Chicagoland Section

Chicagoland Section

Section President Messages

I hope you can join us for our Second Event during these interesting times.  We are planning a nice picnic style dine and drive at the Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031 on Sunday, August 23, 2020.  Franklin Creek State Natural Area is located between Rochelle and Dixon, Illinois, just north of IL Rt 38.   See franklincreekconservation.org for more information about the area.

Plan on arriving at 11:00 a.m. and join us for lunch at noon. We'll have grilled homemade Bratwurst and/or Portobello mushrooms as a meatless choice, as well as some other great summer foods and beverages.  After lunch, enjoy the area – take a tour of the Grist Mill if you desire. You can leave when you like, and the event will officially end at 4:00 p.m.

It will be great to see other members at a beautiful venue after months of restrictions.  This is an outdoor event, and if it rains there are covered areas.  To keep everyone safe, we will be socially distancing -- so be sure to bring your face masks. Please RSVP to [email protected] no later than Wednesday, August 19 so we can obtain a count for the necessary food quantities.  Please take the time to join us -- the drive out and back should be beautiful!  

 

President of Chicagoland Section

Matt McFadden

I hope you will join us for our Club's first Cars & Coffee of the season on Sunday, June 28, 2020. It is time to bring your beloved auto out of storage and join us for our first event this year!  A great excuse to get out of the house -- meet us at Indiana Dunes State Park off I-94(Chesterton/Valparaiso exit) at 1600 N 25 E, in Chesterton, Indiana.

The State Park opens at 7:00 a.m.  Come early to avoid large crowds trying to get into the park.  We are planning on starting at 8:00 a.m.  We'll meet in the overflow lot (first parking lot on the right as you enter the park).  The fee to get in to the park is $12 for the day.  We will use social distancing to insure everyone's safety. Please bring a mask and your own coffee -- we'll supply the donuts and sweets.  It will be great just to see some of our members and their vehicles, even if it is at a distance. 

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to: [email protected].  Depending on the number, we may have to get an event permit.  I hope to see you there! 

President of Chicagoland Section

Matt McFadden

Dear Member,

Below is a tentative schedule of our Club Events for 2020, so you can start planning your Spring, Summer and Fall activities with us.  If you have more great ideas, or would like to help with our Club events this year, feel free to contact me.

I look forward to seeing a lot of you at our events this year!

March:

    Date: TBD    Service Clinic at Mercedes Benz of Chicago. (An indoor event, rain or shine).

April:

    Date: Saturday, 4/18:  Knauz Auto Museum, Cars and Coffee.

    Date: Saturday, 4/25: Join Wisconsin Section for a Tech Session at Black Forest Benz, in Glendale, Wisconsin.

May:

    Date: Saturday, 5/16:  Montrose Harbor, Benz & Breakfast.

    Date: TBD      Mercedes Benz of St. Charles, with guest speaker from Cannonball Run 2019.

June:

    Date: TBD      Kane County Cougar Baseball Game.

July:

    Date: Saturday, 7/11:  DeutscheMarques All German Car Show at Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, Michigan.

August:

    Date: Sunday, 8/23:  Geneva Concours d' Elegance, Downtown Geneva, Illinois.

    Date: 8/29-30    Road America, Wisconsin

September:

    Date: TBD    Tailgating Polo Style:  Oak Brook Polo Club

October:

    Date: Sat./Sun.10/ 3-4    Fall Color Tour

November:

    Date: Sunday, 11/15:  Year-end Party, The Union League Club, Chicago

 

We welcome your input on other possible events being considered - dates to be determined:

    Studebaker Museum, Auburn-Cord Museum, New Buffalo wine-tour weekend, Iron Gate Cartoberfest. 

Think Spring,

President of Chicagoland Section

Matt McFadden

Even though Summer is coming to an end, there's no need for you to park your pride and joy just yet.

We have six more active Events scheduled for September through November before the End of Year Party, and I promise that the best is yet to come!

 

September

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/14/2019

Gull Wing Group Car Show

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Abbey Resort

Simon

419.889.3066

[email protected]

 

 

Dinner 5:00 pm

Fontana, WI

 

 

 

 

           

9/22/2019

Cartoberfest at Iron Gate

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Iron Gate Motor Condos

Simon

419.889.3066

[email protected]

 

Motor Condos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/28-9/29/2019

Lake Geneva Boat Show

11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Fontana, WI

Kempe

262.492.4441

[email protected]

October

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/13/2019

Car Museum Tour & Lunch

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Volo Auto Museum

Simon

419.889.3066

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/25-10/27/2019

Fall Color Tour

5:00 pm Friday 10/25

Radisson Hotel

Simon

419.889.3066

[email protected]

 

 

 

LaCrosse, WI

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/17/2019

Drive to Dine: Taverne in the Sky

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Taverne in the Sky

S. Khong

N/A

[email protected]

 

 

 

Lodge Kohler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Bay, WI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/24/2019

End of Year Party

TBD

Union League Club

Candiano

219.508.0158

[email protected]

 

 

 

Heritage Room

 

 

 

 

For more detailed information on these Events, please vist the Chicagoland Website:

https://chicagoland.mbca.org/section-upcoming-events 

 

 

We hope to see you soon!

 

President of Chicagoland Section

The Chicagoland Section

July 2019 was a very busy month for the Chicagoland Section:

  •         Deutsche Marque Show at the Gilmore Museum, July 5-6th
  •         Autocrossing with the Windy City BMW CCA , July 13th
  •         Tech Session at Sponsor BnzHaus , July 20th
  •         Dine & Drive to Lake Geneva, July 27th
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For the months of August through November, a total of NINE Events are available to be enjoyed.

Please check them out, mark your calendar, and come join us!

 

Date

Event

Time(s)

Location

Host

Phone

Email

August

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/10/2019

Benz & Breakfast

8:30 am - 12:00 Noon

MB of Orland Park

Johnson

708.508.3000

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/24/2019

Open House 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MB of St Charles

Simon

419.889.3066

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/25/2019

Geneva Concours

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Geneva, IL

Sikorski

773.230.7458

[email protected]

September

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/14/2019

Gull Wing Group Car Show

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Abbey Resort

Simon

419.889.3066

[email protected]

 

 

Optional Luncheon

Fontana, WI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/22/2019

Cartoberfest at Iron Gate

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Iron Gate Motor Condos

Simon

419.889.3066

[email protected]

 

Motor Condos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/28-9/29/2019

Lake Geneva Boat Show

11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Fontana, WI

Kempe

262.492.4441

[email protected]

October

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/13/2019

Car Museum Tour & Lunch

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Volo Auto Museum

Simon

419.889.3066

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/25-10/27/2019

Fall Color Tour

5:00 pm Friday 10/25

Radisson Hotel

Simon

419.889.3066

[email protected]

 

 

 

LaCrosse, WI

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/24/2019

End of Year Party

TBD

Union League Club

Candiano

219.508.0158

[email protected]

 

 

 

Heritage Room

 

 

 

 

I'd like to welcome more new members of MBCA's Chicagoland Section, and invite you to join us at an upcoming event:

    Glen Bullock

    Tem Harrier

    Brad Hill

    Cynthia Hopkins

    Debra Powless

    Randolph Roebuck

    Michael Zielinski

 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

President of Chicagoland Section

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