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Discussion in 'North Midwest - USA (ND, SD, MN, IA, WI, IL)' started by topcarbon, Jan 22, 2019.
does anything happen here car-wise?
Springfield, Decatur, Peoria
Or is this a car black hole?
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I drove my viper through there once. Does that count?
And you made out?
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.
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
Good to know
I am buying a home in Lincoln
Mike, congrats on the Gallardo! Please post pictures when you get a chance.
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
7 Ford GTs--Springfield
4 Ford GTs (hopefully 1 more soon)--Decatur
F8 Green Dodge Demon--Decatur
2019 Corvette ZR1 (coming soon)--Decatur
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
Lotus'--Springfield and Decatur
Porsche GT4--Springfield and 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
Tesla P100D with Ludicrous--Decatur
Rolls Royce Wraith--Springfield
Brand new Ferrari 488 Spider, 812 Superfast, and GTC4 Lusso--Peoria (same guy)
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.
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
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.
The contact is in Milwaukee at present.
Maybe before they go down to Illinois I will go over to Madison
I appreciate the offer, but that is not necessary.
Just drive it for all of the Illinois guys to spot!
Anyone with a suggestion for a mechanic to work in a 308 in Central Illinois? Sure could use some help, thanks.
Any cars and coffee in central or southern Illinois?