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Old 07-30-2013, 10:06 PM
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I'm a member from PA and have an older sister and young nephew residing in Chicago. I visit them every June for my nephew and my birthday since they're only 4 days apart and December for Christmas. No lie, per 20 cars I see out there, at least 2 or 3 seem to be Monte Carlos. Now most of them aren't 100% but still. I see 1 then immediately see another. Where my sister lives, there are 2 parked within eye distance on her block and several parked on the way to her job in the loop which is a quick 10 min drive up Lakeshore(can't believe speed limit is only 45mph, all them lanes). Its actually funny how many I see out there. I've thought about driving out there on a visit so my car can go "home" and to show off a little(because out of all those Montes, no ones looked like mine) but a 10+ hour drive, that's not around the corner. Plus people don't really know how to drive out there so I think I'll keep my car back east. Any member who is from/familiar with Chicago, do you see the same thing.
 
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:05 PM
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I dont know, my area of michigan may be the capital. I tried to count all of them I seen in a day once and gave up after 30.lol They are a good, dependable, long lasting cars so I think there are a lot of them everywhere.
 
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:06 AM
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You guys should consider yourself lucky to be around so many. Then again perhaps not. I live in an area where there is a chance of seeing a Monte maybe once a week. Guess this could make my car stand out more from the crowd, as we don't seem to really have many here. Guess I should be happy it is what it is... But it does get lonely with no other Monte's to run with. Bunch of fuddy duddy's here, all they do is drive them to and fro, no club interests.
 
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ZIPPY02 View Post
You guys should consider yourself lucky to be around so many. Then again perhaps not. I live in an area where there is a chance of seeing a Monte maybe once a week. Guess this could make my car stand out more from the crowd, as we don't seem to really have many here. Guess I should be happy it is what it is... But it does get lonely with no other Monte's to run with. Bunch of fuddy duddy's here, all they do is drive them to and fro, no club interests.
I think you needa get your monte fix and come to GM nationals 2014 with us next year!

Not to many Monte's around here, a few 6th gens, mostly in really bad condition. 7th gens even harder to find and a 7th gen SS i've only ever seen 2 while driving around here in the 2 years i've had mine, and only once each.
 

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:14 AM
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I see a lot of Montes up to 6 gens here in Lansing but there are very few 7th gens in this area
 
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there are a ton of monte's around Indy, some not so nice, and mainly 5th and 6th gens, but the wierd thing is that I am one of the youngest people I see driving them. Around here it's all middle-aged ladies and elderly men lol
 
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:19 AM
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We do have / did have a ton of members from the Chicago area.
 
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:51 AM
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The Monte is fairly common where I am at. BUT, my color combo, blue/silver, is NOT common. I've seen I think 3 not counting mine. A '03 Pace Car, '03 Jeff Gordon and a 7th gen with that combo. I like being a "uncommon" (makes mine stand out that much more).

BTW - Some people think that Parma Ohio is the Camaro Capital of the world. A radio show host even had a reference to people living in Parma must own a Camaro lol.
No, I am not in Parma. I am 45-60 minutes away from Parma.
 
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I'm in Milwaukee, see them quite a bit around here.

Heres my monte when I was in Chicago earlier this year

 
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by brewcitymc View Post
I'm in Milwaukee, see them quite a bit around here.

Heres my monte when I was in Chicago earlier this year

Nice shot. I have a few shots on my phone of the Willis Tower(still cant grasp the name change) from a few years back from the top deck of a Target parking lot. 1317866703448_zps754c2098.jpg?t=13753241621317866704574_zps330a50a3.jpg?t=1375324036
 

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