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2007 Mad Dog Sat Vineyard Tour, JULY 7th

Hello MINI Wine Knows,

Be sure and read down for updated postings from me.

2007 Mad Dog Sat Vineyard Tour, JULY 7th

This years Mad Dog show in Kalamazoo is July 8th, so the Vineyard Tour is set for the 7th.

June 10th UPDATE. Thanks to Cliff we have test driven the NEW 120 turns in 85 miles Route, a feast for the eyes and tires.

Even if you are not going to the Mad Dog on Sunday, I hope you will join us on Sat for this drive. If you enjoyed last years Rock Run, You will love this one too.

We will start Sat 9:45 AM CST (Chicago Standard Time) at Anderson's Orchard and Winery, 430 E US 6 Valparaiso IN 46383. Easy way to get there is take 80/90 or 94 to State Rd 49 South to State Rd 6, then EAST about 3.5 miles AOW is on the right side of the road.

Lunch plans. We have a table at Tabor Hill Dining Room for our group.

Please be sure and sign up below, because I'm making each MINI an 18 page map system and only want to print what I need too.

http://www.maddogsandenglishmen.org/md_e_2007_show.php
 

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Old 03-11-2007, 09:30 PM
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We are in! Like the Valpo start idea you mentioned on the Spring Drive. We will bring the picnic in our handy MINI picnic backpack!
 
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Will try to go.
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:51 PM
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Missed last year... will definately try and make it this year. The classic would love to congregate with the relatives:^)
 
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Looks like we won't be able to make Mad Dogs this year, other family plans take precedence :-(
 
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same day as Dave at Toyota Park. Tough choice.
 
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I'm a new member as of a few days ago. Do you get a pretty big turn out for the wine tasting?
 
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Hello Jmr, welcome to the club, and NAM, have you been too any CMMC events yet? Last year was the 1st year for the Vineyard Tour to Mad Dog. We had 4 MINI's and 7 bodies. I think this year we could have 8-10 MINI's, small outing due the fact that it takes us into K-zoo MI for the night and the Dog is Sunday.

If someone wanted to drive the Tour on Sat, there are a few good places they could head back to Chicago from on the tour. It would be a full day of driving, but would save you the over night if you didn't plan on being at the Dog on Sunday.

We do stress that this is a driving event, and limit tastings for our safety.

Great Roads, Great People, Great Wine, its all just Great Fun!
 
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Ha Ha

When I saw the title I was expecting to see this




from wiki:
MD 20/20 (or Mad Dog) is an American fortified wine produced by Mogen David wineries. MD 20/20 was originally created by Mohawk Liquor in Allen Park, Michigan.
 
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I must find a bottle for the event, too funny.
 
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OK Gang, I'm working on the new route for this year with help from our NW IN friends. Be sure to visit and print this link http://www.maddogsandenglishmen.org/md_e_show_app.php please get it in the mail before June 20th to be sure and get your MINI in the show.

Please book a room at one of the hotels at the exit to the event.
Clarion Hotel 269-385-3922 and Fairfield Inn 269-344-8300.
 
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Book your room ASAP. The Fairfield is full, Clarion is not, and downtown Radisson Plaza is open too, 269-343-3333

You can try priceline. K-zoo is not real big, so there really no "bad" hotel to drive from on Sunday to the event.
 
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The 1st draft of the Route will be about 84 miles. With stops at 4 Vineyards and a lunch stop. The route will end at Coloma MI on 94, this way anyone that is not going to K-zoo for the Sunday Show can head back west and be in Chicago within 2 hours. Anyone going to K-zoo will be there in an 90 mins.
 
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wow. wonder why the fairfield filled up so fast? It was like 1/2 empty last year. There's another fairfield about 6 miles away. got a room at clarion.
 
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Please see updated info in 1st posting.
 
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I'll be on the drive, but don't know if I'll go all the way to Kalamazoo.
 
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well, just had something reset workwise, and have to be someplace Monday morning that requires flying out Sunday. So might not make it this year.
 
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Originally Posted by ChicagoMini View Post
Hello MINI Wine Knows,

Be sure and read down for updated postings from me.

2007 Mad Dog Sat Vineyard Tour, JULY 7th

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We will start Sat 9:45 AM CST at Anderson's Orchard and Winery, 430 E US 6 Valparaiso IN 46383. Easy way to get there is take 80/90 or 94 to State Rd 49 South to State Rd 6, then EAST about 3.5 miles AOW is on the right side of the road.

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A question and a nit to pick. The question - is this event open to persons not members of CMMC? The nit - the time specified is 9:45 a.m. CST. Since IL and some of NW IN are on CDT and the rest of NW IN and MI are on EDT, what time is this going to kick off - 9:45 CST = 10:45 CDT = 11:45 EDT or should the post have read CDT?
 
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Originally Posted by zinvestor View Post
The question - is this event open to persons not members of CMMC?
This is actually NOT a CMMC sponsored event so membership is not a question. It's open to anyone who wants to Motor!!

You should either post here or PM ChicagoMini if you need more details
 
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MiniMac is right, this event is open to anyone, MINI or no MINI.

Start time is 9:45 am Chicago Standard Time. LOL
 
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Include me in the Vineyard tour, but I don't think I'll go on to MDE.
 
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We'll be going!!! Got a room at the Country Inn & Suites.
Hope you can swing it, John!! O'hare usually runs late...:impatient

Are we going for the banquet Saturday night? and how many are actually showing their car?
 
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Hello PJ, great to hear you got a room and will be with us. I dont plan on going to the banquet, not sure about others. I would hope all of us going to Mad Dog would have signed up to show our MINI's, its the best value for the day, park inside and everyone in the car gets in for free.
 
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I'm still a maybe. I did this drive last fall with a few NW IN MINIs and it was a lot of fun!

I may do the Sat drive but not stay for the Sunday event. I have Dave Matthews that Sunday!

PJ, I'm having MOT withdrawal.
 
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Hey Cake, The drive you did last year has been changed and then theres another 40 miles that your group did not drive that we found last July. This will be some of the same roads in the, but more new then old. Hope you can join us for the day. Once the 80 miles are done, you can jump on 94 and be home in 90 mins or less. I'll add you to the "maybe" guest list
 

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