Raceway Woods used to be the home of Meadowdale Raceway in the 1950s and 60s. It was later converted to a Forest preserves. Parts of the old racetrack track can still be seen and explored while hiking in the area.
This is a great time to enjoy a short MINI drive, an historic and scenic spot, hang out with MINI friends, and have a casual cookout.
WRAPUP: Great weather, fun drive, good eats, and hanging out with MINI friends.. what could be better? We had a group of 8 MINIs take the backroads to get to Raceway Woods where we were joined by another couple MINIs. We took over the cooking area and had a fun afternoon eating, visiting and checking out the trails. Huge thanks to Rus and Tawana for the drive route planing, and Craig and Beth bringing the grill and attending to the cooking duties!!
Photos by Steve |
The Windy City BMW club has invited the Chicago MINI Motoring Club to attend their event touring the WeatherTech factory on Saturday October 12th
WRAPUP: Lots of cool cars, a tour of the factory and a delicious lunch.. We were treated to VIP parking, and a chance to view a lineup of WeatherTech race and street cars. We were taken on an extensive tour of the state of the art facility and then a fantastic lunch in the very modern employee parking lot. Huge thanks to Windy City BMW and WeatherTech for inviting our club to this event!!
Photos by: Steve |
WRAPUP: A cold and rainy day brought a smaller than expected crowd. There were only a few MINIs on display and a couple CMMC spectators, but a good assortment of BMWs braved the bad weather. We got a cool tour of the ZF transmission facility, and CMMC members won some great raffle prizes.. Congrats to David L for winning the MINI division, and to Jim M for taking 2 BMW classes!
The Windy City BMW club has invited the Chicago MINI Motoring Club to attend and participate in their annual Vintagefest event.
Come check out cool BMWs and MINIs, both old and new.
Mini Mania Crosses America – We want to see YOU!
We are excited to announce that Don Racine, owner and founder of Mini Mania, will be traveling across the US towing his infamous 1960 Mini to take part in three exciting races: Glenora Wine Cellars US Vintage Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, NY, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT and the Vintage Grand Prix Au Grattan XXVII in Grattan, MI. The Mini is the featured marque at the 2013 Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival and Mini Mania is pleased to represent the marque in a single piece of Mini history. Don acquired the Mini in 2009 from racing champion John Unsbee.
Here is more information about each race: