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Chicago(land) or 'IL and adjacent states'?

Post by scottfzeller » 17 Jan 2016, 17:25

With 2016 off to a great start, I am beginning to see a lot of local cougar clubs outside of the Midwest postings events/meetings. I was wondering how many members on this CCC forum are from the Midwest (ie. IL, IA, WI, IN) and would anyone be interested in a local/chapter meeting or starting a new club?

Would love to see more activity locally and, potentially, help get a local club of the ground. I am thinking 'Midwest Classic Cougar Club'.

Thoughts? New friends in the area? I know it is 3 degrees F today, but I am itching for warmer weather and I want to get the cat out of the garage to meet other Cougar enthusiasts.

Thanks all.
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Re: Chicago(land) or 'IL and adjacent states'?

Post by G Dub » 17 Jan 2016, 20:04

Not too many of us in the area. See the member location map.

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Post by berns68 » 17 Jan 2016, 23:05

I think our secret has got out about our cars. I attend many local cruises and shows in my area during the summer and I am seeing more new/old Cougars than in years past. There were 6 at the Hagerty Drive-In event last summer! I always make it a point to introduce myself and find out about their cars and history. I also ask them if they know about these forums and I'd say more than half do not. Anyway it would be great to have something closer than the east or west coast for us Midwesterners to show our cars together. So I'd be interested.
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Post by scottfzeller » 19 Jan 2016, 15:05

I agree Mike. From speaking at local car shows, I have only run into a handful of owners as well and sure enough, most don't know about the forum, but I just know there are more owners locally. I might need to do some more investigating. I wonder if the IMOA could give us some assistance in networking across the Midwest with Cougar owners.
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Post by CougarCJ » 19 Jan 2016, 17:19

I think that it was around 2000, when there was a CCOA Nationals in Lincolnshire. What happened to all of those Cougar owners who put that show together?
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Post by jcbingcougar » 19 Jan 2016, 20:35

CougarCJ wrote:I think that it was around 2000, when there was a CCOA Nationals in Lincolnshire. What happened to all of those Cougar owners who put that show together?
All three of them?
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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 20 Jan 2016, 06:49

G Dub wrote:Not too many of us in the area. See the member location map.
Where is the location map? I did a man look (not a very good look) on both sites and didn't find it.

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Post by BossElim69 » 20 Jan 2016, 07:15

I talked with the guy that use to head up the Cougar club in Chicago a few years ago at John's anniversary party ( he had a yellow Eliminator). They broke up the club after the Lincolnshire show over a dispute with the CCOA at that time. I have had a few inquires from people from the Chicago area to join in the C.A.T.S club. Which is welcomed especially as we get the club back to more active again. We have had some Cougars from the Chicago area travel to the MI shows. You are all welcome to join C.A.T.S and we could always expand the boundaries to include the Chicago area.
Having a club just with the Chicago Cougars would be good as well. Send me an e-mail (letsridebc@yahoo.com)if you're interested in joining C.A.T.S. (Cougar Association of the Tri States) covers Michigan, Northern Indiana and Northern Ohio. We should have a web site or a Facebook page up soon.

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Post by G Dub » 20 Jan 2016, 20:12

SPLINEHEAD wrote: Where is the location map? I did a man look (not a very good look) on both sites and didn't find it.
The map is under "quick links" just under the ride of the month picture. Don't know if there is a map on other sites.

I'm not aware of any other cougar owners in my area. The only cougar I've seen around here in years is one I ran across at a local restoration shop, and it belongs to someone up in the suburbs. Some pictures of it show up on their website under "in progress"
http://www.mcmrestorations.com/#!in-progress/c161y

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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 21 Jan 2016, 06:30

Thanks G Dub, I did find it and posted my location. I was not on there and made me think that others are not as well. In fact I could tell several others in Michigan are not posted. So we can't judge the reality of who is around us.

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