|In Madison, IL|
|A good grouping in Madison, WI|
Day one was a day-long kickoff party in Madison, WI. There were tons of cars to see and vendors with products and project cars to wander through. There was also an autocross course which I really wanted to partake in, but they all told me I shouldn't do it on the first day. (We had met up with some friends who couldn't go on the driving portion.) We all went for a drive in my friend's '48 Plymouth and then found some amazing pizza. We parted ways and went home for the night. We had a great day seeing everything in the lot up close, but we really wanted to see them on the highway, and tomorrow, we drive!
|Madison was fun, and a taste of what Summer Nats would be.|
|Displayed outside of Heidt's Performance.|
You can see signs of the burnout from the day before all the way up to the body line!
|This was a participant sitting outside of Heidt's|
|Saw this on the side of the road.|
The closer we got to the night's show I'm Champagne, IL, the more menacing the clouds looked. They had been chasing us all day, but as we got to the venue, it seemed like a repeat of the previous year's trip to Indiana. Threat of tornado, flash floods, major rain, and possible hail had the vendors packing up early. We did see Elana Scherr and Wes Allison from Hot Rod snapping pics for the magazine. We retreated soon afterward with everyone else and got some food. There was a nearby Texas Roadhouse, and it was the perfect choice for dinner then off to our hotel.
|Things in boothes in Madison, WI|
|There were a couple of sweet Vettes outside the Texas Roadhouse.|
|Might've only taken them with my phone, but they look good.|
|Cars from Champagne|
|I love this wagon.|
|This is a guy who Ice Races locally about 8 miles from my house... and I saw him in Champagne, IL|
|This guy built this thing himself, all custom!|