Kart Racing 2/28

Kart Racing Wrapup: Thrills, Chills, and Spills.. We had all that action and more.. We had 17 racers and a few spectators out to our first event of the season. A fun time was had by all! Overall winner (and fast time of the day) went to Evgeny K. , Sylvia H. was seconds, and Jim M. was third.Missed this event, or want more karting? We are looking into the possibility of an outdoor event later this year.
Send links to photos to steve@chicagominiclub.com and I will include them here

Photos by: Steve |


Kart Racing season for the Chicago MINI Motoring Club is back!!
To satisfy our winter time need for speed, we will again be racing at K1 Speed in Buffalo Grove with their electric karts in a 3 race Grand Prix series.
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Road Warrior Rock Run 11/14

Photo by Jonathan R.

Wrap-up: A really fun end of the season drive.. The weather was chilly but not too unpleasant. We had 27 MINIs participating, a few new people and lots of old friends. After our Meetup at MINI of Orland Park we headed out on the back roads. We made a stop off in Wilmington at the Launching Pad and a local park for some photos, and then the cruise on the twisty roads to Starved Rock state park.Huge thanks to Kevin at MINI of Orland Park for hosting our stop, and to Mark H. for the pre-drive testing and setup of Rallista iPhone routing application.

Photos by: Steve & Temple | Bob |


Our annual end of season drive to Starved Rock will be on Saturday November 14th.
This event was renamed the Road Warrior Rock Run in 2016 to honor longtime club and board member Conrad Alexander.

Details below

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Volo Bog drive 10/24

Enjoy a fall drive with MINI friends on some fun roads, ending with a bring-your-own picnic lunch at the Volo Bog!!

WRAPUP: A beautiful but chilly day brought out 35 MINIs for a fun drive in the northern suburbs.. Lots of first timers as well as manu MINI Club seasoned veterans. Patrick MINI hosted our starting location and went above and beyond by supplying some pre-drive snacks as well as gift baskets for our picnic and other goodies as well. We had a fun drive except when the leader missed a turn and many MINIs took a bit of a detour. We all regrouped at Volo Bog for a picnic lunch, hangout and chance to explore the park.
Thanks again to Patrick MINI as well as Mark H. for setting up the Rallista iPhone app routing directions.

Photos by: Jonathan | Steve | Bob |

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Superdawg and the Cul de sacs of Vernon Hills 9/26

WRAPUP: A really fun Superdawg drive!! We had over 30 cars looping thru a bunch of cul-de-sacs and joined up with another 8 or 10 at Superdawg. A bunch of new club members participated in their first drive as well as a lot of old friends.. Thanks everyone for the evening hangout!

Photos by: Steve | Malayah

As one of our club favorite events.. MINIs will be back at Superdawg on a prime time Saturday night!!

We will meet up beforehand for a fun little neighborhood cul de sac drive so we can all arrive en-mass.
Details below

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