WRAPUP:? A clear and cool fall day brought out 35 MINIs to participate in this years drive..? We had a bunch of new members attending their first drive, and many “old timers” as well.? Lots of fun twisty roads and a not-too-crowded park made for a fantastic MINI day.? Huge thanks to Cathy and Gary for helping with the pre-run route testing!!
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November 4th is the date for our annual club drive to Starved Rock.? This drive is always a club favorite.
WHAT: A MINI drive exploring a bunch of fun back roads out to Starved Rock State park.??After we arrive, people can hang out, visit, eat, ?and?explore the park on?your own.
WHERE: Start is at the Meijer Parking lot 808??Route 59 in Aurora
WHEN: Departure is at 9:30.? Remember this is the first day of Daylight Savings Time
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WHO: All Chicago MINI Motoring Club members or anyone interested in the club.
WHAT TO BRING: A full tank of gas, appropriate clothing for the weather outside, a camera, lunch money, optional FRS radio for in-car communication? tuned to Channel#1 SubChannel #1, and a smile.
WHY: Because it is fun!!
Please add a comment so we know who is attending, and can plan for the correct amount of route sheets
ADDITIONAL INFO:? Here is some information from Lee on some area food stops close to the start of the event..
FYI and for others who are going, there is a Panera off the southeast corner of the Meijer parking lot where we’re meeting. There’s a Starbucks in the Target across IL59 from Meijer. Finally, there’s a Dunkin Donuts on the southeast corner of IL59 and Aurora Ave, which is the intersection just south of Meijer. Feel free to make that more generally known so folks can get a coffee and or a snack before we head out. Looking forward to the drive!