View Full Version : Ogle County Illinois Meeting?

03-08-2009, 04:57 PM
I will contact the owners of Jay's Drive In located in Oregon, Illinois - Ogle County as a meeting site for a Cruise and meeting. We would meet along the way with the final in route rally point being the De Kalb Oasis. We would, as a group, then drive to the meeting. This is a 50's - 60's style drive in and I thought it would be a nice change from our past meeting. I will post more information as I get it. Let me know what you think?

Thanks, Ron

03-08-2009, 06:56 PM
sounds good...keep us posted

03-09-2009, 05:57 PM
I'll be out that way this week end, I plan to discuss this with the owners then. They have their own cruise nights the with a DJ/etc. once a month.

I want to set this up as purely a Thunderbird/Cougar event.

03-15-2009, 06:19 PM
Any news????

03-15-2009, 08:27 PM
They are not open due to water damage from recent storms. Was not able to discuss this with them. The place will hold about 24 cars max..............not that we would fill it. With the most cars at any one meeting I am aware of....13 would be the max. The month of July has been mentioned. Any thoughts?

03-18-2009, 06:10 PM
The owners have invited us to attend their Cruise Night on Sunday, June the 7th. It is from 5:00 until 8:00 that Sunday. Any thoughts?

03-19-2009, 07:24 PM
We could plan to meet there at 1:00..our usual Sunday meeting time.

We can have our own meeting and for those who want to,take part in the Drive In's event.

The wife and I may plan to spend the night, as this is the usual family vacation area.

Any thoughts?

03-26-2009, 08:03 PM
I may have a trivia question contest and longest distance driven award.

The Dixon area has motels if no rooms are open at White Pines State Park, or Mount Morris Motel.

The old 92' needs to carbon blown out anyway lol.

03-26-2009, 09:26 PM
ill have to see where that is, my birthday is june 5th so thats nice, I really want to make one of these meeting, im always wanting to go and something comes up.

03-27-2009, 02:52 AM
i for sure wont be there on the 7th, Hot Rod Powertour 2009 will be in town so im headed up to racine for that.


that friday and saturday ill be doing the NHRA qualifying. hopefully my friend Kevin qualifies the Modern Carriage Werks Cobalt in ProStock.

04-04-2009, 01:12 PM
I'll finish up any last minute details with the owners and post the FYI

05-26-2009, 05:43 PM
Well...........everything is still a GO!

We'll meet at 1:00 on Sunday June the 7th at Jay's Drive In on route 64 in Oregon, Illinois.

I'll be bringing some goodies for door prizes too.

The Drive In's Cruise Night starts at 5:/5:30 and goes until 8:00.

Spread the word..........we're hitting the highway!

05-27-2009, 06:21 PM
I may wind up driving my 94' 4.6 LX there. Have not gotten the new TL rear end in or the new rear bushings in the SC.

05-30-2009, 03:13 PM
i seen over at tccoa you mentioned meeting on 355 and taking 88, in downers you can meet 88 right off of ogden i dont know where else we could wait at on 355 unless you already had something else planned, im trying really hard to make this one for sure, its going to be an amazing site seeing all the tbirds driving at once

05-30-2009, 05:01 PM
Hi Frank...........The start point would be south on 355.

I'd be jumping on between 159th and 127th. Proceed to I-88, the final rally point would be the De Kalb Oasis.

We could meet there if there are some unfamiliar with the area.

Once back on 88, we'd travel to 31/51.

This will take us to route 64 and into the town of Oregon.

We need not travel as a group and simply meet at the drive in.

I'd be leaving home around 10:30 or 11:00 and see who I spot along the way.

I maybe driving my 94' 4.6 LX this time.

I have not gotten the new TL rear end in the SC.

Say would you be able to swing by this way if you still need the bumper?

06-02-2009, 11:15 AM
i gotta see how money is, i would really like to as i need it, and i would love to drive out there, also i dont think its too far from amboy ( my uncle lives out thier) so that would be a nice trip. My birthday is this weekend so maybe ill have some birthday money to make it.

06-02-2009, 05:46 PM
So far it's beginning to look like a very low turn out if any at all. The last weather projection for the week end I saw had rain.