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Author Topic: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering  (Read 4188 times)

drbob

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13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« on: September 17, 2013, 04:56:15 PM »

The Gathering will be in Freeport Illinois at Krape Park ( www.freeportparkdistrict.org ) on August 9th.  Krape Park is one of the nicest city parks you will visit.  It has many things for us to do like Paddle boats, frisbee golf, putt putt golf, kayaking, tennis courts, hiking trails, a band shell and an old Merry-Go-Round that costs a whopping $.50 to ride.

After the meal and bullshit sessions, we will travel to downtown Freeport to participate in it's annual Cruise night  ( www.freeportcruisenight.org ) and there we will have our trophy presentations.  Last year there were over 900 cars with thousands of people viewing.  Down from the parking lot we will be in is an old timey ice cream parlor ( www.theuniondairy.com ) that people come from all over the area to visit.  Just before the sun begins to set we can go up to Monroe Wisconsin and visit the Sky Vu Drive Inn theater ( www.goetzskyvu.com ).  With only 432 drive-in's still operational across this vast country, they are a reminder of America's love for the automobile and rarer than 93 & 94 XR2's.

  Start saving your money (A Capri Gathering account at the bank) like a Christmas club account, but more important.  Want to fix up your car? You have until August 9th.   Make sure you don't have to replace the engine days before August 9th (Matt).  Get all of your ducks in a row by August 9th and come to Freeport Illinois for the lucky 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering.  Be there or be harassed.
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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 09:36:49 AM »

Sadly the 12th MACG will most likely be my first and last MACG. Plans are to move back to the West Coast next spring and the journey will just be too long from there. I am planning on starting a West Coast meet once I get there. Hopefully I can make that happen!
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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 12:55:53 AM »

Wow, Tony....I didn't realize you were scared of a few miles...... ;)

If/when you get the 1st annual NWCG Capri Gathering rolling, Let me know if I can be of any assistance! And, I plan on driving out there to attend!
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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 01:25:59 AM »

You should make it the weekend before the MACG tony, so I can hit the MACG on the way home  ;D
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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 07:26:57 AM »

That's a great idea, Matt!! And Russ, who says you're invited!? :P  I'm definitely not afraid of a few miles, but my bank account tends to disagree! I would love to keep going to the MACG, we'll just have to see how everything works out...
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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 12:59:27 PM »

Thanks Dr. Bob for setting next years date.... I already have it on our calendar (August 9th - MACG)...   Now if I can stay healthy until then.....   Truly looking forward to seeing everyone, especially since I missed this years.....   Until then :)

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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 02:24:49 PM »

Sorry if I'm easily overlooking this, but where is the meet? I saw it was in Volo lat year.
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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 05:13:07 PM »

I believe it will be in Freeport Illinois this year
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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 09:35:49 PM »

Well... its only a 7hr drive for me. And nearly a straight shot.

I'm going to try and pull this off and attend.

My cars not show worthy yet, a few dent. A lot of scratches, but no rust. Need a new rear bumper as  well, but I'd love to come meet you all.
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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 12:20:32 AM »

It's not a car show, yes there are trophys, but the biggest thing is to meet the wonderful folks that own these little cars. There have been some real beaters that have shown up over the years, barely running, and they get the same amount of love :D

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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 04:10:17 AM »

Last year Vern Hamberg's beloved magenta 94 with over 200,000 miles was so rusted out that he had to replace it because it would cost too much to fix; got a trophy.  Last years Polished Turd award went to a rust bucket (much to my chagrin)
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Re: 13th Annual Mid-America Capri Gathering
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 12:12:35 AM »

Can't wait to see(gallery) who all show up and how it turns out even if it's the same people.
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