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*** 07.24.2010 = MidSummer Chitown Gathering # 3 ***

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___WHAT___

3rd Annual MidSummer Chitown Gathering

___WHEN___

SATURDAY ... JULY 24, TwentyTen

~10:30a ... Start!

~11a to ~12:30p ... Drive! (route details to be determined ... maybe a "poker run" of sorts)

~12:30p to ?? ... lunch! ... meet'n'greet! ... dinner!

RAIN OR SHINE

___WHERE___

STEAK'n'SHAKE

290 S RANDALL RD

ELGIN IL 60123

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/290+S+Randall+Rd+Elgin+IL+60123/

...just south of US Route 20!

___WHO & WHY___

Everyone ... because meeting people and spending time with friends is AWESOME!

THIS IS A FAMILY EVENT.

** WILL YOU JOIN US? **

___COSTS___

GAS

FOOD ... Steak'n'Shake will provide coupons. To save $, try Steak'n'Shake's meals:

http://www.steaknshake.com/menu/dinners.asp

LODGING (if needed)

___LODGING___

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

SUPER 8

N of I-90, 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

N of I-90, E side of IL RT 31:

http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-10203685M.html

QUALITY INN

N of I-90, 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

Cort | 36swm.IL | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker * NoreastrTrek.Aug2010 *

WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"I'm sick & tired of being politically correct" ... John Mellencamp ... 'Peaceful World'

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Will you join us?!

___SCHEDULE INFO___

This IS a FAMILY event, RAIN OR SHINE.

While it would be wonderful to have everyone here the entire day (like people stay for established weekend shows/cruises), this is not always possible. Thus, the gathering is "scheduled" so people can come and go.

As you plan for this gathering, if you wish to do the "Drive!", please arrive before 11a; we'll be back ~12:30p. If you arrive at Steak'n'Shake between 11a and 12:30p, please stay a while! The gathering starts at 10:30a ... and lasts until 9p or later, if people choose to stay and attend a local car cruise.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE SEE ME! I will give you Steak'n'Shake coupons and make sure I have you noted on the attendee list!

___FACEBOOK LIVE!___

I created an "Event" for this on Facebook. If you are a Facebooker, check it out and join/attend.

___DRIVE ROUTE___

The "Drive!" begins at 11a and lasts ~1.5 hours; the route is ~50 miles long.

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

Turn RIGHT (west) onto BOWES RD

Turn LEFT (south) onto CORRON RD

Turn RIGHT (west) onto SILVER GLEN RD

Turn RIGHT (northwest) onto BURLINGTON RD

[Cross IL ROUTE 47; continue on BURLINGTON RD]

Turn LEFT (west) onto PLANK RD

Turn RIGHT (north) onto MOOSE RANGE RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto COUNTY LINE RD

Turn LEFT (north) onto WALKER RD

[Cross IL ROUTE 72; continue on WALKER RD]

Turn RIGHT (east) onto MELMS RD

Turn LEFT (north) onto HARMONY RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto BIG TIMBER RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto US ROUTE 20:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_20

Traveling east along US ROUTE 20 includes a BRIEF stretch of road (~ 0.5 mile) that combines 3 routes ... US RT 20 / IL RT 72 / IL RT 47 ... so be sure to follow the signs for US ROUTE 20 EAST

Exit RIGHT (south) onto RANDALL RD

Return to Steak'n'Shake

Cort | 36.m.IL | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker * NoreastrTrekRT=Aug2010 *

MCs.Caprice | models.HO.legos.CHD.RadioShows | RTs.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"I think I've handled more than any man can take" ... Carlos Santana ... 'Why Don't You And I?'

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This is less than 2 months away!!!

Are you planning to join us???

Due to some newly-started road construction, the _DRIVE ROUTE_ may be altered. More details about this later....

Cort | 36.m.IL | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker * NoreastrTrekRT=Aug2010 *

MCs.Caprice | models.HO.legos.CHD.RadioShows | RTs.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"We all do the best we can" ... Blaine Larson ... 'How Do You Get That Lonely?'

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I might, let me check my racing schedule.

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COOL!

Hope you are able to come ... that'd be awesome! So, anything on your racing schedule this weekend?

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___DRIVE ROUTE___

I drove the "path" recently ... and, almost unbelievably, MORE road construction along the proposed way has started. So ... this might be dramatically changed/shortened (canceled?), depending on how long the road construction lasts. I hope to have more details in early July, but this part of the gathering might not be settled until the day of the event.

___"NUMBERS"___

The first 2 years, I "kept track" of those planning to attend, which is why I've had a few inquiries about how many are expected this year. The answer is ... I don't know. It would be nice if the "third time is the charm" ... and we had more people than we did the first year (65), instead of having a turnout like last year (20). Guess we'll see.... If you are planning to attend, post a reply here ... and "talk it up" ... and tell others about it. Remember ... ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Cort | 36.m.IL | 5 Monte Carlos.1 Caprice Classic | pig valve.pacemaker

MCs.CC | models.HO.legos.CHD.RadioShows | RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"What are we going to call it then?" ... Michael Martin Murphy ... 'Will It Be Love By Morning?'

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___DRIVE ROUTE___

Road construction along the path APPEARS to be mainly done, so this is a GO...!

If needed, we'll alter the route "as we drive"....

___PEOPLE___

I've heard from several who will be there ... how about YOU?

I know life is busy running a million miles per hour [feels like summer is already half over!], but it is always good to see friends and meet new people...so please join us!

___2008 & 2009 PICTURES___

07/26/2008

...MidSummer Chitown Gathering #1

...~65 people

http://pics.projectmonte.com/album/12498

http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/creativeapps/slideShow/Main.jsp?token=541103651210:784811621

http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/Lgarrity/7-26%20car%20meet/?start=0

07/25/2009

...MidSummer Chitown Gathering #2

...~20 people

http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff261/rocknss04/09%20Elgin%20Monte%20Meet/

Cort | 36.m.IL | 5 Monte Carlos.1 Caprice Classic | pig valve.pacemaker * NoreastrTrekRT=Aug2010 *

MCs.CC | models.HO.legos.CHD.RadioShows | RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"The world rolls by a million miles away" ... James Taylor ... 'Our Town'

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LAST CALL!

___MY CELL PHONE #___

847-

337-

9897

WHEN YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE SEE ME!

I will give you Steak'n'Shake coupons and note you on the attendee list!

___WHAT & WHEN___

3rd Annual MidSummer Chitown Gathering

RAIN OR SHINE!

SATURDAY ... 07/24/2010

~10:30a - ~11a

...start

~11a to ~12:30p

...drive!

~12:30p to late night

...lunch

...meet'n'greet

...dinner

...cruise night

___WHERE___

STEAK'n'SHAKE

290 S RANDALL RD

ELGIN IL 60123

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/290+S+Randall+Rd+Elgin+IL+60123/

...just south of US ROUTE 20:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_20

___WHO & WHY___

Everyone ... because meeting'n'greeting is AWESOME! Life is busy [feels like summer is already more than half over!], but it is always good to see friends and meet new people...so please join us!

THIS IS A FAMILY EVENT.

While it would be wonderful to have everyone here the entire day (like people stay for established weekend shows/cruises), this is not always possible. Thus, the gathering is "scheduled" so people can come and go.

If you wish to do the "Drive!", please arrive before 11a; we'll be back ~12:30p. If you arrive at Steak'n'Shake between 11a and 12:30p, please stay a while!

From Chitown Chevy, a member of MC-related boards:

"It would take hell or high water for me to miss this. This is such a great event ... I highly suggest everyone try to make this even if it is for only a short time just to say hi. This is such a laid back friendly group of people."

___FACEBOOK LIVE!___

I created a Facebook "Event" for this. Check it out and join/attend.

___COSTS___

GAS

FOOD ... Steak'n'Shake will provide coupons.

LODGING (if needed)

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

SUPER 8

N of I-90, 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

N of I-90, E side of IL RT 31:

http://reservations.hotel-guides.us/hotel/10006044-10203685M.html

QUALITY INN

N of I-90, 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

___DRIVE ROUTE___

The "Drive!" begins at 11a and lasts ~1.5 hours; the route is ~50 miles long. It appears the road construction along this path is done, so this is a GO. We may, however, have to alter the route if more road construction starts between now and the day of the gathering.

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

Turn RIGHT (west) onto BOWES RD

Turn LEFT (south) onto CORRON RD

Turn RIGHT (west) onto SILVER GLEN RD

Turn RIGHT (northwest) onto BURLINGTON RD

[Cross IL ROUTE 47; continue on BURLINGTON RD]

Turn LEFT (west) onto PLANK RD

Turn RIGHT (north) onto MOOSE RANGE RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto COUNTY LINE RD

Turn LEFT (north) onto WALKER RD

[Cross IL ROUTE 72; continue on WALKER RD]

Turn RIGHT (east) onto MELMS RD

Turn LEFT (north) onto HARMONY RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto BIG TIMBER RD

Turn RIGHT (east) onto US ROUTE 20:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_20

Traveling east along US ROUTE 20 includes a BRIEF stretch of road (~ 0.5 mile) that combines 3 routes ... US RT 20 / IL RT 72 / IL RT 47 ... so be sure to follow the signs for US ROUTE 20 EAST

Exit RIGHT (south) onto RANDALL RD

Return to Steak'n'Shake

___PICS___

07/26/2008, MidSummer Chitown Gathering #1 = ~65 people

http://pics.projectmonte.com/album/12498

http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/creativeapps/slideShow/Main.jsp?token=541103651210:784811621

http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/Lgarrity/7-26%20car%20meet/?start=0

07/25/2009, MidSummer Chitown Gathering #2 = ~20 people

http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff261/rocknss04/09%20Elgin%20Monte%20Meet/

Cort | 36.m.IL | 5 Monte Carlos.1 Caprice Classic | pig valve.pacemaker * NoreastrTrekRT=Aug2010 *

MCs.CC | models.HO.legos.CHD.RadioShows | RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"The only thing changing is my way of thinking" ... Dottie West ... 'A Lesson in Leaving'

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___07/24/2010 RECAP___

The 3rd ... and FINAL ... MidSummer Chitown Gathering was great with awesome people!

KUDOS to those that braved the EARLY morning rains and joined us for an awesome SUNNY afternoon!

___07/24/2010 ATTENDEES___

Chris ... CENTRAL IL/Auburn ... National MC Owners Assoc

Matt ... Batavia ... Monte Carlo SS, MyMonte, The Chicago Garage, Monte Carlo Forum

Scott ... Arlington Heights ... MyMonte, The Chicago Garage, Monte Carlo Forum

John ... Lisle ... Monte Carlo SS

Suellen ... Chicago ... Adult Congenital Heart Association

Amy & Brent ... Wauconda ... Monte Carlo Forum, National MC Owners Assoc

Jim & Kendra ... Glen Ellyn ... G3GM

Rob & Alexis ... Chicagoland ... MyMonte

Derek & Janie ... CENTRAL IL/Decatur ... IL MC Owners Grp, National MC Owners Assoc, First Generation MC Club, Monte Carlo SS, etc.

Luis & Ed ... Plainfield ... National MC Owners Assoc

Cort ... Elgin ... many!

___07/24/2010 PICTURES___

Slideshow!

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/3rdAnnualMidSummerChitownGathering#slideshow/5497685409301953362

Since the 2010 MidSummer Chitown Gathering is the LAST one, a look at the record-breaking FIRST MidSummer Chitown Gathering....

>>> FLASH BACK ... STATE/AREA COUNTS 07/26/2008 <<<

41...Chicagoland

08...Central IL & other IL areas

05...Wisconsin

04...Michigan

04...Indiana

02...Ohio

01...Iowa

>>> FLASH BACK ... ATTENDEES 07/26/2008 <<<

4TH GEN MC SS...12

= Euro/Matt (Chicagoland)

= 5088 (Chicagoland)

= white85ss (Chicagoland)

= ProTourAero (INDIANA)

= 84sfast (INDIANA)

= Chevyman 3-8-29 (INDIANA)

= SSScottSS + 1 (WISCONSIN)

= baaboo1 (WISCONSIN)

= Mark + Linda (believe Chicagoland)

= BigBlock?... (believe Chicagoland)

IL MC OWNERS GROUP...9

= Grant (Chicagoland)

= Bill (Chicagoland)

= Larry + Carol (Chicagoland)

= Alex + 1 (central IL)

= Derek A + Janie (central IL)

= Jeff H (INDIANA)

CHEVYTALK.ORG...8

= ChrisS (Chicagoland)

= 75 Chevelle/Bahama Dan (Chicagoland)

= 57ORG + 1 (Chicagoland)

= Eight90 + 1 (OHIO)

= Mo + 1 (MICHIGAN)

MC MAILING LIST...7

= Ed G + 3 (Chicagoland)

= Luke + 1 (Chicagoland)

= Andy (WISCONSIN)

1ST GEN MC CLUB...6

= Andreas + 3 (Chicagoland)

= Larry (Chicagoland)

= Zanie (Chicagoland)

6TH GEN 2000MONTECARLO...6

= Chitown Chevy (Chicagoland)

= silverbullet (Chicagoland)

= shaveradam + 1 (Chicagoland)

= erics95se (Chicagoland)

= Paul1965 (Chicagoland)

NATIONAL MC OWNERS ASSOCIATION...4

= montecl86 (central IL)

= Scott W + 2 (central IL)

MCFORUM...4

= AwsomeSS + 1 (Chicagoland)

= RocknSS04 + 1 (MICHIGAN)

5TH GEN MYMONTE...2

= Cully77 (Chicagoland)

= dante (Chicagoland)

CLUBGP...2

cwebneptune + 1 (Chicagoland)

2ND GEN MC 73-77 YAHOO GROUP...1

= Steve (WISCONSIN)

EL CAMINO ML...1

= John, evening (Chicagoland)

MONTE MILLENNIUM GENERATIONS...1

= Andrea (IOWA)

FULLTHROTTLEV6...1

= 00BluBird (Chicagoland)

NORTH AMERICAN IMPALA OWNERS ASSOC...1

= Rob (Chicagoland)

Cort | 36.m.IL | 5 Monte Carlos.1 Caprice Classic | pig valve.pacemaker * Chicagoland Meets, 2011?

MCs.CC | models.HO.legos.CHD.RadioShows | RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"I should ask, but I won't" ... Rebecca Lynn Howard ... 'Forgive'

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