It depends on where in the country you are. BTW Where are you?if we new that it would be easier to direct you to a time and place. The midwest is a fairly large area. A month ago we had 6 Opels at the route 66 car show in Springfield Il.
michigan has an active club and I think ohio has also. There is an ohio opelers yahoo group like this one. Carlisle pa would be the biggest show closest to you.
We have a big one day auto show here in stl on easter that might be a good one for the area Opels. It is early enough in the year that the race cars come to car show so we can tuck in with the GT4's, GT3's and ITB's plus it gives the snooty BMW club fits if Opel's show up an upstage them. (2002 's are really ugly compared to a Manta or GT. Just watch which car the kids run up to the Opels and say "COOOOOOOL Car!!!!! and then look at the Bimmers with total indifference"
Yes, we do have a fairly active NE Ohio/Western PA Opel club. We have been meeting about 4 times per year for the last year or so. Most of us also go to Carlisle in May (last year we even caravaned). Our last meeting was in October for the O.A.A.
We will probably meet again in January or February. We usually meet at our house in Tallmadge, OH (just outside of Akron). We would be glad to have you join us.
There is also another Opel club closer to you the (SWOhio Opel club). Contact Alan Clift on the classicopels list.
Thanks for the information and the invitation, If schedules fit I may take you up on the offer.
EDIT --- I should have read the other posts before I answered Saxybiker. Thanks for the offers from all of you. I'm looking forward to some road trips with my new toy so let us know when the meets are and we'll try to join you.