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Chicago/Milwaukee TVR group

Chicago/Milwaukee TVR group

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talladega

Original Poster:

15 posts

26 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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Hello everyone

Several current TVR owners in the northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin area are forming a fledgling group to meet regularly for lunch and talk about these great cars. Also intend to organize group activities such as attending car shows, vintage races, etc.

First get together is set for Tuesday December 1st, 2015 at 10:30 A M at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL.

Any interest in this or future meetings?

Grantura MKI

803 posts

81 months

Tuesday 10th November 2015
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I thought that Chuck was taking care of you folks up there?
Best,
D.

SquashedCat

122 posts

29 months

Wednesday 11th November 2015
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Taladega, I would be interested, but weekends are about the only time I am free, I am in central Illinois during the week and only get up to Chicago on weekends. Midweek meetings would be tough to attend. But, if we can get the timing right, count me in. This is our busy time at work, so the Dec 1 date is a bridge too far on my end.

dvs_dave

4,992 posts

148 months

Wednesday 11th November 2015
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Could be interested. I live in Chicago and have a '02 Tuscan S. Although one minor detail....the car is in the UK so I'd be turning up in something considerably less interesting.

talladega

Original Poster:

15 posts

26 months

Wednesday 11th November 2015
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Chuck is the person who gave me the list of Chicago/Milwaukee owners. Detroit is too far away to "take care of us". 300 miles from Chicago; 400 from Milwaukee.

The December meeting is on a week day because our initial small group has weekend activities leading up to the Holidays. We are tentatively planning to meet again in February and will make every effort to do that one on a Saturday. We intend to finalize that during our Dec. meeting. I'll post here and in the events area when we have that info. We're hoping that by the third get together the weather may permit bringing our cars. Obviously most all of the summer events be on weekends,

Former, current, and potential owners as well as anyone interested in TVR's is more than welcome.
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Grantura MKI

803 posts

81 months

Wednesday 11th November 2015
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300 miles is never too far to enjoy like minded folks. You really should have turned up in NJ last month...I traveled from California.
Best,
D.

jpf

1,235 posts

199 months

Friday 13th November 2015
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Are Ginetta's welcome?

talladega

Original Poster:

15 posts

26 months

Friday 13th November 2015
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Absolutely!

okinchi

38 posts

66 months

Friday 13th November 2015
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Talladega,

Excellent - I am in!
blue '78 Taimar -> http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=130...

Thanks for taking the lead on this one!

Later,

OKinChi

okinchi

38 posts

66 months

Saturday 28th November 2015
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talladega said:
Hello everyone

Several current TVR owners in the northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin area are forming a fledgling group to meet regularly for lunch and talk about these great cars. Also intend to organize group activities such as attending car shows, vintage races, etc.

First get together is set for Tuesday December 1st, 2015 at 10:30 A M at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL.

Any interest in this or future meetings?
Tuesday December 1st, 2015 is around the corner.
So, who is in?

We have not taken the weather&SNOW into consideration. Should there be snow in forecast - I would be out. For now, the forecast predicts 45F and rain showers - and so, no problem.
OKinChi


talladega

Original Poster:

15 posts

26 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Hi all
Four confirmed for our meeting tomorrow! Looking forward to it.

talladega

Original Poster:

15 posts

26 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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Hello all
The first meeting of the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin TVR group was held on December 1st at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo,, IL. We toured the museum and discussed TVR's over lunch.
In attendance were: Mike Budde of New Berlin, WI; Jared Silver of Barrington, IL who drove his 280I to the meeting; Marek Kiklas of Chicago, IL; and Brad Stocks of Delafield, WI.

Our next meeting is scheduled for February 6th, 2016 in Lake Geneva, WI at 11:00 AM. Exact location will be determined soon. The National Snow Sculpting Competition is being held in Lake Geneva on that weekend so it should be fun.

We intend to meet every other month during the winter and at TVR/car related events during the warmer months. Suggestions for events are welcome.

For more info on our group or meetings, post here or call Brad at 262-719-7475

Thanks

dvs_dave

4,992 posts

148 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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Sounded like a fun day and that snow sculpting thing at Lake Geneva could be fun to get the rest of the family along.

With respect to summer events, SuperCar Saturdays is a good event (www.supercarsaturdays.com) to tag along to. Usually lots of very cool stuff from modern exotics to classics and anything interesting in between. It alternates each month between Bolingbrook, IL and Glenview, IL May thru September.

talladega

Original Poster:

15 posts

26 months

Thursday 7th January 2016
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Hello all
Our next meeting is scheduled for February 6th, 2016 in Lake Geneva, WI at 11:00 AM. Meeting place will be Egg Harbor Cafe in Lake Geneva; 827 Main Street. The National Snow Sculpting Competition is being held about one block away on that weekend so it should be fun. Plan is to have lunch and then see the sculpting, shop, or ?

talladega

Original Poster:

15 posts

26 months

Friday 25th March 2016
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Hi all

We've worked out the summer events that some or all of our group intend to attend. Here's the list:

April:

24 9:00am to 11:00am. Fuelfed Coffee & Classics, Winnetka, IL. C&C parking decal required to show car in event. Web site https://fuelfed.wordpress.com/events-calendar/

May:
13-14-15 Spring Vintage Races @ Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. http://www.roadamerica.com/

29 9:00am to 11:00am. Fuelfed Coffee & Classics, Winnetka, IL. C&C parking decal required to show car in event.

June:
3-4-5 Champagne British Car Festival in Bloomington, Il. http://www.cbcf-bloomington.com

19 35th British Car Field Day Sussex, WI. Very nice show. Not much shade so bring sun screen.

24-25-26 GOGT @ Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. Shelby National show there at same time. http://www.griffithmotorcars.com/GOGT.php

26 9:00am to 11:00am. Fuelfed Coffee & Classics, Winnetka, IL. C&C parking decal required to show car in event.

July:
9 Chuck Linn's banquet prior to Mad Dogs and Englishmen @ Gilmore Auto Museum in Hickory Corners, MI.

10 Mad Dogs and Englishmen @ Gilmore Auto Museum in Hickory Corners, MI. TVR is featured as the "Rare Gem".

14-15-16-17 Summer Vintage Cars @ Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. This is the big one. http://www.roadamerica.com/

31 9:00am to 11:00am. Fuelfed Coffee & Classics, Winnetka, IL. C&C parking decal required to show car in event.

August:

28 9:00am to 11:00am. Fuelfed Coffee & Classics, Winnetka, IL. C&C parking decal required to show car in event.

September:
11 Chicagoland British Car Festival @ Harper College in Palatine, IL. http://www.britishbootsandbonnets.com/events-calen...

16-17-18 Fall Vintage Races @ Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. http://www.roadamerica.com/

25 9:00am to 11:00am. Fuelfed Coffee & Classics, Winnetka, IL. C&C parking decal required to show car in event.

October:
30 9:00am to 11:00am. Fuelfed Coffee & Classics, Winnetka, IL. C&C parking decal required to show car in event.

Anyone who has interest in joining us at one of these events or wants more info about our group, please contact Brad at 262 719 7475.


KenInOntario

57 posts

30 months

Saturday 26th March 2016
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I'd like to bring my Tuscan to the event on July 9th -10th.

I'll be driving down on the Friday before, so where is there to stay that is good? Aside from the show on the Sunday, what is happening on the Saturday? What is this Amazing Rally 6/Tour ?

Cheers Ken./

talladega

Original Poster:

15 posts

26 months

Saturday 26th March 2016
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Hi Ken

Chuck Linn is the TVR Car Club of North America regional organizer for the midwest and is located in Michigan. Our group is a sub-chapter for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. If you contact Chuck at: tvrdetroit@aol.com he has all the information relating to Mad Dogs and Englishmen @ Gilmore Auto Museum in Hickory Corners, MI. Chuck is a really good guy and will answer your questions.

Thanks for your interest and we'll see in you July.

Brad

Edited by talladega on Saturday 26th March 19:14