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Location?

Has the location been set?

If not, I would be happy to offer the use of my manufacturing facility in Elk Grove Village.
(1/2 mile off I90 at the Elmhurst Rd. exit just West of O'Hare.)
We could make 2000 square feet available indoors for mods.
There is parking for 30 cars in the lot.
We have rest rooms, power, compressed air, good lighting and ventilation.
The office has an air conditioned conference room to hang out in
and there are restaurants nearby.

With all respect to Liberty VW for their courtesy and hospitality,
the idea of sweltering in the parking lot there as we did in 2008 is not that appealing.
We are quite flexible with dates other than June 19th.

Let me know your thoughts,

HJS
 

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Where have all the Chicago area Phaeton "enthusiasts" gone?
There hasn't been a post to this thread in two weeks.

Summer? Fall? Inside? Outside? Let's make it happen guys!
 

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Jim, Nate --

The month of June rewarded me with three friends and one grandmother hospitalised, two catastropic computer failures, one catastrophic mobile phone failure and one near-catastrophic lower lumbar failure. I'm glad the month is over tomorrow... :p

Even though I am no longer an owner (nor moderating), I would indeed enjoy another Chicagoland GTG. Time to re-kindle this thread and get it going. If nothing else, let's meet at Malnati's one afternoon and just have pizza, adult beverages (responsibly, of course) and camaraderie!
 

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I say we do July 17th.

Chris - can you check with Bill and see if that works for the dealership?

I'll be by on Thurs. or Fri. we can discuss more then.


Best Regards,

Nate
 

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The date has been set!

SATURDAY! SATURDAY! SATURDAY!​
SATURDAY 24 JULY!​
ONE DAY ONLY!​
PHAETON GET-TOGETHER​
AT LIBERTY AUTO PLAZA
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You are all invited to the Phaeton Get-Together at
Liberty Auto Plaza
920 South Milwaukee
Libertyville, IL
9:00 am on Saturday 24 July​
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Call 847-371-0928 for details.​
 

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Yes!!!

Right On Chris and Nate!

I applaud and appreciate your initiative and leadership.

I will be there with a couple (non-owner) Phaeton /VW enthusiasts in tow.

Look forward to seeing you then,

HJS
 

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Sounds good. I'll try to make it.
 

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I was planning on driving down from Minneapolis, but unfortunately, July 24 is the only Saturday I'm on call this whole summer. :( Have a good time! I'd like to meet you all next summer, and show me then how to intall the keyless start.

Mike
 

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Hotels in Libertyville / Vernon Hills Area

Rooms online at the Extended Stay America are ridiculously cheep for this weekend… like $49/night.

Chris, I know you live is close to here… is there anything wrong with this place?

http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/chicago-vernon-hills-lake-forest.html

Chicago - Vernon Hills - Lake Forest
215 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 821-7101

I remember driving up and down Milwaukee Ave, and it all seemed pretty nice to me around there. I’m just looking for a cheap place to crash Friday night and have to admit, I don’t believe I ever stayed at an Extended Stay America (maybe I did in Peoria once).

It’s priced out at less than a Red Roof, Motel 6, and Days Inn, yet it’s really close to.

Another low cost alternative is at $55.00/night:

Homestead Chicago-Vernon Hills
675 WOODLANDS PARKWAY Vernon Hills, IL 60061

I never find hotel rooms this cheap… especially in big cities. Am I missing something? Maybe it’s a business area and Friday nights are dead for them.
 

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Just found out that this weekend is not looking so good for me anymore. I was really wanting to make it, but some family plans look to be getting in the way. Hope you all have fun.
 

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I never find hotel rooms this cheap… especially in big cities. Am I missing something? Maybe it’s a business area and Friday nights are dead for them.
Extended Stays are pretty nice as they're usually rented out to people who are "living" out of them for a longer period of time. The GMLV area isn't really a tourist destination, so when all the Hollister, HSBC, Uline, et. al., people leave on Friday, there are few takers for rooms until Sunday night.
 
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