Rally History

Our club was organized May 21, 1976 and chartered June 12, 1976.  We became incorporated in 1996.  Capturing our long rally history is an ongoing project.  Just like the birthday cake below, we have some pieces missing!!  Check back as the following list is updated!

1976

1 May 21 Organizational Meeting  Benhart GMC Glen Ellyn
2 Aug 21 Buffalo Park Campground Algonquin, IL
3 Sept 24 Lakeland Camp Grounds Milton, WI
4 Oct 29  Landuit’s Lake Recreation Park  Hillsdale, IL

1977

5 Feb 5 Andy & Mary Allen’s house Downers Grove, IL
6 Apr 22  Holiday Acres  Belvidere
7 May 20 Great America  Gurney
8 Jun 17 Glenwood Farms  Marseilles
9 Aug 19 Springfield
10 Sept 23 Eby’s Pines
11 Oct 28 Chicago NW KOA

1978

12 Jan Sportsman’s Club Lansing, IL
13 May 13 Playful Goose Horicon, WI
14 Jun 10 Playful Goose Horicon, WI
15 Aug 19 Wisconsin Dells
16 Sept 15 Hi Tide Somonauk, IL

1979

17 Feb 10 Pheasant Run St Charles, IL
18 Apr 27 Camp Lake La Donna Oregon, IL
19 May 18 Yogi Bear South Milwaukee
20 Jun 22 Evening Star Havana, IL
21 Aug 24   Glenwood Farms  Marseilles, IL.
22 Sept 21   Holiday Acres  Belvidere
23 Oct 25 Door Country Quiet Woods Sturgeon Bay

1980

24 Feb 2 Eric’s Rochelle, IL
25 Apr 26 Willow Woods Rockford, IL
26 May 17 Merricks Sugar River
27 Jun 24  Acres of Fun Greenfield, IN
28 Jul 21 Fair Grounds Minneapolis, MN
29 Aug 23 Camp Lake .La Donna
30 Sep Hickory Hills Edgerton, WI
31 Oct 11 KOA Door Country

1981

32 Mar 7 Black Ram Des Plaines
33 Apr 24 Conduits Ranch Camp
34  May 22 GLASS Rally Centerville, MI
35  Jun 19 Plymouth Rock Elkhart Lake, WI
36  Jul 24 Yogi Bear Milwaukee, WI
37 Aug 28 Indiana Beach Monticello, IN
38  Sep 18 Lake Pentenwall WI
39  Oct 8-10 Door Country

1982

40  Mar 6 Cypress Hinsdale, IL
41   Apr 23  Green River Oaks Amboy
42   May 28 GLASS Rally Centerville
43  Jun 25 Del Boo Wisconsin Dells
44   Jul 20-22 FMCA Norte Dame Soth Bend.
45   Aug 30 Stone House Earlville, IL
46  Sep 18 Chicago NW I-90 Marengo KOA
47  Oct 7-9  Cherokee Kirkland, IN

1983

48  Mar 5 Andy’s Steak House Oakbrook
49  Apr 22 Mendoza HillsResort Amboy
50  May 27 Fairgrounds Elkhart, WI
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Six wheeler Rally Logs

***Book 1 May 89 – Apr 95

1989

92 May 19-21 Iroquois County Campgrounds, Crescent City, IL. 22 a 3 ch
  (92nd Six Wheeler Rally)
93 Jun 16-18. Barton Lake Yogi Bear, Fremont, IN. 15a 1 ch
94 Jul 7-9. KOA Utica, IL. 9 coaches
95 Aug 25-27.  Kirchgessner’s Peoria, IL. 10 coaches
96 Sept 15-17. Thousand Trails, Norway, IL. 6 coaches
97 Oct 6-8 KOA Lafayette, IN

1990

98 Apr 21 Tivoli Rest.  Chicago Heights
99 May 18-20 KOA Utica
100 Jun 15-17 KOA Union, IL
101 Jul 20-22. Glenwood Farms, Marseille, IL 4 coaches
102 Aug 17-19. Kirchgessner’s Peoria, IL. 8 coaches
103 Oct 19-21 Mississippi Pallisades Savanna 14 coaches
104 Nov 10 Starved Rock Lodge Utica

1991

105 Apr. KOA Utica, IL 15 coaches
106 May Jubilee College State Park 13 coaches
107 Jun 14-16 Thousand Trails, Norway, IL 11 coaches
108 Aug 16-18 KOA Chicago Northwest, Union, IL 15 coaches Sept
109 Oct 18-20 Michigan City Campground 14 coaches
110 Nov 9 Starved Rock Lodge Utica

1992

111 Mar Port Edward, Algonquin, IL
112 Apr 24-26 KOA Utica, IL 12 coaches
113 May 15-17 Leisure Lakes Resort, Joliet, IL 16 coaches. 114 Jun Kirchgessner’s Peoria, IL. 25 coaches (57 people) 115 Jul 17-19 Lakeland Campground WI
116 Aug 15-16 Pilgram Park Campground DePue/Princetion 17 coaches
117 Sept State Fairgrounds Selalia, MO
118 Oct 16-18 Lundeen’s Landing, Barstow, IL 13 coaches
119 Nov 8 Starved Rock Lodge Utica, IL

1993

120 Mar 28 Kirchgessner Lodge Peoria, IL.
Apr 16-18 Great Oaks Lacon, IL. Cancelled by
campground R/T weather/rain
121 May 14-16 Sand Creek Campground, Chesterton, IN 12 coaches
122 Jun 19-21 Kentuckiana, Hopedale, IL 13 coaches
123 Jul 16-18 Twin Mills Camping Resort, Shipshewana, IN 12 coaches
124 Aug 20-22 Fitzpatrick Yogi Bear Campground, Micebrook, IL 13 coaches
         Sep 13-18 GMC International Gishen, IN
125 Oct 8-10 Holiday East Travel Park, Knoxville, IL 15 coaches
126 Nov 7 Starved Rick Lodge Utica, IL

1994

127 Mar 20  Crossways Restaurant Mendoza/Rochelle.
128 Apr 22-24 Kirchgessner’s Lodge Peoria, IL. 40 people
129 May 20-22 Summer Carrol Attica, IN 14 coaches
130 Jun 24-26 Best Holiday East Travel Park, Knoxville, IL 16 coaches
131 Jul 16-18 Kentuckiana, Hopedale, IL 13 coaches
132 Aug 18-21 Thousand Trails, Norway, IL 25 coaches
          Sept 18-24 GMC International Niagara Falls, NY
133 Oct 14-16 Marengo KOA Union, IL
134 Nov 6 Starved Rick Lodge Utica, IL

1995

135 Mar 19 Crossways Restaurant Mendota/Rochelle.
136 Apr 21-23 Blackhawk Campground, Rockford, IL 13 coaches

***Book 2 May 95 – Apr 05

1995 cont

137 May 19-21 Fox Hill RV Park, Baraboo, WI 16 coaches
138 Jun 16-18 Indiana Beach Campground, Monticello, IN 33 coaches (inc 10 visitor coaches)
139 Jul  14 County Lakes, Volo, IL. 10 coaches
140 Aug 18-20 Mark Twain Campground, Hannibal, MO 14 coaches
Sept
Oct 13-15 Michigan City Campground 23 coaches

1996

Apr 19-21 Blackhawk Valley Campground, Rockford, IL 19 coaches
May 17-19 Fox Hill RV Park, Baraboo, WI 9 coaches
Jun 7-9 Kosicuaska County Fair 27 coaches
Jul 19-21 Illinois Beach State Park, Zion, IL 16 coaches
Aug 17-19 Yogi Bear Campground, Goodfield, IL 20 coaches
Sept
Oct 11-13 Sports Unlimited Campground, Prairie Du Chien, WI 21 coaches

1997

Apr 18-20 Schaul Country Lakes Resort, Roundlake 13 coaches
May 17-19 KOA, Utica, IL 17 coaches
Jun rally with Great Lakers Vicksburg, MI
Jul 18-20 Kentuckiana, Hopedale, IL 10 coaches
Aug 8-10 Pla-Mor, Bremen, IN 18 coaches
Sept
Oct 3-5 Yogi Bear Campground, Goodfield, IL 17 coaches

1998

March 15 dinner meeting Kirchgessner’s Peoria, IL. 22 people
Apr 24-26 13 coaches
May 15-17 Hickory Hills, El Paso, IL 15 coaches
Jun 19-21 18 coaches
Jul 14-16 New Salem State Park, Petersburg, IL 12 coaches Aug 14-16 Best Holiday Trav-L Park, Knoxville, IL 12 coaches
Sept 18-20 Pine Country Outdoor World, Belvedere, IL 10coaches

1999

Apr 23-25 Outdoor World Pine Country, Belvedere, IL 8 coaches
May 14-16 KOA Northwest, Union, IL 13 coaches
Jun 18-20 Lowden State Park near Oregan 21 coaches
Jul 16-18 Blackhawk State Park, Rockford. 10 coaches
Aug 20-22 Comlara? Park, Lake Evergreen, Hudson, IL 16 coaches
Sept 10-12 Rolling Rally..La Aqua Na State Park, Lena, IL via Stage Coach Trail to Galena, IL 9 coaches
Oct 15-17 Kentuckiana, Hopedale, IL 5 coaches
174 Nov 7 Starved Rock, Utica, IL 17 couples

2000

175 Mar 12 Kirchgessner’s Peoria, IL. 31 people
176 Apr 28-29 Pine Country, Belvedere, IL
177 May 19-21 Kentuckiana, Hopedale, IL  15 coaches
Jun 23-25 Galesburg East Campground, Knoxville, IL 22 coaches
Jul
Aug 18-20 Indiana Beach, 21 coaches
Sept met with Great Lakers Wisconsin Dells, WI
Oct 13-15 Shipshewana Campground North, Shipshewana, IN 18 coaches

2001

Apr 27-29 Outdoor World Pine Country Resort, Belvedere, IL 13 coaches

2002

Mar dinner at Maple’s in El Paso, IL
Apr 26-28 Outdoor World Pine Country Resort, Belvedere, IL
May 17-19 Shafer Lake, Indiana Beach 2 coaches
Jun 14-16 Hickory Hills Campground, El Paso, IL
Jul 26-27 Kentuckiana Campground, Hopedale, IL  17 coaches
Aug 23-25 Corp of Engineers Park & Campground, Thompson, IL
Sept 18-21 no official rally some met at MAC, Henry, IL others attended GMCMI in Nashville, TN
Oct 11-13 Shipshewana Campground North, Shipshewana, IN 16 coaches

2003

Apr 13 dinner Kirchgessner’s Peoria, IL. 22 people
Apr 25-27 Hickory Hills Campground, El Paso, IL  8 coaches May 16-18 Holiday Acres, Belvedere, IL 9 coaches
Jun 18-21 Green County Fairgrounds, Monroe, WI 8 coaches
Jul 11-13 Thomson Causeway, Savanna, IL 8 coaches
Aug 22-24 11 coaches
Sept 19-21 Rivers Edge Campground, Rockton, IL 13 coaches
Oct 10-12 Galesburg Holiday Travel, Knoxville, IL 7 coaches

2004

Apr 30-May 2 Camp Lakewood, Effingham, IL 6 coaches May 21-23 8 coaches
Jun last weekend Knoxville, IL
Jul no rally
Aug 27-29 7 coache

***Book 3 Sept 2004-2013

2004

Sept 24 Thomson Causeway, Thomson, IL 11 coaches
Oct Rockton Rivers Edge

2005

Apr 22-24 Hickory Hills Campground, 7 coaches (from book #2)
May 18-20 High Clitt State Park, WI 7 coaches
Jun 28-30 Carl Spindler Marina & Campground, East Peoria, IL 10 coaches
Jul
Aug 19-21 Thomson Causeway, Thomson, IL 10 coaches
Sep 23-25 Kentuckiana, Hopedale, IL 8 coaches
Oct

2006

Apr 21-23 KOA, Rock Island, IL 8 coaches
May no host rally Springfield
Jun no host rally SMCAMAC at Hurry?  Can’t read
Jul 14-16 Hickory Hollow, Utica, IL 7 coaches
Aug 25-27 Thomson Causeway (clubs 30th birthday) 17 coaches
Sep 20-22 KOA South Bend East, Granger, IN 9 coaches
Oct 6-8 Living Springs UMC Camp, Lewistown, IL 7 coaches
Nov Ottawa, IL business mtg

2007

233 Mar 18 Dwight, IL
234 Apr 27-29 Rustic Barn CG Keiler, WI
May Kentuckiana, Hopedale, IL 9 coaches
Jun Monroe, WI
Jul 20-22 Hickory Lane Campground, Atlanta, IL 7 coaches Aug 14-16 Thomson Causeway 7 coaches
Sep 14-16 Nauvoo State Park, Nauvoo, IL 11 coaches
Oct 12-14 ?Hi Tide Recreation Campground, Leland, IL 9 coaches
241 Nov 11 annual business meeting Farm Bureau Bldg, Ottawa, IL

2008

242 May 16-18 Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville, IL 1 coach
          Jun rally at Thomson Causeway cancelled due to flooding
243 Jul 18-20 Illini State Park, Marseilles, IL 4 coaches
244 Aug 13-15 union, IL 9 coaches
245 Sep 12-14 Kentuckiana Campground, Hopedale, IL 13 coaches
246 Oct 3-5 Prairie Pines Campground, Rantoul, IL 12 coaches

2009

247 May 12-14 Thomson Causeway, Thomson, IL 6 coaches
248 Jun Kings Camp CG, Chang, IL 6 coaches
249 Jul 24-26 Prairie Pines Campground, Rantoul, IL 10 coaches
250 Aug 21-23 Geneseo Campground, Geneseo, IL 15 coaches
251 Sep 18-20 Sewards Bluff Campground, Pecatonica, IL 7 coaches
252 Oct 23-25 Hickory Hollow, Utica, IL 11 coaches

2010

253 May 14-16 Spindler Campground, East Peoria, IL 10 coaches
254 Jun 18-20 Sugar River, Rocton, IL 7 coaches
255 Jul 8-10 Caboose Lake Campground, Remington, IN 15 coaches
256 Aug 20-22 Prairie Pines Campground, Rantoul, IL 11 coaches
257 Sep
258 Oct

2011

259 Apr 17 dinner meeting Kirchgessner’s Peoria, IL.
260 May 20-22 Geneseo Campground, Geneseo, IL 8 coaches
261 Jun Shipshewana, IN
262 Jul Pontiac, IL
263 Aug 16-18 Hollywood Casino Campground, Joliet, IL 9 coaches
264 Sep
265 Oct 19-23 Hickory Hollow, Utica, IL 11 coaches

2012

266 May Arcola Campground moved to Prairie Pines, Rantoul, IL 6 coaches
267 Jun 14-17 Livingston County 4-H Park, Pontiac, IL 7 coaches
268 Jul 26-29 Caboose Lake Campground, Remington, IN 4 coaches
269 Aug Lincoln’s New Salem State Park, Peyersburg, IL 8 coaches
270 Sep 20-22 Geneseo RV Park, Geneseo, IL 11 coaches
271 Oct 17-21 Hickory Hollow, Utica, IL 8 coaches

2013

272 May 17-19 High Tide, Leland, IL 7 coaches
273 Jun 14-16 Livingston County 4-H Park, Pontiac, IL 9 coaches
274 Jul 18-20 Riverfront Campground, Havana, IL 6 coaches
275 Aug 14-18 Lincoln State Campground, Springfield, IL 8 coaches
276 Sep rolling rally to GMCMI in Branson, MO 8 coaches
277 Oct 18-20 Hickory Hills, El Paso, IL 8 coaches

***Book 3 May 2014-

2014

278 May 14-18, Hi Tide Beach, Leland, IL 7 coaches
279 June 26-30, Caboose Campground, Remington, IN 12 coaches
280 July 17-20, KOA South Bend, Granger, IN 7 coaches
281 Aug 13-17, Thomson Causeway Thomson, IL 9 coaches 282 Sept 18-21, Comlara Park, Hudson, IL. 13 coaches
283 Oct 7-10, Hickory Hollow Campground, Utica, IL. 10 coaches?

2015

284 May
285 Jun 24-26. Prairie Pines (?Rantoul, IL) 6 coaches
286 Jul
287 Aug
288 Sept Kentuckians campground, Hopedale, IL
289 Oct 17-20 Hickory Hollow, Utica, 13 coaches

2016

290 May 19-22 4H RV Park, Pontiac, IL
291 Jun Geneseo Campground, Geneseo, IL
          Jul cancelled due to heat
292 Aug 18-21 New Salem State Park, Petersburg, IL 9 coaches
293 Sept 9-11 Hollywood Casino RV Park, Joliet, IL 8 coaches
294 Oct 13-16 Hickory Hollow Campground, Utica, IL 12 coaches

2017

295 May 18-21 Granger KOA, Granger, IN 7 coaches
296 Jul 13-16  Lakewood Campground, Effingham, IL 3coaches
297 Aug 17-20 Kentuckiana Campground, Hopedale, IL. 10 coaches
298 Sept 13-22  Joint rally with GMCMI Elkhart, IN 7 coaches?
299 Oct 19-22 Geneseo Campground, Geneseo, IL 10 coaches

2018

300 May 10-13 Galesburg East Kampground, Knoxville, IL. 5 coaches 2 cabins
301 Jun 14-17 Caboose Lake Campground, Remington, IN 8 coaches
302 Jul 12-15 New Salem State Park, Petersburg, IL 5 coaches
303 Aug 16-19 Hickory Hills Campground, Secor, IL 6 coaches
304 Sept in conjunction with GMCMI Amana, IA ?4 coaches
305 Oct 18-21 Geneseo Campground Geneseo, IL

2019

306 May 2-5 Galesburg East Campground, Knoxville, IL 4 coaches?
307 Jun 27-30 Valley View Campground Lewistown, IL 7 coaches
308 Jul 17-21 Chillicothe Recreational Area, Chillicothe, IL 6 coaches
309 Aug  15-18 Kentuckiana, Hopedale, IL  2 coaches
310 Sept  19-21  Livingston County 4-H Park, Pontiac, IL  5 coaches.  
311 Oct 17-20. Geneseo Campground Geneseo, IL 4 coaches

2020

312 May rally cancelled due to pandemic.  Meeting held via teleconference.
313 June 27 Virtual rally via ZoomRoom
314 July 6-8 Johnson-Sauk State Recreational Area, Chief Keokuk Campground, Kewanee, IL 4 coaches.
315 Aug 13-16 Galesburg East Campground, Knoxville, IL  5 coaches
Sept no rally scheduled
316 Oct 15-18 Geneseo Campground, Geneseo, IL co-Rally with Vintage Trailer group  10 coaches

2021    

317 Apr 17 Zoom Spring Business Meeting
318 May 20-23 Thomson Causeway, Thomson, IL 1 coach
319 Jun 24-27 Geneseo Campground, Geneseo, IL co-rally with Vintage Trailer group 6 Six Wheeler coaches
320 Jul 23-25 Fish Lake Campground, Volo, IL co-rally with Great Lakers 5 coaches
Aug no rally scheduled
321 Sept 24-30 North Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls, WI co-rally with GMCMI convention 9 Six Wheelers coaches, 75 total

 

 

 

 

 

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