WRAPUP: We saw a full-house at the Launching pad.? MINIs and Austin-Healeys hanging out together.? When we finally got started, we had 27 MINIs.? Including 1 Classic and a couple of friends from the STL MINIs.? With stops in Gardner for the 2-celled jail and restored diner car, then in Dwight for lunch and a group photo at the restored gas station, the trip started off with a bang.? In Dwight, we’re joined by 3 Pontiac-area MINIs.? We roll into Odell for another photo op at another gas station, then finally into Pontiac.? When we turn the corner, we’re personally greeted by the Mayor of Pontiac!? The weather was great and we were well received by everyone along the Red Carpet Corridor of Route 66.? Great seeing old friends and making several new ones. Special thanks to Dan and Francis for putting the drive together.?
Take a MINI?day trip down part of Route 66.? We are planning a drive to visit a number of small towns with a final destination of Pontiac.?
WHEN:? Saturday May 19th.. Departure at 10am SHARP
WHERE:?Meet-up is at: the Launching Pad Drive-in, 810 E. Baltimore Street Wilmington, Il??home of the Gemini Giant.
Once we’re in Pontiac, we will be parking across the street from the Route 66 Museum.? After some sightseeing, we can take a stroll down the street to Delong’s for some refreshments and possibly the new Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum.
Be sure to remember to take a picture of your MINI in front of the huge Route 66 mural behind the museum before you leave.
WHAT?TO BRING:? A full tank of gas, sunscreen, your favorite MINI clothing appropriate for the weather and wandering around, an optional FRS radio tuned to Channel 1, Subchannel 1, and a smile.
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