Well, we have not gotten that far yet with our planning. Ha ha.
Hooters parking lot in Schaumburg at the Woodfield Mall. I s'pose everyone knows where that is.
It would be fairly early - around 0730 - and we peel off no later than 8. We - the organizers - would already have the infrastructure in place - which cars are assigned to which spots (recon, caboose, mid pack radio and navi) and the only thing left to do would be a small "registration" the day of the drive (screen name, forum, car and the order in the convoy determined by the lottery).
As I mentioned - and defended - my micromanagement earlier: we do not want to leave anything to chance espec. when you open up the meet to a more diverse crowd. Furthermore, we firmly believe that if we are to have a great time on this drive, some basic rules have to be in place.
@ qc punk
That would be great. We should coordinate this if you think there will be Iowa cars there. At some point there was some interest from Wisconsin - Madison ain't that far - as well. I would imagine we can aim for a rendez-vous around 1100 (giving us 3 hours of commute) while you folks make the necessary arrangements on your end, to meet us there.