The date is set! Plans are complete and a couple unexpected surprises…
The Internet Checker Taxi Archives Car Club (ICTA) will be joining us! We have been cordially invited to the Illinois Railroad Museum (IRM) to attend their exclusive members-only night with a running session of their special equipment and a private tour of their bus collection! Come join us in a rural town just northwest of Chicago to celebrate and support the beginning of something big and meaningful! …Our drive and cause of preserving bus transportation history. Agenda, camping, and hotel info below.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 PRE-EVENT DINNER 6:00 PM This will be a dinner get-together for whomever is already in town. Stucky’s Restaurant (American food) 4000 N Johnsburg Rd Johnsburg, IL 815-331-8050 *Meet at Stucky’s at 6:00 pm, or meet at the MBM grounds at 5:15 for a 5:30 departure on one of MBM’s buses.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 MAIN EVENT 10:00 AM MBM Southern Chapter Location N9302 N Clark Rd Richmond, IL Free Admission Bus show Music Food – Lunch provided (charcoal-grilled hamburgers & hotdogs + sides, tables/chairs will be set up) Camping not available on property (see below for camping & hotel info) MBM grounds close at 4:00 pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 MAIN EVENT EXTENDED 4:00 PM The MBM will be providing a round trip, chartered, vintage bus excursion to the Illinois Railroad Museum (IRM) in Union, IL Departure from MBM grounds: 4:00 pm Cost: $25 per person Includes: Round trip to IRM + IRM admission ticket ***PAYMENT Prepayment is available and encouraged. There will be limited tickets available onsite **IRM on-site dinner deadline, price, menu, time** will be detailed shortly
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 POST-EVENT BRUNCH 10:00 AM We will all be getting together for a farewell brunch for whomever is still in town. Crandall’s Restaurant (amazing & unforgettable brunch at a “chicken” restaurant, who knew?) 10441 IL-47 Hebron, IL (815) 648-2609 *Meet at Crandall’s at 10:00 am, or meet at the MBM grounds at 9:15 for a 9:30 departure on one of MBM’s buses.
REGISTRATION The IRM issues a limited number of tickets for this exclusive night, and registration deadlines will be distributed shortly. Registration can be done, by marking that you are “going” to the event on the Facebook Event.
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Baymont Inn and Suites 11200 N Rte 12 Richmond, IL (815) 678-4711 4mi, 9min from MBM Bus parking Continental breakfast included Fitness room Rating: 3.5/5 $130+
Best Western Plus 350 W Hwy 173 Antioch, IL (847) 395-3606 10mi, 18min from MBM Bus parking Hot breakfast included Cocktail lounge Pool Fitness room Rating: 4.4/5 $170+ Super 8 110 State Rte 31 S McHenry, IL (815) 344-9200 13mi, 22min from MBM NO bus parking Continental breakfast included Rating: 3.1/5 $95+
Hampton Inn 1555 S Rte 31 McHenrry, IL (815) 578-1900 12mi, 24min from MBM NO Bus Parking Hot breakfast included Pool Fitness room Rating: 4.5/5 $155+
CAMPGROUND Chain O’Lakes State Park James Rd Spring Grove, IL (847) 587-5512 8mi, 13min from MBM Tents, RVs, & Buses Boat rental Horse rental Fishing Rating: 4.4/5 $12+
To bad I am too far from Illinois even though I still have my Checker Marathon I purchased on July 30, 1971 – 50 years and still running strong!
Wish you could make it Herman. I’ll let everybody know that you wanted to attend. Joe