Starved Rock Roll Call

10/04/2004 Update: If you are interested in hanging out for diner at Captains Cove, in nearby Ottawa please respond below so we can plan for reservations

Here are the details you have been waiting for about the Starved Rock Fall drive. Please add to the comments if you are planning on atending, so we can get a good headcount

What: A group MINI drive to Starved Rock State Park.

When: Sunday October 17th

Where: Starting at Patrick MINI, 696 Golf Road in Shaumburg, ending in Starved Rock. This will be a most of the day event

The Plan:We will meet at about 8:30, and hit the road at about 9:00. From there we will head to Euroquipe in St. Charles. They are a shop that works on BMW’s, Porsche’s and MINI’s. They have invited our club to stop by, check out the shop and have a light snack on our way. We should arrive around 9:45, and probably hit the road again 10:30-ish. From there, we will head to Minooka (about an hour drive) where we will start a nice little route to Utica. We will probably find a place for lunch near Morris, and then head into Starved Rock State Park. No real plans after that.. Everyone is free to explore the area and hang out as long as they please.

What to bring: A full tank of gas, FRS Radio (if you have one), comfortable clothes for the day (perhaps sunscreen, bug spray, etc), and a smile!

Info from the original post is here

If anyone has photos of the Starved Rock event that they would care to share, please forward them on to myself, or any of the club officers. We will try to put a few pics up afterwards.

Gingerman Training Day October 11

UPDATE: There are only 3 spots left as of October 3rd! Reserve now if you are interested

There is more late breaking news from Euroquipe !!

They will be renting out Gingerman Raceway in South Haven Michigan for the day (8:00AM-5:30PM) on October 11th (Columbus Day). There are at least 10 openings
left at $150 per person. This includes: training a Continental breakfast & buffet lunch!

Contact Brad at if you are interested.

Pre-payment will be required.

Euroquipe Pulley Party

Update: 10/15/2004: The Pulley Party date is now only October 23rd..

Contact Brad at if you are interested.


Is your MCS feeling a bit sluggish these days? Have you gotten over that initial thrill of power, and need a bit more when you mash your foot on the GO pedal?

Well, here is your chance.. Brad Schrock of Euroquipe in St. Charles is hosting a Pulley Party on October 23rd and October 30th. He will be installing Alta 15% Pulleys on those days for a special price of $375 (parts & labor). There will be room for about 8 cars per day.

Contact Brad at if you are interested. You will also have a chance to see his shop and sign up in person on our way down to our Starved Rock Ride on October 17th.