Indiana Drive – June 23rd

WRAPUP: We had a small crowd of 5 MINIs gather due to wet weather. The advantage was light traffic, and a bit more excitement throught the twisty bits. After 55 miles of exploring back roads we headed off to a nice breakfast.

The perfect start to a Saturday morning!!

Come on out and explore some roads a little east of Chicagoland in Northwest Indiana.

When: Saturday June 23rd Start at 8:30am

Where: Jewel parking lot 805 Joliet st. Dyer Indiana

What: a 55 mile drive around some back roads, ending at Paragon Family Restaurant 1545 Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN

Why: Just a chance to get together for a bit of Motoring fun

Who: This event is open to anyone!!

Things to bring: Enough gas for the trip, Optional navigator to share the fun, FRS radio tuned to Channel #1, Subchannel #1 to help keep everyone together and on track, a camera, your favorite MINI clothing, and a smile.
Huge thanks to Mike and Deb for mapping out the route.

Please post up if you are interested in attending!!

  • I’m in for this one!!

  • Dustin

    the Jewel parking lot link is not working.

  • the Jewel parking lot link is not working.

    Sorry, the link is corrected. The parking lot is about 5 miles south on Calumet Ave after exiting 80/94 (there will be a different Jewel before that, but not the one you want).

  • Borys

    As a southsider, I have no excuse for not being there.

    Count my in.

  • Lori

    Count me in 🙂

  • Lori

    Oh yea, I forgot…there’s a Starbucks in the parking lot if anyone needs coffee 🙂 See you there!

  • Dustin

    Toll or not to Toll. Just a heads up. If 294/toll is near or on your route to the southside, IN or MI. Take it, and pay the tolls with joy. I took the Dan last Sat morning thinking I would save miles, time and a few bucks. I WAS WRONG! Saved no time, hated the middle miles, and lost money in the stop-n-go mess of the un-“express lane”.

    I then ran the numbers, from LakeCook Rd to the IN State line, the toll road is only 5 more miles and with an I-Pass the much, much faster way to get down south.

  • Francis (MiniMac2005)

    Put me down as a “maybe” for this one. I enjoyed the other “southside” run last year, so I’m hoping to make this one as well…

  • Absorbine_Sr

    We’ve got a mix in this drive – things to see, places for our MINI’s to be seen and oh yeah, a few spots to verify that your car is handling the way you expect…

    Hope to see many of you out there next Saturday!

    Mike & Deb

  • Dustin

    Are we starting to gather at 830 or do we start driving at 830? I’m 50/50 at this time.

  • I figured hitting the road at about 8:30..

    Early is better for heat and traffic (but it is early..)

  • Ken

    Dustin Jun 11th, 2007 Link
    Toll or not to Toll. Just a heads up. If 294/toll is near or on your route to the southside, IN or MI. Take it, and pay the tolls with joy. I took the Dan last Sat morning thinking I would save miles, time and a few bucks. I WAS WRONG! Saved no time, hated the middle miles, and lost money in the stop-n-go mess of the un-”express lane”.

    I then ran the numbers, from LakeCook Rd to the IN State line, the toll road is only 5 more miles and with an I-Pass the much, much faster way to get down south.

    A note about traveling to Indiana. The I-Pass for IL will work in Indiana after the 25th of June.
    Also, You can take LSD south to 57th and follow the signs to the skyway.
    In the morning it will move. We (Gabe, Steve, Matt) took it on our trip down to Indy and the Dragon.

    It works.

  • Cathy

    Looks like Gary and I will be there.

  • Dustin

    Have fun, I wont be able to make it, Motor Safe

  • Francis (MiniMac2005)

    Guys.. Can’t make it 🙁

    Have fun! Take pics!!

  • Thanks Mike and Deb for the route planning.

    I had a great time!!

  • Mike

    Thanks to all who braved the rain and came down for a little Hoosier Motoring. Next time I’ll arrange for some sun!

    Mike

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  • Jeff

    Hey All,

    Picked up my Mini on Saturday and ready for some motoring fun. Hope there is another roadtrip planned soon!