WRAPUP: The predicted bad weather held off, and we were left with a pretty day for a drive (pretty cold and windy day that is)..
About 25 MINIs from the Chicago and Milwaukee areas participated in the scenic drive around Southern Wisconsin back roads. Unfortunately the Drag strip was closed for the day due to the anticipated bad weather, but we made up a last minute plan B stop at the famous Brat Stop. It was great that they were able to accommodate a large last minute crowd. The driving quiz was hotly contested with 5 people getting the same highest score. The winner was drawn at random from the five, and the picnic set from Knauz MINI was awarded to Greg.
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Our April Drive will be run on April 5th. We will be teaming up with the MilwaukeeMinis club for a great drive on some fun back roads in the southern Wisconsin area. Rally planner Pat has created a driving quiz to keep drivers and passengers on their toes and on the lookout along the route, plus a cool finish at the Great Lakes Dragaway to watch their opening weekend action!!
Here are the details:
Where: Start at Silver Lake County beach [Map Link]
(Enter the park from Silver Lake road, and bear left towards the beach. Continue left towards the lake and meet in the large parking lot)
Finish at Great Lakes Dragaway
When: Sunday April 5th, departure at 10:00 am
What: A fun drive of about 50 miles, and a driving quiz for sharp eyed navagators (and pilots), ending with a stop-in at Great Lakes Dragaway to watch a bit of opening season racing. A fabulous prize for the driving quiz has been provided by Knauz MINI!!
What to bring: Your MINI or Mini with at least a 1/2 tank of gas, a camera, your favorite Chicago or Milwaukee MINI gear, optional FRS radio tuned to Channel 1, Subchannel 1, a clipboard and pens for the driving quiz, earplugs for watching the Drag Racing, and a smile!!
Please add a comment here or on our Meetup site to let us know you are attending.