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      The Chicagoland Mustang Club, Chicago's premier Mustang Club, spreading across all of Chicago and its suburbs, began in September 2004 as a club for like-minded Mustang enthusiasts. With the area lacking a Mustang club that was not generational or model-specific, the Chicagoland Mustang Club, (CMC) opened to bring together Mustang owners of all generations and model ownership.

      CMC has since grown from one person to well over 2,000 members and touts sponsorships from leading Mustang High Performance shops and Mustang parts manufacturers. We host meet-and-greet days at local restaurants around Chicago, as well as club days at local drag strips. Past events have included dyno days, HUGE car shows, sunset cruises downtown and cruises to Starved Rock State Park. The Chicagoland Mustang Club also gives back to the community, hosting fundraisers for families in need, Children's Memorial Hospital, and participating in Toys for Tots.


      DATE: 5/31/2014 (Saturday)

      TIME: 10:00am


      Cozzi Corner/Advance Auto (Parking Lot)
      1202 75th St
      Downers Grove, IL 60516




      -Free Prize Raffle (donate new toys for Advocate Hope Children's Hospital of Oak Lawn for FREE TICKETS)
      -Free Car Show w/Trophies
      -Live DJ Music
      -Professional Photography
      -Chicagoland Mustang Club Decals/Shirts
      -$5 Cozzi Food Special
      -Other businesses in the area will also be announcing specials

      Come celebrate the Chicagoland Mustang Club's 10th ANNIVERSARY! The Season Opener will again be held in the Cozzi Corner/Advance Auto parking lot in Downers Grove (same location as last year). Bring your Mustangs, bring your family/friends, and pack TOYS to donate! This will be an event you do NOT want to miss.

      As in the past, the biggest part of this event is the 6th Annual CMC TOY DRIVE to benefit the kids at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital of Oak Lawn. If you know CMC, you know that we are all about charity and helping out those less fortunate than us. The Chicagoland Mustang Club wants to bring a smile to the faces of kids that could really use something to smile about. Everyone who brings a NEW TOY to donate will be entered into a drawing to receive prizes donated by our sponsors and other companies we have found looking to help. When you first pull into the lot a section coordinator will show you where to park and help guide you into your space. Once complete, you can grab your donations and head over to the tent we will have setup to drop off your toys and get your FREE tickets to the raffle.

      This year we plan to fill a pack of Mustangs, from top to bottom, and deliver all of the toys collected at the opener to Advocate Hope Children's Hospital of Oak Lawn the day after the event. We will setup a cruise thread to load up and bring toys over to the hospital in typical CMC fashion! More details to follow. This is a great way for us to give back to our community. Please read their DonationGuidelines.pdf by clicking the link. It is important, as they can only accept NEW TOYS and have rules on what they can take as a donation (i.e. no stuffed animals, etc). Thanks in advance! As always, we hope to make an even larger donation this year thanks to all of the wonderful contributions from our members and staff.

      Advocate Hope Children's Hospital of Oak Lawn:


      More details to follow as they become available, let's make this an awesome event! Feel free to post this on other boards you frequent and use our flyer (the PDF attachment at the very bottom of this post is setup for printing) and hang them up in your local grocery stores, lightpoles, church bulletin boards, etc. All Mustang clubs are welcome!

      Did I mention there is a TOY DRIVE for Advocate Hope Children's Hospital of Oak Lawn!?


      CMC, Doin' it BIG Since 2004 (TEN YEARS)!

      PDF Flyer for Printing: 14print.pdf

      CMC Stagecoach Trail Adventure Tri-State Road Trip

      June 14th – June 15th

      Begin 10 AM Saturday June 14th
      Ends approx. 11 am Sunday June 15th


      Official Cruise will begin at 10AM in Schaumburg, IL behind the Hooters parking lot.
      We will be stopping in Rockford for gas & break approx. 11:15 am meet up with anyone out that way, then on toward the Stagecoach Trail. The exact route will be posted soon, but will include some opportunities for gas, breaks, etc.

      Overnight Details

      Ramada Inn Galena
      11383 20 West
      Galena, IL 62036
      Phone: 815-777-2043

      We currently have a Block of Rooms under Chicagoland Mustang Club. Please mention CMC when requesting a room reservation.

      Due to the very busy weekend in the Gelena & Dubuque area with many major events occurring, hotel rooms are very limited, so be sure to book your reservation by May 15th (or we can't guarantee you a room)..


      What is this about?

      This will encompass a two day cruise spanning 2 days and over 300 miles through some of the most scenic roads in Illinois, including a full cruise of the famous Stagecoach Trail, lunch at Poopy’s Pub in Savannah, IL, a cruise up through Iowa along the Mississippi River, an overnight stay in historic Galena, IL.
      Day 2 involves a cruise north up through Wisconsin (including some mystery roads ) before turning back to Illinois and wrapping up mid day Sunday.

      What if I can’t make it Saturday? Or Sunday?
      For those that cannot commit to the overnight stay, or have other commitments, this cruise is still for you. There will be an opportunity Saturday to return back to Chicagoland after Poopy’s day one, or for those wanting to join Sunday you can simply head out to Galena Sunday AM and catch us at breakfast ☺ . You’ll miss over half the fun either way, but at least get out a bit.

      Fuel Requirements?
      Word of warning to tuned cars– both 93 octane and E-85 become tough to find west of Freeport, so be advised. We have used a couple of station finders and maps to try and ensure the route passes a few of those stations, but no promises. Longest stretch on this cruise as planned with no gas is about 110 miles.

      Stay tuned in this thread as more details are added. We wanted to get this out right away as reservations for overnight are very limited.

      Feel free to contact us for any questions

      CMC - Doin' it BIG in 2014!!

      The CMC staff would like to thank all of our members who contributed ideas for the season online and at the planning meeting. As always, many of our core events are back again (some will bring a few changes, i.e. Sunrise Cruise route change, etc) along with some new additions. We also tried to create a nice balance of Saturday and Sunday events for those who may have work conflicts.

      Spring/Summer yet...?

      The 2014 Chicagoland Mustang Club Official Event Schedule

      Saturday, May 31st
      The 10th Annual CMC Season Opener, hosted by Cozzi Corner in Downers Grove

      Head Coordinators: CMC Staff

      Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15th
      CMC Overnight Trip to Galena (more details to follow)

      Head Coordinator: Omicron

      Sunday, July 6th
      The 8th Annual CMC Sunrise Cruise

      Head Coordinator: LTDmasta GT

      Sunday, July 27th
      The 6th Annual CMC BroBQ at Cantigny Park in Wheaton

      Head Coordinator: Splytsecond

      Sunday, August 3rd
      Northern Mustang Corrals "Mustangs in the Park", at Perry Farm in Bourbonnais

      Head Coordinator: UWISHU1

      Saturday, September 20th
      The 2nd Annual Cruise to Raceway Woods

      Head Coordinators: Omicron and 01Cobra

      Saturday, September 27th
      The Official CMC Trackday at Byron Dragway

      Head Coordinators: Omicron and PJx5x

      Sunday, October 5th
      The CMC Season Closer, Cruise to Lake Geneva

      Head Coordinator: 01Cobra

      NOTE: We will also have a number of unofficial events taking place throughout the season, including: Peoria SVT, a Spring Track Day, the NMRA Car Show in July, Auto Cross, Volo Mustang Show, monthly Meet and Greets, and more (stay tuned)! We also encourage our members to organize meets and car cruises of their own, but kindly ask that you do not propose them on dates that we have major events scheduled.

      We look forward to a great season in 2014 for the Chicagoland Mustang Club, thanks everyone!


      Where: Brick House Tavern + Tap
      1461 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL)

      Click here for map


      Date: Sunday, February 23rd
      Time: 1:00 PM


      Hard to believe, but CMC season is approaching soon. Its now time to set the official events calendar for CMC for 2014.
      This is an open meeting for all members.

      As always, any CMCer is welcome to attend and throw out ideas for official events. Several of our best club events have come about as a result of this planning meeting with suggestions from participating members just like you.

      If you cannot attend the meeting, please feel free to post up event ideas or PM any staff member.

      CMC - doing it BIG in 2014
      Published on 02-05-2014 03:09 PM

      Official Event Thread

      CMC has been asked to represent at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show!

      Volunteers from the club will be working our booth throughout the entire show, so make sure to stop by and say hi. 6 CMC vehicles will also be on display:

      SVT: carguy929/Damien
      10+: 01bluesnake/Drew
      05-09: Jeffs FRC/Jeff
      99-04: 01Cobra/Jon
      94-98: FastGT94/Dale
      79-93: It's me Mario/Mario

      Our booth is located in Space No. SH208, checkout the map in the event image above. A tower sign with our logo and “Chicagoland Mustang Club” will be visible near the booth.

      We hope to see you there!


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      Published on 01-23-2014 09:53 PM
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      CMC is proud to announce, your representatives for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show!


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