Day 0, drove from home to Ann Arbor MI to pick up my passenger. My wife had to cancel with a week to go due to a coworker being injured in an auto accident. Lucky my fried Peter was willing to brave the trip in the Solstice after test fitting his 6'3" 230lb frame in the car the Saturday before.
He had offered to substitute his 1966 Series II Jaguar Coupe if he didn't fit. I was torn, almost fixed the passenger side seat fully forward just for the chance to ride in the E-Type, I have not done that sense my father sold his 1963 series 1 coupe back in 1968. But alas we took the Mallett
Unfortunately when my Wife had to cancel I lost my good photographer. There were 100 cars Registered, but only 87 showed up at the Start, 1 other car joined up at the hotel at the end of Day1.
5 hours of freeway driving to Evanston IL, near Northwestern University Campus. Stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, Covered parking, hit just enough drizzle to make the car a mess. Had dinner with a couple of other participants.
Day 1, Met a few people in the lobby, and we all took off in all possible directions to drive the 4.2 Miles to the Double Clutch Brewery for registration, breakfast, and to put the decals on the cars that would let us in all the planned locations free of charge (included in the registration fee) Mostly older crowd with a few younger people scattered in, some very interesting cars, ranging from a BMW rental car, Factory 5 Cobra with a 351W, to a P1800ES wagon. I thought it was funny that the only other Pontiac was also a "Tunner" car, a 1993 Firehawk modified by SLP.
The Buick in the picture below is a 1979 Lesabre Palm Beach edition. I have never seen one in person before.
My Car following the Big Wing Porsche Cayman. After posting and rereading this, I realized this picture is out of order, this picture was taken after leaving the Double Clutch Brewery going north out of Chicago.
I was very impressed by neighborhoods along Lake Michigan north of Chicago. We have a very nice section north of Detroit along both the Detroit River and Lake St Clair, but the north Shore of Chicago just went on and on! Nice drive.
At the Double Clutch Brewery, decent breakfast, at 9:00am & driving I didn't get to sample the drafts
But I was told by the regulars they are great.
1973 original owner 454 4-speed Corvette, newly restored 1975 Bricklin SV-1 with a 351 Ford Automatic
1969 Impala Convt, with the 1993 Firehawk behind it.
AM DB3? on display inside the Double Clutch Brewery.