Mark your calendars: the third CATL Drive (aka the 2021 Edition) is on! The first (2019) CATL ran from Rockford, IL to the old Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee and onto Racine, WI (for beers and car discussions with @70 Sport Suburban) in September 2019, with a stop on Lake Michigan's western shore. The 2020 CATL ran from Rockford via St Charles, IL and Hammond, IN to the Indiana Dunes National Park, on Lake Michigan's southern shore. This year's CATL will run from a spot on Historic Route 66 in Dwight, IL to a much smaller body of water in Fox Lake, IL. There is a car show there on Sept. 18 (FB page) which is a natural end point for the route, and the next day (on September 19, 2021) there is the 2021 Autorama in Beloit, WI for those who want to make it a weekend affair. Should the weather not cooperate on Sept.18, the rainy-day date would need to be confirmed. One possibility could be Sept. 25 but work may get in the way that weekend. BTW, for folks from WI and MN, there is a swap and meet in Jefferson, WI (a good 1.5 hours north) on Sept. 24-26. Type of event: This is not a stationary show -- Tim's C-Body Shows have that corner of the "market" covered in spades. As in 2019 and 2020, the idea of a CATL is to drive our C-bodies through smaller roads to some nice locations. Along the way and at the end, of course, we park the cars/eat/shoot the breeze. The route is chosen so that folks can join or part along the way, and thus not commit to a full day if they do not wish to do so. This year's starting point/time: the 2021 CATL will start at 9AM from the Old Route 66 Family Restaurant at 105 S. Old RT. 66 in Dwight, IL. For those interested in starting with a good breakfast, I plan to be there and order mine around 8:30AM. The destination: Fox Lake, IL. The advantage of this year's choice of lake is that it is roughly equidistant to Milwaukee, Chicago and its 'burbs, and Rockford. Leaving Dwight at 9AM should get one to Fox Lake around noon even if we stop in Crystal Lake. --> We will head out to the Culvers Car Show at 100 S US Hwy 12 in Fox Lake, IL. Registration is $20. I have no association with the show or the eponymous restaurant on whose property the show is held, but I think it makes a nice destination. --> That car show runs from 7AM till 2PM, so we can have lunch there. After the it ends, interested folks can join me for drinks / coffee at Port of Blarney -- this waterfront spot has plenty of parking for our cars, and a deck looking out at the lake. I am open to other suggestions, of course. The itinerary: I have attached a map of the tentative itinerary between Dwight and Fox Lakes, IL. I will depart Dwight at 9AM and drive up IL-47 to Morris and then, right after we take IL-176, we will make a stop at the Crystal Lake Main Beach (another lake!) in order to catch up with members from the area. After a pit/photo stop, we'll head to Fox Lake. @71Polara383, @sixpkrt, @70 Sport Suburban , and I are in. @LocuMob should make it is as well, and @david hill may also be able to. Who else? @Xenon @BLIMP @70NEWYORKER @metaldad @SGVert @traintech55 @Stanj @Georges77 @tallhair @swartzed @MarPar @Wonderwagon @furious70 @Cbodies69-73 @Billy Bats @Sport Fury 67 @Chopperbob1 @drh4683 @Biggie @Asleep at the Meal @sgtmac1 @300E @Air Force Polara @furyusvip @Grizzly's Garage @B to C @Popslavaz @Brian Parrino @70 Droptop @Ed Wagner @Skins69 @BUBBAZ488 @IAG @william @Dan Wolf @Jdlov @gkellm @plum360415 @Casey @blue88 @haywire 440 @chilsam @JPMODL @Cags70PolaraConvert (and anyone else who is interested and can make it).