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Old 04-17-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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New Chicago Area Jeep Club

Hello, my name is Gene and I live in Melrose Park. I've noticed that there doesn't seem to be any real Jeep clubs in the Chicago area so I was thinking about starting one. I don't know much about starting a club so Im looking for people that would be interested in starting a club with me and helping out. The Hope is to get to meet some more jeep people maybe a BBQ or Off Road trip and some mod parties. I understand the process might start out slow. I was also thinking of starting a facebook group so communication would be better and we could get to know each other somewhat. I was thinking of keeping the club limited to Jeep Wranglers for now but any suggestions are welcome. If anyone one is interested please post hear, pm me or email me at ILJeepClub@gmail.com (working title on club name ). Thanks again hope to hear from you.

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Old 04-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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I'm in. Is this the St. Charles club you mentioned before?

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Old 04-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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No I'm guessing that guy bailed. For right now we're homeless lol. We're starting from scratch.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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Hey I'm a new Jeep owner looming to find a club to join
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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good idea to start the club. There wasn't any in the thumb area of Michigan, just started one back in April and we are up to 17 members and have already done 1 parade, 1 blessing and 1 really nice 2 day trail ride with camping.

its a lot funner in a convoy... whenever you get together make sure everyone brings a hand held radio or two.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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good idea to start the club. There wasn't any in the thumb area of Michigan, just started one back in April and we are up to 17 members and have already done 1 parade, 1 blessing and 1 really nice 2 day trail ride with camping.

its a lot funner in a convoy... whenever you get together make sure everyone brings a hand held radio or two.
Were is your club out of now?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #7
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There's a group of us up north who meet up once a month to go wheeling and every few months for mod parties. Here's the facebook group:

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:30 PM   #8
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Where did this leave off ... ?
Anyone want to start such a thing downtown?
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:35 PM   #9
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hey Gene, I live in Chicago, by Norridge, I would be interested in getting to know people in the are. I'm a rookie Jeeper, got black 10th anniversary and love it. Hit me up
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:56 AM   #10
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Judging by the OP date and number of posts, this idea may not have gotten anywhere. I'm kind of looking for new Jeepers to meet as well, possible for a regular monthly dinner meet to discuss ideas and shared rides, but not necessarily a formal club. I'm near the Fox River along I88 near Aurora, Batavia, St. Charles, etc. but wouldn't mind traveling East between I88 and North Ave, like around Elmhurst, Lombard or Downers Grove. Anyone know of any groups out this way?
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #11
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hey Gene, I live in Elmwood Park, by Norridge, I would be interested in getting to know people in the are.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #12
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Judging by the OP date and number of posts, this idea may not have gotten anywhere. I'm kind of looking for new Jeepers to meet as well, possible for a regular monthly dinner meet to discuss ideas and shared rides, but not necessarily a formal club. I'm near the Fox River along I88 near Aurora, Batavia, St. Charles, etc. but wouldn't mind traveling East between I88 and North Ave, like around Elmhurst, Lombard or Downers Grove. Anyone know of any groups out this way?
I'm in Oswego, and looking for a group as well. Definitely interested in something informal.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #13
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Sounds good... where? What time?. Weekends are best for me.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #14
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Im by the brookfield zoo.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #15
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Did anything ever come of this? There are plenty of clubs but getting active members is the hard part
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:00 PM   #16
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Did anything ever come of this? There are plenty of clubs but getting active members is the hard part
The Fox River Jeep Club is a well organized, yet no pressure club. A place where all Jeepers are welcome no matter their skill/mod level. We are a family friendly club based out of Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. We have monthly meetings, monthly trail rides, cruise-ins, meet and greets, and are active in our member's communities. We are very active!!! If this sounds like the club for you, check out our website page at foxriverjeepclub.com. We are also on Facebook. Feel free to PM if you have any questions.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:09 AM   #17
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Where exactly are you based? I don't want to drive an hour and a half to meet. I'm located of our batavia.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:28 AM   #18
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there used to be a fairly active group that met in Shorewood, which is about a half hour south of Naperville on IL-59. Not sure if they still do. They like to "facebook", whatever that is...

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:45 AM   #19
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Did anything ever come of this? There are plenty of clubs but getting active members is the hard part
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #21
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Where exactly are you based? I don't want to drive an hour and a half to meet. I'm located of our batavia.
We have meet and greats along the Fox River usually North in McHenry County. We go off roading at the cliff's and badlands routinely but we have trips to other areas.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:09 PM   #22
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If anyone in or around the Chicagoland area is looking for a CJ7 trail jeep with a 360 V8 engine auto well I have one for sale. I am asking $4500 OBO. I am located in chicago logan square neighborhood. YOu can reach me at 1-773-816-4699. Here is a photo.
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:03 PM   #23
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Does that mean no Chicago jeep club? Lol
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:15 PM   #24
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I would be up for a meet and greet/BBQ. I live on the south side of Chicago if anything comes of this and am willing to travel a reasonable distance.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:17 PM   #25
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I'm in the burbs
I do stuff like this with my mustang club but the problem is 98% of them are up north in the round lake/Antioch area so it's always a cruise up there alone :-/
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:31 PM   #26
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Are u south? Sounds like u have a lot of experience with the club thing. U would make a good president for the Chicago jeep club that we should start!
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:40 AM   #27
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I'm in dupage not too far from o'hare
I work prettymuch next to ORD

Idk if I would say a lot but I've been involved in mustang club since 09 when I got my first car which was a mustang
The way we do it on there is a big group effort really. Everton puts in input and ideas. I think it works good that way. Unfortunately a lot of people have sort of dropped off in there for various reasons :-/
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:26 PM   #28
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Count me in for a Chicago Jeep Club! Unfortunately I'm living in the KC area (military) But will be back in a couple years or so! I'll even take a drive down there with my TJ before hand for any meet ups!
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:06 PM   #29
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There is gljt.org. It has kinda lost its umph. Could use a fresh infusion of new energetic members. All the framework is there with lots of great history. The lack of willing members to keep the club moving forward has left it lagging behind. Running a club is a lot of hard, thankless work. Go over there and start some noise. Let's get it up and running again.
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Does that mean no Chicago jeep club? Lol
Count me in for the Chicago club I live in the suburbs near Brookfield zoo

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