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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #125 on: August 16, 2023, 18:49:42 »
Most had some kind of "club casual" for inside dinners in the evening, and less formal than that (golf/Tee shirts and shorts) for outside activities during the day...
Mr. Mizesko, or anyone else involved in Pagoda Fest planning,

Do we have a detailed agenda of activities??
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #126 on: August 16, 2023, 20:24:44 »
Yes Rodd.  We're putting the presentation schedule together at our meeting tomorrow night.

We've got 10 Sponsors, so trying to get things lined up.

Basically it is arrive Thursday night, drinks and hors Doerves at the hotel bar .

Breakfast buffet Friday, then walk around meet and greet.  Late am presentations, then Lunch, then more presentations.  then Dinner and a Comedian on the campus.
Friday, we booked a 8:45am party bus and a tour for up to 25 wives and anyone really, of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio and a walking tour with docents of 7 homes in Oak Park, then lunch down there, then back about 3-4.

Saturday we have a driving tour heading to Rt 66, but not that far.  hitting park for pics, then museum, then lunch, then back.  Dinner that night on the campus.

Sunday Depart.

I'll update the eventbrite page soon.

Should have merch available in next week or two.  will bulk ship to event to save shipping.  will send emails to attendees to confirm merch links, Wright tour, and choice of meals for dinners.

Hope that helps, we are almost there.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #127 on: August 16, 2023, 20:35:24 »
Awesome!  Thanks.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #128 on: August 18, 2023, 01:16:00 »
I'm in.  I can bring my old set up to show fuel pump testing and rebuild.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #129 on: August 19, 2023, 14:31:40 »
I'm in.  I can bring my old set up to show fuel pump testing and rebuild.
Bob

Bob, that's GREAT! Fuel issues always popular topics for learning!
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #130 on: August 22, 2023, 20:30:04 »
I noticed in a Pagodafest-related email that there's a "Frank Lloyd Wright Tour' during the event.  Since I live around the corner from Wright's Home & Studio, I wonder if it's on the route.  Is there a link to this?
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #131 on: August 22, 2023, 20:31:42 »
Are you going to make sandwiches for the tour?   ;)

In post #126 above, it says, "Friday, we booked a 8:45am party bus and a tour for up to 25 wives and anyone really, of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio and a walking tour with docents of 7 homes in Oak Park, then lunch down there, then back about 3-4."

Is your home one of the seven?   :D
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #132 on: August 23, 2023, 02:44:13 »
It will be a nice tour for anyone with even a passing interest in architecture or Chicago history.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #133 on: August 23, 2023, 09:12:57 »
Are you going to make sandwiches for the tour?   ;)

In post #126 above, it says, "Friday, we booked a 8:45am party bus and a tour for up to 25 wives and anyone really, of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio and a walking tour with docents of 7 homes in Oak Park, then lunch down there, then back about 3-4."

Is your home one of the seven?   :D

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #134 on: August 23, 2023, 19:25:29 »
Mike, If you don't hold a spot for my lady on the home tour, I'll never get her to another car event, ever!  I may not even get her to ride home with me.   :(
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #135 on: August 23, 2023, 20:44:52 »
Not to Worry Ray.  Consider this a registration for her. 

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #136 on: August 23, 2023, 21:38:44 »
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Not to Worry Ray.  Consider this a registration for her.

Mike,

Do we need to (or is there some way to) reserve a spot on this tour for a spouse?  (I'm in the same situation as Ray.  ;)  )

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #137 on: August 24, 2023, 02:11:45 »
email going out in a couple of days, but I'll put you down for 1 spot.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #138 on: August 24, 2023, 21:36:46 »
Cool, looking forward to it!
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #139 on: August 24, 2023, 21:38:59 »
Hi Mike!

My wife Blair would love that kind of tour, I’ll keep my eyes open for the email!
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #140 on: August 24, 2023, 21:44:19 »
Any chance Michael McKinney of Black Forest Benz up in Milwaukee is a sponsor or presenter? He expressed some interest a while back when I mentioned it to him…

Here’s a link to one of their recent Facebook posts about a Bosch fuel injection pump test bench they just acquired and rebuilt:

https://www.facebook.com/100056707421500/posts/pfbid0yGjYoN8iYmgLF7XnZoUneUyCeyxnuAUeQBkpEzLNxkk5ReymSm9ccaNmgc3KQmJRl/
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #141 on: August 24, 2023, 22:15:20 »
Michael was lined up to do an Injector presentation, but got way behind on business, and had to withdraw.  We have Bob Youngman, and Vintage Auto {parts (Nelson and Babak) who are covering the topic.

Next time, maybe.

This will be a fun event!

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #142 on: August 25, 2023, 02:19:09 »
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #143 on: August 26, 2023, 17:09:56 »
Here's a copy of what we just sent to attendees.  FYI.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #144 on: August 27, 2023, 16:12:58 »
Regarding the Frank Lloyd Wright Spouse Tour, I have attached the mailing that I just sent to Attendees.

I did record those who already asked to go, and marked the times.  Please respond to the email though.

Evidently, this is going to be extremely popular.  This tour was meant to be for the Spouses and guests, just like in the past, so they didn't have to memorize injector specifications and cylinder head bolt tightening torques.  I have gotten requests from a bunch of guy members, who we will accommodate if we can, but only after they spouses are taken care of.

After my initial Agenda email, many have sent emails to me to register, and we will handle this as follows, given the Tour Limitations, Bus Size, (and our budget).
We will prioritize Spouses first, and then make a waiting list for the guys (or members), in the order that people asked for a spot.  We want to offer the tour, but don’t want to vacate the event for our Presenters and Sponsors.


If you are coming in from afar, you may want to extend your visit and see this.  You don't get to see such art and architecture every day.

Best laid plans....

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #145 on: August 28, 2023, 03:47:38 »
We want to offer the tour, but don’t want to vacate the event for our Presenters and Sponsors.
Mike,
Maybe initially it wasn't clear to all that vendors & presenters would be doing their thing while the tour was at the same time for spouses. That's clear now, and that's great that you're handling reservations manually to ensure everyone enjoys the event. That's what makes these events work.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #146 on: September 11, 2023, 08:44:19 »
Hi,

If anybody has a Pagoda that they wish to rent out for this event please PM me.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #147 on: September 11, 2023, 18:44:53 »
A Pagoda is not required to attend, and this event is not focused on driving the cars.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #148 on: September 25, 2023, 01:14:23 »
my daughter will also be in Chicago for a wedding and my wife plans on meeting her downtown on Michigan avenue Saturday morning. She is planning on taking an Uber downtown from the hotel. Is that the best way to get there? I have no idea what traffic is light on a Saturday headed downtown.

Thanks for the help
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #149 on: September 25, 2023, 01:30:36 »
John.,  I suggest sending a PM to Frank Koronkiewicz or Richard Cooke, locals.

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