WRAPUP: Sunny spring weather made for an excellent drive!! 35 MINIs of all colors and styles met up for the start. Lots of new and potential members, and lots of old friends. We headed out for a 40 or so mile drive around the western suburbs on lots of nice twisty back roads. We parked up at the top of a parking garage for a short photo op, and then went on to enjoy a nice lunch at The Filling Station.
Huge thanks to Paul and Barbara for all the planning for this event!!
Saturday March 19th will be our annual Spring Drive.
We will welcome in the new driving season with a fun spin around in the western suburbs.
Here are the details..
UPDATE 03/17/2011: We have changed the ending destination to an interesting resturaunt in St. Charles called The Filling Station.
Where: The Drive start and finish are in the Menards parking lot at 220 W. North Avenue in the town of West Chicago (just west of Rt. 59) [Map Link] A late lunch is at
Augustino’s resturaunt located in the same mall area The Filling Station in downtown St. Charles
When: Saturday March 19th. Departure is at 11am rain, shine or (hopefully not) snow.
We are planning on a late lunch afterwards at around 1pm, give or take..
Who: This event is open to all CMMC members and anyone potentially interested in the club.
Why: A chance to get out and drive some fun roads and hang out with MINI friends
What to bring: A camera, at least a half tank of gas, optional FRS radio (tuned to Channel 1, sub channel 1), your favorite MINI clothing (please dress for the weather) and a smile.
IMPORTANT: Please let us know you are attending by adding a comment below.. we need to plan for the correct number of route sheets as well as giving the resturaunt a heads up that we are coming.
Big thanks to Paul for organizing this one!!