The Dragon – May 5-9 2005

The 3rd annual MINIs on the Dragon run will take place May 5-9, 2005 at Deals Gap, North Carolina.

Its a 318 turns in 11 miles incredible 2nd gear roller coaster ride, continiously changing from idle to redline through major elevation changes with hardly a straightaway in sight.

There are a couple of Chicago area people attending the event this year, so feel free to post here or in the Club forum for plans to meet up and caravan down together.

Seven Enterprises Member Discounts

We are pleased to be able to announce a new discount for Chicago MINI Motoring Club members at Seven Enterprises Ltd., a California based original and new MINI parts and service shop.

Special prices will vary depending on the parts. There is a possibility of additional savings for group buys of probably at least 10 units.

Check out their web site and call Mike Kearney at 800-992-7007 when you are ready to order. Be sure to mention the Chicago MINI Motoring Club.

A huge thanks to Seven Enterprises for offering this discount to our club!!

Upcoming Events Preview

Although details are still in the works, we wanted to share information about our upcoming events so you can start planning for them:

December Holiday Hangout:

What: A casual winter get-together and chance to hang out and visit with MINI friends.

Where: Schaumburg area. Still working on a place.

When: Sunday December 12th late afternoon.

We will likely require rsvps ahead of time for planning.

January Indoor Go-Karting

What: A mid-winter chance to burn up the pavement at the beautiful Chicago Indoor Racing facility

Where: Buffalo Grove

When: Sunday January 16th at 11:00 am

This event, like the previous times, will be open to active club members plus a guest, and there will be a limited number of open spots (probably around 30). Since we need to front deposit money for renting the track we will again require the entry fees to be sent in ahead of time.

February Auto Show

We don?t have details yet, but we are hoping to have an event similar to what we did last year. This event will also be open only to active club members, and there will be limited spots.

March Return to Millies

A scenic drive up to Millies Restaurant located a bit northwest of Lake Geneva. This will be a re-do of one of our early pre-club events, and a chance to return to the famed ?roller coaster (Roberts) road?. We are hoping the weather in early March will be a little warmer than the previous ride.

What's your Colors?

One bit of information we do not collect is what colors everyones cars are.

I thought this would be a good place for anyone who is interested to list what color their MINI is, and to see what the popular and rare member colors are