Spring is finally starting to peek out from behind a stubborn winter, and with it comes the wheeling season. Coming up at the end of the month (March 30th) is a day trip to Colchester Quarry, which is private land near Macomb, Illinois. Wheeling is by invite-only, and MIJC member John Gage has asked us back. The last time the MIJC went was in 2010, and it was pretty rainy. It was so long ago that even I had my Jeep there, complete with its recently-completed “costume” as the Bluesmobile. Tom Evans also had an interesting time with a failed ball joint, and we had to extract it to flat ground on an improvised log skid. Hopefully the weather is better this year. Plans are underway for this trip on the forum so post up if you want to go.
In April, our final regular meeting for the spring will be on Saturday the 6th, 12:00, at our usual location… Avanti’s in Pekin. In May our cruise-ins start up for 2019. Later in the month we’ve got one of our long-time traditional yearly trips to Flat Nasty in Jadwin, Missouri, which will be the long Easter weekend. This Mini-Big-Trip is always a good time. Participants have already reserved the trailers we always use for accommodations. Space is limited if you want to stay with the group, so if you want to go, get on the forum and announce your intentions.