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Just thought I would spread the word.
It's September 13th.

British Car Festival Information Page
You ARE the master over UNDERSELL, john.

These shows are outrageous. The one last fall (in Palos) was tremendous and the one there the previous year was completely off the hook.
ROWS and rows of Jags, Lotus, Austins, Astons, Rolls, MG, Jensens + Healys (together and sep), and a WHOLE bunch of Brit marques most have either forgotten or never heard of.

We should organize our own effort around this event.

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It's also important to note that there is a gymkhana and rally on Saturday, September 12th being held the day before, in conjunction with the British Auto Festival.
Donald M. Healey Rally
British Car Union Home Page

It sounds like they would like it if you email them to say you'll be attending, but you can definitely just show up, pay, and drive.

I'm attending Saturday and Sunday, anyone else?
 

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Went to Blackhawk Farms today to watch MVP's track day. I was surprised to only see only one lonely Exige there. He didn't have any trouble staying out in front of the Ferrari, though.
 

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I'll pass the event info on at the Northern Indiana British Car Club meeting tomorrow night.
 

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I'm passing on the gymkhana this morning, but will be heading out for the road rally that begins at noon today.

So who all is going to the British Car Festival tomorrow at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines?

Attending:
Ace - Steve
dasmoofler - John
dwkoski - Dave
jcs - Josh
ML1media - John
Moto44 - Todd
Phlypside - Ty
twaszak1 - T.J.
ZQQM - Bill
 

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I would also be a maybe.

Questions....

Can't really stay till 4p. Is leaving early cool, say 1;00ish ?

Would all the Elise/Exige(s) park together ?
 

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I haven't attended before, but you can arrive and leave anytime you like. No problem. Registration is from 9a-12:30p. Prizes awarded at 3p. If you arrive after registration you just wouldn't be eligible for winning any best of class trophy is my guess. :shrug: And perhaps you wouldn't get a prime parking spot? We'll see tomorrow.

There are supposed to be over 500 British cars and cycles. Sounds cool. Hope you can make it!
 

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I would also be a maybe.

Questions....

Can't really stay till 4p. Is leaving early cool, say 1;00ish ?

Would all the Elise/Exige(s) park together ?
I doubt anyone would have a problem if you needed to leave early. Also, the lot is arranged by make, so all the Lotuses (both new and antique) will be parked together. My Elise will be there, and I suspect there will be other Elises/Exiges, as well. The Lotus Corps folks will probably decide how the Lotus section will be organized.

I always recommend this show to anyone who likes British cars - or just cars for that matter. It is amazing what people have tucked away in their garages - everything from ACs to Wolseleys.
 

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....for those not going or those still thinking about it...

(Congrats to Todd (and Marg)--they took 5th in the Healy Rally Saturday.

I'll be posting the full coverage to the ML1 site later tonight (including the UNEDITED footage of Dave setting off his own alarm and them searching everywhere for his key/fob).


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The show was even better than the last one I went to. Guess what stupid idiot forgot his stupid camera at home. :wallbang:
Todd and Dave - I searched for you guys but I guess you saw me coming.
 
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