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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.



      CMC Cruise Night at Brick House Tavern!

      Date: 7/09/2015 (Thursday)
      Time: 6 PM

      Location: Brick House Tavern
      1461 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515

      Back by popular demand Brick House Tavern will be hosting us for a cruise night July 9th! CMC members will have exclusive parking in the coned off front parking lot. Brick House Tavern serves American food and they also have a full bar. We will be in the man cave and we will have the ENTIRE party room for ourselves. Bring your friends and family and an appetite! New members are strongly encouraged to attend!

      Menu: http://brickhousetavernandtap.com/menus/food-menu

      Any questions PM mee

      GALENA CRUISE

      We will doing the Galena Cruise again. For those that went last year, there will be some differences & more photo shoots. For those that didn't do this last year, now is your chance.

      Mark you calendars and watch for updates!!

      Begin 9:30 AM Saturday July 18th
      Ends approx. 11 am Sunday July 19th

      Where:

      Official Cruise will begin at 9:30AM in Schaumburg, IL behind the Hooters parking lot.
      We will be stopping in Rockford for gas & break approx. 10:45 am meet up with anyone out that way, then on toward the Stagecoach Trail (with some variations from last year's route). The exact route will be posted soon, but will include some opportunities for gas, breaks, etc.

      Overnight Details

      Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark
      350 Bell St.
      Dubuque, IA 52001
      Phone: 563-690-4000 - Sold Out


      Optional-
      Best Western
      3100 Dodge Street, Highway 20
      Dubuque, IA 52003
      Phone: 563-557-8000 ($121 a night & 10 minutes from Grand Harbor)


      Days Inn Dubuque
      111 Dodge Street
      Dubuque, IA 52003
      Phone: 563-583-3297 ($85 a night & 10 minutes from Grand Harbor)



      FAQ:

      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 stop in beautiful Apple Canyon state Park, lunch at Poopy’s Pub in Savannah, IL, a cruise up through Iowa along the Mississippi River, an overnight stay at the awesome Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque IA.
      Day 2 involves a cruise back on the Stagecoach Trail before turning back to Illinois and wrapping up mid day Sunday.

      Official Cruise Maps:

      *****Day One Route*****

      Day One is a drive heavy day - approximately 5 hrs and 226 miles. Be prepared for some obscure but amazing driving paths- stuff thats a bit unexpected in northern Illinois.

      • Gas stops in Rockford, Elizabeth, Savannah (93 available, e-85 nearby)
      • Brunch/snack break in Apple Canyon State Park, a real hidden gem of a park. Great photo opportunities!
      • Full Lunch/ chill at Poopy's Bar, a real rowdy biker bar. Group discounts on tattoos!
      • Photo shoots including Sebula landing and at Bellevue State Park.
      • Check in at Grand Harbor approx 5-6 PM. Casino, dinner, waterpark, whatever ???





      *****Day Two Route*****
      Day Two includes breakfast in Galena (hopefully with less flooding :P Time TBD depending on how hung over we are , but it will be early enough to get back home in good time.
      • Obligatory Photo Shoot in Scales Mound
      • Cruise back on the Stagecoach Trail, taking in the scenery



      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.

      Feel free to contact us for any questions


      CMC - Doin' it BIG in 2015!!




      THE CMC 2015 SEASON OPENER!




      DATE: 5/30/2015 (Saturday)

      TIME: 10:00am

      LOCATION
      :

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


      https://goo.gl/maps/OAUjk





      RAIN OR SHINE!






      HIGHLIGHTS:

      -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
      -$5.79 Cozzi Food Special






      CMC's Season Opener will again be held in the Cozzi Corner 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 7th 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:

      DonationGuidelines.pdf




      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!?

      MORE DETAILS TO COME AS THE EVENT PLANNING UNFOLDS!!! DO NOT MISS THIS AS IT WILL BE THE BIGGEST MUSTANG THEMED SHOW OF 2015 IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA!



      CMC, Doin' it BIG Since 2004!










      PDF Flyer for Printing: 15print.pdf





      CMC is proud to announce your representatives for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show!

      The following vehicles will be on display from media day through the black tie event and until the end of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show! Please join CMC in congratulating these members and make sure to come down to the show to see the display!



      Classic
      quikturbo




      Fox
      enginerd




      SN95
      BOTTLEFED




      NewEdge/SVT
      Shane97Cobra




      S197
      v8venomgt




      Coyote
      Brandon




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      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!

      -CMC

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