TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

July 25 - Midwest Teslas Gathering on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Discussion in 'EVents' started by Liz G, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    #1 Liz G, Mar 11, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2015
    Calling all Midwest Tesla Owners.
    UPDATE:
    So much is happening for the event. For something that I originally envisioned as a simple road trip and dinner for the St. Louis Tesla Enthusiasts, it sure has grown. We've got Teslas coming from all over the Midwest.

    Tesla has given us a number of items to use as door prizes and Crystal Mountain in NW Lower Michigan will be giving everyone who attends a $100 for the resort. In addition, there will be a drawing during dinner for a 2 night stay at Crystal Mountain.

    I've gotten some flexibility on when I need to get my final numbers in for dinner. So if you were thinking about coming you now have till July 23rd to register.

    For those of you who can't make TMC or couldn't make the "Reach the Beach" event this spring. Here is your opportunity to get together and swap stories with other Tesla owners and enthusiasts in the Midwest. Those of you on the east and west coasts are, of course, welcome to join us.

    Come join fellow Midwest Tesla Owners July 25th in Chicago for a drive up Lake Shore Dr, followed by dinner at Moxee Restaurant and Mad Mouse Brewery.

    Have fun swapping Tesla stories and learning new things about your car, all while sampling some of the Mad Mouse brews and enjoying items from Moxee's smokehouse.


    DETAILS::

    Dinner

    6:30 pm Guests start arriving

    7:00 pm Dinner

    Dinner will be buffet style http://files.meetup.com/6175892/Midwest%20Tesla%20Gathering%20-%20Chicago%202015%20menu.pdf

    Cost: $38/person, paid in advance, and includes dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic drinks, tax and tip. Payment due: July 15, 2015 fully refundable up to July 16th.

    To Reserve a seat: please complete the following registration form [WIKI]https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XFPRP8L[/WIKI]
    and remit payment to liz(at)stltesla.org via PayPal (please use a person to person transfer)

    Drive up Lake Shore Dr

    ~ 4:00 pm St. Louis owners arrive at Country Club SC 4201 167th St. Country Club Hills, IL 60478

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Meet and Greet. Other drivers arrive.

    5:00 pm Drive up Lake Shore Dr with photo stops along the way (map will be provided)

    ~ 6:30 pm Arrive at Moxee Restaurant and Mad Mouse Brewery

    For further details check out: http://www.meetup.com/Saint-Louis-Tesla-Enthusiasts/events/221082624/
     
  2. rabar10

    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,333
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Done, also added date to the thread title.
     
  3. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    We've got good turn out already.

    Hit a snag with the dinner location working that out. Will be posting dinner and cruise meet up locations in the next couple of weeks.
     
  4. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    Finally we have all the details, well most of them at least, ironed out. Check out the initial post, I've updated it.

    Really looking forward to seeing everyone this summer in Chicago. Outside of TMC, the biggest group of Teslas I've been apart of is the group that did the initial run up Mt. Evens. There were 29 Teslas that day. Would be great if we could be that on the 25th.
     
  5. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    Things are coming together well for our get together in Chicago.

    We have owners coming from all over the Midwest, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and possibly Michigan.

    Looks like Tesla may be getting us some door prizes. Plus there will be a special take away for everyone joining us for dinner.

    If you haven't signed up, make sure to do so and save you spot. You don't need to sign up for our Meet up group. Just fill out the reservation form here and send in payment.
     
  6. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    Exciting news!

    The University of Illinois - Chicago will be shutting down historic Maxwell Street for our Midwest Tesla Gathering. We'll be able to park up and down the street while we eat dinner and socialize at Moxee and The Mad Mouse Brewery.
     
  7. Jim MacInnes

    Jim MacInnes Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    192
    Location:
    Michigan
    Liz - I look forward to joining you for this Midwest Tesla event!
     
  8. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,047
    Bummer. I'm a Chicago native and will be driving through a week earlier from VA. I definitely would have joined had the dates lined up.
     
  9. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    Look forward to meeting you Jim.

    And thanks for Crystal Mountain's generous drawing prize of a 2 night stay at the resort. Some attendee will be very lucky indeed.
     
  10. Fezzik

    Fezzik P67429

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Messages:
    478
    Location:
    Lincolnshire, IL
    Looks like I'll be there.
     
  11. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    That's great. Look forward to meeting you.
     
  12. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    Less than a week to go and we have over 30 people signed up to attend. Looks like Maxwell street will be awash with Tesla's.

    Can't wait to meet everyone.

    Haven't signed up yet. There's still time.
     
  13. jjchan

    jjchan Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    Athens, Ohio
    @Liz G

    Do you know if there's any arrangement for hotels/motel for the group?
     
  14. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    #14 Liz G, Jul 20, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2015
    There is no specific hotel. I do know that the group from St. Louis is staying here

    Hampton Inn & Suites Bolingbrook
    165 Remington Blvd., Bolingbrook, Illinois, 60440, USA TEL: +1-630-759-7100

    It's about 1/2 hours drive from Moxee down 55, perfect for those of us from St. Louis. The hotel does not have charging but we are planning on stopping for brunch at Two Brothers and filling up there.

    Also, there is couple coming from Ohio who are staying at The Drake in Chicago.
     
  15. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    1 day till the big Tesla gathering in Chicago. You can follow all us on twitter @LithieTWTesla #MWTG

    MWTG logo.jpg
     
  16. bjwModelS

    bjwModelS Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Messages:
    145
    Location:
    United States
    Saw somewhere between 4-6 of you leaving the Springfield Supercharger today... it was a blur of excitement since I was in the minivan for this trip :) Posted in Sightings as well but here are a few of you!

    FullSizeRender_1.jpg FullSizeRender_2.jpg FullSizeRender.jpg
     
  17. Majerus

    Majerus Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    689
    Location:
    Illinois
    That looks like the group from STL, I would have been in the white car.. Cool pics.
     
  18. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,019
    That's my beautiful sig red!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Here are some of my pictures from the event:

    First, an image I have to caption:

    "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we have a full frunk, half a pack of battery charge, it's afternoon, and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it!"

    10983217_10205945807597558_3708389550844011774_n.jpg

    We commandeered the taxi/bus driveway in front of the Museum of Science and Industry:

    20150725_175844_Pano_2.jpg 20150725_180232.jpg

    Then we headed toward the restaurant where we all parked along the street:

    mod_20150725_203230.jpg

    - - - Updated - - -

    Unfortunately, we were missing 5 colors -- the green, the brown, the new gray, titanium, and the new blue.
     
  19. Fezzik

    Fezzik P67429

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Messages:
    478
    Location:
    Lincolnshire, IL
    There was an IL car with the TESLA plate I thought was part of the group but left? Was it just a stop by?
    It was great meeting everyone there.
     
  20. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,019
    Yes, I think they were just passing through.

    (Illinois specialty plates append the two final characters to the plate. "TESLA" is still available on many other designs. The plate there was the environmental plate (EN), so it's "TESLA-EN", but they have TESLA still available for Agriculture, Youth Golf, etc. :) )
     

Share This Page