Secrets of Jo-Daviess County
July 15-17, 2011
Last chance reminder for the Secrets of Jo-Daviess County tour. We’ll be running July 15-17 through Jo-Daviess County and southwestern Wisconsin. We’ve found lots of new “adventure” roads that will provide fun driving and will include a winery and cheese store as well.
One of the many tree-lined roads to enjoy on tour.
We have a nice turnout this year (and gas prices are going down!) The hotel room blocks have expired; yet several late signers have found rooms available. Hotels for Friday night are the Country Inn and Suites in Stockton 815-947-6060 and the Baymont Inn in Freeport 815-599-8510.
Saturday night it’s the Bridgeport Inn in Prairie du Chien 800 234 6082. If the Bridgeport is full I have several good quality alternates within two blocks. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Camping at Road America 2011
July 15-17, 2011
The third weekend of July is always a thrill at Road America, the four-mile road course about a hundred miles north of Chicago, because the cars cover the span from the 50s to some that were raced in international competition only a few years ago. The cars you can read about in Burt Levy’s “The Last Open Road” series will be there if you look. And Burt Levy himself will most likely be signing and selling his editions. There are competition classes for just about every car ever made and they all race at some point during the weekend.
Friday night -- get to the campground by late afternoon and be ready to leave by 5 P.M. for the race car parade to Elkhart Lake. Dinner time—usually at Three Guys and a Grill at Marsh Lodge.
Saturday – Go to the races, visit a local historic site, hang out in Elkhart Lake, or go shopping in Plymouth to the south. But be at the camp ground to share a supper if you like. Bring your meat (if you eat it) and a side-dish to share. There will be a charcoal grill for cooking. After supper go back to Elkhart Lake for the Concours d’Elegance. This would be a good chance to get a pop at Siebken’s Inn or an ice cream sundae at Gessert’s fountain.
Sunday – Pack up your tent unless you are staying longer, repeat Saturday’s activities.
Most of us stay at Plymouth Rock Camping Resort across the street from the track and a bit south on Route 67. Bring a tent in your MG and ask when you register to be with the Chicagoland MG Club group. The cost is about fifty dollars a night for two persons and one tent. Telephone: 920-892-4252. Other camping options: Marsh Lodge; rate is $20 per night. On the Road America site; must purchase a weekend ticket. The schedule and reduced price tickets are available for the races at www.roadamerica.com, 800.365.7223.
-- Ann & Jake Snyder