Seven Enterprises Member Discounts

We are pleased to be able to announce a new discount for Chicago MINI Motoring Club members at Seven Enterprises Ltd., a California based original and new MINI parts and service shop.

Special prices will vary depending on the parts. There is a possibility of additional savings for group buys of probably at least 10 units.

Check out their web site and call Mike Kearney at 800-992-7007 when you are ready to order. Be sure to mention the Chicago MINI Motoring Club.

A huge thanks to Seven Enterprises for offering this discount to our club!!

Upcoming Events Preview

Although details are still in the works, we wanted to share information about our upcoming events so you can start planning for them:

December Holiday Hangout:

What: A casual winter get-together and chance to hang out and visit with MINI friends.

Where: Schaumburg area. Still working on a place.

When: Sunday December 12th late afternoon.

We will likely require rsvps ahead of time for planning.

January Indoor Go-Karting

What: A mid-winter chance to burn up the pavement at the beautiful Chicago Indoor Racing facility

Where: Buffalo Grove

When: Sunday January 16th at 11:00 am

This event, like the previous times, will be open to active club members plus a guest, and there will be a limited number of open spots (probably around 30). Since we need to front deposit money for renting the track we will again require the entry fees to be sent in ahead of time.

February Auto Show

We don?t have details yet, but we are hoping to have an event similar to what we did last year. This event will also be open only to active club members, and there will be limited spots.

March Return to Millies

A scenic drive up to Millies Restaurant located a bit northwest of Lake Geneva. This will be a re-do of one of our early pre-club events, and a chance to return to the famed ?roller coaster (Roberts) road?. We are hoping the weather in early March will be a little warmer than the previous ride.

What's your Colors?

One bit of information we do not collect is what colors everyones cars are.

I thought this would be a good place for anyone who is interested to list what color their MINI is, and to see what the popular and rare member colors are

Downtown Drive October 24th

Wrap-up:10 MINI's met up for the drive Downtown. The weather was perfect, and the bunch of cars caused quite a bit of attention from the downtown crowd. It was incredible to hear the whine of MCS superchargers and the growl of aftermarket exhausts while blasting around Lower Wacker Drive!! Hanging around MINI-lennium Park was fun and a nice dinner followed.

Huge thanks to Maxwell for planning the downtown drive and sculpture tour, and arranging for prime lakefront parking!!!

You can check out Pete Krehbiel & Gabe's pics of the event here.

Update 10/22/2004: A slight change in Eats to Park Grill located off of MINI-lennium Park since it is looking to be a nice day!!

Come on out and join us on a very casual drive down Lakeshore Drive and around downtown on Sunday October 24th.

We will meet at the parking area at east of the Bryn Mawr exit of Lake Shore Drive at 4:00 p.m.

From there, we will head to Downtown and take a short spin around the Loop (hopefully including Lower Wacker Drive). MINI parking will be provided at 400 E. Monroe Street (east of Lake Shore Drive) thanks to club member Maxwell.

After that, a group hangout at Bennigan's

Please post here if you are planning on attending