July 4th Parade

WRAPUP:  Perfect weather for the half dozen MINIs that participated in this years parade.  The crowd was large and enthusiastic with lots of children looking for candy.  The MINIs were a crowd favorite getting lots of attention.  A good time was had by all, except when the radio control MINI leading the field accidentally ran over the pile of horse poop..

Photos by: Steve |

Continue reading

Detailing Seminar June 25th

WRAPUP: A beautiful day brought out about a dozen people or the Seminar.  We learned that diferent types of scratches required different techniques, and to use the technique that causes the least amount of wear on the clear coat to get the job done.  We are able to practice using claybar and hand polishes, and also use an orbital polisher to take deeper scratches out of a practice hood.  Afterwards we were treated to burgers and brats and we were even given a goody bag with some sample products.

Huge thanks to Jim and his crew at Dr. Beasley’s for spending the session demonstrating techniques and answering all our questions, and to Greg and his Smartbox crew for hosting the event and providing and cooking up all the great food for us!!!

Photos by: Steve

Lots of people have questions about how to best keep your MINI looking like new, and we are going to have the answers..

Continue reading

AHCA Spring Gymkhana

The Chicagoland Austin Healey and MG clubs are having a little Gymkhana/Autocross event this Sunday Jun 12th in Warrenville, and have extended and invitation for Chicago MINI Motoring Club members to attend.  This will likely be a very tight and twisty course that will be challenging for our “large” MINIs to run,  but it should be a bunch of fun.

WRAPUP:   Perfect weather, and a fun crowd of really cool cars.  Jim M. was fast car of the day in his M Coupe, and Steve was first place (and only) MINI 😉

Photos by Demetri | Edi

Continue reading

New Glarus Overnighter

 

WRAPUP:  A little rain, a little sun, a little warm, a little cold, we had it all.  About 25 MINIs from several area clubs participated in some really fun driving, a bit of Wisconsin culture, and some visiting time with MINI friends.  Huge thanks to Paul and Barbara for the tremendous amount of work requires to plan, organize, lead and put this event together.  Thanks also to members of M.I.N.I, Mad City MINIs, and the Milwaukee MINIs for joining with us to make such a fun event!!

Please send links of pictures to steve@chicagominiclub.com and I will add them here..

Photos by: Steve | Robin & Michael | Bob |

Continue reading