WRAPUP: Fantastic fall weather, lots of MINIs and a great drive.. what could be better!! Almost 40 MINIs of all kinds and colors.. Countryman, Clubman, Coupes, Convertibles, Coopers and Cooper S, Gen 1, Gen2.. we had them all. Lots of new people on their first club drive, and many who have been on all the prior Starved Rock drives. Huge thanks to Paul and Barbara who planned a great route on some beautiful roads.
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Garman route details by: Eric
It’s fall and once again it is time to take our annual MINI drive out to Starved Rock State park. This event has been a club favorite since 2004.. The route is a little different every year, but always fun.
Info update 10/23/2011..
People can break for lunch at the park itself.. There are a couple dining areas at the lodge. Some people have been kicking around the idea of having a BYO BBQ on the grounds. Let us know if you would be interested!!
WHAT: An all day drive on some fun twisty back roads ending with a visit to a beautiful state park
WHEN: Saturday November 5th Morning departure time 10am.
WHERE: Start in the south parking lot of the Jewel in Sugar Grove IL (Corner of Rt. 47 & E. Galena Blvd.). Departure is at 10am. Ending destination is Starved Rock State park in Utica Ill.
LUNCH: This year we will just do lunch on your own at the park
WHO: Chicago MINI Motoring Club members, other area MINI (and Mini) clubs, and anyone potentially interested in the club
WHY: Just for fun!!
WHAT TO BRING: A full tank of gas, optional FRS radio tuned to channel 1, sub Channel 1, appropriate clothing for being outside at the park, money for lunch at the park (or possibly cookout food/equipment), a camera, and a smile!!
Let us know you will be attending by adding a comment below.