Spring Drive 2014

Spring Drive

The 2014 edition of our Spring Drive will be on Sunday April 27th.  Come on out to the the official start of the MINI driving season.

WRAPUP: we had over 50 MINIs attending from CMMC, MilwaukeeMINIs and Minis In Northern Illinois clubs.  It was a very chilly spring day, but the predicted rain held off for the drive.  We also had many new people out for their first club drive.  A very fun ride thru Wisconsin backroads, ending with a stop at the famous Brat Stop.

Send links of photos to steve@chicagominiclub.com and I will add them here.

Photos by: Eric E. and Steve |

We’ll be joining forces with the MilwaukeeMINIs club and enjoying a fun drive thru Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, ending with a late lunch in Kenosha.

WHAT: A large multi club drive to explore some fun twisty roads.

WHERE: Chicagoland Start will be in north parking lot of Gurnee Mills Mall in the Burlington Coat Factory Parking Lot   End will be a late lunch at The Brat Stop in Kenosha.

WHEN: Sunday April 27th.. Departure time is 11am

WHY: Just for fun!!

WHAT TO BRING: A full tank of gas, appropriate clothes for the weather, optional FRS Radio to stay informed along the way tuned to Channel1 sub-channel 1, and a smile!!

RSVP: Please add a comment to this post so we can plan for the correct amount of people at our lunch stop and the right number of route sheets.

  • David Lewis

    Jen and I will be there. With my kids probably also! Just gotta get my daughter used to the faster style runs. She didn’t like the up and down hills and fast corners I took them on last time.

  • Chris Eakins

    I am planning on going along with my wife Allison.

  • Greg Pasquarelli

    I might be able to make it, not sure yet.

  • Augie Imburgia

    Definitely me and AJ

  • Nat

    We’ll be there.

  • Chris Michalek

    There has been another delay with my production slot. Sadly I will not be able to attend.

  • DanC

    I’m in, plus one!

  • Henry Klein

    Going! +1 from Milwaukee

  • Cole Adler

    I’m in with my friend riding passenger! Hope it’s as large as the one last year! We went to Racine. +2

  • Lynn Holloway

    Gary and I will be there. Looking forward to it!

  • Eric T

    I will be there

  • Scott K

    i am planning on being there

  • Jason Witt

    Jason and Shannon Witt will be there!

  • Ed Groves

    Planning on it with Susan and Gabbi

  • Holly DeLap Schaller

    Franz and I will be joining from the Milwaukee Minis

  • Lauren B

    Finally able to attend my first CMMC event :)! I’ll be bringing my dad. Can’t wait !

  • Alice

    Alice – we will attend me and Bill

  • Dan

    Shawn and I will be coming

  • Tom C

    I plan on coming down from Milwaukee.

    • CMMC_Steve

      it isn’t a proper Spring Drive without you Tom.. Glad you will be attending!!

  • mark

    I’ll be there +1. I would bring more but…. its a Mini !


    We’ll be there, but I will first be at Coffee & Classics if weather is decent.

  • Roseann

    Two more please

  • Phyllis Emroll

    Count 4 for the Emroll family!

  • Terry Jeglum

    Nancy and I will be attending please add 2 more

  • Greg Pasquarelli

    I will try and make it, doesn’t look good as it is my sister’s birthday weekend.

  • Jeremy Tentis

    My daughter and I will be there. Can’t wait!

  • josh

    First time hearing about this club, was going to join to check it out to see what it’s like.

    • CMMC_Steve

      Glad you will be able to make it!!

  • Laima

    There is a 95% chance that I will join you guys for the first time. Will bring my daughter along.

  • Terry Oberdorfer

    We will be there, Marvin our new coupe will make his MINI adventure debut.

    • CMMC_Steve

      A coupe!! congrats

  • Reese Loire

    We’ll be there!

  • John Noll

    I plan to make it

  • Ryan Wilinski

    I’ll be there!

  • Marion Wozniak

    I’ll be there! Marion Wozniak

  • Marion Wozniak

    Is there a way to get route ahead of time? Will be driving solo so it would be nice to enter into GPS to act as navigator for me. Could you post on the site?

  • Mark Rozema

    Sorry for the late response, I’ll be there!

  • Ben

    Please add Kathy and I

  • YSR50

    We’ll be there, as long as I can get the garage door open. Spring broke today.

    • CMMC_Steve

      Hope it will be spring-like on Sunday 😉

  • ChicagoRus

    Great Time Steve! Thanks for all your hard work – hope you get those breaks fixed!

    • ChicagoRus

      Or we hope you get those brakes fixes. Maybe catch a break with the brakes

  • mark

    thanks Steve for the great drive . Sorry that your car had stopping issues. This was a nice experience for me as a new member . I am looking forwards to more events .

  • CMMC_Steve

    Thanks All!! I had a great time despite needing to drive the dirty backup MINI..
    The puddle of brake fluid under my car helped me find the rusted brake line.. Now just need to get that fixed and get my MINI back out on the road for the next time.