: 2nd Annual Mdwest Meet!!!



nickc50310
01-16-08, 12:16 AM
Well it seems nobody else wanted to step up to the plate and get something going so this is going to be another midwest meet planned by your favorite meet planner- ME!!

Ok, heres the deal-

Friday April 25th to Saturday April 26th (or 27th depending on interest)

The meet is going to be mainly in Davenport Iowa. Davenport is 2 hours from Des Moines, two hours from Chicago and three hours from St. Louis.

Friday night: Drag racing at Cordova Raceway in Cordova Illinois. This is about 10 minutes from Davenport. Going to the track obviously does not require racing. Bring your car out to show it off and hang out!

Racing goes from 6:30pm until 1am
After racing go back to the hotel in Davenport and have some drinks

Saturday:
Meet at 12pm for a group drive around the area
Depart for group drive at 12:30 PM
Arrive at restaraunt for lunch/meet at 1:15PM
Leave for home around 4 or 5pm on saturday.

If there is enough interest:
Go out to dinner and hit some clubs/bars in Davenport/Quad Cities on Saturday night.
Party all night
Go for a group breakfast on Sunday morning
Play golf (for those interested) on Sunday at 1:30pm
Head for home after golfing or after breakfast

This is just the prelimanary plan. I did the midwest meet last year and it all worked out perfectly- I WONT DISAPPOINT!

I will get us a group rate on a hotel and plan the dining/drinking/meet spots as interest increases and I do some research of whats good in the area.

Thats it- SPREAD THE WORD AND POST IN HERE ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-16-08, 12:35 AM
Wow, nice job Nick!

Is Davenport south of Des Moines? I'm thinking 4-5 hours from St. Paul..... I'd still show though!
It's a good date too....I'll be 21 by then (4/15!) and I can go drinking LEGITIMATELY this time, instead of almost getting all of us kicked out of certain bars (cough....cough), plus it's two months after the Chicago meet, which leaves me plenty of time to save up.
I'm still kinda sour about not getting to go to the track last year, I'd love to run my car, even though it's best time would probably be a 16.5 LOL!


I'll keep tuned to this thread! :thumbsup:

nickc50310
01-16-08, 12:40 AM
Wow, nice job Nick!

Is Davenport south of Des Moines? I'm thinking 4-5 hours from St. Paul..... I'd still show though!
It's a good date too....I'll be 21 by then (4/15!) and I can go drinking LEGITIMATELY this time, instead of almost getting all of us kicked out of certain bars (cough....cough), plus it's two months after the Chicago meet, which leaves me plenty of time to save up.
I'm still kinda sour about not getting to go to the track last year, I'd love to run my car, even though it's best time would probably be a 16.5 LOL!


I'll keep tuned to this thread! :thumbsup:


Awesome Chad! Looks like its 5 hours from St Paul. Davenport is on the Mississippi right between Des Moines and Chicago.

The track is a go for sure this time. They have public racing that night!

Kael
01-16-08, 12:35 PM
well two hours from chicago sure beats the 5 hour drive I had last year :)

lets start looking at hotels and giving them calls to see if they will do a group rate. start to post a link to this thread in the other forums otherwise many that might come might miss the opportunity.

Black4drCTS
01-16-08, 01:01 PM
Im there.... stock car.. non-drinker... no LAUGHING! lol I was thinkin about seein about gettin one together down here in ST. Louis late summer. Guess you beat me to it.

dwight.j.carter
01-16-08, 01:02 PM
You know I am in !

I look forward to putting a hurt to Sunday Brunch !

CadillacGurl
01-16-08, 01:24 PM
Haha I'll see if I can go maybe persuade Jay?? Problem being is that I won't be 21 by April :dammit:

nickc50310
01-16-08, 01:26 PM
I am going to see about getting us a group rate at the casino hotel. Nice place to stay even if youre under 21.

CadillacGurl
01-16-08, 01:41 PM
I am going to see about getting us a group rate at the casino hotel. Nice place to stay even if youre under 21.

*whew* ok thanks Nick

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-16-08, 02:39 PM
OMG! We MUST do a sunday morning brunch at Granite City again! That food is divine!

SkullV
01-16-08, 03:01 PM
This sounds great! I'll be there! I hope I can get some other V guys to come!

nickc50310
01-16-08, 03:21 PM
This sounds great! I'll be there! I hope I can get some other V guys to come!


Dont worry, there is several other V members going.

Chad- yes that is part of the plan. There is a Granite City in Davenport.

SLPR 6.0L
01-16-08, 09:30 PM
OMG! We MUST do a sunday morning brunch at Granite City again! That food is divine!

Where did you guys have brunch? GC is my home town. Im guessing that was some upscale brunching! I am looking to take more time off in April. Sounds like I found a good weekend to make a little longer!
My female friend who's husband wrecked her 05 V (last month) is from the Quad cities. The coincidences just keep coming.
greg

SLPR 6.0L
01-16-08, 09:34 PM
Dont worry, there is several other V members going.

Chad- yes that is part of the plan. There is a Granite City in Davenport.

Do you mean that in an affectionate way?????????????
You ought to try some of the "brunches" in Washington Park and Brooklyn.

Jesda
01-17-08, 09:18 AM
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OH BACON!

JRau
01-17-08, 11:36 AM
Alright, Nick!! You're the man! I might be able to come for this--I'm still trying to sell my house in Newton, and so I've been travelling back and forth on certain weekends to continue working on the interior of the house.

I won't have a Cadillac, but "Lady Lincoln" (my '97 Town Car Signature) will be there.

JRau

nickc50310
01-17-08, 01:01 PM
Alright, Nick!! You're the man! I might be able to come for this--I'm still trying to sell my house in Newton, and so I've been travelling back and forth on certain weekends to continue working on the interior of the house.

I won't have a Cadillac, but "Lady Lincoln" (my '97 Town Car Signature) will be there.

JRau


Awesome John! I was actually trying to send you a PM but I couldnt get an exact match on your name.

hope to see you there!

96Fleetwood
01-17-08, 03:16 PM
What does your 2004 3.6 liter CTS run in the 1/4 mile?

nickc50310
01-17-08, 03:34 PM
What does your 2004 3.6 liter CTS run in the 1/4 mile?


My best is 14.7. That was on a very hot and humid night. The pressure was also very low due to the fact it was very stormy that weekend (got rained out the next day). Most people said I should run .5 to .7 lower on a cooler night with better pressure.

I am betting I can get 14.5 or better at the meet in April. First race night of the year hopefully it is cool and crisp! HEHEHE

96Fleetwood
01-17-08, 04:00 PM
Nice. If I get a set of slicks on these 9C1 steelies, I should break into the high 13s. :thumbsup:

nickc50310
01-17-08, 04:38 PM
Nice. If I get a set of slicks on these 9C1 steelies, I should break into the high 13s. :thumbsup:


Damn so basically you would kick my ass!!?? Some people have speculated that i could get down to 14.2 on a cool night.

So are you in for the meet?

GizmoQ
01-17-08, 05:47 PM
Damn, and I was so hoping Jesda would set up the meet here in St. Louis. Maybe for the next national????

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-17-08, 06:02 PM
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OH BACON!


Ah yes, the great bacon plate of May 10th 2007....I remember that very well, as I was sitting directly next to you when you devoured that.

87vertgt
01-17-08, 06:29 PM
ok so can I go or am I banned?

dwight.j.carter
01-17-08, 06:52 PM
Ah yes, the great bacon plate of May 10th 2007....I remember that very well, as I was sitting directly next to you when you devoured that.

If we go to Granite City I will make them wish they never met me !
I should stop eating now to prepare. :D

nickc50310
01-17-08, 08:03 PM
Damn, and I was so hoping Jesda would set up the meet here in St. Louis. Maybe for the next national????

Just come! This is the same type of deal I put together last year. Its even closer than Des Moines for ya!


ok so can I go or am I banned?

I already said yes! LOL! If you get out of line I may have to beat you though.... I JOKE I JOKE!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-17-08, 08:11 PM
I already said yes! LOL! If you get out of line I may have to beat you though.... I JOKE I JOKE!

Actually, Nick's being serious. I got out of line once last year and Nick gave me a black eye.

jashearer
01-17-08, 10:35 PM
Sounds like fun to me...

Did you guys have it in the QC last year too?

I just moved to Waterloo this past spring :(

nickc50310
01-17-08, 10:47 PM
Sounds like fun to me...

Did you guys have it in the QC last year too?

I just moved to Waterloo this past spring :(


OHHHHH LOOK AT THIS GUY!! How have I never seen you around before!!??

Last year it was in Des Moines.

You need to come out to cedar falls raceway next time im up there!

Benzilla
01-17-08, 10:52 PM
I might make the drive, depends how many people I know sign up.

Ben.

LUVMY04V
01-18-08, 09:25 AM
Im in faukers! and I will get out of line on purpose :suspect: then dot both of nicks eyes when he tries to Step UP! :want:Then jump in the V and he will wont be able to catch me either :D

LOL

Coma
01-18-08, 11:30 AM
too far for me

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-18-08, 11:44 AM
I might make the drive, depends how many people I know sign up.

Ben.


Doooooo it!

dwight.j.carter
01-18-08, 12:10 PM
Im in faukers! and I will get out of line on purpose :suspect: then dot both of nicks eyes when he tries to Step UP! :want:Then jump in the V and he will wont be able to catch me either :D

LOL

I remember when I was able to do that now he is as big as me and we both end up beat more so me though then Nick lol.

87vertgt
01-18-08, 01:07 PM
my Caddy aint working....

Can I bring my Kia Rio?

nickc50310
01-18-08, 01:09 PM
Im in faukers! and I will get out of line on purpose :suspect: then dot both of nicks eyes when he tries to Step UP! :want:Then jump in the V and he will wont be able to catch me either :D

LOL


Easy there Hulk!! Whatchu gonna do brother!!???? BWAHAHAHA I heard you Chicago boys fight like girls anyway!!?? OHHHHHHHHH!!! Dude I cant wait!! This shit is gonna be a blast. No basketball tournaments this year right?

I will catch you on foot because I run hella fast!

nickc50310
01-18-08, 01:14 PM
my Caddy aint working....

Can I bring my Kia Rio?

Youre getting out of line already!! AHAHAHAHAHA!!


I remember when I was able to do that now he is as big as me and we both end up beat more so me though then Nick lol.

Not bigger, just meaner, stronger, and tougher! AHAHAHAHA!!

kfx
01-18-08, 04:41 PM
Nicky boy,

You know I'm in, plus Davenport, awesome that's only about 2 1/2 hrs. from me. I just hope that this year some people show up who can drink as much as us WI boys.

I stayed in Davenport once, really nice city, I remember going to some place to gamble and also to a strip club.

jashearer
01-18-08, 10:17 PM
OHHHHH LOOK AT THIS GUY!! How have I never seen you around before!!??

Last year it was in Des Moines.

You need to come out to cedar falls raceway next time im up there!

I was at CF raceway once this past summer... got shown up by an SRT8 charger, because I pussed it off the line and in the shifts so that I didn't break anything :(

It would be a different story if it weren't the wifes car :)

nickc50310
01-18-08, 11:19 PM
Nicky boy,

You know I'm in, plus Davenport, awesome that's only about 2 1/2 hrs. from me. I just hope that this year some people show up who can drink as much as us WI boys.

I stayed in Davenport once, really nice city, I remember going to some place to gamble and also to a strip club.

AHAHAH I can drink as much as you WI boys! You should know that!


I was at CF raceway once this past summer... got shown up by an SRT8 charger, because I pussed it off the line and in the shifts so that I didn't break anything :(

It would be a different story if it weren't the wifes car :)

Damn the V is the wifes car!! HAHA! You shouldve crushed that Charger in our honor! LOL!!

We will definately have to hit the track together next time Im up. You gonna run the V at the meet?

Kael
01-22-08, 03:47 PM
alright, I am planning on making it.
just have to decide if I should bring someone or not.

also, does anyone want me to run off any "special items" ?


ported exhaust manifolds, nitrous kits, a scan guage or the headlight trim?

I am not bringing anything unless I have buyers.

SvB4EvA
01-22-08, 08:10 PM
Google maps says thats a 15 hour drive for me.... :sad face:

But man ide love to...

90Brougham350
01-23-08, 08:53 AM
I'll be there. Ben, if I'm coming, you are too. And good thing, April 26 (national Hemi day) is my birthday!

nickc50310
01-23-08, 12:32 PM
Awesome Brian!! I was also trying to send you a PM but couldnt get your name to pop up!

AJxtcman
01-23-08, 10:14 PM
Hmmmmmmm
:hmm:

3 hrs in a Northstar with a BLOWER :D

WOW what a trip it will be. :drool:

nickc50310
01-24-08, 01:57 AM
Hmmmmmmm
:hmm:

3 hrs in a Northstar with a BLOWER :D

WOW what a trip it will be. :drool:

You be there hoe! AHAHAHA! You have a northstar Fiero right? Man I would LOVE to see that thing at the track!

nickh
01-29-08, 06:11 PM
If i can get my new engine dropped in by then i will be there from Omaha, ne. 87 coupe deville no rust which is nice for a midwest car. Has any1 ever looked at the groupings for states? I mean why would nebraska be in the same region as utah? I mean the only 2 cities in nebraska are on the east side :/

nickc50310
01-30-08, 12:09 AM
If i can get my new engine dropped in by then i will be there from Omaha, ne. 87 coupe deville no rust which is nice for a midwest car. Has any1 ever looked at the groupings for states? I mean why would nebraska be in the same region as utah? I mean the only 2 cities in nebraska are on the east side :/


HAHA I agree! Thats also why I posted in the other forum about the meet. Keep me posted. If you want to motorcade over to Davenport let me know!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-30-08, 09:53 PM
Well Nick, I've got good news for you. There's gonna be an STS comin to the meet, so you can finally line up against a proper (L37 300hp) Northstar.

MN-STS-Lover is comin' down for this meet, with his crimson red '98 STS.

nickc50310
01-30-08, 11:08 PM
Well Nick, I've got good news for you. There's gonna be an STS comin to the meet, so you can finally line up against a proper (L37 300hp) Northstar.

MN-STS-Lover is comin' down for this meet, with his crimson red '98 STS.


HIS ASS IS MINE! BWAHAHAHA! He better bring his A game at the track! LOL!

I will also get to race my brothers STS. If either of them beat me I will cry. LOL!!

Cant wait! Tell him to post in here and watch the thread for details.

I am working on getting us a group rate at the Casino hotel. The hotel is pretty much brand new and is right on the river. It is the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf.

dwight.j.carter
02-06-08, 01:53 PM
I will also give you a run at my healthy Northstar !

GizmoQ
02-06-08, 05:57 PM
Damn, I've just been reminded of a prior commitment - can't make this one. HELL!!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-06-08, 06:31 PM
I may be able to make it, not sure yet. I owe my parents a large chunk of change, and I've got car insurance due in March. So, the Chicago meet may be my only meet this spring. :(

MN-STS-LOVER
02-14-08, 05:31 PM
[QUOTE=nickc50310;1387921]HIS ASS IS MINE! BWAHAHAHA! He better bring his A game at the track! LOL!

I will also get to race my brothers STS. If either of them beat me I will cry. LOL!!

I'm coming! and I'll bring the kleenex for you!

MN-STS-LOVER
02-14-08, 05:33 PM
I may be able to make it, not sure yet. I owe my parents a large chunk of change, and I've got car insurance due in March. So, the Chicago meet may be my only meet this spring. :(

Well Chad..you better make it...need to see what the S will do!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-14-08, 05:45 PM
I'll try my best to drive down, otherwise I may just ride with someone else.

MN-STS-LOVER
02-14-08, 06:42 PM
I'll try my best to drive down, otherwise I may just ride with someone else.

Well you can always ride with me...Tanner too if he want's to

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-14-08, 08:17 PM
Cool. We'll see how I'm doing the week before the meet. I'll let you know.

nickc50310
02-18-08, 01:31 PM
[quote=nickc50310;1387921]HIS ASS IS MINE! BWAHAHAHA! He better bring his A game at the track! LOL!

I will also get to race my brothers STS. If either of them beat me I will cry. LOL!!

I'm coming! and I'll bring the kleenex for you!


AHAHAH! Sounds good brother!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-18-08, 04:08 PM
I'm 97.623 percent sure that I'm good to go. :thumbsup:

96Fleetwood
02-19-08, 08:29 AM
Count me out... I have already booked my vacation days for the Impala SS Nationals in St. Louis. Three days of drag racing, AutoX, road racing, car show, sound off.. and more :thumbsup:

nickc50310
02-19-08, 11:21 AM
Count me out... I have already booked my vacation days for the Impala SS Nationals in St. Louis. Three days of drag racing, AutoX, road racing, car show, sound off.. and more :thumbsup:


That sounds fun but will they have gambling, booze and hookers? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

nickc50310
02-20-08, 09:23 PM
I was just joking about the hookers BTW!

MN-STS-LOVER
02-21-08, 12:22 AM
I was just joking about the hookers BTW!

WHAT! no Hookers? count me out then!:banghead:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-21-08, 12:35 AM
I was just joking about the hookers BTW!

Well **** that! I'm not going unless I can pay for sex.

Crown Vic Owner
02-21-08, 03:22 AM
Depends

What days are we doing this again?
I need to know a schedule, i MIGHT go, but the issue of cinderella license comes up.

nickc50310
02-21-08, 11:26 AM
April 25th to 27th

Black4drCTS
02-21-08, 11:34 AM
Count me in...... ONLY if we can have it in St. Louis next year. We have like 7 casinos, and a great race-track.

kfx
02-21-08, 12:07 PM
Count me in...... ONLY if we can have it in St. Louis next year. We have like 7 casinos, and a great race-track.

i'd make the trip to st. louie next year, bout 6 1/2 hrs. from me, not much further than when i went to des moines last year. Hard to believe it's coming up on a yr since the last meet.

does that mean you are volunteering to organize the event?

nickc50310
02-21-08, 01:14 PM
Count me in...... ONLY if we can have it in St. Louis next year. We have like 7 casinos, and a great race-track.

HAHA Im down as long as some one else organizes it! LOL!

nickc50310
02-22-08, 01:12 PM
Ok everyone, I have been in contact with the casino group sales staff about a group rate for us. its not looking good for getting any kind of discount out of them. I have tried twisting arms and negotiating but it doesnt look good.

At this point, the best I can get is around $200 for the weekend at the Casino. The hotel is gorgeous though and their is plenty of entertainment (casino, bars, grub, etc....)

Should we plan to stay there at this rate?

Black4drCTS
02-22-08, 03:19 PM
Thats just friday and saturday night right? waht is included? food? casino vouchers? or anything? or is that all extra too.

Crown Vic Owner
02-22-08, 03:40 PM
im out

MN-STS-LOVER
02-22-08, 04:11 PM
Is that a single room rate or doulbe. I'd be ok if people wanted to share rooms.

nickc50310
02-22-08, 05:08 PM
Thats a double. King and double is the same price.

Vic why you out?

MN-STS-LOVER
02-22-08, 07:03 PM
Thats a double. King and double is the same price.

Vic why you out?

Thanks Nick! and by the way...I may lose the race but I do have the cajones to try!:yup:

kfx
02-25-08, 11:13 AM
i'm still in, $200 for 2 nights isn't that outrageous, especially if it's a nice hotel. I too would be interested to know if that included any casino perks.

nickc50310
02-25-08, 01:30 PM
That price does not include anything extra. Theyre not budging.

We would likely spend a lot in the casino. They should be begging us to stay there. What a bunch of idiots......

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-25-08, 09:15 PM
Casino + Cheap Booze + Jesda.....madness ensues!

nickc50310
02-27-08, 11:28 AM
Okie dokie, here is the tentative schedule/plan

Stay at the Isle Capri hotel casino in Bettendorf Iowa
roughly $200 for the weekend for a double bed room
people will book independantly through the hotel website
People are free to stay somewhere else if they want

Arrive at hotel on friday April 25th
Depart from Isle of Capri at 5pm to go to Cordova Raceway
$20 for racers $5 for observers

Leave track once racing is over
go to Casino/bars in the Casino

Saturday April 26th
Group breakfast in hotel/casino restaurant at 9:30am
meet in hotel parking lot at 10:30
depart for group cruise on Scenic great river road at 11:00am
various scenic stops on cruise
Arrive at Cordova Dragway for meet/racing at 12:15
Racing optional $20 to race $5 for observers
Meet with other owners/race/hang at the track at your leisure
Track has concessions if you get hungry
Group dinner at 7:00pm at nice restaurant
Hit some bars/clubs/hotel casino after dinner

Sunday April 27th
Group breakfast at granite city at 11:00AM
Group golf outing at 1:30pm
Depart

Obviously each portion is optional. NO PART is required. Feel free to invite friends with different makes to attend the races with us!

Hotels need to be booked AT LEAST 1 week before the meet. Please RSVP in this thread. Feel free to PM me if you need anything.

Please share any ideas you might have also!

MN-STS-LOVER
02-27-08, 03:53 PM
I think we shoud try to fit in a little Karaoke. I've been woring on a new song that I think would be perfect for Nick. I only have the title at this point but after the racing I think Nick will be able to ad-lib the rest. The title is " The I just got schooled by a NorthStar Blues"!:yup::hide:

j/k!

nickc50310
02-27-08, 04:24 PM
Lol!!

90Brougham350
02-27-08, 10:28 PM
Sounds like a good plan so far, I'm still in at this point, everything's looking good for time off and money-wise.

LUVMY04V
02-28-08, 10:46 AM
Im in but no hotel for me im only about an hour away :D

nickc50310
02-28-08, 01:21 PM
Im in but no hotel for me im only about an hour away :D

So what parts are you in for? You better get drunk and party!!

JimmyH
02-28-08, 04:33 PM
Like I said in the email, I am there. Any links to the hotel website? I suppose I could google.

Are you coming Chad? You can sleep with me. I like to spoon. Just ask Urb.

kfx
02-29-08, 11:45 AM
Im in but no hotel for me im only about an hour away :D

Hey Brentman, where ya live at? I live in Monroe, WI right on IL border bout 25 min. N of Freeport. I figure bout 2-2 1/2hr drive for me to Davenport.

nickc50310
02-29-08, 01:29 PM
Ok heres the list so far:
Me
My brother
Jimmy
Brent (luv)
Kael
Kurt (KFX)
Mike (flyflip)
John (JRAU)
Chad
Brian
Jesda
MN STS
Black4drCTS


I might be forgetting someone.... Either way not bad so far!

dwight.j.carter
02-29-08, 03:22 PM
Like I said in the email, I am there. Any links to the hotel website? I suppose I could google.

Are you coming Chad? You can sleep with me. I like to spoon. Just ask Urb.

Bwahahaha

JimmyH
03-01-08, 02:42 PM
hotel info? anyone? I searched but I am coming up short (story of my life)

nickc50310
03-01-08, 08:53 PM
Here ya go Jimmy!

http://www.isleofcapricasino.com/Bettendorf/

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-02-08, 02:45 AM
Are you coming Chad? You can sleep with me. I like to spoon. Just ask Urb.

Well if Urb did it............ :lildevil: ;)

1SICKESV
03-02-08, 11:24 AM
I'm still down to Go. Will be there with my Escalade ES-V

nickc50310
03-02-08, 10:10 PM
I'm still down to Go. Will be there with my Escalade ES-V


Youre gonna drive here from Miami!!??

1SICKESV
03-03-08, 11:26 AM
Yea going with 1 or 2 friends

nickc50310
03-03-08, 01:54 PM
Yea going with 1 or 2 friends

Holy shit man you crazy but sounds good to me! :thumbsup:

JimmyH
03-03-08, 04:52 PM
Here ya go Jimmy!

http://www.isleofcapricasino.com/Bettendorf/

Thanks. I just booked it. I am in the paradise tower. Are you planning on eating at the hotel? I got the package, so it comes with dinners. Let me know what the plan is, if you have dinner planned elsewhere, I will cancel the package and just get the room.

Option #3: Weekend Getaway Friday and Saturday night (code: WKD2N)
Includes (on a per person basis):

* Friday night dinner at Farraddays’ ($50 food credit)
* Saturday night dinner buffet
* One breakfast buffet
* $10 to Java Bay
* $20 in Isle Play

Price:

* $210 for single occupancy
* $292 for double occupancy

nickc50310
03-04-08, 10:15 AM
Eating at the casino would work for saturday night. We will also eat breakfast there on saturday morning so thats good. Firday we will be at the track by 530 or 6 so you will need to eat with the old folks at 430. LOL!!

JimmyH
03-04-08, 06:43 PM
thats cool, I feel like old folk sometimes

nickc50310
03-05-08, 12:41 PM
thats cool, I feel like old folk sometimes

And put some food in your pockets for me to enjoy at the track!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

nickc50310
03-05-08, 12:44 PM
Thanks. I just booked it. I am in the paradise tower. Are you planning on eating at the hotel? I got the package, so it comes with dinners. Let me know what the plan is, if you have dinner planned elsewhere, I will cancel the package and just get the room.

Option #3: Weekend Getaway Friday and Saturday night (code: WKD2N)
Includes (on a per person basis):

* Friday night dinner at Farraddays’ ($50 food credit)
* Saturday night dinner buffet
* One breakfast buffet
* $10 to Java Bay
* $20 in Isle Play

Price:

* $210 for single occupancy
* $292 for double occupancy

So Jimmy, for 292 you get all this stuff PER person??
As in, for you and your wife you got a $100 food credit for Friday night?
Then 2 saturday nig dinner buffets, etc... ?

JimmyH
03-05-08, 04:20 PM
$292 is for BOTH of us, for both nights. I asked the guy three times, and he assured me that was the case. If it was just me, it would be $210 for both nights. Pretty sweet deal.

nickc50310
03-05-08, 04:50 PM
$292 is for BOTH of us, for both nights. I asked the guy three times, and he assured me that was the case. If it was just me, it would be $210 for both nights. Pretty sweet deal.


Right right I got that part Jimmy!

What i am asking is if EACH of you get this stuff:

* Friday night dinner at Farraddays’ ($50 food credit)
* Saturday night dinner buffet
* One breakfast buffet
* $10 to Java Bay
* $20 in Isle Play

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-06-08, 09:35 PM
I got Saturday 4/26 off so I'm golden for the meet!

MN-STS-LOVER
03-07-08, 12:58 AM
I got Saturday 4/26 off so I'm golden for the meet!

So you ridin or drivin?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-07-08, 11:39 AM
Riding. Definitely not taking my car. I'm not sure who I'm riding with though.... Soo many good choices....

ViViDsapper
03-07-08, 12:23 PM
You can count me in. This will be my first meet and hopefully my mods will be fininshed by then.

Coma
03-07-08, 04:20 PM
So damn faaar.. Every time I check the trip time, it increases slightly. It seems. Grrr..

nickc50310
03-07-08, 04:31 PM
So damn faaar.. Every time I check the trip time, it increases slightly. It seems. Grrr..


Quit being a sissy!! HEHE! I figure its about 6 or 7 hours for ya.

nickc50310
03-07-08, 04:33 PM
Ok guys, if youre in go ahead and book your hotel rooms. Confirm in this thread once your hotel room is booked.

here is the link for the Casino hotel most of us will be staying at:
http://www.isleofcapricasino.com/Bettendorf/

90Brougham350
03-09-08, 12:39 PM
I'll book the room within a week or two. I'm working half-day Friday, so I'll be arriving around 4 or 5 Friday evening.

JimmyH
03-09-08, 01:11 PM
Right right I got that part Jimmy!

What i am asking is if EACH of you get this stuff:

* Friday night dinner at Farraddays’ ($50 food credit)
* Saturday night dinner buffet
* One breakfast buffet
* $10 to Java Bay
* $20 in Isle Play


I have to believe so, I am guessing that is the price difference between single occupancy and double.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-09-08, 01:21 PM
I'll probably stay with either Brian or Jesda, and I think I'll ride down with Brian.....I want to experience the sheer size and floatiness of that FWB on the freeway.

JimmyH
03-09-08, 02:03 PM
I will be experiencing the sheer brute force of the LS6 on the freeway :D

nickc50310
03-09-08, 02:28 PM
I am going to get a package deal like Jimmy I think. I will arrive around 3 or 4 and then maybe eat an early dinner with Jimmy before going to the track.

JimmyH
03-10-08, 03:42 PM
Track is Friday night? I am there. I am hoping to get in early. I am taking off of work that day. Drop the kids off at Nana's in the am, then head to the hotel. I am thinking we should be there by 2.

nickc50310
03-11-08, 10:28 AM
Track is Friday night? I am there. I am hoping to get in early. I am taking off of work that day. Drop the kids off at Nana's in the am, then head to the hotel. I am thinking we should be there by 2.

Do you want to eat dinner together or are you going to be having a romantic dinner with the Misses?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-11-08, 12:49 PM
I don't care when or where we do this, but I MUST eat a Baconator with Jimmy and Jesda.

nickc50310
03-11-08, 03:18 PM
I don't care when or where we do this, but I MUST eat a Baconator with Jimmy and Jesda.

If so, I will have a Baconator with no bun!

JimmyH
03-11-08, 06:09 PM
Do you want to eat dinner together or are you going to be having a romantic dinner with the Misses?

hell yeah, the romance will come much later in the evening :bouncy:

JimmyH
03-11-08, 06:09 PM
I don't care when or where we do this, but I MUST eat a Baconator with Jimmy and Jesda.

hell yeah (but that may mean no romance later in the evening)

JimmyH
03-11-08, 06:10 PM
did anyone invite superouttie?

nickc50310
03-12-08, 01:06 AM
did anyone invite superouttie?

Who? Everyone is invited! The more the merrier!

JimmyH
03-13-08, 03:00 PM
superouttie, you would have to visit urbs assimilation thread in the V forum

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-14-08, 08:04 PM
Does anyone know if there are any good campgounds near there? I would love to go, but being 18 I don't have the money for a hotel, and I refuse to sleep in my car. I would rather just bring a tent if possible.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-15-08, 12:39 PM
I'm sure Jimmy will help you pitch a tent.

JimmyH
03-15-08, 12:49 PM
pitching tents is what jimmyh does best

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-15-08, 08:48 PM
Will Jimmy be bringing his own tent?

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-15-08, 10:01 PM
Okay, I'm in and I've found my campsite. Its in the town of Hampton IL, which is right across the river from that casino where the rest of you are staying. http://www.co.rock-island.il.us/FP.aspx?id=146#Fees

Its a county park, so its only $11 a night. I can pack up, have my morning shower and then meet you guys for breakfast. I have to see if my friend with the '87 IROC 350 wants to come and (at least try to) give you V drivers a run for your money. Just to be clear, we are going to the track both Friday night and Saturday afternoon? This is my first meet, so I have no idea what to expect.

JimmyH
03-15-08, 10:39 PM
The kind of tent I am bringing you dont want any part of. As far as I know, I think I am the only V owner coming. And an IROC might take me, since I have no plans of doing a hole-shot. I would like to keep my differential for the ride home :D

nickc50310
03-16-08, 03:32 AM
If im planning it, trust me it will be a good meet. The actual meet will be at the track on Saturday. So yes, we are going to the track on Friday and Saturday. I got the final word from the track people today but I have been too lazy today to finish up the details and set it in stone.

Jimmy- brent is coming also. (Luv) If he doesnt, I will have to take a detour to Chicago to punch him in the head. LOL!!!! :thepan:

JimmyH
03-16-08, 11:57 AM
oh thats right, he's a Vman now

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-16-08, 04:19 PM
And an IROC might take me, since I have no plans of doing a hole-shot. I would like to keep my differential for the ride home :D

You don't need one of those anyway. :shhh:

JimmyH
03-17-08, 12:01 PM
I was looking into getting some batteries and a big-ass electric motor as a backup, in case I ever lose my diff.
Now that's a hybrid.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-17-08, 05:29 PM
And exactly how big is a big-ass motor? Will it be weighing a metric ass-ton?

JimmyH
03-17-08, 06:28 PM
very likely

nickc50310
03-17-08, 08:18 PM
Well, were pretty much set in stone. Track time is confirmed and everything. I just need to update everything. Was too busy doing actual work at work today and now I gotta get ready to go out..... LOL!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-18-08, 12:34 AM
A guy I know just bought an '02 Prius. He had to have the battery replaced at a Toyota dealer. It cost him $4,000.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-18-08, 12:37 AM
Yep. And those batteries are worse for the environment than the CO2 that would have been released if it was a non-hybrid vehicle. Those batteries usually go bad 75K-100K miles.

nickc50310
03-18-08, 01:31 PM
Check out this thread:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/great-lakes/134758-midwest-meet-finalized-check-here.html

Black Sunshine
03-18-08, 03:25 PM
Davenport, IA? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........











OK. It's in the Daytimer. A trip to Costa Rica is the only possible conflict. Maybe my buiness with Quaker Oats will give me the final excuse. Sure sounds like the V's will need a lil help in the representin' department.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-19-08, 12:13 AM
Am I the only person that has a CB radio in their car? Those would be useful on the Saturday cruise and are a hell of a lot of fun when you got a big group like this.

ChicagoCTS32
03-19-08, 10:11 AM
Yes you're the only one with CB radio... the rest of us live in 2008, not 1978. "Breaker one niner, can I get a 20 on the smokeys? over."

I'll try to be there... it's in my hometown, so it's a good excuse to go back.

nickc50310
03-19-08, 11:11 AM
You be there Caleb! I assume you got my facebook message. LOL!!

kfx
03-19-08, 11:26 AM
Davenport, IA? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........

OK. It's in the Daytimer. A trip to Costa Rica is the only possible conflict. Maybe my buiness with Quaker Oats will give me the final excuse. Sure sounds like the V's will need a lil help in the representin' department.Cool, all the way from Georgia, sounds like a great road trip. Last year we had someone make the trip from Oregon.

JimmyH
03-19-08, 01:57 PM
I think the CB has been replaced by the cell phone. So all the inattentive chatty soccer moms can tie up traffic.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-19-08, 04:51 PM
There is nothing more convenient than having a CB radio in a traffic jam. I can talk to a trucker and figure out wtf is going on and what lane is fastest or if there is another way around, and most times I know about it a few miles before I get there.

JimmyH
03-19-08, 05:18 PM
you should know as well as I that there is NO getting around traffic jams in Chicago. you bail on one, you end up in another.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-20-08, 12:24 AM
I can get around them just fine. I live in the suburbs, so no alleyways or exits in the middle of the highway here. I know all the backroads around where I travel frequently and I literally let the traffic lights decide which way to go. I have to agree on the traffic in the city though. The worst one is the strangler, where I-80, I-294 and I-290 meet. The actual one lane part isn't that bad, but it is almost guaranteed to be backed up by the time you get to Mannheim. 3PM in the afternoon on a Sunday and you are stopped in the middle of the damn interstate wondering what could possible have caused this.

JimmyH
03-20-08, 11:50 AM
You should try the tri-state right now. Blow my brains out.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-20-08, 05:06 PM
Hence why I rarely drive into the city. Metra, the way to really fly.

JimmyH
03-20-08, 06:04 PM
the last time I took the train into the city, we missed the train by a few minutes, then waited an hour and a half for the next one

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-21-08, 02:49 AM
Then don't miss the train. If I catch an express, I can get from Union Station all the way to Lisle in 20-25 minutes.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-21-08, 08:49 PM
I have no idea what you're all talking about.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-22-08, 12:25 AM
That's because all the cool people stay away from Minnesota. I want no part of your 10,000 lakes. :cool2:

JimmyH
03-22-08, 11:33 AM
I have no idea what you're all talking about.

trust me when I tell you that you dont want to.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-22-08, 11:21 PM
I remember Chicago traffic. Not in a good way.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-23-08, 01:20 AM
Chicago is nothing compared to California. We were driving back to our hotel at 10PM on a Sunday and there was a traffic jam on an 8-lane interstate in the middle of LA.

kfx
03-24-08, 03:35 PM
So Jimmy, for 292 you get all this stuff PER person??
As in, for you and your wife you got a $100 food credit for Friday night?
Then 2 saturday nig dinner buffets, etc... ?

That's a good catch Jimmy. I missed that deal with I booked my room so I just called this morning and switched to that package. Yes, each person gets each item on the list.

JimmyH
03-24-08, 03:53 PM
That's a good catch Jimmy. I missed that deal with I booked my room so I just called this morning and switched to that package. Yes, each person gets each item on the list.

I was just perusing their website when I found it under package deals or some such thing.

nickc50310
03-24-08, 04:05 PM
I was just perusing their website when I found it under package deals or some such thing.


You were checking out the packages eh?

JimmyH
03-24-08, 04:08 PM
You were checking out the packages eh?

I like checking out packages. Get me drunk enough, and you will learn this :lildevil:

nickc50310
03-24-08, 04:10 PM
I like checking out packages. Get me drunk enough, and you will learn this :lildevil:


Just dont check out my package unless you want to get extremely jealous!! :crybaby::eek:

JimmyH
03-24-08, 04:31 PM
It's in the way that you use it

nickc50310
03-24-08, 05:30 PM
It's in the way that you use it



LOL!!

AJxtcman
03-31-08, 12:27 AM
3 1/2 hours away. Hmmmm
Hey who owns the track? Anyone know. A friend of mine used to. I saw him at The Grove last time I was at the track. He gave me some tickets. Hmm. Maybe I should call him.

kfx
03-31-08, 11:36 AM
3 1/2 hours away. Hmmmm
Hey who owns the track? Anyone know. A friend of mine used to. I saw him at The Grove last time I was at the track. He gave me some tickets. Hmm. Maybe I should call him.

Hey AJ, I'll be stayin with a buddy in Wauwatosa next weekend, goin to the Brewers home openers fri. & sat.

AJxtcman
03-31-08, 11:55 AM
Hey AJ, I'll be stayin with a buddy in Wauwatosa next weekend, goin to the Brewers home openers fri. & sat.

I will have to show you that DHS

kfx
03-31-08, 12:25 PM
I will have to show you that DHS

What's up with the DHS, was this in another thread? musta missed it.

nickc50310
03-31-08, 10:58 PM
AJ I think the track is under fairly new management/ownership but Im not sure. I know one of the managers is Dan Driscoll. I know that they also own Cedar Falls Raceway and Eddyville.

kfx
04-02-08, 04:00 PM
oh man, nick, is it 4/25 yet?? I got spring fever so bad, really need to get the cts out on a road trip & have some fun. goin stir crazy :bonkers:

AJxtcman
04-02-08, 09:03 PM
What's up with the DHS, was this in another thread? musta missed it.

URbE2xi-BvE

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dirt_cheap_fleetwood
04-03-08, 12:56 AM
URbE2xi-BvE


I could take it. :thepan:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-10-08, 08:25 PM
Yeah, my Benz has got nothing on that.

N0DIH
04-13-08, 12:55 PM
I would like to get my FW up there and see how it does on the same course..... :) It isn't a slouch....


I could take it. :thepan:

90Brougham350
04-13-08, 11:01 PM
Come on up Tom, you'll have a good time, and that's a guarantee! Nick and John put together a hell of a weekend last year, I'm sure this year will top it.

dwight.j.carter
04-14-08, 01:41 PM
I could take it. :thepan:

Dude that is rediculous I need to get AJ going on my car so I can stomp out Nick's CTS BWAHAHAHA !