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Old 06-02-2007, 05:38 AM   #1
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Corvette (and one XLR) Meet

Every September there is a large gathering of Corvettes (~14000+) in Effingham Illinois. This is sponsored by Mid America Motorworks. Mike Yager puts on quite an event. This year Three Dog Night is the performing band.

Since there are lots of ties with our XLR's to vettes, I'll make a showing. I hope not to be the only one.

GM and Bowling green plant personel there as well as Corsa and other aftermarket suppliers.

Here is a link to the website.

http://www.mamotorworks.com/funfest/corvettefunfest.asp

I live about 20 miles away and have plenty of space. We could stage at my place and make a grand entrance!

Bob
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:31 AM   #2
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If there is enough interest and vehicles, I should be able to arrange for our own space there.

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Old 09-14-2007, 01:28 PM   #3
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*Bump*

The corvette show in Effingham IL is next weekend. Cadillac Tech and I will be there and it would be nice to see others.

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Old 09-15-2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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Bob, I hope to have a couple of XLRs coming with us. It is a great show and there is a lot to see. It's fun just to watch them put exhaust systems on all day. There will be vendors there for XLR ownwers to talk to... exhaust, brakes air intates etc.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:24 AM   #5
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Bruce? How is your gaggle of Vettes and XLR's shaping up?

I emailed you my contact information. It looks like the weather will be perfect.

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:01 PM   #6
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Bob, It looks like it will just be 2 Corvettes (Kathy's and her mom's). The Xlrs backed out on me. You may be the only one there. I have your cell and home numbers. Do you have my cell #? Did you want a picture cd from RII ? I can bring it with us. We plan on leaving our house by 8:00am. See you Sat.

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Old 09-21-2007, 10:34 AM   #7
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It will be good to see you Bruce. It is Friday and there are Corvettes ALL OVER this area. I had to get the V out and park next to a hotel with several Vettes in the lot this morning.

Looks like it will be just me. I'll do my best to represent us XLR'ers well.

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Old 09-23-2007, 07:37 AM   #8
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1 lone XLR

Well, it was just Bob and Paula in their beautiful XLR-V at Funfest in Effingham, IL. yesterday. They tried but weren't allowed to park with us Corvettes (about 14,000). The XLR drew a lot of attention from the crowd. There were 2 more XLRs in the Bowling Green Assembly tent that drew large crowds all day long. During the times we were there I think they drew more attention then the Corvettes did. People love that folding roof.

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Old 09-24-2007, 06:51 AM   #9
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The score was 14000 to 4!

As Bruce mentioned, we had the only XLR there as a participant. The Bowling Green Plant was well represented with 2 Corvettes and 2 XLR's on display. They brought up a third XLR that was out giving demo rides if I understood Tom correctly. We never saw it.

Tom Hill was there and we (Bruce, Cathy, Paula and I) had a nice chat with him. The plant Manager, Wil Cooksey, was present signing autographs with several other celebreties. It was nice to see Bruce and Cathy (Cadillac Tech) again.

On our way out, we snuck past the "Corvette police" (LOL) and manuvered to the drive thru show center. We were stopped several times with appreciative remarks and people giving the thumbs up. One guy said that he was a fan but had never seen one in person and thanked us for coming.

I am going to contact Mike Yaeger, CEO of Midcoast Motor works to discuss integrating our cars into the event. I'll post the results

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Old 11-29-2007, 04:30 AM   #10
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I wrote to Mike Yaegar, but have had no reply. BTW, they claimed that the final count on vettes was 15000+ this year.

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Old 11-29-2007, 10:05 AM   #11
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Bob, It would be nice if there was XLR parking there next year, we might get a few more to join you and Paula. Let us know if you hear anything about next year.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:57 AM   #12
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There is a corvette gathering every June at the
World golf village in st augustine Florida. I
Wonder if they mind if I make an appearance
I will ask one of my coworkers if this is possible
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