: Minnesota Area Meet



90Brougham350
03-25-06, 11:09 AM
Hey guys, let's start planning the '06 Meet! How does the last weekend in April sound for people? Any good ideas so far? Como possibly? Who wants to come?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-25-06, 11:34 AM
I'd love to come! As long as it's on Sunday 4/30. I have all day free on the 30th, but I work 8-4 on the 29th. Como Park sounds great! What would you guys wanna do? I'd love to go to a nice restaurant, possibly Famous Dave's, and just hang out, show the cars off, look at each others rides.

I am not opposed to letting others drive Josephine, just as long as they don't beat the snot out of her! And maybe by then, I'll have the fender fixed!

90Brougham350
04-04-06, 12:22 PM
Alright, let's get some input from LC and anyone else on this one too! Who's coming?

Bro-Ham
04-07-06, 10:38 PM
Hello there,

Will be there with two pimp rides: 79 Sedan deVille d'Elegance and 81 Fleetwood Brougham Coupe.

:-)

Dave

90Brougham350
04-17-06, 02:56 PM
Alright, we're up to 3 now! We're up to last year's turnout, how about anyone else? Who else is from Minnesota?

Brian

derrty_deville
04-18-06, 08:37 PM
my car runs this time so what the hell, count me in. set up a day soon so i can take it off if i need to

90Brougham350
04-19-06, 10:08 PM
Alright, Sunday the 30th it is. Glad to have another member coming! What about addison? Are you coming? Let's pick a location!

Brian

90Brougham350
04-22-06, 02:32 PM
Alright, let's do Como park on Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 PM. How does that sound?

Brian

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-22-06, 05:01 PM
Great! Where at in Como?

derrty_deville
04-22-06, 09:16 PM
ill have to see about that. i may be up north but if i buy another caddy tommorow ill stay home next weekend to strip it. anyone need a 4.9 engine and trans?

90Brougham350
04-22-06, 10:43 PM
Parking lot, right next to the main pavilion boat-house thing where you can rent boats and park to walk around the lake, that sounds like a good place! Yeah?

Brian

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-22-06, 10:49 PM
Yeah that sounds great! Now for what to do....

I'd like to go eat somewhere, at a nicer restaurant, like a Perkins or something. Maybe Famous Daves?

90Brougham350
04-22-06, 11:34 PM
Sure, we can eat whereever you'd like, any place like that sounds alright by me!

Brian

derrty_deville
04-23-06, 10:50 AM
wherever we go make sure ther isnt any mojor road costruction gong on. is there a famous daves other than the one in maple grove?

90Brougham350
04-23-06, 11:00 AM
Yeah, there's a few of them. I know there's one in Woodbury, I don't believe there's one in Maplewood though.

Brian

derrty_deville
04-23-06, 11:09 PM
theres one in maple grove right off 94. what else we gonna do

90Brougham350
04-24-06, 09:21 AM
Anything really, I suppose. Last year, MN-CTS-V showed up with his V, we looked at that for a while, then addison and I went to eat Chinese, then we went back to the parking lot of his apartment building and talked for a while. It was a good time, but anything goes.

Brian

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-24-06, 09:38 AM
I think we should all take turns riding in each others cars! I'm dying to see your '90 Brian!!

90Brougham350
04-25-06, 02:56 PM
Ha, don't get too excited now! She'll at least have the new shocks and springs, but I don't think the body will be completely finished by then, but we'll see!

Brian

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-25-06, 07:27 PM
What were you doing to it?

90Brougham350
04-27-06, 10:54 PM
Alright, here's exactly where we'll all meet! The Como Park Pavilion, maybe you've been there before, don't mean to insult anyone with directions if you already know the way.

http://www.comopark.com/pavilion.html

If you're coming from south of the park: It's on the NORTHWEST side of Lake Como; if you're heading north on Lexington, it'll be on your right. The Pavilion itself is kind of across from the Como Country Club building, that will be on your left. There are two parking lots for the Pavilion, let's meet in the NORTH parking lot. Here are two maps. Zoom in and out if you need to see it better.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...y=US&geodiff=1 (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=1360%20Lexington%20Pkwy%20N&city=Saint%20Paul&state=MN&zipcode=55103%2d1059&country=US&geodiff=1)
http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ad...w=1&name=&qty= (http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1360+lexington+pkwy+north&csz=saint+paul%2C+mn&country=us&new=1&name=&qty=)

If you don't like my directions that's cool, here's the address.
1360 North Lexington Parkway
Hope to see you all there at 2:00 PM!

Brian

addison_ii
04-28-06, 06:48 AM
Holy Bat Dung gentlemen, I'll be there with bells and whistles and the SLS. I didn't know about this until Chad stopped by on myspace. :woohoo:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-28-06, 09:48 AM
Yeah haha where would you be with out me?! ;)

addison_ii
04-28-06, 11:26 AM
Yeah haha where would you be with out me?! ;) Yeah yeah I know :worship: . :D Thank You now instead of watching DVR on Sunday I can be out at the park with my fellow Cadillac Owners. :highfive:

derrty_deville
04-29-06, 12:00 AM
nice work. my atendance is still 50/50 right now but ill try to get down there. i need the excuse to wash my car. someone got a contact number in case im late because of the cruise/dinner.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-29-06, 10:42 AM
So if it keeps raining tomorrow (which it probably will) what do you guys wanna do indoors?

90Brougham350
04-29-06, 06:45 PM
Alright, I'm gonna try my damnest to make it tomorrow, but there's a good chance I won't be able to make it, I was helping my sister move this afternoon and I slipped and fell down a flight of stairs. Needless to say, my back and wrist might need a few x-rays, but hopefully I can make it!

Brian

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-29-06, 06:59 PM
You know, if you can't make it, I'm sure theres someone out there who would be more than happy to bring your Brougham there....... ;)


Haha jk jk

addison_ii
04-29-06, 09:25 PM
If it's raining we should still meet up at the park and go to a spot like Perkins or Denny's, or Old Country Buffet and chill, eat, and swap stories. What do you all think?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-29-06, 09:40 PM
Sounds fine to me! :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-30-06, 12:51 AM
Someone should bring a digital camera!

addison_ii
04-30-06, 02:11 AM
I don't have digital camera but I'll be there with my old standby(the disposable) :D
Brian, I hope you feel good enough to make it. Also make sure you get those injuries checked out. You don't want to let them go and there's something wrong down the line.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-30-06, 09:27 AM
So Como park lake pavilion at 2:00?

I'll be there!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-30-06, 10:36 AM
You know, I was talking to Dave and we came up with an idea. Seeing as its such a rainy, cold day, maybe we should reschedeule. I mean we could go in and sit at a restaurant and share stories and talk and whatnot, but we couldn't really show off our cars today and take pics and stuff. It's unfortunate that our meet day is so shitty out. Maybe if someone could think of a place nearby thats enclosed so we could look at our cars there....

90Brougham350
04-30-06, 12:01 PM
Alright, let's just go ahead and push it a week ahead, 7 days from now, to next Sunday, May 6th, at 2:00, same location. Hope everyone gets this before they leave! Hope to see you all there next Sunday, Chad said the weather should be bright and sunny!

Brian

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-30-06, 12:08 PM
Hey, thats a good day, because there is a large car show/ swap meet going on over at the fairgrounds that weekend too!

http://gopherstatebuick.org/springshow/page2.html


Yeah, the weather channel is predicting it to be 58* and partly cloudy. Looks like the cold front that is sitting right on top of us now will be moving out that weekend!

addison_ii
04-30-06, 01:43 PM
Yeah that'll be a cool date and we get a bonus with the car show. Well, I'll be seeing you all on next Sunday, same spot same time.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-30-06, 02:36 PM
Yup. I called my uncle today, I had planned earlier to go to the car show with him. So I am going to go there with him from 8 Am- Noon then I'll be at the meet.

derrty_deville
05-01-06, 09:36 PM
Should we meet up a bit earlier at the show? I got the digital camera area covered. Too bad we cant enter in the show.

90Brougham350
05-01-06, 10:48 PM
Just out of curiosity, what do we do if in the next few days it looks like Sunday is gonna crap on us again weather-wise?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-01-06, 11:23 PM
Hmmm..you mean on a workday? Maybe I could do thursday night....

90Brougham350
05-02-06, 08:26 AM
No no, I didn't really mean a worknight, I was just wondering what would be the best thing to do if within the next few days, Sunday keeps coming up on the forecast as nothing but rain. But that doesn't appear to be the case, so I think we're in good luck!

90Brougham350
05-04-06, 11:34 PM
Reagan once said, "trust, but verify." Well, let's do just that. The 2nd Cadillacowners.com Forums Minnesota Meet is still on for this coming Sunday, May 7th, at 2:00 PM, at the Pavillion at Lake Como! Hope to see you all there! The weather is looking great!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-06-06, 12:06 PM
Yes, yes it is, and I will be there!!

derrty_deville
05-07-06, 09:33 AM
Looks like a nice day today. I'll be out there

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-07-06, 10:21 AM
derrty, are you still bringing your digital camera?

derrty_deville
05-07-06, 11:18 AM
thanks for reminding me. illl see if its still here

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-07-06, 11:41 AM
I'll try and snag the family digi cam today!

derrty_deville
05-07-06, 12:51 PM
i got it. ill be there after i finish waxing

addison_ii
05-07-06, 12:53 PM
I'll be a few minutes late as well gentlemen.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-07-06, 08:46 PM
Man was that sweeet!!!! Pics from me to come tomorrow morning!!

90Brougham350
05-07-06, 09:37 PM
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90Brougham350
05-07-06, 09:43 PM
All 61 of them here!

http://www.putfile.com/90Brougham350

90Brougham350
05-07-06, 09:59 PM
Had a great time today, the weather was absolutely perfect, and the cars were beautiful! derrty_deville's Sedan DeVille had seats you could call a little slice of heaven, addison's SLS was a joy to be zipped around in with that N*, and Chad's Sedan DeVille is simply stunning to behold! Took a lot of pics, talked a lot about cars, drove around in eachother's Caddy's, and had a meal! All in all, great day!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-07-06, 10:06 PM
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Well what can I say? Happiness lies in the front seat of a Cadillac Brougham!



Yeah that was an absolutly awesome day! Perfect weather, awesome people, awesome cars! I found out that I am dying to have a '90-92 Brougham with a 350! With that motor and that gearing, it's around town acceleration is stunning for a non LT1 Brougham! That thing moves! I felt like royalty in that car! AddisonII's '94 SLS was great too, the Northstar kicks ass, its sooo much fun to get above 3500 RPM, plus it had really supportive seats and I love that teardrop dash with the excellent Zebrano wood trim! Derrty's car was great too, very cool to sit in a car like mine with leather! I noticed you really sink into those seats a lot more than you do my cloth ones! Plus that TBI 4.5 really has some low end kick! All in all, it was an awesome day! Definetly gonna have to do that again!! Talked about cars, saw a sweet '68-71 Corvette Sting Ray T-Tops with the LS5 454 in it! Drove around in each other's cars and ate some delecious Perkins!!

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05-07-06, 10:30 PM
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I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-07-06, 10:51 PM
After driving Brian's Brougham, now I really want one!!!

There's a '91 Brougham for sale off larpenteur in ST Paul with the 305. Maybe I'll take a look at it just for shits and giggles!

90Brougham350
05-07-06, 10:55 PM
She might be pretty peppy, the TBI 305 is a much better engine for the Brougham!! No sticky choke to worrry about either!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-07-06, 10:57 PM
178k miles...

90Brougham350
05-07-06, 11:12 PM
She's just past her break-in period!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-07-06, 11:22 PM
You know, I think I'd have to go with a '92 just because of the variable assist steering. But I wouldn't hold myself to just a '92. I really want one with a 350. A D'elegance would really kick ass too!

addison_ii
05-07-06, 11:41 PM
You all know we have to have one tomorrow to be just like the Florida Meets members. Or is it 2 a day?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-08-06, 12:08 AM
Me and Brian had a "whos hood is longer" contest. He won by a matter of feet. :(
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Car%20stuff/2005AutoShow006.jpg
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The similarites are surprising:
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Goddamn Cavalier...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Car%20stuff/2005AutoShow022.jpg

Caddies' best looking wheels. Ever.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Car%20stuff/2005AutoShow004.jpg


Looks like his rear decklid is bigger too..... :(
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Car%20stuff/2005AutoShow009.jpg

The money shot....
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Car%20stuff/2005AutoShow025.jpg

derrty_deville
05-08-06, 02:12 AM
Here's what I got for the pictures. The money shot turned out a little darker than I thought it would be but you can still see a lot of chrome shining.

That was great when we got looks from the guys in that green lowrider Impala on the way to Perkins in the Brougham.

The worst part was that damn Volvo wagon that almost hit me.
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I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-08-06, 10:04 AM
That was great when we got looks from the guys in that green lowrider Impala on the way to Perkins in the Brougham.

We got looks?

derrty_deville
05-08-06, 10:27 AM
They checked out the brougham as we drove by

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-08-06, 10:32 AM
Ahhhhh yeah I remember that! I made a comment like "hey wouldn't it be funny if they looked at us and checked out Brian's Brougham!" and that's exactly what they did.

90Brougham350
05-08-06, 10:47 AM
Nah, that was while you were driving her Chad! Remember?

derrty_deville
05-08-06, 10:48 AM
It was nice having a white car again instead of the layer of dirt that usually exists.
Thats funny how the biggest car has the smallest rear window.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-08-06, 10:48 AM
Thats what I thought...because I couldn't turn to look at them because I was driving that vessel.

derrty_deville
05-08-06, 10:52 AM
I thought that was on the way to Perkins though.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-18-06, 11:49 PM
Hey guys, when are we gonna do our next one?! We should do it before summers out.

derrty_deville
06-24-06, 01:53 AM
Yea we should. Ideas?