: Chicago NW burbs meet *OFFICIAL Thread*



xmaciek82x
04-16-12, 12:37 PM
Hey guys,

In one of my other threads, there were quite a few CTS-V owners that were interested in a small Chicago NW meet. So what you guys think? Who would be interested in meeting up, grabbing some coffee, and chatting with a fellow CTS-V owners?

I'm thinking a local Starbucks would be good. At this point, I have nothing planned so any ideas/suggestions are welcome.

cadzilla32
04-16-12, 01:02 PM
In! I'm new to Chicago so I'm probably not much help with a suggested location.

Kirk3
04-16-12, 01:18 PM
I would do my best to be there, depending how far west.

cruiser68
04-16-12, 01:26 PM
Business is in Wood Dale so anywhere Schaumburg or near Woodfield mall would work for me.

xmaciek82x
04-16-12, 02:42 PM
I was thinking Starbucks @ 345 Army Trail Road 60139. The Hollywood video next door closed down and is a nice empty parking lot. Obvioulsy it does not have to be a Starbucks.

FFBOS
04-16-12, 03:33 PM
I'm up for it. I'm close to Woodfield. I'll try to go to what ever place you choose. I do have a whacky schedule though.

captain slow
04-16-12, 04:02 PM
depending on when it is i will come. have any of you modded your V?

pharmdc5
04-16-12, 04:39 PM
Depending on schedules, I am in. A tad bit north of Woodfield, but doable.

cadzilla32
04-16-12, 10:30 PM
have any of you modded your V?

no mods for me...yet. Have an airraid cai in the garage waiting on a nice weekend. Would like to follow that with a SW exhaust and then see where that leads me.

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I was thinking Starbucks @ 345 Army Trail Road 60139. The Hollywood video next door closed down and is a nice empty parking lot. Obvioulsy it does not have to be a Starbucks.

Sounds perfect! A weekend morning would work best for me.

pharmdc5
04-16-12, 10:41 PM
Did the lingenfelter 650 package a week ago without porting, need to tweak the tune, no other mods planned until next summer, cam, headers, hx, exhaust then done :)

FFBOS
04-16-12, 11:06 PM
I'm modded

2.55 upper
Airaid cai
Sw catback
W4m heat exchanger
65# injectors
Tuned by speed inc.

Doing a 9.1 lower soon with more fuel to supply the boost.

xmaciek82x
04-16-12, 11:38 PM
All, how does May 5th around noon/mid morning sound to everyone?

FFBOS
04-17-12, 12:20 AM
Cannot do May 5th. Have a wedding to attend that day.

captain slow
04-17-12, 01:49 AM
what about May 6th?

cadzilla32
04-17-12, 10:21 AM
I can make either day work.

rangerrob
04-17-12, 10:28 AM
When I lived in Schaumburg, the 04-07 V guys would usually meet at the Hooters in Downers Grove, it was somewhat centralized for everyone. If it's an open weekend I'd consider driving up.

xmaciek82x
04-17-12, 12:32 PM
How about April 29th? Does that work better for everyone?

(May 6th is not going to work with me).

captain slow
04-17-12, 02:26 PM
I can do the 29th

Kirk3
04-17-12, 02:33 PM
Out of town the 6th, 29th would be better.

cadzilla32
04-17-12, 02:53 PM
29th works for me

AlphaKing
04-17-12, 03:35 PM
29th works for me, as well.

xmaciek82x
04-17-12, 04:40 PM
Looks like the 29th is the prefered date. Will wait till later tonight and see the rest of the feedback.

xmaciek82x
04-18-12, 12:41 AM
Common guys. Anyone else interested in meeting on the 29th? We have 5 people so far. By tomorrow noon, I want to make it official for the 29th.

rangerrob
04-18-12, 10:39 AM
I have to work that weekend, May 5th or 6th would be better

cruiser68
04-18-12, 10:57 AM
depending on when it is i will come. have any of you modded your V?

I've got the following

Kooks headers with catted xpipe
New era intake
9.55 lower pulley
65lb injectors
TR6 plugs w/ MSD wires
KDI heat exchanger
Speed inc Dino tune

I think April 29 would work, morning would be better for me.

cadzilla32
04-18-12, 11:30 AM
Looks like I am the lame one in the mod dept. though I suspect a newborn and move will do that to you :-) looking forward to picking your brains on the 29th on what mods you enjoy the most and would recommend.

xmaciek82x
04-18-12, 05:11 PM
OK guys. April 29th at 10 AM sound good for everyone? Sorry rangerrob, but it seems the 29th just works for the majority. Hopefully next one we have you will be able to make it.

cadzilla32
04-18-12, 09:31 PM
Sounds great! 10:00 at Starbucks on 4/29. See you then...

xmaciek82x
04-18-12, 10:21 PM
OK everyone, I'm not sure how to (or if I even can) update my original post but I wanted to make this mini meet official.

When: April 29, 2012 @ 10:00 am
Where: Starbucks @ near 345 E Army Trail Rd, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Showing up:
cadzilla32
cruizer68
AlphaKing
Kirk3
captain slow
xmaciek82x

Hopefully more will join!

If anyone knows how to edit my original post, please tell me and I will update it.

Patent Guy
04-18-12, 11:40 PM
My schedule is too tentative and changing to make a firm commitment, but if I can, I will be there.

mpouls1
04-19-12, 12:47 AM
I would go. About 1hr 15min for me. No mods.

cruiser68
04-19-12, 12:56 AM
OK everyone, I'm not sure how to (or if I even can) update my original post but I wanted to make this mini meet official.

When: April 29, 2012 @ 10:00 am
Where: Starbucks @ near 345 E Army Trail Rd, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Showing up:
cadzilla32
cruizer68
AlphaKing
Kirk3
captain slow
xmaciek82x

Hopefully more will join!

If anyone knows how to edit my original post, please tell me and I will update it.

No idea there were that many V2 owners around! I only see one or two on the road occasionally. This should be the most V2's I've seen in one place next to the Cadillac Customer Appreciation day event in Joliet at the Autobahn Country Club last summer :)

cadzilla32
04-19-12, 10:41 AM
No idea there were that many V2 owners around! I only see one or two on the road occasionally. This should be the most V2's I've seen in one place next to the Cadillac Customer Appreciation day event in Joliet at the Autobahn Country Club last summer :)

Speaking of which, have any of you participated in the MVPtracktime event at Autobahn? Looks like there are a couple coming up this summer.

AlphaKing
04-19-12, 08:27 PM
See you guys there. It will be cool to chat with some other V owners.

Thanks to Xmaciek82x for organizing this.

cruiser68
04-19-12, 10:49 PM
Speaking of which, have any of you participated in the MVPtracktime event at Autobahn? Looks like there are a couple coming up this summer.

More info?

Nevermind, Just read up. I could definitely be convinced. I spend about 90 minutes on half of their full length track last year and I would definitely say ot would be worth the $250. This was with my two month old stock V, I can't imaging how much fun it would be now :)

cadzilla32
04-20-12, 09:45 AM
I could definitely be convinced.

Let's make sure we talk about this next week at Starbucks. I haven't had my car on a track before but would certainly like to...

Also want to gauge interest in getting a group together for Supercar Saturdays at The Promenade Bolingbrook. http://www.supercarsaturdays.com/

xmaciek82x
04-22-12, 12:05 PM
See everyone next sunday. Hopfully it won't rain. I really want to check out other people V's.

xmaciek82x
04-27-12, 11:24 AM
All you guys still in? No rain on Sunday, but will be a little cold.

cruiser68
04-27-12, 12:22 PM
Yeah, rain Saturday sunny Sunday. Guess I'll have to wash Sunday morning :)

I'll be there.

AlphaKing
04-27-12, 06:39 PM
Getting a wash Sunday morning then heading to the burbs!

Patent Guy
04-27-12, 07:45 PM
Getting a wash Sunday morning then heading to the burbs!

My thoughts exactly.

cadzilla32
04-27-12, 09:54 PM
Still planning on being there...see you Sunday.

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Btw: received the schedule for Supercar Saturdays this afternoon....
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=31b9af44649a64180860190c6&id=24b5cd8f67&e=68c9933c4e
...if anyone else is interested.

MacMuse
04-28-12, 12:27 AM
Not to scare anyone off... but I might stop by after 11.

As long as y'all promise not to throw things at the moderator or his car. After all, I got no powers in CTS land.

xmaciek82x
04-28-12, 06:03 PM
We don't discriminate, moderators are welcome ;)

Just washed my CTS-V, see everyone tomorrow.

MacMuse
04-29-12, 02:27 PM
mmm, shiny black V's...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b215/MacMuse/forum-pics/a1092f8e.jpg

And a gorgeous white STS (mine) at the end of the line.


The blacked out grill looks pretty sharp.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b215/MacMuse/forum-pics/bd1edf80.jpg

Nice crowd, and Mr. LEO seemed pleasantly surprised by the collection.

xmaciek82x
04-29-12, 04:52 PM
^ Thanks.

Nice turnout guys. Thanks for coming out, it was great chatting with everyone. Here are some pics I took, looks like the forum is resizing them :(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/xmaciek82x/DSC_6327-1.jpg

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cruiser68
04-29-12, 07:06 PM
The "White" guy obviously didn't get the memo :)

Great meeting you all! Too bad it wasn't sunny and 75 degrees!

Told my wife and kids a few minutes ago and my youngest daughter (15) said "Dad, what are you doing meeting people from the internet. You could get abducted or murdered or something." I told her we just had coffee and bench racing....she said "Dad, you're so gay." :)

As I mentioned, I'm game for either of the Joliet http://www.mvptracktime.com/id25.html sessions. I hear the June one was over half full.

Again, great meeting some local V owners! xmaciek82x, thanks for setting it up!

cadzilla32
04-29-12, 08:45 PM
Couple more photos from today...

Had a great time guys...thanks for getting me out of the house.

90863

90864

:-) my wife said the same thing as your daughter...

Ranger
04-29-12, 10:01 PM
WOW! Looks like a Cadillac dealership parking lot. :thumbsup:

AlphaKing
04-30-12, 02:58 PM
Great meeting you guys yesterday. Looking forward to some representation at the Supercar Saturday this weekend!

Jesda
05-01-12, 06:51 AM
Damn!

FFBOS
05-01-12, 06:44 PM
Wish I could of made it. I'll try to get to the next one. Would of been another black V out there :) Keep your eyes open. I'm all black with graphite wheels and yellow calipers.

captain slow
05-01-12, 09:51 PM
Still planning on being there...see you Sunday.

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Btw: received the schedule for Supercar Saturdays this afternoon....
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=31b9af44649a64180860190c6&id=24b5cd8f67&e=68c9933c4e
...if anyone else is interested.

Are we gonna meet somewhere so we can all have good parks and no door dings

MacMuse
05-02-12, 12:55 AM
Damn!

Gotta pay attention doood or you miss the good stuff.

cadzilla32
05-04-12, 09:39 AM
"Supercar Saturdays" this Saturday at The Promenade Bolingbrook. Who is planning on attending? Interested in meeting up before the event so we can roll in/park together?

AlphaKing
05-04-12, 08:51 PM
Cadzilla and I planned to meet in the Meijer parking lot right across the street at 8:30am. Let's hope the rain stays away!

xmaciek82x
05-04-12, 09:43 PM
I'll be there, just can't commit to a time. Car is really dirty and have no time to wash it before tomorrow anyways. Nick/Justin, you guys have my number, if anything text me or call once you are there and I'll meet up with you somewhere.

cruiser68
05-06-12, 10:44 AM
How was Supercar Saturdays??? Missed it taking a CCW class but curious how it was!

cadzilla32
05-06-12, 11:39 AM
How was Supercar Saturdays??? Missed it taking a CCW class but curious how it was!

Hey Cruiser...the show was pretty amazing. Well over 100 cars including some very high $ exotics and professional built muscle cars. My personal favorites were the ferrari 599 GTO and the "Notorious" 1970 Nova built by Rad Rides by Troy - sounds/feels like a jackhammer while running.

Good showing from the V guys as well - AlphaKing, xmaciek82x, and I were there with the sedans, 1 coupe, 1 STS-V, and 1 XLR-V racer.

Definitely would recommend catching the next one if you can.

cruiser68
05-06-12, 02:19 PM
Nice! I'll have to check one out!

MacMuse
05-06-12, 05:13 PM
Fellow mod GizmoQ was there with his sweet XLR-V. If you've never seen it... find it, you're in for a Cadillac treat.

Ranger
05-06-12, 10:26 PM
And you'll then understand his screen name.

GizmoQ
05-07-12, 01:24 AM
Good showing from the V guys as well - AlphaKing, xmaciek82x, and I were there with the sedans, 1 coupe, 1 STS-V, and 1 XLR-V racer.

Yes I brought Elwood (XLR-V ??racer??:canttalk:) out to play with the big boys. It was an interesting day. Sorry I was late getting there. I should have checked the forums the night before, but I was still taking Elwood out of racing trim and trying to get it show worthy. The weather didn't cooperate either: it stormed on me the first 50 miles out of STL and the last 100 miles into CHI was a thick fog.

Jesda, you could have ridden up with me (although, I figured you were still hung over.)

xmaciek82x
05-17-12, 02:12 PM
I took bunch of pics. Was halfway in editing them, and my hard drive crashed.... :bonkers:

Didn't have time to fix my home PC and redo everything yet. Once I do, I'll post them up here.

FFBOS
06-03-12, 08:40 PM
When is the next get together happening?

cadzilla32
07-03-12, 11:45 PM
I would be up for hitting Supercar Saturdays @ Bolingbrook if we can get a group together.

http://www.supercarsaturdays.com/

96Fleetwood
07-04-12, 10:31 AM
I would be up for hitting Supercar Saturdays @ Bolingbrook if we can get a group together.

http://www.supercarsaturdays.com/


I will be there with the Trans Am... it is always a good get together. If you RSVP and show up early, you may get to park in the center of the promenade.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/SAM_0132.jpg

cruiser68
08-13-12, 09:21 PM
Not sure if any of you are interested but I just booked a trip to Road America the weekend of Oct 12th. Two days of track time in my V for $380 or just Saturday for $250.

http://www.mvptracktime.com/id47.html

Been on the track at the Autobahn in Joliet and had the most fun on a track in my car ever. Seen races at Road America, now looking forward to driving my V there :)

Patent Guy
08-14-12, 11:03 AM
Possibility. Need to check my schedule.

Feffman
08-16-12, 09:22 AM
Not sure if any of you are interested but I just booked a trip to Road America the weekend of Oct 12th. Two days of track time in my V for $380 or just Saturday for $250.

http://www.mvptracktime.com/id47.html

Been on the track at the Autobahn in Joliet and had the most fun on a track in my car ever. Seen races at Road America, now looking forward to driving my V there :)

We are just past full for our Road America track weekend October 13-14. All info and registration is available on our "Track Day Registration" page of the web site at:

http://www.MVPTrackTime.com/id47.html

Feel free to call me at (314) 249-3770 if you have any questions.

Feff

KalJer
09-16-12, 02:30 PM
Hi guys,

I wanted to drop in and introduce myself. My name is Jeremy and I just picked up a 2009 Thunder Gray CTS-V Sedan (with some aftermarket goodies on it). I also have a 2000 Deville that was my Grandfather's car (he always drove a Deville and this was his last one, so it carries with it sentimental value). I am actually one of the organizers of Supercar Saturdays so I am quite honored to find links to and photos of some of our meets!

97466

I'm currently debating whether to drive the V in the winter and if so will be in the market for a snow tire setup. I'm also looking for black wheels and some other black parts if anyone is looking to move something.

How's the CTS-V on the track? Part of me says do it and the other part says PS2's are $1,000 a pair...

I look forward to meeting you guys sooner than later,

Jeremy

Patent Guy
09-18-12, 09:26 AM
Welcome. I live in the city. I drive my car year round. There are lots of black parts on my car, but I hope to keep them there ;). Maybe we will meet sometime. You will add great diversity to the group, as at the last get together, the only color was black.

KalJer
09-21-12, 10:46 AM
Ha ha, "any color as long as it's black"! Thanks for the welcome.

Is there a Chicagoland dealer that is known to be "mod friendly"? I have a lot of non-stock performance goodies on my car and need to bring it in for some warranty service but of course I don't want to deal with a "by the book" service writer who is going to want to try and void my warranty when I'm bringing it in for door unlocking issues....

Thanks!

Jeremy

AlphaKing
09-29-12, 08:02 PM
Hey Jeremy,

Congrats on the purchase! I picked up my 09 in January and got a set of black 19 x 8.5 wheels with Hankook winter tires. Fortunately, we did not see much snow this past winter, so I only drove in a couple inches of accumulation and the tires handled very well.

I attended the first three Supercar Saturdays this year and had a great time at each one!

My V is not modded, but I called motor works in Barrington to check on their feelings about adding an intake and the service advisor I spoke with said that anything on the engine will void the warranty. I have only been to Patrick in Schaumburg and they have been very good so far.

PS, was that you who I exchanged waves with in traffic on 90 West around 7am one morning late this week? I rarely see TG, but it is such a good looking color. I also continue to have White Diamond envy, especially after I saw one this afternoon.

dmint
10-05-12, 03:13 PM
Just bought my 2007 V about a week ago and live in the Elgin/South Elgin area. I work in the Schaumburg area as well! Hope to eventually meet some of you guys!

cruiser68
10-13-12, 09:43 PM
Welcome!

Ranger
10-14-12, 01:02 AM
:welcome:

KalJer
10-15-12, 05:45 PM
PS, was that you who I exchanged waves with in traffic on 90 West around 7am one morning late this week? I rarely see TG, but it is such a good looking color. I also continue to have White Diamond envy, especially after I saw one this afternoon.

Wasn't me, but hope to meet everyone soon!

CoppeR
10-16-12, 11:39 PM
Hey Jeremy,

Congrats on the purchase! I picked up my 09 in January and got a set of black 19 x 8.5 wheels with Hankook winter tires. Fortunately, we did not see much snow this past winter, so I only drove in a couple inches of accumulation and the tires handled very well.

I attended the first three Supercar Saturdays this year and had a great time at each one!

My V is not modded, but I called motor works in Barrington to check on their feelings about adding an intake and the service advisor I spoke with said that anything on the engine will void the warranty. I have only been to Patrick in Schaumburg and they have been very good so far.

PS, was that you who I exchanged waves with in traffic on 90 West around 7am one morning late this week? I rarely see TG, but it is such a good looking color. I also continue to have White Diamond envy, especially after I saw one this afternoon.

Hey Alfa! just saw ur post from a month ago. Yeah that was me with the Brazen Orange GTO. Sold that sucker in 1 day. Im usually on ctsowners forum more often.

rick g
12-26-12, 09:43 AM
http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=42.451083,-88.234382&zoom=14&markers=42.451083,-88.234382&size=400x300&sensor=true

I'm in the far NW suburbs and would be interested in the next getogether