: Chi Town meet, janauary, whos up for it?



Crown Vic Owner
12-13-07, 10:03 PM
I was thinking a chitown meet up in january, we can all go grab a bite somewhere decent, meet up, shoot the shit.


Whos up for it?

CADILLAC_GUY
12-14-07, 01:40 AM
If i get my Car started soon, i would !

Crown Vic Owner
12-14-07, 03:35 AM
too bad my grandpas 54 series 62 is in storage

Buzz48317
12-15-07, 01:24 PM
Chicago?? In January?? Not in...too much driving in snow to get there from the Detroit area. :(

Crown Vic Owner
12-15-07, 01:31 PM
meh, would march be better?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-16-07, 01:56 PM
Hmmm, that would be interesting, and I'd be up for it! March would probably work better, as I can't imagine January in the Windy City is anything but a mess.

I'm up for a Saturday night-Sunday sort of deal.

gary88
12-16-07, 03:41 PM
I'd be up for something around March.

January in Chicago IS a mess

Crown Vic Owner
12-16-07, 04:11 PM
Deal


So, where is the question


we obviously want to grab a bite, im thinking southside or suburb.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-16-07, 04:38 PM
You tell me...I've never been to Chicago and so it's all new to me.

Crown Vic Owner
12-16-07, 10:39 PM
are you coming down here, or are you moving here, whats goin on?


I was thinking maybe pizza or something of that nature we can go get.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-16-07, 10:46 PM
I'd be coming down for a Sat-Sunday sort of deal. If I could get that Saturday off work, it'd be Fri-Sun.

Crown Vic Owner
12-16-07, 11:22 PM
hah, too bad i cant get my buds dad who owns a huge factory and abandoned parking lot to loan it to us for the day, that would be the shit.

GizmoQ
12-17-07, 07:16 AM
February's not always bad. I'll be up for the autoshow (I hear they're going to debut the '08 Challenger) and again the last weekend of the month for a MP3Car meet. Maybe we could get AlBundy to host it for us (take us round to the swap meet, tourist traps, soul food diner, etc.)

96Fleetwood
12-17-07, 05:38 PM
I just bought a house in Downers Grove. Let me know when and where and I will be there.. but the Fleetwood is not coming out until the end of March, so if it is before then I will be sporting the Roadmaster.

gary88
12-18-07, 01:14 AM
Yeah maybe an autoshow get-together would be good too. It's the 100th anniversary of the show so there's bound some good stuff there.

Crown Vic Owner
12-18-07, 01:58 AM
yeah

GizmoQ
12-18-07, 04:08 AM
O.K. sounds like the start of a plan. The show runs 8-17 February (http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/vehicles/). So who has a preference of what day to go? Tickets are $10/day. I'll probably stay the weekend, but I really don't want to be there the weekend of Valentine's day (I'm hoping to spend it in Paris, France) so maybe the first weekend, weather permitting.

I like the 9th or 10th. Everybody get to the show that morning when you want, we all meet up at a prearranged place for lunch and then go back, maybe another get-together for dinner and cruising to a picture shoot on the Navy Pier.

96Fleetwood
12-18-07, 09:05 AM
Or better yet.. a picture shoot at my favorite spot:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture023.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture049.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture191-1.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture003-1.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture001-2.jpg


It is only 1.5 miles from Mccormick Place. We can grab some good grub at Bar Louie afterwards too. :thumbsup:

Crown Vic Owner
12-18-07, 01:42 PM
I just bought a house in Downers Grove. Let me know when and where and I will be there.. but the Fleetwood is not coming out until the end of March, so if it is before then I will be sporting the Roadmaster.

Yeah, perfect.

We can meet up, shoot the shit, grab a bite, see who everyone is.


Maybe if this works out, we can meet up in the summer for a car show or some shit.

96Fleetwood
12-18-07, 01:47 PM
There is a Chicagoland Cadillac Lasalle chapter.

I am a member and David with the '95 Fleetwood & '77 Deville has joined too.

http://www.westofthelakeclc.com/

They usually hold 3 or 4 shows per year.

The big show at the first of Spring is the JC Whitney show. I got third place last Spring and second place in the Fall. We should all meet up for the Spring show!

Crown Vic Owner
12-18-07, 01:49 PM
hell, think one of you guys could help me get my gramps 54 series 62 sedan in streetable condition (little BS like insurance, title, that BS we dont know how to do it).


The cars beautiful, just needs some help.

96Fleetwood
12-18-07, 03:34 PM
Come out to one of the meets, these guys know so much info about Cadillacs it will blow your mind.

Crown Vic Owner
12-18-07, 05:29 PM
i know, i got it started, has a carb issue, and i know theres another carb for it laying around somewhere.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-18-07, 09:41 PM
Or better yet.. a picture shoot at my favorite spot:









http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture001-2.jpg


And WHEN did you get that?! :cool2: :thumbsup:


I like the 9th or 10th. Everybody get to the show that morning when you want, we all meet up at a prearranged place for lunch and then go back, maybe another get-together for dinner and cruising to a picture shoot on the Navy Pier.

Sounds like a great plan!


Yeah maybe an autoshow get-together would be good too. It's the 100th anniversary of the show so there's bound some good stuff there.


Totally!

96Fleetwood
12-18-07, 10:18 PM
I bought that '97 Tahoe 2.5 weeks ago to replace the Roadmaster. I drove it for a week, hated the gas mileage and missed the LT1 power... so I sold it for a handsome profit and kept the Roadmaster :D

GizmoQ
12-18-07, 10:18 PM
So 9th or 10th???

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-19-07, 01:44 PM
I bought that '97 Tahoe 2.5 weeks ago to replace the Roadmaster. I drove it for a week, hated the gas mileage and missed the LT1 power... so I sold it for a handsome profit and kept the Roadmaster :D

So the Vortec Tahoe doesn't compete with a stock LT-1 B/D Body as far as power goes? I always wondered how the two faired, considering the weight is fairly close, and the Vortec and LT-1 both generate very similar power and torque numbers.

96Fleetwood
12-19-07, 01:56 PM
The Tahoe drinks more gas and burns less rubber ;) It was pretty boring, uncomfortable, bulky, and the fuel economy between the two cars was pretty substantial (5-6 mpg difference).

Plus my Roadmaster now has a Cold Air Intake & PCM programming, so it is pretty peppy. It is getting a catback exhaust & some mild suspension mods after the new year.

JimmyH
12-20-07, 07:03 PM
I am in if you guys put something together. I dont know if I would go to the auto show. I am already going to Detroit, and I hate driving downtown. Something in the burbs would be better. Depending on how many people come are in, I can have everyone over to my house for a bbq in the spring. Round Lake.

Crown Vic Owner
12-20-07, 07:03 PM
I am in if you guys put something together. I dont know if I would go to the auto show. I am already going to Detroit, and I hate driving downtown. Something in the burbs would be better. Depending on how many people come are in, I can have everyone over to my house for a bbq in the spring. Round Lake.

that aint a bad idea


I was thinking the same thing.


Downtowns a bitch

JimmyH
12-20-07, 07:05 PM
Schaumburg would not be too too bad, depending on the time of day. Lots of good places to eat. Either that or a forest preserve or something if someone has a portable bbq

Crown Vic Owner
12-20-07, 07:09 PM
Schaumburg would not be too too bad, depending on the time of day. Lots of good places to eat. Either that or a forest preserve or something if someone has a portable bbq

lol, i can fit a full size grill in the back of the vic, but i dont have one :(


What about grabbing a few pies or something?


Meh, too bad we cant meet up at something like rt.66, but they are bastards with non tubbed cars.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-20-07, 09:22 PM
Elias, I thought your Roadmaster was one of the TBI models?

96Fleetwood
12-20-07, 10:52 PM
Elias, I thought your Roadmaster was one of the TBI models?

No way! I was done with TBI motors after that '93 wagon and '92 Brougham I had. They just do not have the power for my taste.

My Roadie is a '94 Limited with the LT-1 ;). It has a tad over 59,000 miles on it now, pulls like a champ and makes better gas mileage than the TBI cars I had.


http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture001.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture002.jpg


How about a Downers Grove meet ;)? We can go to Fuddruckers, Portillos, or even the Grill Room if we want to get a tad fancy.

N0DIH
12-30-07, 04:12 PM
Hmmmmm, Portillos.......

Where's BCs71? I haven't heard/seen him in a while. Little one got his fingers busy?

There is a Portillos next to Hawthorn Mall.... That is close to work, still pretty far from home. I am out in Rockford now right by Cherry Valley Mall....

N0DIH
12-30-07, 04:14 PM
Hey Jimmy H, looking at your picture there:

Isn't Mac OSX based on a BSD Kernel? Hmmm....

Is THAT was is under the MacOSX skin?

Hello!!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-30-07, 08:41 PM
So can we get some final arrangements set up so I can get a few days off work?

gary88
12-31-07, 01:04 AM
I'm available Feb 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17.

Crown Vic Owner
12-31-07, 03:54 AM
what about going and doing a mini meet this winter, do a big meet this summer, i know i luv caddys is far away, but idk

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-31-07, 04:06 AM
We were planning on doing a big midwest meet again in St Louie around Mayish...

96Fleetwood
12-31-07, 08:42 AM
Keep me posted!

JimmyH
01-01-08, 01:18 PM
Hey Jimmy H, looking at your picture there:

Isn't Mac OSX based on a BSD Kernel? Hmmm....

Is THAT was is under the MacOSX skin?

Hello!!


Unix

N0DIH
01-01-08, 01:59 PM
BSD IS Unix.... Just one of the many Kernels....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X

So, like I said, is THAT was is under the Mac OSX skin?

JimmyH
01-01-08, 03:43 PM
BSD=Unix

OSX=Unix

that does not mean OSX=BSD
they are both built on Unix, which is why they are best OS out there right now. Vista is built on a shaky foundation which is why it sucks.

Although one of the many things I love about my imac is that I can boot up in OsX, Vista, Linux, whatever I want. And then thanks to parallels, I can run all of them (except OSX of course) in a virtual machine right on the OSX desktop.

Sorry, but Mac rules.

JimmyH
01-01-08, 03:44 PM
yall are invited to my house for a BBQ this summer and i will swoon you with my iMac.

N0DIH
01-01-08, 09:17 PM
Just wish my Sawtooth Mac was faster, it is a 533 MHz (software overclock 450) G4....

Crown Vic Owner
01-02-08, 03:12 AM
OSX is bsaed off of parts of BSD

CadillacGurl
01-02-08, 11:20 AM
The meet in Downers Grove works well, February 9/10 would be perfect coz Jay is actually coming in for DePaul's homecoming on the 9th. I vote for Portillo's or Giordano's.

Downtown works well too, I know Jason wanted to go to the autoshow that weekend so maybe meet at the autoshow then head out to Downers for some food?

Crown Vic Owner
01-02-08, 02:40 PM
hell, definitely if jason is in the area.


Lol, maybe you guys could look at my freak hybrid noone knows mobile.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-02-08, 06:44 PM
February 9/10 sounds like it's the best day to go! If we can get this as the official date by January 9, I can ask for Satuday off work, otherwise I'd have to leave the Twin Cities by 4:30 or so, and get down to Chicago around 11 PM.

Either way I could do it, because I have Sundays off.

I look forward to meeting you all! :highfive:

96Fleetwood
01-02-08, 07:21 PM
Count me out... I am on call that weekend. I will see if anyone can take my place.

N0DIH
01-02-08, 08:20 PM
Sure if we get to drive your Fleetwood!

96Fleetwood
01-02-08, 08:42 PM
Sure if we get to drive your Fleetwood!

Fleetwood is stored away in my garage until March :lildevil:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-02-08, 09:04 PM
Elias, that's a bummer, I wanted to see your Fleetwood, and I knew you would have liked to see my S320...damn.

What does it mean to be "on call"...that just means they can have you come down to the hospital whenenver they want right? You could still hang out with us and leave if they want you to right?

96Fleetwood
01-02-08, 09:29 PM
Elias, that's a bummer, I wanted to see your Fleetwood, and I knew you would have liked to see my S320...damn.

What does it mean to be "on call"...that just means they can have you come down to the hospital whenenver they want right? You could still hang out with us and leave if they want you to right?

In my group we each take turns on a weekend and basically spend the weekend at the hospital (we have nice rooms with lcd tvs & dvd players). Some go home and wait for a call, but I now live 21 miles away so I just spend the weekend there. If it is not busy, it is good downtime so I can catch up on reading. Tomorrow I will see if I can swap weekends with someone.

I would love to show off my cars and see everyone else's, especially since I live in Downers Grove!

I will keep you all posted.

N0DIH
01-02-08, 10:27 PM
So, move the meet closer to the hospital?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-02-08, 11:47 PM
Let's get a tentative schedule started.

What time do we wanna eat? What time are we going to the auto show? Where and when should we meet up?

Crown Vic Owner
01-03-08, 01:34 AM
Hell, who here wants to do a number swap, so we can all have a confrence call?


We want to do it with jason, definitely.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-03-08, 01:34 AM
Sounds good. I'll PM all those interested.

GizmoQ
01-03-08, 02:09 AM
Count me in.

Crown Vic Owner
01-03-08, 02:13 AM
autoshow sounds like it.



I say we do it on the day jason is here as well.

N0DIH
01-03-08, 02:15 AM
I'll try, we aren't too far..... It is hard to pull away from the family....

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-03-08, 01:19 PM
I just called 90Brougham350 (Brian) and told him he should come down that weekend...he's gonna try, but he's gotta work on the 10th.

N0DIH
01-03-08, 01:20 PM
Can anyone get ahold of Brian, BCs71? He has been pretty scarce lately.

96Fleetwood
01-03-08, 01:49 PM
So is this for sure going down on the 9th and 10th?

I have a friend is is willing to trade weekends with me, but I need to be sure.

Thanks,
Elias

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-03-08, 01:55 PM
At this point, I'd be willing to ask for the 9th off of work.

N0DIH
01-03-08, 02:10 PM
I would be able to do the 9th or 10th, but 10th in the afternoon only. I don't think we have plans right now....

JimmyH
01-03-08, 04:04 PM
I dont know about the autoshow. I spend too much time in traffic to spend time driving around downtown. But if you guys set something up, I will try to make it for whatever date you come up with. Early Feb tho, not sure if I can pull the V out!

Crown Vic Owner
01-03-08, 05:09 PM
yeah, im not so sure about the auto show

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-03-08, 05:26 PM
Maybe some of us could go see it, and some not go see it?

I really want to, and I really wanna go to downtown Chicago to sightsee and stuff..never been there before, and I've wanted to go since I was about 11.
I know Gary would be up for the autoshow too, along with probably Nicki and Jason..

N0DIH
01-03-08, 05:29 PM
They say you can get free tickets from local car dealers. Maybe hit up some and get some tickets scared up?

I have always wanted to go, my oldest son would get a kick out of it all too.

I am game to go, catch public trans to get there should be no problem if we can find safe place to leave our rides....

96Fleetwood
01-03-08, 06:32 PM
I would like to go to the auto show!

The 8th is my birthday.

What are the plans for the 9th and 10th? When are we having lunch/dinner at Portillos-Downers Grove?

JimmyH
01-03-08, 06:47 PM
Well Chad works for a dealer, he should be able to get some no? Now if someone could get exhibitor passes, I am there.

Years ago, my late uncle who worked for the IL State Police used to get them. We would get there at like 7am, and get in before the general public. We would see everything and be done before the doors opened at 9am (or whenever it was) I miss that.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-03-08, 07:49 PM
I work for a dealer, but I don't think I'd be able to snag any tickets for the Chicago Auto Show. Minneapolis wouldn't be a problem, but Chicago might be.

gary88
01-03-08, 08:03 PM
Maybe if they see my camera I can get media passes, and claim everyone else as my assistants :lildevil:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-03-08, 08:13 PM
Oh shit, I'll just wear my Denny Hecker pull over, explain to them that I work for a large dealer chain and I'll be set to go!

GizmoQ
01-03-08, 10:27 PM
I'll ask around and see if anyone down here is getting any. Looks like the 9th isgoing to be best for us to meet up - Yes...No? I'm good either way. I figure hang out with you guys one day and walk the show the other day.

CadillacGurl
01-03-08, 11:44 PM
Maybe if they see my camera I can get media passes, and claim everyone else as my assistants :lildevil:

Just say we're from the Depaul Digital Cinema Program and are taking pictures of the event. :D I know last year they had extra buses to get from the red line stop to mccormick place.

Portillos :D

I'm reminding Jay to call off. Also if someone needs a place to crash for 2 nights let me know. My roomies and I can stash people in our apartment.

PM me for my cell number if we're gonna have a conference call and figure out what's going down. If need be, people can park at my house in downers cause parking downtown is a pain/expensive. I'll be happy to lead people around on public transportation.

96Fleetwood
01-03-08, 11:50 PM
I didn't know you lived in Downers too!?

Our house is off Belmont and 61st Street.

I am probably going to drive to Mccormick Place.

I got free tickets from Shell last year.

CadillacGurl
01-03-08, 11:59 PM
You know where the Bentley Dealership is on Ogden Ave.? I live right past there on Fairview Ave.

CadillacGurl
01-04-08, 12:00 AM
I'll have to go to Heritage Caddy and see if they have tickets...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-04-08, 12:00 AM
I need a place to stay and park, and I'm poor, so staying with someone at their residence would be awesome!

When should we do this conference call and how do we do that with cell phones?

96Fleetwood
01-04-08, 12:01 AM
You know where the Bentley Dealership is on Ogden Ave.? I live right past there on Fairview Ave.

Nice! I test drove a A8 and Phaeton at that dealer. I get the Roadmasters & Nicole's Infiniti washed at Delta Sonic near there too. Small world...

Crown Vic Owner
01-04-08, 12:30 AM
Lets do this


I have a old prepaid phone i never activated, im going to activate it, and im going to leave the voicemail open. All of you guys leave me a voicemail with your numbers and dates so we are organized


Leave the CF username, comments, whatever.

I MIGHT be able to pull off a place to park

CadillacGurl
01-04-08, 12:44 AM
I need a place to stay and park, and I'm poor, so staying with someone at their residence would be awesome!

When should we do this conference call and how do we do that with cell phones?

I know how to do that I my phone... but I think I can only take 3 calls

CadillacGurl
01-04-08, 12:46 AM
Lets do this


I have a old prepaid phone i never activated, im going to activate it, and im going to leave the voicemail open. All of you guys leave me a voicemail with your numbers and dates so we are organized


Leave the CF username, comments, whatever.

I MIGHT be able to pull off a place to park

Try parking on the street near DePaul university, its free

CadillacSTS42005
01-04-08, 12:47 AM
hell, definitely if jason is in the area.


Lol, maybe you guys could look at my freak hybrid noone knows mobile.

i dont mess with things nature cant even explain! lol

damn this sounds big i may have to drive the ETC up!

Crown Vic Owner
01-04-08, 12:49 AM
i dont mess with things nature cant even explain! lol

damn this sounds big i may have to drive the ETC up!

Depends, i MIGHT be able to drive it, as some discounts made it only 150 more for the lac

CadillacSTS42005
01-04-08, 12:51 AM
lol
if i bring the ETC only 96Fleet would be able to keep up lol

Crown Vic Owner
01-04-08, 01:01 AM
lol
if i bring the ETC only 96Fleet would be able to keep up lol

Lol, how bout a towncar with a cammed, exhaust, pulley, highly modded trans, and high comp heads 4.6?


Lol, i should invite my friend to show you caddy guys some real muscle :p


just kidding

CadillacGurl
01-04-08, 01:29 AM
Pssshhh... you want real muscle you should have seen/heard Jay's 69 Camaro :drool:

CadillacSTS42005
01-04-08, 01:30 AM
lol
i run with Vettes man...
a Towncar please thats an old mans car
ROFL!

Crown Vic Owner
01-04-08, 01:38 AM
lol
i run with Vettes man...
a Towncar please thats an old mans car
ROFL!
past 50, you will be left in the dust


This is a 12 second car

gary88
01-04-08, 02:22 AM
Yeah, well I have a 10 second car

http://homepage.usask.ca/%7Eskf147/Paul%20Walker%20and%20the%20Supra.jpg

Crown Vic Owner
01-04-08, 07:42 AM
:rolleyes:

Meh, lets stop the e penis size competition and get back to the point.

It isnt even my car, and honestly, id rather have the ETC myself.

CadillacGurl
01-04-08, 12:16 PM
Yeah, well I have a 10 second car

http://homepage.usask.ca/%7Eskf147/Paul%20Walker%20and%20the%20Supra.jpg

Sooo hott want to touch de heiny! :drool:

CadillacGurl
01-04-08, 12:31 PM
Alrighty this the list who is going/possibly going:

Crown Vic
Gary88
Iluvcaddys
96Fleet (gotta check with work first)
NODIH
JimmyH (depending on time)
GizmoQ
Cadillac_Guy (depends on his car)
Cadillacsts
Cadillacstsgurl

I was looking online and you can print out you tickets. $10 for adults. They are valid any day for the autoshow.
Also is the new CTS-V going to be there? I was looking at the programs online and I can't find it.

*Which day are we all officially going to the auto show and what time?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-04-08, 12:56 PM
Lets do this


I have a old prepaid phone i never activated, im going to activate it, and im going to leave the voicemail open. All of you guys leave me a voicemail with your numbers and dates so we are organized


Leave the CF username, comments, whatever.

PM me your number so I can leave you a voice mail.

derrty_deville
01-04-08, 02:39 PM
Im in. Who has an open couch for the night?

Crown Vic Owner
01-04-08, 06:06 PM
PM me for the number

96Fleetwood
01-04-08, 06:29 PM
Count Nicole & I in for sure. I switched weekends with a friend of mine.. so the 8th-10th are free!

Looking forward to this! I will be in one of the wagons though.... there is no way the Fleetwood is coming out in this weather, but anyone is more than welcome to stop by the house to see it.

CadillacGurl
01-04-08, 07:25 PM
Sweet! Another girl! And we have the same name :lol:

JimmyH
01-04-08, 08:07 PM
JimmyH (depending on time)

location actually, I am not crazy about downtown, but if enough people commit, I could be persuaded

CadillacGurl
01-04-08, 09:09 PM
Jimmy, bring your wife and kids :D

Crown Vic Owner
01-05-08, 04:56 AM
Honestly, everyone who wants to come, why dont we do a number swap and i can get a confrence call going between all of us to figure crap out?

96Fleetwood
01-05-08, 09:09 AM
Actually this thread or a new thread with detailed info would be best to relay information. A conference call with 10 people can get carried away?

CadillacGurl
01-05-08, 11:06 AM
:yeah: I was kinda trying to start that earlier by figuring out how many members would be attending and what date to see the auto show...

N0DIH
01-05-08, 01:58 PM
Should we get on email and do a group email thing?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-05-08, 02:55 PM
I made the seperate thread.

CadillacGurl
01-05-08, 08:17 PM
We should have just kept one thread... sheesh...

N0DIH
01-05-08, 09:32 PM
Gonna be fun now....