WRAPUP: Incredible weather, great roads, great food and a whole bunch of MINI (and Mini) people. This was the perfect start to the driving season!!
We wound up with a really nice sunny warm day for a drive.. Over 40 cars participated in a fun cruise on some quiet backroads. We had a nice mix of new people and familiar faces. The drive ended with a lunch with the Minis In Northern Illinois club. A round of raffle prizes finished a great MINI day.
Since we have had such a cold and nasty winter, we will be bringing in our annual Spring Drive a little early this year to help get the driving season started right.The 2009 drive will start in the Burnidge-Paul Wolff Forest Preserve near the town of Elgin and end at a local resturaunt in South Elgin. In between we will tour some fun roads in the Fox River area.
03/01/2009: Important Update: We are thrilled to be combining this years March Spring Drive with the Minis In Northern Illinois (M.I.N.I) club Winter Picnic, so we are sure to have the event covered no matter what the weather!! Please see the bottom of this post for important additional information.
03/12/2009: Important Update #2: If you would like to pay for the lunch now, we can take payment on our Spring Forward Drive Meetup.com page. Please adjust the payment according to number of people attending the lunch.
03/13/2009: Important Update #3: We have provided a map link to the starting point a little further down in the details.
WHEN: Sunday March 15th. Rain or shine, depart at 11am
WHERE: Start in the Burnidge-Paul Wolff Forest Preserve [Map link]
WHY: A chance to enjoy some early spring weather, fun roads, and MINI friends.
WHAT TO BRING: A camera, your favorite MINI clothing (approptiate for the weather), optional FRS radio tuned to Channel 1, subchannel 1, and a smile!!If you respond via our new CMMC MEETUP Group you will be able to utilize additional functionality including event e-mail reminders as well as the ability to provide feedback after the event.
Lunch and price information: We will be occupying a private room and have a great menu planned. Choice of: Berry Nut Salad OR Village Cheeseburger OR Smothered Chicken Dinner OR Fish & Chips OR Prime Rib. All 5 dinner choices will include soup or salad, all menu beverage choices (except alcoholic), and ice cream. Cost is $15.00, (discount price of $10 for M.I.N.I members). Cash Bar for booze. Members can order appetizers beforehand at their own expense.Please RSVP as soon as possible to let us know how many people are planning to stay for lunch because we need to let the Restaurant know how many people to expect.
If you would like to pay for the lunch now, we can take payment on our Spring Forward Drive Meetup.com page. Please adjust the payment according to number of people attending the lunch.