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    DCS 2018 - St. Charles, IL 8/15 through 8/19

    To quote the official announcement:

    DeLorean Fans and Enthusiasts,

    DCS 2018 will be held at the Mega Center at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL from August 15 through August 19, 2018.

    Although this is the same hotel that hosted DCS 2006, the DCS Events will be in different facility locations than in 2006, with all Car Show and Vendor activities indoors (no tents). More details about all the changes at Pheasant Run Resort will be in a following post.

    As mentioned earlier this Fall, we are adding an extra day to beginning of the Convention, which will be a Full-Day, Tech Day at Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery (adjacent to resort; short walk) on Wednesday, August 15, at no additional charge, to all registered DCS 2018 attendees.

    A "regular" DCS schedule will follow on Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August 19.

    Note: Saturday DeLorean Car Show event date will be very easy to remember: 8/18/18

    The location selection process for DCS 2018 was significantly longer than years' past for a number of reasons and the maximum added value was provided by this location.

    Pheasant Run Resort was sold a number of years ago, and a new investment firm and new management team is in place. The entire resort is in the process of improvement. The hotel's Tower Rooms have been renovated and other areas have been refurbished including the lobby, hallways, ballrooms, and both the indoor and outdoor pools.

    The DeLorean Car Show for 2006 was held in the DuPage Expo Center and in big tents behind the Expo, which has since been sold off and re-built into a new VW Dealership. The Mega Center has similar Main Floor footage as Prairie Capital Convention Center from DCS 2016 and significantly more footage than the DuPage Expo Center in 2006.

    The Mega Center has received a number of upgrades as well, including a tan coating on the floor (similar to DeLorean Motor Company Midwest, for reference) and new lighting for the Main Floor. Under the new management, the Mega Center has hosted the Midwest Mecum Auction and several annual car shows, including the Midwest Pontiac Show for several years.

    The adjacent auto restoration shop across the street from the Pheasant Run Resort will allow DCS 2018 to have a Full-Day, Hands-on Tech Session Day during the convention. Baltria Automotive has 12 lifts, indoor showroom and covered outdoor showroom area. We plan to do on-lift inspections, door adjustments, install demos and other minor work.

    The Resort also has a recently refurbished theater (seats over 300) that DCS plans to use for screening Tamir Ardon's DeLorean Documentary, which is scheduled for 2018 release, along with other screening requests, such as Steve Concotelli's OUTATIME documentary. The theater also allows DCS an alternate location for our Keynote Speaker presentations.

    The DCS Planning Team has secured an initial block of hotel rooms for $99/night, with the more recently refurbished Tower Rooms for $119 per night. Hotel Registration will be open
    before the end of this month, so check for links on the forum during the Holiday Season and on the DCS Social Media sites. The DCS Planning Team will work to get the links ready soon.

    We plan DCS 2018 Hotel Registration links to be provided before the end of December 2017. We plan DCS 2018 Event Registration links to be provided before the end of January 2018.

    More details to follow.

    Thanks,
    Rich W. [for the DCS 2018 Planning Team]
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    While I absolutely loathe the idea of ANOTHER show in that God-forsaken cesspool that is Chicago; at least it's later in the year, so AC functionality will be less debilitating.

    So, who's up for a room share?
    -Chad K.
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    This is great news. Big hats off to Rich W for pulling this off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracula View Post
    While I absolutely loathe the idea of ANOTHER show in that God-forsaken cesspool that is Chicago; at least it's later in the year, so AC functionality will be less debilitating.

    So, who's up for a room share?
    I'm in as long as I can make it....I'm planning to be there as long as I can get the time off. I might even drive my car there, especially if Jimmy is driving his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    I'm in as long as I can make it....I'm planning to be there as long as I can get the time off. I might even drive my car there, especially if Jimmy's driving his.
    What he said ^^

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    As soon as the hotel starts accepting reservations, I plan to make a reservation for one of those fancy $119 a night rooms. I plan to arrive in time for the tech day.

    As always, anyone that wants to split the cost of the room is welcome. In Orlando, five of us managed to share one room and we had no problems at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    As soon as the hotel starts accepting reservations, I plan to make a reservation for one of those fancy $119 a night rooms. I plan to arrive in time for the tech day.

    As always, anyone that wants to split the cost of the room is welcome. In Orlando, five of us managed to share one room and we had no problems at all.
    What year was Orlando?

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    2012. My mistake. It was Dayton where we put five in a room.

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    I've been to 2 DCS's with you in the past 4 years, had a room share both times, and you wanna talk about shit that happened in 2012?

    Foul!

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    BTW, during a phone conversation with NightFlyer Josh (from DCS2016,) I think he said he'd make it to the next convention....I wonder if he'll make good on that statement.

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