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Motor Union Car Show

Date: Friday, August 19th, 2011
Hours: Starts at 7:00am
Where: Autobahn Country Club
Joliet, Illinois
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It’s been a part of our name since we started … so we’re finally bringing it to fruition. MotorUnion — a union of motors. Up front, in the back, somewhere in-between, it doesn’t matter. If you’ve got a car or a bike, and you’re proud of it, we want you to have a platform on which to showcase it. That’s where the idea of MotorUnion came from — too often, we’re stuck within narrowed-down automotive circles, and we don’t get to see the true range of fanaticism that exists outside of our own. This event is meant to be a gathering of automotive enthusiasts from every background, coming together to enjoy what we all enjoy separately. Not only is it a union of motors, it’s a union of like-minded individuals. It doesn’t matter if you bring it for the track or bring it for the show, it’s all about being outside on a nice day with fellow aficionados, doing what we all love to do.

This year, the inaugural MotorUnion will be held at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL, on Friday, August 19, 2011. The event runs from 7:00am until well after sunset. Registration for the track event is $150 for both cars and bikes, and this comes with a maximum on-track time of 140 minutes, broken up into seven 20-minute sessions on Autobahn’s South Course. Registration for the show event is $50, and will include the chance to win one of several awards, with each trophy being custom-fabricated just for this event at Fluid MotorUnion’s Plainfield location. All of this will be taking place in the Autobahn’s main paddock, with a designated area for show cars, pit stations and vendor booths. There’s also going to be a sign-up for their High-Speed Kart track, along with a Women’s Figure Competition. As always, all spectators are welcome, too. You can now purchase tickets for both the show and track events at the following link: 

The following list is the schedule of events in its current form. Changes might be made, but if they are, they’ll be announced so nobody misses it.

Event Schedule

  • 7:00 - Gates Open - Vendors will be allowed to set up, along with track participants unloading and preparing pits
  • 7:30 until 8:30 - Tech Inspection - MANDATORY FOR ALL TRACK PARTICIPANTS. Get it done as early as you can - you CANNOT miss the drivers’ meeting.
  • 8:30 - Drivers’/Riders’ Meeting - MANDATORY FOR ALL TRACK PARTICIPANTS
  • 9:00 - 1st Group Hits the Track
  • 10:00 - Car Show Line-Up - Participants line up in paddock in designated areas
  • 10:00 - Event Opens to Public ($10 Spectator Gate Fee)
  • 10:00 - Sign Up for ‘Participation Awards’ (Awards to be announced soon!)
  • 10:00 - Sign Up for Ms. Motor Union Contest
  • 10:00 until 11:00 - Second (Optional) Driver’s Class with an Autobahn official. If you’re new to tracking and want more pointers, check it out!
  • 12:00 - Lunch - Track activities stop
  • 12:00 - Ms. MotorUnion Contest
  • 1:00 - 1st Group Hits the Track Again
  • 1:00 - Sign Up for High-Speed Kart Competition
  • 5:00 - Last Track Session Ends
  • 5:30 - Awards Ceremony - Awards to be presented by the newly crowned Miss Fluid
  • 5:30 - 50/50 Raffle Drawing
  • 6:00 - After-Party Begins in Paddock

Here are some more pieces of information regarding the events schedule above:

  • There will be three 20-minute sessions per hour, starting at 9 am and ending at 5 pm, with one hour-long break for lunch at noon.
  • Two sessions will be cars (Beginner + Advanced), and one session will be for bikes (Advanced). This is tentative, based upon how many of each sign up.
  • The session for bikes will consist of riders who can maintain an extremely fast pace, and participants should sign up accordingly. Passing will be allowed anywhere.
  • Who can pass and when is currently being figured out for cars.
  • As mentioned, tech inspection for cars and bikes will be mandatory at 7:30 am, along with the drivers’ meeting immediately thereafter. No exceptions.
  • Tech inspection requirements will be available for viewing on this site shortly. For a quick heads up, though, you’ll need a Snell SA2000 (or better) full-face helmet. [Edit]: Autobahn will be renting helmets at the event for $30.

Ms. Motor Union : Ladies have the chance to compete for the title of Ms. Motor Union!!! [the $250 cash prize doesn't hurt either! ] Show off your brains and beauty with a little friendly competition! Ladies that want to sign up (or have questions!) please e-mail your name, age and the best way to reach you to

We also have a full vendor packet available to those who wish to become a vendor for our event. We’ve got quite a solid handful of vendors lined up already, so don’t miss the chance to reach out to the perfect crowd of like-minded individuals! For more information on becoming a vendor for MotorUnion, please contact us

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