South Bend MINI AutoX and Rally

Our friends in the South Bend area and Tire Rack are holding an Autocross event on October 4th. This is a great way to get your MINI out on the track for a minimal fee, check out the largest tire seller in the world, and meet MINI owners from all over the midwest. Our Chicago group will be tentatively leaving from the Planetarium at 7:00am – the same place we met for our July Rally.

You can check out all details at this website and below:

When
October 4, 2003.? We will start signing in drivers for the autocross at 9:00AM.

Where
We will meet at The Tire Rack, 7101 Vorden Pkwy, South Bend, IN 46628, [for directions click here].

Autocross
This will be a laid back style race.? Most, if not all, drivers will not be experienced.? An autocross race is a chance to test your skills and your car’s abilities on a track with cones creating the twisty turns.? One car on the track at a time, each competes against the clock.? [click here to learn more about autocross racing]

Road Rally
In the afternoon, we will form a line with all of our Minis and take to the roads.? We will have planned route, taking us through the twisty-est roads we can find, (this is Indiana) on our way to the campus of Notre Dame.? There we will have many opportunities for pictures.

The Tire Rack
Our event will begin at this state-of-the-art world headquarters of this supplier of performance equipment.? Alex, as our host, will arrange informative tours.

Registration
Cost to participate is $20 per Mini.? This covers all equipment, track and insurance for the autocross.? To register, print the registration form, [go to registration], and mail with your check to: South Bend Mini Club, 1501 Ironwood Drive, South Bend, Indiana, 46635.? You must register by September 20. [In the unlikely event of an insufficient number of registrations,? the autocross will not be held and registration fees will be returned.]

T-shirts
We have had shirts professionally designed for this event.? They can be pre-ordered with your registration for $10 each.? The design features a retro look and is dated for this event. [t-shirt order form]

Food
Bring your picnic style lunch.? Some snacks and beverages will also be available.? Following the Road Rally, those who want, will gather for dinner at Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, at the historic 100 Center, for their famous Wet Burritos and Frozen Margaritas.

*You do not have to be a member of the Chicago MINI Motoring Club to attend this event.

  • Steve Rosenblum (Club Vice President)

    I've printed out a form and sending it in tonight.

    This should be a blast. I am hoping to set the record for runing over the most cones 🙂

  • Test out my TOYO's. My Brother's VW Beetele (98) will be there too. It's REALLY MODDED!

  • PMeloy

    Looking for events west and/or north of Rockford.
    Galena and north along Miss. R.

    Great towns in lower Wisc. Glacial hills.
    Beautiful views.
    Pubs.

    Who sets these up?