What are the dates for the Meet in the Middle?
The two day event will start on Saturday, August 13, 2022 with a visit to the Klairmont Kollections with the Car Show portion being held on Sunday, August 14, 2022.

Where are the locations for the Meet In the Middle Events? 
The Saturday event will be held at the Klairmont Kollections facilities, the Sunday event will be held at the Hagerty Garage
+ Social.


What are the addresses of the event locations?
The address for the Klairmont Kollections is 3111 N. Knox  Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641.Their phone number is 773-685-1900.

 

The address for the Hagerty Garage + Social is 2500 W. Bradley, Chicago, IL 60618. Their phone number is 773-902-1200.


What are the Meet Hours? 
The Klairmont Kollections activities began at 1:00pm. 
The car show at the Hagerty Garage will be from 9:00am to 4:00pm Central Time


What is the cost for the event?
The cost to Pre-Register your car is $20.00 for your first car. If you want to bring more than one car, the cost is $10.00/additional car. If you do not Pre-Register, the cost is $30.00 for the first car and $10.00 for each additional car. If you are planning on attending the Saturday event at the Klairmont Kollections there is a separate admission fee is $12.50 per person. This
admission fee is half the normal price for admission to this great museum.


How do I register for the Meet? 
Go to the Home page of this web site and look for the RED "Register Here!" button. You can go to the Registration section of the website and fill out the Registration form. After you fill it out, you can send it electronically to us with a PayPal payment for the registration fee and any T-shirts you may wish to purchase. We have also provided the Registration form in a pdf format that you can print out and manually complete and mail it to us. If you mail us the Registration Form, you can enclose a check for the Registration fee and T-shirts, if you want to order them.

Do I have to mail in my registration form? 
You can either fill out the Registration Form on-line or print it out and mail it to the address on the form. We also need you to mail your payment for the Meet and any T-shirts.

Will you refund my money if I decide not to come? 
There are no refunds of the show fee if you simply decide not to come. The registration fee will be refunded only if the show is not allowed to take place due to government restrictions.

Do I have to pre-order my T-shirts? 
Yes, T-shirts will only be available on a Pre-Order basis only. The price is $15.00/shirt. They come is sizes Small-3XL.
They will be available for pickup at the registration desk on the day of the show. 

What does the T-shirt look like? 
It will be a Gilden Ultra Cotton T-shirt in Sport Gray color with the Meet in the Middle logo on the front of the shirt. We are offering only adult sizes from small to 3XL. They are all priced the same. We may have a few extras at the show in case you order the wrong size, but no promises any will be available at the show.

What happens if I order a T-shirt but can’t come to the Meet to pick it up?
Since you will have pre-ordered it, we will mail it to you but there will be a $8.00 charge for Priority Mail shipping.

What are the lodging accommodation?
There is a separate page on the website that lists the recommended hotel . Please mention that you are reserving a room at the hotel in order to qualify for the special rate we have secured.

What are the cancellation policies at the recommended hotels? 
The hotel has its own cancellation policies. The hotel we have listed on the Hotel Information Page where we have a block
of rooms reserved have a special cancellation policy that allows you to cancel up to 48 hours before the day of check-in with
no penalty.

How far is it between the Klairmont Kollectioins and the Hagerty Garage + Social?

It is approximately 3.8 miles between the two venues. It is all on city streets. 

How far is the host hotel to the Klairmont and Hagerty Garage?
It is about 13 miles on city streets. I should take you 25-30 minutes to get from the hotel to the venues.

I am coming Friday or Saturday night. Where can I park my trailer? 
If you want to drop your trailer and/or car and trailer at the Hagerty Garage there will be parking available. This will be totally at your own risk to leave it there. There should be adequate parking at the host hotel for your trailer and tow vehicle.

Can I bring chairs and a cooler? 
Yes, of course you can, just leave room around your car for others to park.


Can I park next to my friends? 
We are going to try and group cars by Make as much as possible. But if you are bringing two cars and want to park them next to each other, by all means do.  We don’t want to set up too many rules so let’s just have fun and enjoy each other’s company and our cars.

 

Can I put up a canopy as a sun shade or heaven forbid if it rains?

Yes, you can put up a canopy, but the area where the show cars are going to be is on a paved lot, so make sure you have some weights to secure the legs of your canopy.

Will there be signs for me to put in my car window? 
Yes, we are going to provide a window sign for you to put on your front window. It will have your car number on it so people can use it to vote for their favorite car. We encourage you to have additional information about your car displayed so people can learn more about you and your car.

Can I bring things to sell or trade? 
Yes, we hope you do. There will not be separate area for a swap meet, but if you want to lay out a tarp by your car and offer up things to sell that would be awesome, especially if they are Micro/Mini Car related items.

Buy, Sell, Trade?
We are planning on having a bulletin board where you can place a listing for items that you may want to Buy, Sell or Trade. Make a list of what you want, need or want to get rid of and post it on the Board. Include your cell phone number so people can call you while at the Meet.

Will we be able to give rides at the show?
YES! We are planning on offering rides to both fellow exhibitors and the general public on Sunday. We will have a designated loading and unloading area marked in front of the Hagerty Garage. Rides will be offered from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. Depending on the amount of foot traffic in and around the show area you should be able to give someone a quick ride around the designated
course. Just keep your speed down, which shouldn’t be a problem with the size of our cars. A portion of the designated drive area may be on a public street. Be careful entering and leaving the public street. If you would like to volunteer to give rides, please let us know.

What about food at the show.
We are planning on having a couple of food trucks at the show on Sunday. More details will be available as we get closer to the date of the show.

Are there rest rooms at the two venues? 
There are restrooms both at the Klairmont Kollections and Hagerty Garage facilities.
We are planning on having Port-a-Potties on site as well.

 

Booze? 
The Klairmont Kollections and the Hagerty Garage + Social do NOT allow alcoholic beverage to be brought in by show participants. 

Are you doing anything special for the kids and grandkids? 

We are planning on having a “Kid’s Corner” with activities for the kids, including art projects and folding Microcars. Hagerty has also provided Activity Books for the kids that are car related.  There is also a special “Kid’s Choice” trophy that will be awarded to their favorite car.

Hagerty Youth Judging 
We are going to select a number of kids (6-8) who will evaluate 5-7 cars. There are five categories the kids will be evaluating including Electrical, Interior, Design, Paint, and Engine Compartment. Ribbons will be awarded for the top three cars they select. If you have a child ages (6-14) who would like to be a judge, please let me know. 

Are you awarding trophies? 
There is going to be two categories of trophies awarded. One, “People’s Choice", which will be determined by ballots submitted by the general public. The second award will be “Exhibitor’s Choice”, which will be determined by ballots cast by the exhibitors. We will also have awards for 2nd and 3rd place in both of these categories. You will be given one Exhibitor’s ballot for every member of your party that will allow you to cast your ballot for your favorite car. There will also be awards for 2nd and 3rd place in both of these categories. We are also going to have a "Kid's Choice" Award, which will be voted on by the kids that attend. In case of a tie, my vote will be the tie breaking vote. Sorry, it’s my meet and I make the rules. The trophies will be awarded Sunday afternoon at 3:00. 


The Micro/Mini Car Club is also going to award their Directors Choice award. If your car club would like to award a trophy for the best model in your car type, simply let us know. You decide the criteria for the judging, do the judging and come up with the award. You will be able to present it on Sunday during the Awards Presentation.

How can I learn more about the Klairmont Kollections? 
You can go to their website  www.klairmontkollections.com for additional information on what they have to offer. We encourage you to visit the Museum on Saturday. They have one of the largest private collection of Collector cars in North America.

Is there going to be a dash plaque for those who attend? 
Instead of a dash plaque, we are planning on giving out a window sticker to every car that registers. Most of our cars don’t have any room on our dash for a plaque.

 

Do you need volunteers to help out? 
Yes, we anticipate and would appreciate having people volunteer to help us out. We will need some help at the registration desk, help with insuring that cars are parked safely around the grounds and help cleaning up. Please contact Jim Golomb at jdgolomb@aol.com if you want to help.

If I want to sponsor an award for our car make can I do that? 
Certainly. If your car club wants to sponsor an award, all we ask is that you come up with how you want to select the winner, the trophy, and let us know so we can include it in the awards banquet.

 

What is a Micro car and a Mini car? 
We are not going to get hung up on definitions of Micro and Mini cars. We want to be as inclusive as possible and hope you bring your car. Is the Meet in the Middle sponsored by the new Micro/Mini Car Club? I have been working with the Micro/Mini Car Club in setting up the club and volunteered to be the Events Chairman of the new club. The Meet in the Middle is not an official club event but has the full and complete support of the MMCC.

Do you have a social media presence? 
Yes, we do. We are on Facebook, please check us out by going to MicroCarMeet2021 on Facebook.

I am flying in for the Meet. What are the closest airports to the Meet in the Middle? 
The Closest major airport to the events is Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The other option is Chicago’s Midway airport.


If I have any questions, who should I call or contact? 
Please call me, Jim Golomb. My cell number is 224-628-1657. My e-mail address is jdgolomb@aol.com.

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