Lotus Corps track day – Blackhawk Farms May 16th

The following invite was passed along from the Chicago Area Lotus Corps.

Lotus Corps Presents the 2005 Carl Grabowski Drivers Education Day Monday, May 16th 2005.

Please join us for our third Track Day at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in Rockton, Illinois. A flyer and registration form may be downloaded from

We are also seeking volunteers, experienced or not, to help with this event. Please contact me for details. Cheers, Sanjaya Vatuk Lotus Corps

What a great way to have a bit of fun with your MINI if you can take a Monday off work!!

Chi-Town Kruze June 4th

While not an official Chicago MINI Motoring Club event, the Chi-Town Kruze will take place on Saturday June 4th. There will be a classic car show, and open drive on scenic Lake Shore Drive.

What better place to show off your MINI among a large number of car enthusiasts. If enough people are interested, we can meet at some location, and head for Lake Shore Drive en mass for a little bit of a MINI Cruise.

Post here if you are interested!!

Kings Island June 18th


The event price is going to be $45. This will include admission to the regular park and the water park, parking, and catered breakfast and dinner. We will have the ride to ourselves for the first hour of the day. Opening is at 10:00am. There is also a tour drive complete with rally flags that will start at 7:30am in Oxford OH and end at the park around 8:30am where a breakfast will be available. There will
be a BQ for dinner somewhere in the park. They are working on a car show and some other stuff. Tickets will be purchased online but that is still
in the works.

The hotel in Cincinnati is the Kirkwood Inn. The deal is $74.95 per night which includes breakfast. To reserve a room call 1-800-732-4741 and mention the MINI group. They have up to 35 rooms available.


Details are still a bit sketchy, but it is looking like there will be a MINI event on June 18th around the opening of the Italian Job Roller Coaster at Paramount Kings Island park near Cincinnati Ohio

Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.. Here are additional links to info at MINI2 and at North American Motoring as well as in the MINIUSA Owners lounge.