Spring Drive March 19th


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!!

Photos by: Francis | Steve | Samantha |


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

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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!!

44 thoughts on “Spring Drive March 19th

  1. I am in also, probably solo.

    For those not familiar with the area, there is a second Menards a few miles east on North Avenue. It is a bad idea to be sitting waiting for everybody at that one, and don’t ask me how I know this 😉

  2. Awesome! Count Mike and I in with Capone the Clubman! 🙂 Looking forward to it! Thanks Steve!

  3. Hi, New Mini Cooper Countryman owner, looking to join a Mini club, please count myself IN! My fiance might join as well, but currently RSVP’ing for 1.

  4. Hi, New Mini Cooper Countryman owner, looking to join a Mini club

    Very cool!! You’ll be our first Countryman person on a club drive..

  5. Just got a 2006 MCS, and been looking for a club should be able to make this. Hope it’s not a problem I’ll be making the trip from Rockford.

  6. Hope it’s not a problem I’ll be making the trip from Rockford

    New people are always welcome. Glad you will be able to make it!!

  7. My wife and I bought a Mini 3 days ago. We will try and check out your event. Sounds fun. Non-members are OK to attend??

  8. This link works

    Thanks Paul!! It is corrected now.

    Hope its not too late to let you know that I’ll be there!

    We’ll see you tomorrow

  9. I had a fantastic time also!! Great to see so many new folks out for the drive. Wish I had time to talk and visit with more people. Fun route from Paul and Barbara.

  10. Great time. Thanks to Paul and Barbara for a nice route without much to work with. Nice to see a good turn out. Steve name badges a great idea.

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