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Old 09/06/2017, 10:11 PM   #16
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To gauge the interest of the group, I'd be curious to know how many calendar are being bought, like for last year ( the calendar year 2017)?
About 60 calendars were purchased last year. (2017 calendars)

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Old 09/07/2017, 01:00 PM   #17
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Sorry if you felt you were rejected. Your photo wasn't voted into the top 12, but still was included in the calendar as Jan of 2013. As I recall the photo you submitted was in front of a big water tank, correct? I think you didn't get as many votes because your car was a very small part of the photo. The water tank took up 80% of the image.

As Marty said, please do take some more photos and give it another try this year.
The picture was not a water tank. It's the restored silo at the old Meadowdale International Raceway (a half mile from my house).

Meadowdale International Raceway was a 3 1/4 mile track and hosted Chicago-land SCCA racing back in the late '50s and the '60s. The track is best know for the "Monza Wall" a tight 45 degree banked, 180 degree curve (the steepest banked curve at the time) that dumped racers out onto the 3/4 mile front straight (the longest straight at the time). The track was a technical track (narrow lanes, lots of curves and hills and vary few run offs) that was unforgiving and required serious driving skills to safely negotiate (a racer was killed in an opening day race, earning it the nickname "Killer"). Sadly the track was unable to loose the "killer" label and lost the battle with Road America as host to Chicago-land SCCA racing and closed. The track sat abandoned until 2002 when it became a county forest preserve. The silo is the only structure that remains of the track. The infield bridge, Monza Wall and other stuctures were leveled shortly after the county took control of the property. Quite a bit of the actual track, including the front straight, remain, though overgrown, and are now hiking and biking trails. The track is open for a car show the second Saturday of September with the front straight and the remains of the Monza Wall being used to park show cars.

So please, don't insult a piece of automotive racing by calling it a water tank.

The left pic is the silo (background of my pic) from back in the day. The right pic is the front straight as it looks now.
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Old 09/07/2017, 04:21 PM   #18
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Old 09/09/2017, 03:34 AM   #19
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Projects in progress photos would be so cool. I agree, why always a "showcar" . If it is a CS or HCS...why not.
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Old 09/10/2017, 09:33 PM   #20
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I would like to personally thank you putting together the calendar. I know you are you are not doing it for the $$ so that makes it even more appreciative. I still have my 2015 calendar at my work desk and it is a great conversation piece. Hopefully I will get a chance to enter my car next year.
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Old 10/01/2017, 09:45 AM   #22
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I'm in regardless of whether my car makes the lucky 12 or 13. always great to see nice pictures of this special car
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One week to the deadline and only 4 photos submitted so far.

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Old 10/02/2017, 04:26 PM   #24
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Jon......I've submitted my picture today. Thanks again.
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Jon......I've submitted my picture today. Thanks again.
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Me too, that's six! Six more to go.
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