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  1. topcarbon

    topcarbon Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2006
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    jason
    does anything happen here car-wise?
    Springfield, Decatur, Peoria
    Or is this a car black hole?
     
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  2. imahorse

    imahorse Karting

    Nov 25, 2017
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    Dustin
    I drove my viper through there once. Does that count?
     
  3. topcarbon

    topcarbon Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2006
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    And you made out?
     
  4. imahorse

    imahorse Karting

    Nov 25, 2017
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    I did. I bought it in Missourri and brought it home to Wisconsin. Right around there is that weird imaginary line that you pass and instantly find yourself in the south, right? I've always been trying to figure out exactly where it is.
     
  5. f4udriver

    f4udriver Karting

    Feb 1, 2012
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    Mike G
    I live right in the middle of Illinois.
    Lots of car shows but not a lot of exotics attend.
    I used to organize a cars and coffee but not enough interest to keep it going.
    Cars that I know of just in Springfield 7 Ford Gt’s, 2 Countach, 3 Mosler’s (they only made 20),
    About 20 Ferrari’s, a couple of Mclaren’s and Aston’s.
    I just bought a Gallardo last week.
    Isringhausen Imports is in town and they are a large Porsche, Mercedes, BMW dealer
    Biggest and best show is the Route 66, over 1,000 cars but maybe only one or two Exotic’s
     
  6. topcarbon

    topcarbon Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2006
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    Good to know
    I am buying a home in Lincoln
     
  7. FordMan

    FordMan Formula Junior

    Aug 26, 2013
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    Bobby R

    Mike, congrats on the Gallardo! Please post pictures when you get a chance.

    Bobby
     
  8. FordMan

    FordMan Formula Junior

    Aug 26, 2013
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    Hey Jason,

    I would agree with Mike about the Route 66 show being the best in town.

    I haven't been around there in a few years, but I try to stay up-to-date on the car scene. There are a handful of guys on this site that live in Central Illinois (Springfield and Peoria).

    Cars that I know of (seen/heard about) in the last couple of years:

    Silver Ferrari F-430--Lincoln
    2 Bentley CGTs--Springfield
    A handful of Bentley CGTs--Decatur
    A few older Rolls Royces--Decatur
    A couple of Maserati GTs--Decatur
    A few older Vipers--Decatur and Springfield
    2017 SRT Viper GTS-R--Springfield
    2017 SRT Viper Dealer Edition--Decatur
    Rolls Royce Ghost--Decatur
    Aston Martin Rapide--Decatur
    A few Astons--Springfield
    2 McLarens--Springfield
    3 Moslers--Springfield
    7 Ford GTs--Springfield
    4 Ford GTs (hopefully 1 more soon)--Decatur
    F8 Green Dodge Demon--Decatur
    2019 Corvette ZR1 (coming soon)--Decatur
    2 Gallardos--Springfield
    1 or 2 Gallardos--Peoria
    A couple of old NSXs--Springfield
    1 or 2 R8s--Springfield
    Ferrari 328, 355 spider, 360, Scud--Springfield (owned by the same guy)
    458--Springfield and Peoria
    360 Challenge Stradale--Peoria
    360 Challenge Stradale--Springfield
    612 Scaglietti--Springfield
    360 Spider--Springfield
    AMG GT--Decatur
    Lotus'--Springfield and Decatur
    Ferrari Boxer--Springfield
    Ferrari Testarossa--Springfield
    Porsche GT4--Springfield and Peoria
    Radical Racecar--Peoria
    2 Countach's--Springfield
    Ferrari F12--Peoria
    Ferrari F12 and 458 Spider--Decatur (same guy)
    2 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione's--Decatur (same guy)
    Nissan GTRs--everywhere lol
    A collection of exotics, including a La Ferrari--Champaign
    More Ferrari's--In all of the surrounding areas
    McLaren 650S--Decatur
    Tesla P100D with Ludicrous--Decatur
    Lamborghini Performante--Springfield
    Rolls Royce Wraith--Springfield
    Brand new Ferrari 488 Spider, 812 Superfast, and GTC4 Lusso--Peoria (same guy)
    Countless classics

    I'm sure there are more that I don't know about, but that gives you an idea of what is around. Hope you like Central Illinois.

    Bobby
     
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  9. topcarbon

    topcarbon Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2006
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    jason
    That’s a great sign. Means there is probably service available.
    Plus the F and L will love the company.
    Although I would love to live there more than a week or two at a time, for now that is what I will do. In the future it will be more.
    But, on days like today where there is a 100 degree swing in temperature, I know I won’t be there in winter
     
  10. FordMan

    FordMan Formula Junior

    Aug 26, 2013
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    Bobby R
    If you ask around, there may be some people in Springfield or Decatur that can work on your cars, but I do know of a place in Peoria.

    Kauth & Mayeur in Peoria works on all kinds of exotics. Michael Benet takes care of most people’s cars in the central Illinois area.

    He posts on here quite often, under the name Michael B. He is the guy who owns the 360 Challenge Stradale in Peoria.

    He seems like a stand up guy and knows his stuff. Beats going to Chicago or STL every time something comes up.

    Vipernut, f4udriver, SoIllFerrari, and Michael B are all members on here that live in Central Illinois. All great guys and enjoy cars. I’m sure they would do a meet up/drive when it gets nice out.

    Would love to see the Countach if you are ever in the Madison, WI area.

    Take care,

    Bobby
     
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  11. topcarbon

    topcarbon Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2006
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    jason
    The contact is in Milwaukee at present.
    Maybe before they go down to Illinois I will go over to Madison
     
  12. FordMan

    FordMan Formula Junior

    Aug 26, 2013
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    Bobby R
    I appreciate the offer, but that is not necessary.

    Just drive it for all of the Illinois guys to spot!
     

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