm | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker ...MidW Event = 04/04/09
WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
"We're outta here" ... Steve Azar ... 'I Don't Have To Be Me 'Til Monday'
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Re: *official* 07/25/09 = MidSummer Chitown Gathering #2

Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:11 am

**** THE PEOPLE ****

To my knowledge, these people plan to join us in July. Will you?!

Bill and Mary (IL MCs)

Ed and family (IL MCs)

Andreas (FGMCC)

carlss (NMCOA, MCSS)

pearl83SS (MCSS)

hoseman285 (MCSS)

BADD T (MCSS)

Chris (NMCOA)

mrclean (MM)

tunerlover3 (MM)

blackstone (MM)

Brian (2KMC)

RocknSS04 (MM, MCF)

Chad (CT)

69nova (GMI)

turbov6camaro (FTV6)

Ret.CFD (FTV6)

Vundabar (FTV6)

jrg87 (FTV6)



Cort | 35swm | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker ...MidW Event = 04/04/09
WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
"I'll always be around" ... Willie Nelson ... 'Highwayman'
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Re: *official* 07/25/09 = MidSummer Chitown Gathering #2

Post by knightfan26917 on Tue May 19, 2009 2:32 am

This is ~2 MONTHS away! For details, please see my previous posts....


If you are driving from a distance and need overnight lodging, PLEASE ADVISE ME ASAP! I will set up a block of rooms....

You can post here...

...or Email me:
faithcubsmc2691
@
aol.com

...or call:
my __CELL PH#__ is in my signature below....




**** THE PEOPLE ... revised ****

This gathering is more about the people than what you drive. As far as I know, those listed below plan to join us in July. Will YOU??!!


Bill and Mary (IL MCs)

Ed and family (IL MCs)

Grant (IL MCs)

Jason/Brenda (IL MCs)

woa_its_s00ls (CHCG)

Supra eX-Driver (CHCG)

Bahama Dan (CT)

Andreas (FGMCC)

carlss (NMCOA, MCSS)

pearl83SS (MCSS)

hoseman285 (MCSS)

BADD T (MCSS)

86LT1SS (MCSS)

Chevyman540 (MCSS)

217ss (MCSS)

Matt/Euro (MCSS, MM, CHCG)

Chris (NMCOA)

Jake (NMCOA)

mrclean (MM)

tunerlover3 (MM)

blackstone (MM)

Monte Z34 (MM)

Cully77 (MM, 2KMC, MCF)

Brian (2KMC)

Chitown Chevy (2KMC)

RocknSS04 (MM, MCF)

AwsomeSS (MCF)

Adam (MCF)

red03ssmonte (MCF)

04 Bullit (MCF)

Chad (CT)

69nova (GMI)

turbov6camaro (FTV6)

Ret.CFD (FTV6)

Vundabar (FTV6)

jrg87 (FTV6)




__847___Cort | 35swm | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker ...RT 66 = Sept 5-16, '09
__337___WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
__9897__"I'm not the only person with these things in mind" ... Linkin Park ... 'Somewhere I Belong'
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Re: *official* 07/25/09 = MidSummer Chitown Gathering #2

Post by knightfan26917 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:47 am

**** EVENT RECAP ****

The MidSummer Chitown Gathering #2 ... a FAMILY EVENT ... is about a MONTH away! Are you planning to JOIN US?


Contact me via...

...Email:
faithcubsmc2691
@
aol.com

...or call:
my __CELL PH#__ is in my signature below....




**** DATE & TIME ****

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009 ... 11a-9p


If interested, Sycamore IL car show, RT 64:
Sunday, JULY 26, 2009 ... 9a-3p


RAIN OR SHINE




**** SATURDAY LOCATION ****

STEAK'n'SHAKE
290 S RANDALL RD
ELGIN IL 60123
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/290+S+Randall+Rd+Elgin+IL+60123/

This is...
...N of I-88, IL RT 64
...S of IL RT 20 (~a block), I-90, IL RT 72
...E of I-39, IL RT 47
...W of IL RT 31, IL RT 25
...~20-minute drive, S from the I-90/Randall Rd interchange




**** COSTS ****

100% GUARANTEED NO REGISTRATION OR ENTRY FEES for Saturday's gathering


GAS


LODGING (if needed, see next section)


FOOD

...KUDOS to Steak'n'Shake. Like last year, I spoke with the manager, who will provide $1 OFF COUPONS! We are also encouraged to try the "4 under $4" meals, or these options:
http://www.steaknshake.com/menu/dinners.asp




**** LODGING ****

PLEASE NOTE:
I have NOT blocked any rooms with any hotel. IF people are interested in an overnight stay (to attend the Sunday car show, Sycamore IL), I will see about blocking rooms...but PLEASE TELL ME NOW!


CAMPING:
Paul Wolff area of the Burnidge-Paul Wolff Forest Preserve...
http://www.kaneforest.com/fp/burnidge_paulwolff.asp
...which features a dump station, electric service, pad, water. For more info, please call 630-444-1200.


HOTELS/MOTELS:

Best location, in terms of proximity to the gathering location, is Country Inn & Suites, N of I-90 along Randall Rd:
http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-11282403M.html

To Steak'n'Shake:
South on Randall Rd
Cross over IL RT 20
Turn right (west) into shopping center area where Steak'n'Shake is


These 3 are N of I-90, along IL RT 31...

Super 8, E side of IL RT 31:
http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-10211930M.html
(NOTE ... map is off, this hotel is visible from IL RT 31)

Hampton Inn, E side of IL RT 31:
http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-10203685M.html

Quality Inn, W side of IL RT 31:
http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-10230565M.html

To Steak'n'Shake, avoiding I-90 tolls:
South on IL RT 31
Turn right (west) onto Big Timber Rd
Turn left (south) onto Randall Rd
Cross over IL RT 20
Turn right (west) into shopping center where Steak'n'Shake is




**** FUNDRAISERS ****

If you wish to donate, contributions will be split between 2 non-profit organizations...

...The Lincoln Highway Association:
http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/about/

...US Route 20:
http://www.usroute20.com/




**** THE ROADIES! ****

In the late afternoon, starting between ~3p and 5:30p, those who wish will take a drive around the area. The route, a "ruralesque" drive along some roads I drive my older 4 Monte Carlos regularly, is subject to change should road "construction" (term used loosely, of course) necessitate a change. The current configuration (below) is ~50 miles and is about 1.5 hours in length.


From the Steak'n'Shake parking lot, turn RIGHT (south) onto RANDALL RD

Turn RIGHT (west) onto HOPPS RD

Turn LEFT (south) onto STEVENS RD

Turn RIGHT (west) onto SILVER GLEN RD

Turn RIGHT (northwest) onto BURLINGTON RD

Turn LEFT (west/southwest) onto PLANK RD

Turn RIGHT (north) onto MOOSE RANGE RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto BASE LINE RD

Turn LEFT (north) onto WALKER RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto ALLEN RD

Turn LEFT (north) onto HARMONY RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto BIG TIMBER RD

Turn RIGHT (southeast) onto US ROUTE 20:
http://www.usroute20.com
...Traveling along US RT 20 includes a BRIEF stretch of road that is 3 routes combined ... US Route 20 / IL Route 72 / IL Route 47

Exit RIGHT (south) onto RANDALL RD

Return to Steak'n'Shake




**** THE PEOPLE ****

This gathering is more about the people than what you drive. And, it IS a FAMILY event ... so please treat it and act accordingly. As far as I know, those listed below will join us ... how about YOU??!!


Bill and Mary (Illinois Monte Carlo Owners Yahoo Group, IL MCs)

Ed and family (IL MCs)

Grant (IL MCs)

Jason/Brenda (IL MCs)

woa_its_s00ls (The Chicago Garage, CHCG)

Supra eX-Driver (CHCG)

KOR3AN (CHCG)

Bahama Dan (ChevyTalk.org, CT)

Chad (CT)

Andreas (First Gen Monte Carlo Club, FGMCC)

Larry (FGMCC)

pearl83SS (4th gen Monte Carlo SS, MCSS)

carlss (NMCOA, MCSS)

hoseman285 (MCSS)

BADD T (MCSS)

86LT1SS (MCSS)

Chevyman540 (MCSS)

217ss (MCSS)

Matt/Euro (MCSS, MM, CHCG)

Chris (National Monte Carlo Owners Association, NMCOA)

Jake (NMCOA)

tunerlover3 (MyMonte, 5th gen, MM)

blackstone (MM)

Monte Z34 (MM)

Dante (MM)

Rich17 (MM)

Cully77 (MM, 2KMC, MCF)

Brian (2000montecarlo, 2KMC)

Chitown Chevy (2KMC)

Paul1965 (2KMC)

silverbullet (2KMC)

RocknSS04 (MM, 2KMC, MCF)

AwsomeSS (Monte Carlo Forum, MCF)

Adam (MCF)

red03ssmonte (MCF)

04 Bullit (MCF)

69nova (GM Inside News, GMI)

turbov6camaro (Full Throttle V6, FTV6)

Ret.CFD (FTV6)

Vundabar (FTV6)

jrg87 (FTV6)


Other boards/groups invited, but no attendees (thus far, to my knowledge) include:
G3
2nd Gen MC Yahoo Group
Monte Millennium Generations
WickedMontes
MI MC Group
MC Mailing List
El Camino ML
Cheers & Gears
TriplePlate
CarNuts.us
RaceFansGarage




**** PREVIOUS CHITOWN GATHERINGS ****

07/26/08 ... 65 people gathered at Steak'n'Shake! Can we break that record in 2009?

Pictures...
...taken by ProjectMonte's Ed G:
http://pics.projectmonte.com/album/12498

...taken by MMG's Andrea:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=102h6lvm.4sn1clii&x=0&y=flr5fv&localeid=en_US

...taken by RocknSS04:
https://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff261/rocknss04/Monte%20Meet%20at%20Elgin%207-26-08/

...taken by 2000montecarlo.net's Chitown Chevy:
https://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/Lgarrity/7-26%20car%20meet/?start=0


10/18/08 ... 11 gathered at Nick's!

Pictures...
...taken by MCF's Adam:
https://s298.photobucket.com/albums/mm262/minisz618/fall/?start=20

...taken by me, FGMCC's Andreas put them online:
http://www.fgmcc.com/tinc?key=1UEMppaG&preview=1&only_object=1




__847___Cort | 35swm | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker ...RT 66 = Sept 5-16, '09
__337___WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
__9897__"It's the simple things in life" ... Kid Rock ... 'All Summer Long'
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:52 pm

**** ARE YOU READY? ****

Hard to believe this gathering is ALMOST here!

Were you one of the 65 people at the 1st gathering last year?




**** NEWS & NOTES ****

This gathering is more about the people; it does NOT matter what you drive ... just JOIN us!


This IS a FAMILY event!


WHEN YOU ARRIVE, please SEE ME to...
...receive COUPONS
..."check in"


My __CELL PH#__ is in my signature below. This is me, a pic from last year's gathering:
http://pics.projectmonte.com/photo/278786/medium




**** BOARDS/GROUPS ****

Less than half of the board/groups invited to this year's gathering will be represented.... Those represented are noted by " * ".


* Illinois Monte Carlo Owners Yahoo Group ... IL MCs

* Michigan MCs ... MI MCs

* Chevytalk.org ... CT

* First Generation MC Club ... FGMCC

G3GM, 1973-77

Second Generation MC Yahoo Grp

* Fourth Generation MC SS ... MCSS

* National MC Owners Association ... NMCOA

Monte Millennium Generations

Monte Carlo City Revival

Monte Carlo Addicts

WickedMontes

* Monte Carlo Forum ... MCF

* MyMonte ... MM

* 2000montecarlo.net ... 2KMC

MC Mailing List

El Camino ML

* GM Inside News ... GMI

Cheers & Gears

* The Chicago Garage ... CHCG

* Full Throttle V6 ... FTV6

TriplePlate

CarNuts.us

AutoPuzzles

RaceFansGarage




**** THE PEOPLE ****

Even though MORE boards/groups were invited this year, the projected number of people this year (less than 50 people) is less than last year's actual (65). We can still break last year's record! Will YOU join us?

Ironically, as of early July, gas prices are LOWER than they were LAST year....


Bill and Mary (IL MCs)

Derek and Janie (IL MCs, FGMCC, MCSS, NMCOA)

Ed and family (IL MCs)

Grant (IL MCs)

Jason and Brenda (IL MCs)

Supra eX-Driver (CHCG)

KOR3AN (CHCG)

Bahama Dan (CT)

Chad (CT)

Andreas (FGMCC)

Larry (FGMCC)

pearl83SS (MCSS)

carlss (NMCOA, MCSS, IL MCs)

hoseman285 (MCSS)

BADD T (MCSS)

86LT1SS (MCSS)

Chevyman540 (MCSS)

217ss (MCSS)

Matt/Euro (MCSS, MM, CHCG)

Mike (Matt's Dad)

Jake (NMCOA)

tunerlover3 (MM)

blackstone (MM)

Monte Z34 (MM)

Dante (MM)

Rich17 (MM)

Cully77 (MM, 2KMC, MCF)

RMR1813 (motortopia)

Brian (2KMC)

Chitown Chevy (2KMC)

Paul1965 (2KMC)

silverbullet (2KMC)

RocknSS04 (MM, 2KMC, MCF, MI MCs)

AwsomeSS (MCF)

Adam (MCF)

red03ssmonte (MCF)

04 Bullit (MCF)

skidoo6713 (MCF)

69nova (GMI)

turbov6camaro (FTV6)

Ret.CFD (FTV6)

Vundabar (FTV6)

jrg87 (FTV6)

querro55 (FTV6)





__847___Cort | 35swm | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker ...RT 66 = Sept 5-16, '09
__337___WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
__9897__"Don't tell me that it can't be done" ... Lorrie Morgan ... 'Watch Me'
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