All Mitsu Cookout -- August 26, 2007 -- Rogers, MN


curt_gendron
06-08-2007, 08:05 AM
http://www.mn3s.org/cookout2007-banner.jpg (http://mn3s.org/all_mitsubishi2007.html)

Plans are underway for the 2007 All Mitsubishi Cookout and Car Show. This year's event will be happening on Sunday, August 26th, at the Rogers Middle School, in Rogers, MN. The event will run from 11am to 4pm. We've got our two main sponsors on board again, Brookdale Mitsubishi and LSE Performance. I'm also confident that we'll beat last year's record of 142 Mitsus. All the details about the All Mitsu Cookout can be found at: http://cookout.mn3s.org

If you are planning on coming, take a minute and fill out the sign up form at:
http://mn3s.org/lists/?p=subscribe&id=5

Hope to see you there,
Curt

curt_gendron
06-18-2007, 08:13 AM
Hey everyone,

Things are coming along great for the Cookout. We've got 41 people on the sign up list so far:
http://www.mn3s.org/cookout-list.html

Don't forget to sign up if you are planning on coming. Sign up page is at:
http://mn3s.org/lists/?p=subscribe&id=5

Once again, corporate Mitsubishi is planning on donating some cool prizes. Its gonna be awesome!

later,
Curt

curt_gendron
06-25-2007, 08:18 AM
Hey everyone,

We've had a lot of sign ups in the last week. We have 64 cars signed up so far. That's great. I also have a flyer put together at: http://www.mn3s.org/cookout-flyer.doc

I always keep a hand full of these in my car in case I spot a nice Mitsu somewhere. Also, if you work at a business that is car oriented, maybe print a few off and have them laying on your counter or pin one up. Any advertising you can do will help. Every year we get a few people that come to the Cookout that had no idea it existed before they got a flyer.

Thanks,
Curt

curt_gendron
07-02-2007, 09:15 AM
Hey everyone,

I received a bunch of prizes from Corporate Mitsubishi last week. Got some t-shirts, hats, a big cooler, and some smaller items.

Sign ups are looking good. I just updated the page. We've got 74 signed up so far: http://www.mn3s.org/cookout-list.html

And don't forget to hand out a flyer when ever you come across a nice Mitsu. They really do help spread the word.

Thanks,
Curt

curt_gendron
07-10-2007, 10:30 AM
I just updated the sign up page. We are up to 81 sign ups!!

The price for the Cookout is $5 again. That includes you, your car, one passenger, and all the food you can eat. It would really help if you prepaid using paypal. My paypal is cgendron@mail.com If you pre-pay it helps speed up the registration process the day of the show. If you don't have paypal, don't sweat it, just pay at the event.

We are less than seven weeks away now!

later,
Curt

curt_gendron
07-18-2007, 09:20 AM
Hey everyone,

Thanks to those that sent a paypal in the last week or so. I've had a bunch of them. Looks like we have 97 sign ups. The updated list is at:
http://mn3s.org/cookout-list.html

We are still on pace to get around 150 cars there, which is awesome. But don't forget to keep bugging your friends that own Mitsus. Lets try and get as many cars as we can together. Its gonna be fun!

later,
Curt

curt_gendron
07-25-2007, 03:06 PM
Hey everyone,

Not too much new to report. We've got 108 sign ups. The car show categories will be the same as last year. They include:

Best 90-94 DSM
Best 95-99 DSM
Best 00-05 Eclipse/Stratus coupe
Best 91-93 3/S
Best 94-99 3/S
Best Evo
Best Classic Mitsu (89 and older)
Best Other Mitsu
The "Gene Helms" Cleanest Car Overall

Only about a month away now!

later,
Curt

curt_gendron
08-03-2007, 09:09 AM
Hey everyone,

The sign-ups keep piling up. We are up to 124 cars on the list. The current list is at:
http://www.mn3s.org/cookout-list.html

We are a little over three weeks away now. If you are planning on coming, don't forget to sign up:
http://mn3s.org/lists/?p=subscribe&id=5

One thing to start thinking about is your car sign. You can fill out your sign ahead of time. Then when you check in, the day of the show, all I need to give you is your car number. Here is the car sign you can download:
http://www.mn3s.org/car-sign.doc

And my example sign can be found here:
http://www.mn3s.org/car-sign-curt.doc

Thanks,
Curt

curt_gendron
08-08-2007, 08:40 AM
Hey everyone,

Not much time until the Cookout. I was adding up the sign-ups, and came up with some interesting stats. I added up the numbers (134 sign ups) and came up this breakdown:

DSMs........51
3/Ses........30
EVOs.........25
3g Eclipse...10
Galants......6
StarQuest...4
Galant VR4..2
Avengers....2
Diamante....2
the Van......1

Only 18 days left now.

later,
Curt

curt_gendron
08-15-2007, 12:08 PM
Hey everyone,

Only eleven days away now! We are up to 145 cars on the list. The current list is at:
http://www.mn3s.org/cookout-list.html

If you are planning on coming to the All Mitsu Cookout, here are a few things to remember:

1) Sign-up online. The page is at:
http://mn3s.org/lists/?p=subscribe&id=5

2) If you have Paypal, send me your $5 registration to cgendron@mail.com (no credit cards please)

3) Fill out your car sign ahead of time. Its saves a lot of time in the registration line. Download the sign at:
http://www.mn3s.org/car-sign.doc

And my example sign can be found here:
http://www.mn3s.org/car-sign-curt.doc


Once again, here are the classes for the show this year:

Best 90-94 DSM
Best 95-99 DSM
Best 00-05 Eclipse/Stratus coupe
Best 91-93 3/S
Best 94-99 3/S
Best Evo
Best Classic Mitsu (89 and older)
Best Other Mitsu
The "Gene Helms" Cleanest Car Overall

And finally, we are going to have a little fun competition this year. We are going to have a slow drags race. Two lines will be drawn in the parking lot. (40 feet apart) The objective will be to go from one line to the next as slowly as possible without stopping or hitting your brakes. Those with really soft clutch pedals will have good cars for this race. We'll probably do the slow drags around 2:30pm. So practice driving like a granny. ;)

later,
Curt

curt_gendron
08-21-2007, 10:39 AM
Hey everyone,

The All Mitsu Cookut is right around the corner. Its this Sunday! We've had a big surge in sign ups. We have 162 cars signed up now. Thats great! If you are still planning on coming, its not to late to sign up.

If you are coming to the Cookout, here are some reminders:

1) Sign-up online. The page is at:
http://mn3s.org/lists/?p=subscribe&id=5

2) If you have Paypal, send me your $5 registration to cgendron@mail.com (no credit cards please)

3) Fill out your car sign ahead of time. Its saves a lot of time in the registration line. Download the sign at:
http://www.mn3s.org/car-sign.doc

And my example sign can be found here:
http://www.mn3s.org/car-sign-curt.doc

4) Bring some lawn chairs for hanging out and bring your appetite! We'll have plenty of food.

Also, if you are just coming to spectate, there is a seperate spectator lot on the back side of the school. So don't turn at the stop light at the school. Go past that and take your next right and go behind the school. The lot behind the school is for specators. The front lot is for participants.

Thanks,
Curt

curt_gendron
08-24-2007, 02:45 PM
Hey everyone,

The All Mitsu Cookout is upon us. Only 48 hours away now! We've got 174 sign ups. I'm sure that will climb a little more. And even if you get up on Sunday and decide, "Jeez, I should go to that Cookout thingy", you can still show up the day of the show and register and pay. We can handle walk ups.

When you get to the Rogers Middle School, turn right at the stoplight. That front lot is for the participants. If you are coming just to spectate, or you don't have a Mitsu, you should park in the spectator lot. So drive past the stoplight and take the next right. The lot behind the school is for spectators. Here is a map to help:
http://mn3s.org/cookout-map.jpg

As I mentioned before, we'll be doing a slow drags competition around 2:30pm. Anyone can enter. You try and go from one point to another as slow as you can without stopping or hitting the brakes (e-brake included) Longest time wins a t-shirt. We'll ask for a $2 fee to enter the slow drags. Should be a lot of fun.

You can still pre-pay me the $5 registration fee. Send a paypal to cgendron@mail.com If you don't have paypal, don't sweat it. Just pay at the show.

Also, you can be prepared by making your car sign before the show. And bring a lawn chair for hanging out. The weather is looking great too. The Cookout goes from 11am to 4pm this Sunday. Get ready for the biggest and best All Mitsu Cookout yet!!

later,
Curt

curt_gendron
08-31-2007, 07:33 AM
Hey everyone,

We had an awesome turnout for the All Mitsu Cookout with 166 cars! I want to thank all my hard working volunteers. The Cookout has gotten so huge, I couldn't even come close to pulling this off without your help. Steve, Andy, Mike W, Ryan T, Chris D, Flip, DJ, April, and Sam. You were all a HUGE help. Even people like Shawn, Derek Hayes, and Josh, came over and helped with little things. Thank you all.

Also a big thanks to our sponsors Brookdale Mitsubishi and LSE Performance. The Cookout would not be so cheap without there support.

I've got my Cookout page finished. It has all the trophy winners and some pics. The page is at:
http://mn3s.org/cookout2007/index.htm

Some other people's pictures:
http://www.scheides.com/gallery/mitsu-cookout-2007
http://photos.digitalspeed.org/v/cookout2007

Thanks,
Curt

hot3000
09-06-2007, 10:49 AM
looks like a lot of fun! nice to see the 3s's had 2 rows full lol!

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