Crystal Lake Cruise Night

Here is some info that was passed along to the Club. No additional details at this point, but hopefully we will have more info as it gets closer:

On Thursday May 19,2005 Downtown Crystal Lake / Main Street is having a very special cruise night. We are have American English, a Beatles style band playing from the roof top of the Raue Center. This cruise is going to be limited to English made cars only. Car owners and clubs are asked to call to reserve a parking space.
We would love to have the Chicago Mini Club attend
this special event.

Looks like a pretty cool evening. Anyone interested in attending, please post here so we see how big a group we get!!

Spring Drive to Millies March 20th

03/13/2005 Note: I was told that Millie's does not take credit cards, so be sure to be ready with cash money for breakfast..

Come on out for an early spring drive to Millie's Resturaunt in Delavan Wisconsin on Sunday March 20th.

WHERE: Starting at the Starbucks at the Village Square in Northbrook, ending in Wisconsin.

WHEN: Sunday March 20th. We will leave at about 9:30am

WHO: This ride is open to anyone

WHAT: We will be taking the slow twisty way out to Lake Delavan, and enjoying some of the scenery and back roads of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. After a stop for a late breakfast, we will continue on towards Lake Geneva for a loop through the famed Snake Road, and then home or exploring on your own.

This is a re-run of a ride we did a couple of years ago before we were officially a club. Hopefully the weather will be a bit warmer than last time, but you never can tell on our Spring Drives.

Bring along your best MINI Clothes, an FRS radio if you have one, and a smile. This will be a longer drive, so be prepared.

Auto Show Drive-in Sunday February 13th

Wrapup: Nine MINI's braved the drizzle and crazy Lake Shore drive traffic to head down to the Auto Show. Cruising down in tight formation drew a fair amount of attention. Huge thanks to Knauz for providing a last minute handfull of free tickets to the show!!

We were not able to arrange a special event at the Auto Show this year, but for anyone interested in attending on their own, we will have a casual drive down Sheridan road and Lake Shore Drive to the Auto Show on Sunday Morning:

WHO: The drive is open to anyone

WHEN: Sunday February 13th.

WHERE: The Evanston Northwestern parking garage at the far south end of the campus. We will meet up and plan to leave at about 9:00 am

Come on out for a nice morning drive, even if you don't want to attend the Auto Show..

Post here if you are interested. Keep an eye on this post for updates during the week!

Auto Show a No Go

It is with regret that we announce there will be no pre-show Chicago Auto show event this year. MINIUSA tried to get us the same time slot as last year but the company running the Auto Show was not responsive to their requests. We'll certainly be trying again next year!

If there is enough interest we could however, meet at the show before opening on the first Sunday (2/13). Possibly even with a short drive downtown before hand. Comment below if you're interested.