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#1 Monte's Motors

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:31 AM

Where you all from guys?

I'm from Shelbyville, which is 35 miles south of Decatur.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 07:20 AM

I'AM FROM PEORIA

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:21 AM

I am from Quincy,IL.

#4 Harry P.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 02:58 PM

Northwest Suburban Chicago, Crook County, IL.

#5 Joe Handley

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:47 PM

Not far from Harry, Dupage (live) and Kane (work, but might as well live here too) Counties.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:52 PM

Danville, about 5 miles from the Indiana border.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:28 AM

Rockford

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:13 AM

I'm not an Illinois modeller now, but from 1959/1965 I lived in a small town in Illinois called Cornell (Pop. 400) half way between Pontiac and Streator. Built my first model car there, when I got a Lindberg 32 Ford pick up for my birthday, and shortly thereafter, my sunday school teacher gave me an AMT 32 ford(first 3 in 1).....and I' ve been hooked ever since. I built a few model airplanes before that..A bunchMonogram P-40's and I remember a B 26 or two, but it was all cars after that....'Z'

#9 Exotics_Builder

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:04 AM

Northwest suburban CROOK COUNTY. Harry hit it on the head when he said Crook versus Cook.

I am a member of GTR Modelers, CARS in Miniature and Lake Michigan Model Car Clubs.

Edited by Exotics_Builder, 26 September 2011 - 07:05 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:48 PM

Northwest Chicago burbs, also Crook County Il.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:01 AM

I grew up in Berwyn. After the military I kept moving west - Westmont, Downers Grove, Warrenville, Winfield, Wheaton, and was living in Aurora when I decided it was time to move to Florida.

#12 High octane

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:34 PM

crazyjim how could you move to sunny Florida and do away with frigid cold and snowy winters in the Chicagoland area? I just know that you REALLY miss them!

#13 Joe Handley

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:43 PM

I could live without the cold and snow........not sure if I could deal with the humidity and park flier sized mosquitos though..............lol!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:00 AM

I was a tough decision, Nick. Actually, cold weather brought terrific pain to my knees after a motorcycle accident in 2001. I needed warmer weather.

Humidity? We leave an air conditioned house to get into an air conditioned car that takes us to an air conditioned store. Same on the way home and then jump in the pool. Yard work gets done before 11:00am. Drink plenty of water.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

Northwest suburban CROOK COUNTY. Harry hit it on the head when he said Crook versus Cook.

I am a member of GTR Modelers, CARS in Miniature and Lake Michigan Model Car Clubs.

I'm from Palos Hills. I had always wondered about the Lake Michigan club, can you give me any details?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

Wooddale in Dupage county...I dont have to move closer to Ohare airport its moving closer to me :unsure:

#17 Harry P.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

The Capitol of Illinois.....Springfield,where the Govenors mansion is still empty.I'm just a stones throw away from the Capitol building.


Do me a favor and fling a few stones toward that Capitol building. Maybe you can knock some sense into our esteemed Illinois politicians... :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:00 PM

Are you kidding Harry, we're stuck with what's at the bottom of the barrel!

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:11 PM

Like Jim, I USED to live in Illinois, having grown up in Waukegan. I was living in Winthrop Harbor up until June of 2005 when an employment opportunity was offered to me to move to Charlotte, NC. I had to decide between shoveling snow or sweating a little more during the summer and found that Old Spice deodorant is cheaper than a trip to the chiropractor! The happiest day in my life was selling that 8HP, dual stage, 30" wide snowblower and giving my winter coats to Goodwill!

I will admit that it was a lot of fun visiting many of the LHS and shows that were in the area but considering we have seen a total of maybe 10 inches of snow over the last 6 winters compared to probably 300+ inches in Northern Illinois over that same time frame, I am glad I moved! Add in the drama with the last Governor and how broke the state is, and I do feel bad for those of you still there.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:22 PM

Wooddale in Dupage county...I dont have to move closer to Ohare airport its moving closer to me :unsure:

Hey BigTruck, I remember you when we worked at the Goodguys Model Car Contest a few years back with Dean. Good to hear from you as I haven't seen you at the DuPage swaps lately.