September Drive 9/18

WRAPUP:  It was wet.. very wet, but the worst weather held off till the end.  The good news is that the moisture kept the crowds away at Long Grove and the 23 MINIs that braved the weather had the place mostly to ourselves.  Francis planned a well paced drive covering a bunch of fun suburban roads and a few twisties thrown in.. Only snag was the difficulties getting out of the mall and to the first road (all my fault).  It was great to see so many new faces out for their first drive, plus lots of old friends!!

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Photos by: Steve | Tom G. | Nat and Jennifer | Dennis |

Video by: Tom G.

Video by: Cesar and Geri

Come on out for a fun drive in the northern suburbs. We’ll be looping around and sampling a bunch of twisty roads, and ending in Long Grove for a bit of hanging out or shopping.

WHEN: Sunday September 18th Planned departure time is 10am.

WHERE: Start in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot 1036 Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL We will follow a very indirect route and end in Long Grove (Archer lot Area A)
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WHO: Chicago MINI Motoring Club members or potential members

WHY: Just for fun

WHAT TO BRING: A camera, your favorite MINI clothing, optional FRS radio tuned to Channel 1 subchannel 1 to assist with navigation and staying together, money for shopping or food, and a smile.

  • I’ll be there!!

  • Tom G

    We’ll see you tomorrow morning. Sorry for the late notice. Hope that’s not a problem.

  • Jason

    Planning on being there, hoping to meet some enthusiasts…

  • Had a great time today.. Thanks everybody!!

  • Cathy

    thanks steve and francis for putting it together!

  • Thank you to everyone who came out!! So great to see so many new and old faces. I hope you enjoyed the route despite the rain. Special thanks to Sue and Dave for their extra input into the route.

  • Phyllis & Phamily

    This was our first drive with the club. It’s also our first Mini, which is just over three months old and turned 5,000 miles on the drive today! We look forward to logging many more with the club. Thanks for making the newbies feel welcome, even with our “big” Mini Countryman.

  • Jerry Fikar

    Thank you to you guya that did the work.Finally got the grandson on a run. He really got a kick out of it as I did despite the weather. I’m starting to think the rain really likes our club. They should start one in Texas.

  • Carrie

    Had a great time on Sunday, big thanks to all who helped plan the fun drive!