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GenVibe Meet 2015

Post by KITT222 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:31 pm

GenVibe Meet 2015!

June 20, 2015 in Pontiac, Illinois

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Best Western

There may or may not be a block reserved for us. I will need to call and confirm. There are others in Pontiac, but this is the one we have primarily stayed at the past two years.


Quality Inn

Right next to the Best Wesern

Super 8

I believe this one is across the street from the other two.


The plan is to attend the cruise night planned for June 20th, and then head off for dinner later in the night. No place currently planned, though depending upon group size we may not need a reservation. Friday night we may get together sporadically for dinner and to enjoy the night before everyone is there.

Current list of attendees:

KITT222 - Nick (myself)
04zvibe - Zane
hotbug1776 - Andrew
vibenvy - Carrie
Kaflex - Jeff
tpollauf - Tim


Maybe
gtv237 - ??

Let me know here or on Facebook if you want to join us, and I'll add you to the list.

Thanks everyone!
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Re: GenVibe Meet 2015

Post by kostby » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:00 pm

June 22nd 2015 appears to be a Monday. Is that correct?
Father's Day is Sunday, June 21st 2015.
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Post by vibenvy » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:25 pm

KITT222 wrote:Time again to schedule a meetup where we can talk Vibe and old friends can catchup (Carrie, I'm looking at you).
:D

I'm there no matter what kind of meet it is and I WILL be there no matter what!

Just curious... is it a car show or a cruise night? Pretty big difference between the two.
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Re: GenVibe Meet 2015

Post by KITT222 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:37 pm

kostby wrote:June 22nd 2015 appears to be a Monday. Is that correct?
Father's Day is Sunday, June 21st 2015.
Heh, woops. Still have last year's date stuck in my head. No wait... That's two years ago. Argh.

June 20th, the Saturday.

Anyway, it's a cruise night! And it appears that despite my unanswered email, we're on the calendar.

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Post by vibenvy » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:46 pm

Woo hoo! I'll probably head down Friday afternoon and leave Sunday morning like I did in 2013. So, I'm assuming this is the cruise night they do every month or whatever?
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Post by tpollauf » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:18 pm

Count me in for all day Saturday and evening dinner. No Friday night cruise for me :x Will then leave Sunday morning. Looking forward to another meet :)
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Post by KITT222 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:43 am

Sounds good! Anyone that is interested, please let me know, and how firm of a 'yes' that is. If we end up with fewer than five people I'm going to email Pontiac and tell them to put us in a place not in front of the museum. I will also update with plans, hotel info, etc...

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Post by gtv237 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:29 pm

I could probably make an appearance for one of the days. I really wanted to go last year but I had to work. Which day would be best?

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Post by vibenvy » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:37 pm

gtv237 wrote:Which day would be best?
Saturday is when the majority of the "action" will be taking place i.e. cruise night in downtown Pontiac with tons of other vehicles and lots of spectators.

Nick, I am a definite yes. I will nail down specific plans as we get closer and I find out who's arriving when, etc.
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Post by hotbug1776 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:32 am

Ohioans, let me know if you want to caravan across Indiana and we will determine a meet point, most likely towards the western line of Ohio. Those east of Cleveland, I will be heading out of Erie, Pa around 6-7 am the 19th (Friday). I usually run 224 to 24, as it runs directly to Pontiac. It's mostly country and small town driving, kinda boring, but I feel safer knowing I'm not far from a diner of farm house.
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Post by KITT222 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:58 am

I'm currently living in Findlay, so Tim could come down here and all three of us could caravan. Zane could meet us here as well.

So that's:

KITT222 - Nick (myself)
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hotbug1776 - Andrew
vibenvy - Carrie
?? - Jeff (Bookface page)
tpollauf - Tim
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Post by kaflex » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:56 pm

KITT222 wrote: ?? - Jeff (Bookface page)

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Re: GenVibe Meet 2015

Post by KITT222 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:22 am

kaflex wrote:
KITT222 wrote: ?? - Jeff (Bookface page)

That'll be me
Great, thanks!


First post updated and more formal!

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Post by Dairgo » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:43 am

I might actually be able to make this one.

I'll have to make a few calls to confirm, but you can probably count me in for Friday and Saturday, and I'll take off sometime Sunday Morning.

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Post by KITT222 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:27 am

Dairgo wrote:I might actually be able to make this one.

I'll have to make a few calls to confirm, but you can probably count me in for Friday and Saturday, and I'll take off sometime Sunday Morning.
Great! I'll add you once we have a confirmation. Feel free to post up on the GenVibe Facebook page, too, if you have one.

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Post by vibrologist » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:51 am

how do i find the GenVibe FB page? I type in "GenVibe" and get some weird company.
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Post by kaflex » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:56 am

vibrologist wrote:how do i find the GenVibe FB page? I type in "GenVibe" and get some weird company.
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Post by vibenvy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:01 pm

As in years past, I've added the link for this thread to my signature. I suggest others do this too so we can hopefully get some more members to join us by getting the word out even more.
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Post by zbyers » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:21 pm

If it weren't almost 600 miles one way for me, I would probably be there. I've seen previously there has been a few local meets up in Erie, PA. Do they still do any up there?
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Post by kaflex » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:49 pm

zbyers wrote:If it weren't almost 600 miles one way for me, I would probably be there. I've seen previously there has been a few local meets up in Erie, PA. Do they still do any up there?
It's at least 700 miles for me and I'm going, dragging the family also. Road trip
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Post by KITT222 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:16 am

zbyers wrote:If it weren't almost 600 miles one way for me, I would probably be there. I've seen previously there has been a few local meets up in Erie, PA. Do they still do any up there?
There have been a few up that way, and I drove from Minnesota to get to one. Quite the hall that was... but it was fun. Pontiac is a very nice and family friendly town that has been kind to us, so I look forward to another meet there.

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Post by zbyers » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:29 pm

Checked at work and they won't give me the time off to go then. Oh well. I'm planning a trip to Mount Rushmore later in the year and will probably stop there and take some pics like in Vibenvy's signature. Seems like a neat place to stop.
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Post by hotbug1776 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:22 am

zbyers wrote:Checked at work and they won't give me the time off to go then. Oh well. I'm planning a trip to Mount Rushmore later in the year and will probably stop there and take some pics like in Vibenvy's signature. Seems like a neat place to stop.
There may be another meet in Erie this year. I'm waiting for the event schedules to come out for this summer to see if we can bundle our event with another and have a bit more fun.
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Post by vibenvy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:42 am

zbyers wrote:I'm planning a trip to Mount Rushmore later in the year and will probably stop there and take some pics like in Vibenvy's signature. Seems like a neat place to stop.
That Route 66 mural definitely makes an excellent backdrop for pictures! Too bad you won't be joining us, but I'll be looking forward to seeing pictures if you go through Pontiac on your way to Mount Rushmore!
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Post by Rayven01 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:59 am

Father's day weekend again; that didn't really go over well with the family in 2013. Going to have to skip this one again. Maybe next year.
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Post by KITT222 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:36 am

We'll plan something at a different time next year.

Anyway, bump! Anyone new want in?

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Post by vibenvy » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:42 pm

Rayven01 wrote:Father's day weekend again; that didn't really go over well with the family in 2013. Going to have to skip this one again. Maybe next year.
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Post by Derf » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:05 am

Was looking forward to the Pontiac this year. But... friends wedding is same day. Will try to catch up on one of the other meetups later in the year. Will allow more time to complete upgrades!
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Post by KITT222 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:41 am

Derf wrote:Was looking forward to the Pontiac this year. But... friends wedding is same day. Will try to catch up on one of the other meetups later in the year. Will allow more time to complete upgrades!
We will keep you updated. By the sounds of it, some people may also want a more localized meet for the Ohio/Michigan area. Lots of chatter on the Facebook group.

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Post by vibenvy » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:03 pm

Derf wrote:Was looking forward to the Pontiac this year. But... friends wedding is same day. Will try to catch up on one of the other meetups later in the year. Will allow more time to complete upgrades!
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KITT222 wrote:We will keep you updated. By the sounds of it, some people may also want a more localized meet for the Ohio/Michigan area. Lots of chatter on the Facebook group.
Heck, depending on where exactly it would be, I may be up for another meet later this year since I'm not too far from the Michigan / Ohio area! I must remember to check GV FB page :oops:!
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Post by Dairgo » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:09 pm

Things are looking more and more like a go for this meet, should have a solid answer as to what is the plan for Father's day next week.

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Post by vibenvy » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:43 pm

Dairgo wrote:Things are looking more and more like a go for this meet, should have a solid answer as to what is the plan for Father's day next week.
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Post by Dairgo » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:07 pm

Ok, things are a go. Leave request approved. Discussed this with family they are fine with it. I just need to make a hotel reservation, which one is recommended?

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Post by kaflex » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:30 am

Dairgo wrote:Ok, things are a go. Leave request approved. Discussed this with family they are fine with it. I just need to make a hotel reservation, which one is recommended?
I went with the quality inn, I have a choice rewards membership and I paid $80 a night booking early. I looked at both hotels and Quality Inn is more what my family wants. Just look at both and see what is better for you and your family.
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Post by tpollauf » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:07 am

OK. I'm a definite BUT did not book a hotel room yet. Where are most of you guys staying? Hopefully they are not all booked up yet. For me it will be a Saturday night only. Looking forward to another road trip :D
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Post by Dairgo » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:52 am

And.... Booked at the Best Western, I called to see if they had a block for the GenVibe, they only have one block that weekend, and it is for a wedding. Pretty sure that's not us, unless there's something someone isn't telling us. :shock:

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Post by tpollauf » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:58 am

Just booked my room also at the Best Western ;) That's where I stayed at two summers ago. Hope to see a lot of you there in June.
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Post by hotbug1776 » Fri May 01, 2015 2:10 pm

I still plan on coming, I'm reserving a room at the super 8.

The clutch is getting pretty weak, so no racing around for me. I also just picked up a nasty metal object in one of my summer tires. Which will need replaced as well. I'm on the emergency set of wheels for now. (steelies)

So after the meet, the vibe may need major surgery and time to recuperate. If I can afford it, the surgery may happen right after the meet at the shop in Sandusky, Ohio. Week long vacation i guess.
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Post by zbyers » Fri May 01, 2015 5:43 pm

I received a promotion at work. Gonna check tomorrow and see if I can get the time off for this weekend. If it is approved, I will be up for meeting in Erie, PA and following whomever out.
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zbyers wrote:I received a promotion at work. Gonna check tomorrow and see if I can get the time off for this weekend. If it is approved, I will be up for meeting in Erie, PA and following whomever out.
I see you live at the east end of the devils highway (666). I've always wanted to drive that road, as I hear good things about it.
If you want to meet up in Edinboro the morning of the 19th and tag along, we will work out details as the time gets closer.
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hotbug1776 wrote:I see you live at the east end of the devils highway (666). I've always wanted to drive that road, as I hear good things about it.
If you want to meet up in Edinboro the morning of the 19th and tag along, we will work out details as the time gets closer.
I do live by it. It is a really nice drive in the summer and fall as the leaves are changing. Very scenic area and lots of back roads to travel. Sounds like a plan for the meet. I'll let you know if I get the time off.
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Post by KITT222 » Mon May 04, 2015 6:42 pm

Alright, looks like things are going along pretty well. I have a reservation at the Super 8 booked. It will be interesting, as I have to be in Michigan to accept my next apartment on the same day.

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Post by vibenvy » Wed May 06, 2015 2:14 pm

My mom and I will be arriving Friday afternoon and leaving Sunday morning. I will be calling to reserve a room (hopefully) at the Best Western tomorrow after work. Getting excited :D!
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Post by vibenvy » Sat May 09, 2015 8:27 am

Just reserved a room at the Best Western for Friday and Saturday nights!
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Post by Dairgo » Mon May 11, 2015 5:09 pm

So what is the current plan for Friday and Saturday, apart from dinner possibly on each night, and the cruise on the 20th?

Go and see the museums, go to a park, or a movie some where (is there a drive in theater?)?

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Post by hotbug1776 » Tue May 12, 2015 7:33 am

Dairgo wrote:So what is the current plan for Friday and Saturday, apart from dinner possibly on each night, and the cruise on the 20th?

Go and see the museums, go to a park, or a movie some where (is there a drive in theater?)?
I plan on getting some dinner Friday and crashing in my hotel room. Saturday, meeting up with the group in the AM at the car wash (unofficial tradition), then the parking lot at the courthouse. From there we may all head out for some photo ops (there are a few just to the north of Pontiac) or just hang out and BS until the cruise in, where we will probably tour the museums and see all of the awesome cars. Then dinner and my hanging out, then bed again. in the morning on Sunday, I will be gone around 6AM for the long trip home, anxiously awaiting the announcement for next years location and date (I'm actually already anxiously awaiting next years location and date, I hope it's out west or someplace like the tail of the dragon)
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Post by 808 Vibes » Tue May 12, 2015 2:24 pm

Not this year :(
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Post by vibenvy » Sat May 16, 2015 3:52 am

Dairgo wrote:So what is the current plan for Friday and Saturday, apart from dinner possibly on each night, and the cruise on the 20th?

Go and see the museums, go to a park, or a movie some where (is there a drive in theater?)?
Pretty much what Andrew (hotbug1776) said. Back in 2013, those of us that arrived Friday afternoon / evening went out for dinner and than just hung out in the parking lot of the Best Western bs'ing.

Saturday morning we met up at the courthouse and than all cruised north to Starved Rock State Park, took some pictures there and than headed back for the cruise night. After the cruise night, we took some group photos and than ate dinner together. It started raining, so everyone pretty much just went to their rooms after that.

Sunday morning, those of us that were still around went out for breakfast and than everyone went on their way.

Unfortunately, there is no drive-in nearby that I'm aware of, but there is a movie theater in downtown Pontiac. Back in 2013, a few people went there to catch a movie on Friday night.
hotbug1776 wrote:I'm actually already anxiously awaiting next years location and date, I hope it's out west or someplace like the tail of the dragon
Same here! It would be cool to be able to finally take the Vibe on a longer road trip!
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Post by tpollauf » Sat May 16, 2015 5:23 am

vibenvy wrote: Same here! It would be cool to be able to finally take the Vibe on a longer road trip!
A nice 10-12hr drive somewhere different wouldn't bother me :D Preferably staying east of the Mississippi!
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Re: GenVibe Meet 2015

Post by ctgottapee » Sat May 16, 2015 3:29 pm

vibenvy wrote:
Dairgo wrote: Unfortunately, there is no drive-in nearby that I'm aware of, but there is a movie theater in downtown Pontiac. Back in 2013, a few people went there to catch a movie on Friday night.
There is a fairly well run and updated drive in theater with first run movies in another small town nearby, Harvest Moon Drive In, Gibson City.
http://www.harvestmoondrivein.com/
45mins is 'nearby' in a rural area, the drive is on rural highways, only requires one turn outside ptown
It's cheaper than a real theater and most people have nothing but good things to say and they've put a lot of money into and left the old charm too

The theater in pontiac is fairly crummy and small


If you drive up to Starved Rock with many of the same people, you could try Matthiessen State Park which is directly next to Starved Rock and I think is a better walking trail park. The entrance to each are right next to each other.


If bored on Sat night cruise in or after(they don't run in the rain), there is a race track in the neighboring town of Fairbury 10mins away, a dirt track oval, from 7pm-11pm.
$25tix, kids and parking free, and cheap beer inside, or bring your own inside. That weekend is a special event and it will be packed with screaming fans and the top cars in the midwest, along with many camping around it.
A unique thing if you haven't been to one, although I can't promise you'll love it, but even then the 'atmosphere' is one of a kind. Any local at the cruise in could tell you about it, many will likely leave early to go themselves.
http://www.fairburyspeedway.com/


You can also cruise old Route 66 a bit, and there are various small touristy things. Many patches of the road in that area are in good shape as they were shovel ready for the long ago stimulus (not many people drive on it) so they repaved it, and to help with high speed upgrades on the Amtrak running along side it.

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