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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    newbie who just got 03 CTS, but I would definitely be up for this, would luv to see what others are doing, live in southern WI - Des Moines definitely doable.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Sweet! Come on out KFX. Im sure youll see some cool stuff. There are people with some pretty sick cars

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Supposing we get like 50 guys for this, would Porky's be willing to let us be there all day for a meet?

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by 90Brougham350 View Post
    Supposing we get like 50 guys for this, would Porky's be willing to let us be there all day for a meet?
    Nickc50310 is securing Porky's for us. I would think they would be fine with it. That's what they do twice a week throughout the warm months. He'll let us know soon.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by kfx View Post
    newbie who just got 03 CTS, but I would definitely be up for this, would luv to see what others are doing, live in southern WI - Des Moines definitely doable.

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    GREAT! Love to see Wisconsin represented here in this meet! We'll have a website developed very shortly. In the meantime, keep watching this thread, and spread the word to other Cadillac owners up in Wisconsin! Feel free to bring down some voluptuous Wisconsin belles too!!

    So far, we have Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, Missouri, and Tennessee represented in our meet, so bring it on Wisconsin!

    JRau in central Iowa

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Also have quite a few from Illinois/ Chicago! I had something to do today at lunch so I didnt get a chance to call Porky's. Im sure they are fine with it because that gives them a SHITLOAD of business. We will know for sure tommorrow! Nothing planned for lunch tommorrow (except calling porkys).

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Whoops! Didn't mean to leave out Illinois! I was in a hurry when I posted this at work. No offense to you Chicago guys!

    JRau in central Iowa

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Great news!! I cant wait to see the website and put a link on my posts

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    The general plan for the weekend is as follows: Friday night is the racing night in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Nickc50310 is going to provide the specifics on this, but we'll caravan from Des Moines to Cedar Falls, and spend the night up there, racing, carousin' and getting a motel up there-but only those who want to race or watch. If you're not interested, just come to Des Moines.

    Saturday, everyone's on their own for breakfast. Lots of hotels,fast food restaurants, gas stations, malls, nice restaurants, strip malls etc. are within 2 miles of Porky's. Everyone should arrive at Porky's Diner at around 12:30 pm. We'll get all settled in, and then have lunch around 1:30pm or so. Car meet until 4 pm or 5 pm. Then, we'll meet for a nice sit down meal at a local favorite nice restaurant. After the restaurant, the after dinner "activities" will begin until ??? Sunday breakfast is on your own. We might offer a golf outing or large group activity for those who are able to stay. The meet's officially over Saturday, so those who have to go, can go then.

    Couple of questions for everyone:
    1. For hotels: I can get a 4 Points Sheraton Inn (slightly upscale) or a Super 8 type hotel. Fancy or cheap, what's your preference? I will arrange a block of rooms if at all possible with discounted rates (if I can get 'em). For those who really want first class, there are some elegant hotels in downtown Des Moines that I can get info to you on. You just need to let me know, and soon please.

    2. As far as a nice restaurant: Us Des Moines guys would like to show off some local restaurants that are locally famous, rather than national chains like an Applebee's. What is your preference? general American cuisine, Italian, or Mexican. We got leads on great local restaurants for any of those 3 options. Let me know. Figure on about $15 -$30 per person, depending on what you order at any of these places.

    3. Are any of you bringing a wife and kids? I can get info on cultural events, the zoo, Adventureland theme park, Prarie Meadows Casino, museums, etc. if families want to break away and do something together while they are here.

    Nickc50310 and I want this to be an exciting show for all of us. Please get back to me on these questions. I have Ames-CTSV set to do our web page, but I need your input here.

    Thanks,

    JRau in central Iowa

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Regarding the hotels, I'm on a budget, so I'd like some place that's cheaper, but not scuzzy. Regarding the food, anything but chinese!
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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    The super 8 John speaks of is a great place for the price. Everytime Ive stayed there the rooms have been cleaned and are pretty nice for the price. No pool or anything though.

    4 Points Sheraton is very nice but obviously will be pricier

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by JRau View Post
    Couple of questions for everyone:
    1. For hotels: I can get a 4 Points Sheraton Inn (slightly upscale) or a Super 8 type hotel.
    Super 8

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    2. As far as a nice restaurant
    Any kind of food is great, I'll eat just about anywhere, as long as it's not a dump.

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    3. Are any of you bringing a wife and kids?
    No family to bring with, just me and my '90!

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    I don't have a big hotel preference. I'm in Ames so I won't need one If you pick a place and line up a block or rooms that's about all you can do. Something easy to find and not too far from Porky's.

    Porkys for lunch on Sat makes sense. I wish DM had Hickory Park, that place is perfect for this kind of deal. In DM I'm not sure. I'd probably say something like Outback works for most people and is pretty easy to find.
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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by 90Brougham350 View Post
    Super 8



    Any kind of food is great, I'll eat just about anywhere, as long as it's not a dump.



    No family to bring with, just me and my '90!
    thanks, Bryan.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Yeah, Hickory Park is great, no doubt. I've made a pig of myself there on more than one occasion!! But don't despair, Nick and I selected 3 different restaurants with outstanding reputations that are reasonably priced. All the hotels and restaurants we're talkin' about here are less than 3 miles from Porky's, and they're easy to get to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmesCTS-V View Post
    I don't have a big hotel preference. I'm in Ames so I won't need one If you pick a place and line up a block or rooms that's about all you can do. Something easy to find and not too far from Porky's.

    Porkys for lunch on Sat makes sense. I wish DM had Hickory Park, that place is perfect for this kind of deal. In DM I'm not sure. I'd probably say something like Outback works for most people and is pretty easy to find.

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