sorry I missed you guys at CEVS. I as down the road and I dropped my phone at the gas station, then while on the highway I ran into a bud riding out west to a Harley party at a dealership then his club was hosting another party at a bar east of sycamore, well thats close to another friends house who I havent seen in a while, so sorry I enjoyed the day riding, sure was nice, but hot, then crashed out at my buds place after the club party. Got my phone back but it's pretty much on it's way out, someone probably ran it over! Ha!
Sorry to hear Prospect cancelled, sure did rain like hell out where I was.
Pop and I went to CEVS around 1:30PM, which we thought would be plenty of time to see the excitement before the show ended at 4PM. When pulling into the parking lot, the attendant said that CEVS was ending early, and pointed to the firetrucks and police cars that were all exiting. I asked about the 4PM end time, and he said to catch what we could as it was all ending early.
We saw a cool ISP seatbelt safety demo car, that had a motor that quickly rotated the front cab:
but it quickly drove away before we got to see the demo.
No blumos. No old cop cars. There were a few farm implements. I told dad that CEVS really went down hill from last year.
So we went to the hotel, and saw Sean's Fumonaco blumo (Fury / Monaco) in the parking lot, which reinforced our assessment that CEVS had ended early.
It turns out that dad and I were at the wrong place, and the parking guy gave us bad info. We were at the location of CEVS was held last year, which is not the usual location. CEVS this year returned to its usual location, with the EVOC course.
A huge storm hit in the afternoon, so Mt. Prospect car show was cancelled. Mysterywoman helped get our number out, and we hooked up with Sean, Tammy, and Nathan for a Fumonaco cruise to Golden Corral.
I made up some t-shirts for dad and me.
At dinner, I learned that Nathan / 76Bluesmobile used Ken's own CHP car to beat Ken's time in the EVOC course. Wicked!
Then Country Bunker prank called me that night. He called the hotel room, asking if I enjoyed the show and I said yes, and asked who was calling, and he said "Bob! You know, you boys owe me a lot of money for the beer you drank tonight". heh ehe.
Sunday, we followed Sean and Tammy and visited some sights on the way out of town from North Aurora back to Michigan / Arkansas. That put us out of TK's area; TK sorry I missed you at CEVS; I'll look forward to next year when we get the address right.
Here's the blumo pulling up the orphanage. There was a bike tour, and the guide was pointing out the orphanage from the Blues Brothers, and then he exclaimed that he couldn't have timed it any better as Sean drove up front, and the crowd broke into applause:
This shot just looked like a good gritty Chicago shot:
My favorite; the Palace Hotel Ballroom:
thanks all, dad and I had a great time! your friend in fun gettogethers, arthur
Nice pics.Ya even got a shot with a CPD squad.Good timing there as well.
More than that, Sean was chased by that same CPD!
When we arrived, there was a big shindig going on, and they had tables of people directing traffic. I knew there was no way that they'd let Sean stop for pics, so I jumped out of dad's truck, and waited for Sean to pull through, and that's the shot above. On the way out, Sean noticed the pillars from the movie:
He stopped to take a pic, and the CPD came by and honked him out of there.