I appreciate the kudos, but the "heavy lifting" on this was really done by Jake (working with the Inn), Dustin (planning and implementing the drive) and Visal (for bringing so many of his friends!). Thank you everyone for coming, and thanks to Jake and the NSXCA for helping with the cost of the lunch. Leaving home yesterday, I had my doubts about the weather but it really did improve once we arrived at Lake Geneva (as in dry roads) though we admittedly hit some rain on the ways from and back to Chicagoland. It was cool to get to meet so many new people and get to know some familiar ones a little better! There were a lot of nice cars present, too. My only complaint about this is that we don't do it more often! It's hard enough to get all of the Illinois guys together, and we "flatlanders" are lucky to see many of the "cheeseheads" more than once per year. If any of you guys want to gather again later this summer or fall, I'd be all over it!I have to say, it was a great event. Between having the regional and national NSXCA officers in attendance to having our tech guru Big Johnny-V at our table, the day couldn't get much better. Then, rain hater (rain h8r above) and Jake (Badcura) took us on an epic cruise that tested the limits (legal, of course) of my car in the rain. My bladder was also tested (two liters of water, 80 or so miles of twisties later...painful.)
Tons of great people to chat with, including many new faces. Lunch was great, too.
Nice job Jeff. You really put a nice event together. I am up for another one, maybe we all go west to the drift less region? I hear they have some scenic vistas over there.
Hello, Luke here, the guy with the camera at the cruise! It was a pleasure meeting you all, and I am sharing a link with all of the images that I was able to take. It was an honor to be able to participate in the event in a small way, even if the weather wasn't the most conducive.