Wrapup: Great weather, fun drive, good eats, and a cool destination!! We had a dozen MINIs and a bunch of dogs take a short trip out to Raceway Woods. There was one long pause for a slow moving freight train where we had a chance to pull over, take pictures and chat before the road opened up again. Burgers, brats, and side dishes were the food of the day, and people had a chance to explore the remnants of a very cool race track.
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Take a drive on Saturday May 24th and visit Raceway woods in Carpentersville. This forest preserve used to be the home of Meadowdale Raceway in the 1950s and 60s. Parts of the track can still be seen and explored while hiking in the area.
This is a great time to enjoy an historic and scenic spot, hang out with MINI friends, have a casual cookout. Leashed dogs are welcome (as long as you clean up after them).
WHEN: Saturday May 24th, rain or shine. Meet at 10am
WHERE: Meet at Mieneke Recreational Center 220 E Weathersfield Way, Schaumburg. We will then have a group drive to Raceway Woods.
WHAT TO BRING: Camera, Optional FRS radio (tuned to Channel 1 subchannel 1), cookout food and drink, suitable clothing for hanging around outside or hiking (including bug spray, sunscreen, etc.), supplies for your pet. Alchohol is not permitted in the park.
We will have some brochures from http://www.langka.com/ LANGKA Paint Chip and Scratch Repair as well as a sample of their Blob Eliminator if anyone is interested in performing some chip repair in the near future.
Parking will be tight if we have more than 15-20 cars. Please add a comment below if you are interested in attending.