What an incredible experience to hang with 300+ MINIs and to be able to drive on the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A dozen Chicago area motorists met up, and took a day trip down to Indy to join up with the MINI Takes the States cross country tour.
Here are a couple of ideas for fun MINI things to do in the midwest area..
High Speed Auto-X Saturday August 26th: Participate, or head out to Blackhawk Racetrack to watch the action. The the Midwestern Council Sports Car Clubs (MCSCC) has extended an offer of a free guest pass entry to Chicago MINI Motoring Club membership card holders.
Geneva Concours d-Elegance Sunday August 27th: Check out the car show. Maseratti is the featured marque.
MINI Takes the States Wednesday August 30th: Head down to Indianapolis in a MINI caravan to meet up with the Cross Country MINI celebration. Take a lap on the Speedway and tour the Museum with hundreds of other MINI fanatics.
British Car Show Sunday September 10th: Palos Heights is again hosting one of the areas largest British Car shows. There will be a sharp looking Triumph TR-6 from one CMMC member present.
Fall Folliage Scavenger hunt and drive September 17th: Join the Milwaukee MINI club on a scenic drive through the upper Kettle Moraine area.
MINIs Great Lakes Crossing September 29th – October 1st: Take the special MINI and Mini only ferry across Lake Michigan and loop the Upper Peninsula, or join up in Milwaukee for part of the drive.
MINIs in the Mountains (MITM) has just wrapped up last week in Colorado. There were a couple Chicago area MINIs in attendence. Here is a brief review from John:
“MITM 2006 was lots of fun. A well run event and alot of friendly people. Over 175 registrants and close to 80 or 90 cars. Three days of varied runs in the morning afternoon and late night. If you are a “flatlander” and have never been up in the Rockies, it is a definite “must see” for next year. They are shooting for the second weekend in August again for 2007″
Check out some pics from John here, and the NorthAmericanMotoring picture thread here
Steve from the Midwestern Council Sports Car Clubs (MCSCC) has invited members of our club to participate in their Time Attack/ Autocross at Blackhawk Racetrack on Saturday August 26th.
The MCSCC has also extended a special offer to CMMC members, allowing us a FREE guest pass entry to watch the event by flashing your Membership card. This is a $10 savings from a normal admission pass. If you are missing your membership card and would like to watch, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the details: