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WRAPUP: A beautiful Sunday drew over 15 MINIs for a short drive an a picnic cookout hangout.? Plenty of good food and good company.? Several new members joined?in and many people brought their 4 legged co-pilots as well.
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We will be taking another trip out to Raceway Woods Forest Preserves in Carpentersville on Sunday ?June 3rd.?? This forest preserve used to be the home of Meadowdale Raceway in the 1950s and 60s. Parts of the track can still be seen and explored while hiking in the area.
This is a great time to enjoy an historic and scenic spot, hang out with MINI friends, have a casual cookout.? ?Leashed dogs are welcome (as long as you clean up after them).
WRAPUP: We saw a full-house at the Launching pad.? MINIs and Austin-Healeys hanging out together.? When we finally got started, we had 27 MINIs.? Including 1 Classic and a couple of friends from the STL MINIs.? With stops in Gardner for the 2-celled jail and restored diner car, then in Dwight for lunch and a group photo at the restored gas station, the trip started off with a bang.? In Dwight, we’re joined by 3 Pontiac-area MINIs.? We roll into Odell for another photo op at another gas station, then finally into Pontiac.? When we turn the corner, we’re personally greeted by the Mayor of Pontiac!? The weather was great and we were well received by everyone along the Red Carpet Corridor of Route 66.? Great seeing old friends and making several new ones. Special thanks to Dan and Francis for putting the drive together.?
Take a MINI?day trip down part of Route 66.? We are planning a drive to visit a number of small towns with a final destination of Pontiac.?