Hello from Chicagoland

General discussion relating to club happenings and items related to Merkurs in general such as "Merkur sightings". If you just signed on, please feel to start a new thread and introduce yourself here. Posts specifically regarding either the XR4Ti or Scorpio should go in those specific forums. Feel free to make suggestions on improving this forum here as well.
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ablock
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Location: Chicagoland (Schererville IN)

Hello from Chicagoland

Post by ablock » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:15 pm

Hello all!

I do not have a Merkur as of yet, but am going to be in the market for one (hopefully) in the next couple months.

I have always thought they were neat cars, and hearing tales of my Dad's Xr4ti really stuck with me, and I carry around the
keyring and Merkur "drop in any mailbox" keychain with my keys every day.

Recently, I was able to track down and re-acquire his former '74 Porsche 914 that I grew up in as a youth, and figured to myself,
why not buy a Merkur to have fun with too.

I am putting another vehicle on the market soon, and hope to have it sold, so I can start car hunting.
-Alex

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John Brennan
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Re: Hello from Chicagoland

Post by John Brennan » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:00 pm

Welcome Aboard! :cheers

Karmanns are loved here! A 914 is one of those unscratched itches I've always had. Good luck with your search!
This is my car, and these are my people!
1989 XR4Ti 5-Speed
2001 BMW Z3 3.0 5-Speed
2015 Fiesta ST 6-Speed
2015 Edge 3.5 V6 Auto/Paddles

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Re: Hello from Chicagoland

Post by merkurdriver » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:08 am

Welcome! :cheers

(you'll end up with one on no time :wink: )

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Re: Hello from Chicagoland

Post by GPz11 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:01 am

When your ready, just hit up Jeff at Merkur Parts Midwest.

He'll be able to set you up or guide you in the right direction.

Oh, and welcome to the family!

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John Brennan
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Re: Hello from Chicagoland

Post by John Brennan » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:30 am

Indeed you are very fortunate to live near Jeff, as you will see...
This is my car, and these are my people!
1989 XR4Ti 5-Speed
2001 BMW Z3 3.0 5-Speed
2015 Fiesta ST 6-Speed
2015 Edge 3.5 V6 Auto/Paddles

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