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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:25 PM

I had a nice chat with Brad Blohm earlier today, and it's a go for a Vintage race at Chicagoland the Saturday morning and early afternoon, the day before the Highland, IN, Nov. 10 swap meet.

 

Details to follow on the classes to be run.

 

If it works out well, it will be a warm-up up for a bigger event in 2020.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:08 AM

Definately in!



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

Mike-  this may make for a NJ to Chicago field trip  :)  I'll see if I can fill up a car load of NJ Vintage Racers.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:01 PM

That would be awesome.

While that is my real busy, birthday party, season, I plan to hold the whole day open, just for racing.

So if everyone doesn't scurry off, mid-afternoon, for the hotel trading, I'll be happy to hold additional races for the guys who stay.
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Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990), eight G7 main appearances
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:27 PM

Have some thoughts now, but want to talk with a couple others, then verify Mike is okay with it, then announce.  Intending to do that this weekend.

 

Glenn, that is exactly our hope, that guys get a car-full and make an "event" of it.  Swap meet (vintage only please), Concours voting for cars racing, then racing.  Swap meet is in Highland, IN., so after show on Sunday it's 3 minutes to I-80 and easy access to the turnpikes, and likely home before midnight!  If it works out, and Mike approves, we can organize another for next year and see how many we can get to travel.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:10 PM

Brad PMed, asking about local places to eat.

Last time I counted, there was 25-30, within a mile, just in the east-west direction.

Probably another 10-12, if you go south.

A short walk away, is Taco Grill.

I always talk about my escapades there, on FB, sparring with the waitresses, touting the size of some the portions, etc.

When Nick Zuk hit town, the night before, for the Vintage Tech Hunters filming, he met me there for dinner.

With Chicago really having some terrific burrito places, surprisingly, I think they are just OK, here.

I'd go with torta's, taco's, or assuming you really like meat, the spectacular Alambres.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:50 PM

I see Tacos al Pastor!  I'm in!!!


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