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Great Lakes Discussion, Big Midwest Meet! Des Moines, Iowa -- May 18-19 2007 -- Porky's Diner -- Track Time! in Cadillac Clubs, Local Chapters and Regional Forums; Originally Posted by JRau The motel chosen is Super 8 on Merle Hay Road in Des Moines. For some reason, ...
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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by JRau View Post
    The motel chosen is Super 8 on Merle Hay Road in Des Moines.
    For some reason, I can't find that location on the Super 8 Web site, even though I found it on MapQuest. Do you know if they allow pets? I'm planning to bring Hoover. If not, I can always stay at Motel 6. But I'd rather stay with everybody else.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by JRau View Post
    The motel chosen is Super 8 on Merle Hay Road in Des Moines.
    For some reason, I can't find that location on the Super 8 Web site, even though I found it on MapQuest. Do you know if they allow pets? I'm planning to bring Hoover. If not, I can always stay at Motel 6. But I'd rather stay with everybody else.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRau View Post
    Great gdwriter! I'm impressed that you can swing this. Maybe we should give a prize away for the person coming the greatest distance or something.
    It helps that I've been at my job long enough that I get three weeks of vacation. And the extra income from my teaching job will pay for it (I'm glad to hear gas is cheap in Des Moines). I love road trips, but rarely have enough time to go very far. And since I've made friends on this forum, it would be fun to meet some of them.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    How many rooms did you get?

    Let me know when you get the phone number also. 44 bucks is cheap

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    More news... The Super 8 Motel's phone number is (515) 278-8858. Remember to let them know you are with the Cadillac Owners Club so that you get the reduced rate! $44.99 for a single bed, $49.99 for a double. This is a pretty decent motel--no roaches, smells, freaks, or wierdos nearby!

    As Nickc50310 has said, if you want to race or watch others race, you will want to spend Friday night in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Nick's got the info on the motel there. If you DON'T want to race or watch, just come to Des Moines, and book your room for both nights, May 18 & 19th. The motel serves a continental breakfast if you want that, or there are tons of restaurants a stone's throw away for whatever you're in the mood for.

    I understand that this particular Super 8 isn't listed for some crazy reason. Their address is: Super 8 Motel, 4755 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa. The Merle Hay exit off Interstate 80 is exit 131.

    That's all for now.

    JRau in central Iowa

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Well guys, I have some pretty horrible news. I found that Fun Night at the dragstrip doesnt start until June 10th. I have e-mailed the managers of the track to see if they can make accomidations for us. Im hoping they will just decide to start fun night on the 18th of May or at the very least let us get some private track time that night. I would prefer to have the general public there so I can eat up some ricers but private track time is better than nothing. Ill keep everyone updated on this!

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Ill wait to reserve the room until I know where Im sleeping Friday night

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    The Super 8 does allow small domesticated pets for an extra $10 charge. Don't be bringin' no Llama's or sheep!!

    Also, everyone needs to use the reservation code CGCICS. That will give you the discounted rate and let them know which rooms to assign you.

    JRau in central Iowa

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Shit, I might get myself a room just so we can party and act an ass all night!! LOL!!

    Some pretty straight bars within walking distance of the Super 8.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Any chance someone has some drag slicks to bring that they would be willing to share? I have a set of 15x8 5x5 bolt pattern steel wheels that they could be mounted so we have a good set of rubber to run on....

    They are the older GM wheels, not the truck ones that are so heavy, but they look to be from a GM truck, like a lighter version.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin-Ryan View Post
    How many rooms did you get?

    Let me know when you get the phone number also. 44 bucks is cheap
    Flyin-Ryan,

    I'm set up with 15 non-smoking rooms and 15 smoking double rooms. We can change that mix as we need to, and we can add or drop rooms as we need to up until May 15th. Phone number is (515) 278-8858. Remember to refer to code CGCICS for your discounted rate.

    JRau in central Iowa

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by N0DIH View Post
    Any chance someone has some drag slicks to bring that they would be willing to share? I have a set of 15x8 5x5 bolt pattern steel wheels that they could be mounted so we have a good set of rubber to run on....

    They are the older GM wheels, not the truck ones that are so heavy, but they look to be from a GM truck, like a lighter version.
    My friend drives a race car. I'll see if I can get a couple of dirt track tires from him. I know those work really well. Watched my friend in a 1983 Camaro drag in them. Burnout is a little longer, but they serve the same purpose...let me know what you think. Maybe this is a little redneck, but cheap if I can find tires!

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by JRau View Post
    The Super 8 does allow small domesticated pets for an extra $10 charge. Don't be bringin' no Llama's or sheep!!
    No llamas or sheep, just a goofball yellow Lab. I've taken Hoover with me on a couple of road trips, and he's a great travel companion with excellent hotel manners. He always comes with me when I take Betty to car shows, and he enjoys meeting all the people.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    I'd be interested in a meet as well, only an hour and half drive from MO. Keep me posted.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by 95pearl View Post
    I'd be interested in a meet as well, only an hour and half drive from MO. Keep me posted.
    Theres tons of reading in this thread to keep you posted

    Also man I have to drive 6 hours from my MO location

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    I am officially in now! My boss signed my vacation request so I officially have the 18th and 19th off!
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