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One Tank Tour - FULL
Saturday, June 06, 2020, 08:00am
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Sorry to say, but this tour is FULL.

Are you and your Miata ready to party?

Sheila and I are happy to announce the first tour of 2020.

June 6th, 8:30 departure from Depot Museum in Batavia to Gus’s Drive Inn and back.

170 miles all told. About 50 miles before the fun starts, then 30 miles of twisty roads, eat some lunch and then bomb the same roads one more time on the way back.

We will be departing from the Batavia Depot Museum at 155 Houston St.

Batavia, IL. 60510. There is a McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts within a block of the Museum. We aren’t going to visit the museum, this is just the departure address. Please arrive before 8:00 AM as we plan on leaving by 8:15. We have an alternate meet-up in Mchenry for our northern friends.

We will follow the Fox River North past the Cheddar Curtain and be driving some familiar roads to members that have been around a while. The surprise is many have been repaved recently and are better than I remember.

Lunch will be at Gus’s Drive Inn which is a popular hang out for car enthusiasts. It is outside seating and the ordering is also done outdoors. Given that it could be quite busy, please bring a folding chair just in case all the tables are occupied. There are also several drive thru fast food places nearby if you would rather do that or even bring a picnic lunch if you like.

After lunch we will retrace most of our steps with the tour ending on Route 31 South in Illinois. We will pass 43, I90, route 20, and so forth so just veer off on whatever road will get you home.

We realize some may not feel safe being around others quite yet….for those we have provided an alternative that would allow you enjoy the roads sans other people.  After the tour, we will post the route for those that would like to do the route on their own. For those that do, please submit a photo on our Facebook group and we will make sure you receive a participation point.

We will be practicing social distancing and ask that you respect the 6 foot distance guideline as well as having a mask available when that isn’t possible. We will probably be adding some verbiage on these practices in the waiver you will be required to sign and not following the rules will result in you being asked to leave. This is our club’s first in person meeting in months and we want everyone to be safe, feel safe and also be responsible to others around us not on the tour.

It should be a great drive, Sheila and I repeated the roads three times prepping for this and enjoyed it immensely.

There will be no charge for the tour.

Action Items:

Protect yourself with masks, hand sanitizer and sunscreen

Bring Lawn Chair for Lunch

Bring CB if you have one

EMAIL us at 

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We are capping participants at 20 cars total so don’t hesitate if you would like to join us.

Note: This tour is only for active WCMC members and their guests.