Chrysler 300 Club International
Spring Meet in St. Louis
Our host hotel is located in Collinsville, Illinois, just across the river from St. Louis.
Collinsville is the self-proclaimed "Horseradish Capital of the World", and sponsors an annual Horseradish Fest. The area is said to produce 85% of the world's horseradish, of such high quality that Germany and China import it for gourmet use.
Collinsville is also home of the 170 foot tall Brooks Catsup Bottle Water Tower, "the world's largest catsup bottle".
The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is located within the city limits of Collinsville. The largest Pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico, this was one of the first eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites designated within the United States.
At its peak about 1200 CE, it had a population of 20,000-30,000, more than any city in the present-day United States until after 1800. It includes Monks Mound, the largest prehistoric earthwork in the Americas, and more than 70 surviving smaller mounds. Monks Mound is larger at its base than the Great Pyramid of Giza. The complex also includes a reconstructed Woodhenge, used for complex astronomical sightings. There is a museum and visitors' center.
Host Hotel Information
Doubletree by Hilton, 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234
Click here for more information on the Doubletree Hotel.
Click here for driving directions to the hotel.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sunday, May 19 - Registration. Meet and greet. Hospitality room open beginning at 8:00 AM to pick up meet packets.
Monday, May 20 - Depart from parking lot at 9:30 AM for trip to view car collection of Bob & Kevin Huff in Columbia, Illinois.
Lunch afterwards will be a short drive to a local restaurant nearby.
Remainder of afternoon is free. Dinner will be on your own.
Tuesday, May 21 - Reproduction Parts Committee meeting at 9:00 AM.
Depart at 11:00 AM from parking lot to attend horse race at Fairmount Park, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Lunch buffet is included. Cost will be on the Registration Form.
Business Meeting from 8 to 10:00 PM at hotel.
Wednesday, May 22 - Depart from parking lot at 9:45 AM for Car Show to be held at a local attraction.
Awards Banquet at host hotel. Cash bar from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Banquet and Awards from
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (Buffet - roast sirloin of beef and broiled chicken breast with the
usual sides and dessert).
Thursday, May 23 - Farewell until our Fall 2013 Meet in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Click here for things to do, such as Busch Stadium, Cahokia Mounds St Historic Site, Forest Park/St. Louis Zoo, Fox Theather, Gateway Grizzlies Baseball, Gateway International Speedway, Splash City Fun Park, St Claire Square Mall, St Louis Arch, St. Louis Science Center.
Click here to Explore St. Louis including Attractions & Sightseeing,
Museums, Galleries, Live Theater, Outdoor Recreation, St. Louis Sports, Golf Courses, Casinos, Live Music, Nightlife, Sports Bars, Shopping Centers, Shopping Tours.
revised March 08, 2013