Archive for June, 2012

MNChallengers Drive-In Night – Saturday July 14th

Friday, June 29th, 2012

MnChallengers Drive-In Night – Saturday July 14th


WHAT: Drive-In Night at Cottage View Drive-In
WHEN: Saturday July 14th
TIME: 6:30pm to ?
WHO: Open to all paid MnChallengers Members

DESCRIPTION: Two Movies at the Cottage View Drive-in in Cottage Grove

DETAILS: The Cottage View Drive-in has been a landmark in Cottage Grove since before I was a little kid.

The city is talking about buying the land on which the Drive-in sits, tearing it down and replacing it with a Wal-mart. This is our chance to hold an event there before they close the doors for good.

Here’s the plan:
Meet at the Cottage Grove Menards by 6:30pm on July 14th, a Saturday.

Leave Menards at 6:30 to get in line (together) at the Drive-in. There is no reserved parking, so we have to go in together and park together.

Picnic at the Drive-in before the shows. The Club will have a portable grill and provide hamburgers, hot dogs and non-alcoholic beverages. Please bring a dish to share.

You can watch the movies from your car or bring a lawn chair to watch them under the stars. First show starts at dusk.

Unfortunately, I don’t know which movies will be playing until the week of the event. I will post an update when I know which movies are playing.

The Drive-in only takes cash, no cards, and no ATM on-site. Admission prices are:
$8 per Adult
$2 per Child (5-12)
Children under 5 are FREE

Since the club is buying food and beverages for this event, please RSVP no later than July 10th either on Facebook or via e-mail (mnchallengers@gmail.com)

START POINT:
Menards
9000 East Point Douglas Road,
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
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END POINT:
Cottage View Drive-in
9338 E Point Douglas Road South,
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
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Star Prairie Cruise – Saturday July 7th

Friday, June 29th, 2012

WHAT: Scenic Cruise to Star Prairie
WHEN: Saturday July 7th
TIME: 10am

START POINT: Main Cafe in downtown Stillwater
BREAKFAST: 9am
CRUISE START: 10am

DETAILS: We will meet at Main Cafe in downtown Stillwater at 9am for breakfast. Plan to leave Stillwater at 10am headed off to Star Prairie Trout Farm, then the DQ in Osceola. This route will take us over the “roller coaster” on 65. It is very scenic. We’ll have lunch somewhere along the way back. Route to Osceola is about an hour plus about a half hour stop at the farm. Thanks out to Mike Weise for taking us on the route last year!

MAP: LINK
ROUTE: LINK
PHOTOS FROM 2011: LINK
FACEBOOK EVENT: LINK

Waconia BBQ Cruise – Saturday June 16th

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

MnChallengers – Waconia BBQ Cruise – Saturday June 16th


WHAT: Waconia BBQ Cruise
WHEN: Saturday June 16th
TIME: 10am to Noon
WHO: Open to all Challengers New or Old

DESCRIPTION: Scenic Cruise to Waconia Dodge BBQ

DETAILS: It’s Viper and Challenger Day at Waconia Dodge! MNChallengers and Minnesota Viper Club have been invited to a Car Show and BBQ at one of our Sponsor Dealers. There will be food, prizes, games and live music by Eddie Mac.

We did this event last year and it was a great turnout. I am using the same cruise route as last year.

START POINT:
Caribou Coffee
1151 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
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END POINT:
Waconia Dodge
905 Strong Drive
Waconia, MN 55387
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CRUISE ROUTE: LINK