Spring Drive – April 12th


Our annual Spring drive will be on Sunday April 12th.

WRAPUP:  A beautiful spring day brought out over 55 MINIs looking for some fun back-roads to explore.  A good sized crowd met at Full Moon and generated a bunch of interest from the motorcyclists hanging out there.. We took a short cruise up Greenbay  Road and met up with a bunch more MINIs from the Milwaukee MINIs and other area clubs at Jelly Belly in Kenosha.  We then headed out for a fun backroads cruise out to the Culvers in Elkhorn Wisconsin.  A very fun way to open up the driving season.

Big thanks to Augie, Chris + Allison, Rich, and Sue for pre-driving the route, and to Cathy + Gary for keeping me heading in the right direction during the drive ;-)

 

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Photos by: Steve and the Emroll Family |

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Beller Museum tour 03/29

 

We will be taking an exclusive visit to the BellerMuseum  in Romeoville, Ill on Sunday March 29th.

This is a Museum primarily of older Ford vehicles from the 1920’s thru 1930’s

WRAPUP:  We had a nice group despite the cold and later rainy weather..  The museum was an amazing collection of autos and trucks in various states from showroom perfect to drivable authentic restorations, to waiting to be restored..  Lots of very rare machines and many from similar vintages to compare and contrast the model detail changes from year to year.

Huge thanks to Jordon and Corinne for opening up and sharing this amazing collection, plus the stories behind the vehicles!!

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Photos by: Steve |

 

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Ice Autocross Feb 28th

 

The Windy City BMW club has invited the Chicago MINI Motoring Club to participate in their Ice Autocross event on February 28th.

Come on out and explore the limits of traction on frozen Lake Elizabeth in Wisconsin, and have a fun time sliding your car around..

 

WRAPUP: A very cold day, but we had a half dozen MINIs out on the ice.. the course was very bumpy early and then slippry towards the end, but a fun time was had by all.  Thanks to the Windy City BMW club for letting us come out and play!!

Photos by:  Larry S. | Steve |

 

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