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Most of our hotels are on the I-94 corridor.  About 10 minutes from the lakefront where the show will be. The hotel on the lake has recently been bought and refurbished by the Wyndham.  I know of people who have stayed there and been happy.  Its still not great.  You are staying there for location.  We also have two new boutique hotels downtown kenosha. https://stellahotel.com/. ; And https://www.attheapis.com/.




Edited by bcsideshow - Nov/10/2020 at 3:05pm
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I have no doubt that assuming every thing is reasonably back to normal by July all the hotels from Racine,Wisconsin to Gurnee,Illinois will be filled up. Kenosha is not that big and some where around 10 K people show up for the meet, many from all over the world too.  Particularly if as they some times have a bicycle race in Kenosha on the same weekend . Also you want to come early for the garage sales. Seems the factory workers took home spare parts from work. Kenosha is the only place you can go to garage sales for AMC parts. Some peoples old garages look like an AMC dealership parts department ! LRDaum
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I'm considering going. I haven't been to Kenosha since 1974! Lol, drove through on my way to Bremerton WA, from Falmouth Mass, on my first ever road trip. Intentionally, because AMC. I think that makes me a lifer hardcore AMC fan. In a 62 Ambo 400. I bought a beer in a bar (underage) on some main road that terminated at a little park on the lake. Drove under the AMC bridge over the road. I took photos then, they seem long-lost....

If the hotel won't harm me I generally don't care about the hotel if it's got a survivable bed and hot water and one clean towel. I'm rarely there for more than s**t/shower/shave/sleep. I don't own cars that I worry too much about, they all lock and have one tricky kill switch somewhere, and besides, no one under 60 can drive a column manual, built-in anti-theft. Though I'd likely take the roadster, the stupidest choice given the terrain and weather between here (Los Angeles) and there.

There is no, never was, such a thing as "normal", and so we're not going back to it. We're going forward, and 2021 is likely to be deep-weird. I've long since learned to embrace it and find phun in the interstices.

We're automatically not-normal driving AMCs and Ramblers.



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Hey now, just crossed into my 50'S, and learned first stick shift as three on the tree, worn box, tired synchros, Grandfather taught me how to drive.
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My wife and I are looking forward to being there.  Probably bring our new-to-us '68 Ambassador DPL wagon.  If not, the '67 990 hardtop.  

Looking forward to meeting lots of new and old friends.

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My Hotel reservations have been booked at the Springhill Suites. 

Still rooms available at the Country Inn and Suites.

Interesting last year before the COVID forced cancellation the town was almost sold out by now.
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I am planning to have my 66 American convertible 4.0/AX15 done for Kenosha. 
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I still don't know if the border will be open and hotels have been known for not giving refunds! I'm hoping there is street parking for a truck/camper, trailer combo near the hotel area in Racine!

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Here is some info on the area:

Hotels: 

My first choice would probably be the Wyndham by the lake.  Not the greatest but right down  by the show and walking distance to a lot of bars and restaurants. 1-2 minutes from show.

If my wife were going I would probably go with the Double tree (probably nicest in the area) or fairfield Inn (new) on 165 and I94 as they are right across from the Outlet Mall.  About 15 minutes from show

The Country Inn, Comfort Inn, Best western, and Hampton Inn on I94 and HWY 50 are the most popular.  Easy access, bars and restaurants.  a lot of guys hang out in the parking lots as it will be full of fellow AMC's.  About 10 minutes from show.  THere is also a Super 8 on the east side of I94.

Candlewood and holiday inn express are also on HWY 50 near I94.  popular for business travel.  Also close to bars and restaurants and shopping.  Close to the above off of I94.  About 10 minutes from show.

Bluebird, Red oak, and Bach-aire are all Budget motels on the lake.  The area is fine.  Near Surfer Joe's big AMC garage sale (assuming he is having it).

Happy Acres Kampground is the nearest camping area beside small spots at some parks About 25 minutes from show.(Sanders Park 10 minutes from show).    Not that far from the dragstrip.  There is also a Jellystone in Caledonia (northwest of show).

There are other options in Racine (one city North) and Gurnee (big mall and waterpark), Zion.  to the south.

Other things to do.  

Six Flags Amusement Park (Gurnee)
Harley Davidson museum (Milwaukee)
Lake Geneva (old town with shops west of Kenosha and mansions on a lake)
Volo auto museum.

Popular Kenosha Restaurants:
Waterfront warehouse
Franks Diner (breakfast downtown)
Capt. Mikes
TG's (best italian beef)
Boathouse

Bars with some AMC stuff:
Rutz Puzzle House (Great owner and fellow AMC owner)  Near downtown and the show and a place for the locals.
The Garage (across from where AMC used to be)

AMC friendly Mechanics hopefully no one needs:
Ricchio's (big AMC family and racers)
Auto Medix (great mechanic and AMC racer)
Oatsvall Transmission (American Pickers wish they found this place)
Alfano Performance (AMC storefront and AMC performance)

There are also two new boutique hotels downtown that i mentioned in prior post.

Any question on the area please ask.


Edited by bcsideshow - Nov/14/2020 at 9:09am
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I'll have to add that any trip to Kenosha should without question include breakfast at, The Coffee Pot on 7th Avenue (very close to the show) http://www.kenoshacoffeepot.com/ , or as mentioned above the Kenosha landmark of Frank's Diner http://www.franksdinerkenosha.com/  Personally I usually eat at Frank's once for nostalgia and then eat a couple of meals at The Coffee Pot. What used to be a few day trip evolved into 3-4 days, and now it's to the point I like to just spend the entire week hanging out around town.

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