WRAPUP: We had about 18 MINIs participate on a cold early morning drive dow Sheridan Road and lake Shore drive..? Coupes, Countryman, Clubman, Convertibles, 1st Gen, 2nd gen,?JCWs,?Cooper S and Coopers.. We had em all.? We met up with a few additional people at the show, and got in nice and early to get an up close and personal look at the MINI exhibit, and sample the new roadster in person.? Huge thanks again for Bill Jacobs MINI and Knauz MINI for helping us out with the tickets, and to MINIUSA who were able to get us into the show early for a great day!!
Photos by: Steve
Once again the Chicago MINI Motoring Club has been able to secure early entry to the Chicago Auto Show!!
Come on out and check out one of the largest shows in the world.? Thanks to our good friends at MINIUSA we will be able to get into the show an hour early to spend some quality time visiting and checking out the MINI exhibit.
UPDATE 02/09/2012: Great news!!? We are in the show early, and we now have tickets for everyone who has responded on this thread (and the couple that have sent e-mails earlier)!!!???We will send out an e-mail?later tonight?to all who have commented here with emergency contact phone number and last minute details.?
Here are the details..
The plan is to take a scenic drive down parts of Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive to the Chicago Auto Show..? We will be allowed in an hour early at 9:00?as a group to hang out at the MINI exhibit.? After that, everyone is on their own to check out the rest of the show at the general admission opening time.
WHO: The drive down to the show?is open to anyone.? We are hoping to acquire some free tickets into the show which will be available to CMMC members + 1 guest.? If we have additional tickets we hope to be able to relax those restrictions to allow additional guests and non-members.? You will still need to pay for parking at McCormick Place parking lot A
WHEN: Saturday February 11th?? We will leave for the group drive to the show at 7:45 PROMPT.. ??If you would like to meet us at the show, we will congregate in the lower?lobby area, however you must meet up with us before 9am.. Once we are in, we will not be able to get out to meet you!!
WHERE:? We will meet at the top of the Northwestern University Parking Garage, off of Sheridan road at the south end of the campus.
The address is approximately 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).
NOTE:? Add a comment below to let us know you are attending, how many tickets you would like, and if you are meeting us at the show or driving in with the group.
Huge thanks once again to Michelle and Broderick at MINIUSA for once again pulling off the difficult feat of getting our club into the show early!!!