I started this group because I think those of us who are smarties in Central Illinois are out there but hard to find. This would be a great place for us to meet and plan possible real meets. I now know two Central Illinois smarties besides for myself and two future smarties. HOWEVER, I know that there are more of you out there. Several smarts have been spotted in Champaign and I know there is one in Homer as well. Come on out and introduce yourself.
I am Maureen and I live in Danville. I reserved in March of 07 and got my car in March 08. A blue and silver passion coupe. I work at Carle Clinic in Urbana. I am a Clinical Microbiologist. I work in the Carle Laboratory. I also have a Masters degree in Epidemiology and I am on the newly formed Clinic Infection Control Task Group. I have a 20 year old daughter who attends Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana and a 17 year old son who attends DHS. My husband is a Dentist practicing in Danville. We have in addition to the smart (IT's MINE ALL MINE). A 2000 Toyota Camry, 2002 Honda Civic, 2008 Toyota Rav 4 and a 1952 Chevy Pick up. My other activity is swimming. I swim to eat. I eat to swim.
I am Doug in Decatur, with a red/black smart. I am a milk man for Prairie Farms Dairy. A person with a con. smart in C/U had her/his forsale on Ebay. I seen it one day while doing the smart "explaining" at Monicals pizza by the UoF a few months ago. But I am willing to get out of Decatur for whatever, or met half way in Monticello for some pizza at Fillipos. Later from Decatur. Doug (-:
Great to have you on board Doug!! I know that there is a blue one in Homer for sale.
What color was the one you saw for sale in CU? I gave up a Toyota Avalon for the smart. I loved that car too. But once I had the smart, I never drove the Avalon until I sold it.
The one that was on Ebay, was a red/black convertible--starting bid was like 19G. Again, it was a few months ago while we were around the UoI, not UoF like I typed earlier. We were at Monicals by the Assembly Hall when it buzzed around a corner.
Ohhhh, there is also a Black/Silver smart, another red/black--like mine, here in Decatur. I didn't see it, but supposly, another red/black one drove by my place the other day. Later from Decatur............
I know that there are at least two red ones in Champaign. I have seen one of them parked at Carle. I was in Northbrook this weekend and saw a yellow and black Cabrio. I would be great if you can find who owns those Decatur smarts.
I am Phil and live just a mile south of Cantrall, north of Springfield. I ordered this on June 17, 2007 and we took delivery September 30, 2008. It is metallic blue with a black safety frame. When I ordered it, I had no idea that the Neon I was still driving at the time would be lost in a deer accident the following November. I work for the state, and have a 12 mile commute one way, plus senior care after work. My other activities include a reactivated Civil War regiment I have belonged to since '75 and bicycling, along with photography. This summer I will be using the smart to take some new photos along Old Route 66 to update those in a map I publish. We're Empty Nesters now, so a smart works out just fine! :-)