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Contact Information
Email (Preferred Option) manxinthemiddle@gmail.com
Tim & Barb Byrnes 618-304-8869
Rebecca Powers 585-749-8916
Tim Hillier 330-351-3499
Updated May 15, 2017
Manx In The Middle
Collinsville, IL / St. Louis, MO
June 22 - 25, 2017

2017 Manx in the Middle on Facebook

March 4, 2017
- main artwork added to website
March 31, 2017 - tentative schedule, sponsors added
April 20, 2017 - confirmed schedule, Hot Wheels rules added
April 26, 2017 - sponsor added
April 30, 2017 - event flyer added, sponsor added
May 1, 2017 - PDF registration form added
May 5, 2017 - online registration form added
May 12, 2017 - forum link; WC to MITM
May 15, 2017 - sponsors added
Event Schedule (please check back for any needed updates)
All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Thursday night (June 22, 2017):
     6:00pm - 9:00pm - Meet and Greet - Registration (DoubleTree Hotel/St.Clair Room)

Friday (June 23, 2017):
     9:00am - Driver's Meeting & Daily Raffle (DoubleTree Hotel/parking lot)
     10:00am - Cruise to Malcolm Martin Memorial Park for Arch photos and Gateway Guyser   
     3:00pm - Manx Club Official Meeting with Board of Directors (DoubleTree Hotel/St. Clair Room)
     6:00pm - Diecast Racing (DoubleTree Hotel/St. Clair Room)
     8:00pm -  "Light the Night" Evening Cruise - Illuminate your colored lights for a
          cruise to Bobby's Custard & Ice Cream Shop

Saturday (June 24, 2017):
     9:00am - Driver's Meeting & Daily Raffle (DoubleTree Hotel/parking lot)
     9:30am - Cruise to Grafton, IL via Chain of Rocks Bridge Crossing
           tentatively stopping at Pere Marquette Park
     10:15am - Photo opportunities and crossing of Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
     11:15am - Cruise from Old Chain of Rocks Bridge to Pere Marquette Park
     12:30pm - Lunch at Pere Marquette Lodge
     2:00pm - 4:00pm - "Show & Shine" and late lunch at Pere Marquette Park
     7:00pm - ? - Awards Ceremony, silent auctions, Chinese Raffle, and thank yous!
          (DoubleTree Hotel/Clinton Room)

Sunday morning (June 25, 2017):
     6:00am - Group heading to Moab leaves  
     All Morning - Goodbye Breakfast (your choice of locations)
DoubleTree Hotel Collinsville/St Louis - Host Hotel
1000 Eastport Plaza Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234
Rate - $99.00 (plus tax)
Reservations by phone: 866-235-4657 (Reference "Manx Club")
Reservations must be made by June 2, 2017
Host Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton
Collinsville, Illinois
Event - Related Documents for Download:
(Registration Forms must be mailed by June 5, 2017)
Hot Wheels
Racing Rules
Event Schedule
See above link for the Hot Wheels Racing Rules
The diecast racing is like you did as a kid, with a Hot Wheels track.  We have a digital finish line and plenty of track.  Link to a pdf file of the Hot Wheels Racing Rules can be found above.

As a bonus, Bruce & Winnie Meyers have said that they will be attending.  What a great honor to have the Father of the Dune Buggy at our event!  We are truly happy to invite them both and look forward to their stories.

There is so much to see and do in St Louis, we just hope that everyone will mark their calendars and plan on attending.  There is going to be at least one group cruise headed this way, so there may be opportunities for
Long Haul Awards!

Also, we will need donations for raffle items, silent auction items and gift bags.  We will also need volunteers for raffle tickets, signups, etc.  If you would like to donate, have contacts that might like to donate, or would like to volunteer, feel free to email us at manxinthemiddle@gmail.com.

Important: This is a Manx Club event , so one will need to be a Manx Club member to attend.  Membership is only $30.00 per year and you get 4 great full color quarterly newsletters, a laminated membership card and discounts on parts and stuff from the Meyer Manx website.  One does NOT have to own a Meyers Manx buggy to be a member.  Not only all of that, but you can hang out and meet other crazy buggy people from all over the world.  To join and be a part of the fun, go to www.manxclub.com for the details and keep coming back here for more updates on Manx In The Middle!

For membership information, go here: http://www.manxclub.com/membership.htm

We all look forward to meeting everyone; see you in St Louie!!
Event Flyer
Special Guests Include:

Bruce & Winnie Meyers from Meyers Manx
Dean Kirsten from Dune Buggies and Hot VWs Magazine
Form - PDF
West Coast to Manx in the Middle (Dune Buggy Caravan)
Details on the Manx Club Forum