Starved Rock Roll Call

10/04/2004 Update: If you are interested in hanging out for diner at Captains Cove, in nearby Ottawa please respond below so we can plan for reservations

Here are the details you have been waiting for about the Starved Rock Fall drive. Please add to the comments if you are planning on atending, so we can get a good headcount

What: A group MINI drive to Starved Rock State Park.

When: Sunday October 17th

Where: Starting at Patrick MINI, 696 Golf Road in Shaumburg, ending in Starved Rock. This will be a most of the day event

The Plan:We will meet at about 8:30, and hit the road at about 9:00. From there we will head to Euroquipe in St. Charles. They are a shop that works on BMW’s, Porsche’s and MINI’s. They have invited our club to stop by, check out the shop and have a light snack on our way. We should arrive around 9:45, and probably hit the road again 10:30-ish. From there, we will head to Minooka (about an hour drive) where we will start a nice little route to Utica. We will probably find a place for lunch near Morris, and then head into Starved Rock State Park. No real plans after that.. Everyone is free to explore the area and hang out as long as they please.

What to bring: A full tank of gas, FRS Radio (if you have one), comfortable clothes for the day (perhaps sunscreen, bug spray, etc), and a smile!

Info from the original post is here

If anyone has photos of the Starved Rock event that they would care to share, please forward them on to myself, or any of the club officers. We will try to put a few pics up afterwards.

  • Adam

    I will most definitally be joining you guys. I just signed up and i can't wait.

  • Pat Crowley

    Shouldn't be a problem in getting our car in time. Jen and I are in!

  • Steve Rosenblum (Club Vice President)

    I'll be going solo for this one.

  • ChicagoGator

    I will being there as long as my car arrives in time. It is scheduled to arrive in South Carolina on the 4th. Hopefully VDC, delivery, and prep will allow delivery by the 16th.

  • I believe I'll be solo as well.

  • Donna

    Weather permitting, I'll be there…really…

  • Richard Hicks

    Sounds like fun. Count me in!

  • Greg Shives

    I'll be there.

  • Ken

    Anita and I are in. We will also bring our mini Dachshund, Rocket.
    He loves to Motor.

  • Donna

    Are leashed dogs welcome on the hiking trails?

  • GSKChicago

    My fiance, Lori, and I are in.

    Haven't confirmed yet, but one or two other couple's may join us, even though they aren't “MINI” owners. One has a BMW bike and one has a 427 Cobra replica.

    Will re-reply if they are going to join in. Thanks for organizing this.

    I'm looking forward to my first group MINI drive and appreciate that non-MINI people are welcome too. :o)

  • Ken

    Dogs on a leash are welcome.

  • Andy

    we (myself and fiance) should be attending!

  • Bruce Bockelman

    I'll be up with everyone at Euroquipe.

  • Chris Puryear

    My wife and I will try and make it….good to hear that dogs are welcomed (on leash of course) because my Jack Russell is our co-pilot!

  • Steven Diver

    I am hoping I can make it. Starved Rock is great…haven't been down there in a long time…

  • Greg Foor

    Maggie & I will be there.

  • Donna

    Another Jack Russell! I have one too. But she's too ornery to bring on a trip like this…so I'll be bringing a “nice” dog. Can't wait to see your co-pilot!

  • Joe

    Count me in. : )

  • Amy

    I've been itching for a good drive. Count me in for two!

  • Pat Crowley

    Picking up the car on Oct 14th. So we'll definitely have it for the drive.

  • Bill Murphy

    Count me in as well!

  • ChicagoGator

    I will be able to make it as my MCSC is scheduled to arrive at the dealer tomorrow. After prep time, I should be taking delivery early next week.

    I am also bringing my Husky puppy along. Hopefully, I can get him used to the seatbelt harness in time.

  • do you have to be a member to join the Starved Rock event? I am not a member yet but I would love to join you guys in this event.

  • Pat Crowley

    I was the same way with the fall drive last year Dennis. Non members are welcome, and the next thing you know, you'll have that membership card in your wallet.

  • Matt

    mark me down for 2

  • dennis

    Alrighty then… count me and a friend in!

  • Jim

    I'll be there, and the dinner idea sounds good too. First event with the Dinan S1 installed…woo hoo.


  • john wagener

    Tommy & I will try to be there (about 65% right now).

  • Jon

    Shari and I will be there! Not sure about dinner just yet but sounds fun! The lunch in Minooka – picnic bring your own or are we stopping at some place to dine?

  • Steve Rosenblum (Club Vice President)

    We will be making a re-grouping/bathroom stop at Minooka, and there is a Truck Stop/Arby's, but we are planning to stop at a Culvers in Morris for lunch. There are other choices in the area if you are allergic to Butter Burgers 🙂

  • Leah Wood

    I will be there. This will be my first MINI outing. Me and Lance are excited!!

  • Sarah Anthony

    Count Joel and I in for my first MINI CLUB rally!

  • Abby

    Andy and I will be there wiht bells on, although, we have not registered yet. Can we bring the form on Sunday? We are very excited to meet other fellow MINI lovers!! Whoohoo!

  • Superdave

    I am looking forward to the motoring.

    I also need to pay up! (dues)

    See you all Sunday.

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