Southern IML Meet


A very nice video of the Southern Imperial Meet, which took place on 1 May
1999, is now available.

This video is 27 minutes of all the cars at the meet, including several interviews of owners describing their cars. These interviews include
Christopher Conway's '78 New Yorker Brougham, my own '71 Imperial LeBaron, and Cecil McCall's '64 Ghia Crown Imperial limousine.

Many thanks to my friend Joel, who did an *excellent* job of taping this event, and then producing a video which is informative and of high quality.

This video is available for $12 (including postage) from Joel Yelich at <>. Also be sure to visit Joel's Video Salvage page at

Meet Announcement

Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000
From:Elijah Scott <>

Hi Everyone!

If you're like me, you're a bit jealous of our Imperial buddies on the West Coast who get to attend the California Imperial Statewide Meet each year.

However, everyone who's willing and able to drive to Atlanta, GA, can get their own Imperial fix at this year's Southern IML Meet! It's that time of year again -- shine up your Imperial and get ready to head to Atlanta.

What: Southern IML Meet

Where: Atlanta, GA -- Southern Center for International Studies (driving directions available at

When: Saturday, 20 May 2000


This will be the fourth meet that we've organized in Atlanta. The first was something of an impromptu gathering in spring 1998, followed by a more organized meet that fall. The fall meet was really great -- over 17 Imperials in attendance, ranging from a 1962 Crown Convertible to a 1981 Imperial, and including an example of every body style from the 1964-1966 era (Crown Coupe, Crown Convertible, Crown 4-door, LeBaron 4-door, and Ghia Limousine). Our third meet was held 1 May 1999 and was fantastic (I even got to ride in a '64 Ghia Crown Imperial!!!).

We've gained a number of new members in the Southeast over the past few months, so I think this meet will be even better!

This meet will NOT be a formal or judged show. Instead, it will be a gathering of Imperials, their owners, and anyone (with or without an Imperial!) who enjoys these cars! All Imperials are welcome -- we don't stand around and nitpick at anyone's imperfections, but instead share experiences, information, knowledge, and the general enjoyment of the Imperial experience. This meet is a GREAT chance to meet your fellow IML'ers and the cars that you read about each day.

There is also no cost for this event. Light refreshments (soft drinks, chips, etc.) will be provided. Donations will GRATEFULLY be accepted at the event to both cover costs of refreshments AND to send to Manuel Alvarez in support of the IML web server, so this will be a chance to support your club financially as well.

More specific details on this meet will be forthcoming, but please mark your calendars now! The festivities should begin around noon and last until????

So change that oil, lube up those door hinges, and bring your Imperial to the Southern IML meet!

Please RSVP to me at, so that we can have an idea of what sort of crowd to plan for. I will also periodically update this announcement with more specific information as well as a list of Imperials to be in attendance.

PLEASE NOTE -- I also need about three volunteers to assist in preparations for the meet. Volunteer work will consist mostly of arranging refreshments, greeting cars/drivers as they arrive, and assisting with parking. Please reply to me privately if you'd like to help.