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  1. F1tommy

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    Time to start the 2019 events thread. We have the Chicago Auto Show and a Fuelfed event in February.

    The date for the 2019 Literature, Model and Art Expo will be March 16th a Saturday and it will be held at Continental Auto Sports in Hinsdale.





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    Does Ferrari have an "official" display at the Chicago Auto show? Haven't been there in ages. Always though it was money better spent just to drive up to Lake Forest Sportscars and view their inventory.

    Haven't been there in awhile either.

    The moral of this story? I need to get out more :)

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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen them there
     
  4. F1tommy

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    They have a large supercar section sponsored by the local sportscar dealers. Years ago they did have a Ferrari display, but that was also partly sponsored by the local Ferrari dealers. Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Porsche ect.. all have displays but unless they have something new are rather boring. Hopefully with the partial death of the Detroit show that show will stop stealing introductions that used to be at Chicago.
     
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    Joe Perillo sponsors a big section of the north hall for the semi-exotics.
     
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    Before Mancuso, when Knauz was the Ferrari dealer, they had a Ferrari display with cars driven to it by the sales guys.
    I remember Bob LeGault (worked in sales) telling stories how they raced Daytonas back after the show when driving back to the dealership.
     
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    I was there!
     
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    Bob was saying he drove the Yellow Daytona back to the store.:)
    Thanks for that pic, will forward it to him.
     
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    Actually, they are from the same year, either 1972 or 1973. Bob LeGault started late in '73 or '74.
     
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    "Road America is unique among North America’s old permanent road circuits in that it is the only one which retains its original layout. No short courses, no added loops, revised corners, or chicanes. What the heroes of 1955 raced on is the same track that is in use today. The track is a bit wider, and safety barriers and catch fencing have been erected for the sake of safety, but the track itself has not changed."

    THE HISTORY OF ROAD AMERICA (In Summary)

    In the early 1950's, sports car races were being run on the streets in and around Elkhart Lake. When the state legislature banned racing on public roads, a man named Clif Tufte organized a group of influential local citizens and leaders of the of the Chicago Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). This group developed plans and sold stock to build a permanent racecourse. The overall vision of Road America grew out of the dreams of Tufte, a highway engineer, who chose 525 acres of Wisconsin farmland outside the Village of Elkhart Lake for the track.

    Tufte's dream became a reality in April 1955, the natural topography of the glacial Kettle Moraine area was utilized for the track, sweeping around rolling hills and plunging through ravines. By September 10, 1955, the track's first SCCA national race weekend was held. At 4.048 miles in length, with 14 turns, the track is virtually the same today as it was when it was first laid out and is revered the world over as one of the world's finest and most challenging road courses.
     
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    That was a nice day and drive Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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    anyone going to the fuelfed swap meet tomorrow?
     
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    How much is table rent there?
     
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    Did anyone here go? How was it?
     
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    I went, it was ok. not really big but not a bad turn out, was fun to get out. that's a great shop btw
     

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