The 2005 SPC Rally

SPC Logo (6k)The 2005 Saturn Performance Club Rally

The Saturn Performance Club is a group of die-hard Saturn enthusiasts dedicated to taking their cars and driving ability to the next level. The annual club rally begins its journey each summer from Chicago, IL, and brings many enthusiastic owners with custom and performance-modified Saturns from all around the U.S.  You can take a look at my pictures from previous club rallys in my site's Archives section.


The 2005 rally was the club's eighth, and was held in Joliet IL from July 27 through July 31, 2005.  Members attended from Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, and Kentucky.

The scan at the left is from the Events Calendar in the May 30, 2005 issue of Autoweek Magazine (thanks Kevin K).


Participants began arriving at our hotel in Joliet IL on the evening of Tuesday, July 26.  The skies were dark, and it was pouring rain.  We all crossed our fingers and hoped that this didn't last, and that we'd have good weather for the rest of the week.

On the morning of Wednesday, July 27, the rain was gone and we woke up to sunny skies.

We gathered in the hotel lobby as everyone introduced themselves.


Deebs and Christena at the hotel.


Doug N and Brian S at the hotel.

Many of this year's participants have previously been to other club events, but there are always new members and first-time event parcipants to welcome and get to know.
Kevin had brought along the nifty race trailer he'd assembled.  Since it's tough to fit a change of tires and all of your tools inside a Saturn, these small trailers make a great way to get your stuff to the track.





And speaking of the track... we all loaded up and started on our trip to US41 Dragway in Morocco Indiana.

The group always uses FRS radios to communicate whenever we're on the road, and it makes it a much more enjoyable drive.

At the left you can see a vehicle we spotted on a car dealer's lot somewhere in rural Indiana.  At that moment, a bit of Bo and Luke
went through my head...


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