The CMMC Summer Rally, Car Show, Swap Meet – 08/13/05!

As Featured on MINIUSA's Owners Lounge!

Rally Wrapup: After a wet start in Evanston, 22 cars cruised up Sheridan road and headed out to nicer weather at the Buffalo Grove Culvers. We were joined by another 10 or 12 MINI's (and Mini) for a bit of hanging out. Cars were judged on the Most Mods and least mods, and awards were presented.

Here are Event Photos courtesy of new member Taylor.

Check out MINI Owners Lounge for more photos.

Update: We're going to be leaving promptly at 12:30 from the parking lot in Northwestern! If you miss us there please meet us at Culvers in Buffalo Grove

To celebrate the CMMC's second birthday we've planned something special. We're going to start out with a rally up a road we haven't visited in awhile, the always twisty and scenic Sheridan Rd. From there we'll take a big left turn and head out to Buffalo Grove. Once there will meet-up at the local Culvers (location info here) for both a MINI car show and our first CMMC swap meet. Here's the details:

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Exotic Car Show September 10

Here is some information passed on to me from Michael at Lycan Customs..

Charity Exotic Car Show to benefit the Special Kids network.

You are invited to The Exotic Car Show in Wheeling,IL (suburb of Chicago) September 10, 2005. You are invited to enter a vehicle or set up a vendor booth. If you are entering a vehicle the classes are for High End, Exotic
vehicles, and special interest vehicles.

Exotics include Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Maserati, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Aston Martin.

High End includes Hummer H1 and H2, Mercedes 500 class and above, BMW 6 class , Mini Coopers and above with at least two modifications over stock
vehicle. Mods can include after market wheels, body kits, true custom systems.

Special Interest Vehicles must be fully modified vehicles that have the complete works. To include Aftermarket Wheels, Full custom sound system with Fiberglass work, no less then 3 video screens, Body kits etc. Special Interest
vehicles should be up to such a standard that you could show said vehicle at CES or SEMA. Judging Starts at the gate.

This show Benefits THE SPECIAL KIDS NETWORK to help kids with special needs.

***To the Exotic Car dealers this is good time to bring out some of your cars as there are vehicles that get sold at the show.***

For more info you can contact Trevor Brody at 847-444-9444

While I don't think my Cooper could quite pass for an exotic, I know a few of you out there have some pretty decked out MINIs.. I will add additional information about the show as I find out about it (exact location and time, etc). This sounds like a cool show to watch as well.

Kane County Cougars Monday September 5th

Come join the Chicago MINI Motoring Club watch a Kane County Cougars baseball game on Labor Day, Monday September 5th. The Cougars will be battling the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

The game starts at 2:00 pm. Mini meetup time and location are still to be determined. Tickets are $8 each.

Please post here, or email if you are interested in attending.

This event is open to anyone, old Mini's, new MINI's no MINI's.. Hope to see you there!!

Happy Birthday CMMC !!!

The Chicago MINI Motoring Club has just recently completed its second full year as an offical club!!

We have done a bunch of fun events over the past two years, and have plans for many more. Our membership card numbers are over 175, and new members keep rolling in every week. We have a number of offers for Club Membership Discounts on MINI related items (check out the links on the right hand column of our web page). This is a fantastic way to offset your club membership dues and help support MINI related businesses.

I want to thank everyone for participating at club events, on this web page, and in our Club forums.

I know I am still having just as much fun doing this as when I first got my MINI.

Here is a link to our First offical Club event back in July 2003.

Member discount – Lycan Customs

Here is a new CMMC member discount offer from Michael Dotson, owner of Lycan Customs located in Algonquin, IL

We are fairly new to the Chicago area freshly transplanted from Los Angeles,CA. My family has been
customizing cars since 1939. We would like to say HI and the members of your club by offering 35% discount on parts and labor for club members. And for those members who show serious effort into to fixing up their vehicles for shows we do have good working relationship with a large number of manufacturers we deal with to offer partial and full sponsorships. ( Limited amount of course).
We offer lifetime warranty on our work and full factory warranty on all parts we sell. We can offer your members to following :: Audio, Video,
Navigation/GPS, Custom Interiors, Exterior paint, artwork, mobile computing, Satellite
Radio & Television, Advanced Security, Performance Tuning, and Custom wheels.

Check out their new Website at