WRAPUP: A dozen MINIs braved the chilly morning and took a pothole strewn cruise down Sheridan Road and Lakeshore Drive to the Auto Show. We got a chance to see the new MINI Clubman and about 900 other non-MINIs on display.
Thanks again to Knauz MINI for helping us out with tickets and to everyone who came out to make a fun day, including a few MINI friends from as far away as Madison, Wisconsin!!
UPDATE: 02/04/2008 We have about 30 free Auto Show tickets to the first CMMC members who post up with a comment here that they are interested, limit 2 per member unless we have extras at the end. Please plan on meeting us on the drive so I can get them to you. Huge thanks to Knauz MINI for helping us out!!
The Chicago MINI Motoring Club will be heading down Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive to the Chicago Auto Show as a group on Saturday February 9th.
Here are the details:
What: the 100th annual Chicago Auto Show, held at McCormick Place
When: Saturday February 9th, we will start the drive at 9am to get to the show just before the 10am opening.
Where: Meet at the top of Parking Garage in the south end of the Northwestern Campus, just off of Sheridan Road.
The address is 1800 S. Campus Drive (click the address for a map)
There is a small road that leads into Northwestern at the south end of the campus, and the parking garage is less than 1/4 mile in. We will be huddled in our cars shivering on the top level (slightly above ground level).
Who: This event is open to anyone that would like to come along
How Much: You will need to cover the cost of parking and show tickets. If you have not already purchased tickets, hold off a little bit just in case something special comes along in the next couple weeks (hint hint, keep an eye on the club website) IMPORTANT: The Auto Show website lists parking fees at Parking Lot A as $16 CASH ONLY. I know they did take credit cards in the past, but please be prepared!!
Why: Just for fun!!