2017 Indiana Dunes Drive 03/25


We are again joining up with the Northwest Indiana MINIacs for an early spring drive out to the Indiana Dunes Area!!


Despite a cold are rainy start in Chicagoland, the weather warmed up and dried out by the time we got out to the Indiana Dunes Visitors center.. We were joined by a large group of MINIs from Indiana and Michigan, and the Peace Love Grub food truck served up plenty of big food.

Huge thanks to MINI of Chicago for hosting the start location, the Indiana Dunes visitors Center, the Peace Love Grub Food truck and Matt from the Northwest Indiana MINIacs for the event planning!!

Photos by: Steve |


This year we will change things up a bit.. We will be starting at MINI of Chicago, and heading out most of the way on Lake Shore Drive and expressways to get to the funner roads out towards the Dunes.   We are arranging to have lunch at an interesting Food Truck at the Visitors Center

WHAT: A combined event with the Chicago MINI Motoring Club and the Northwest Indiana MINIacs

WHEN: Saturday March 25th  10:30am departure time

WHERE: Start at MINI of Chicago  1111 W Diversey Parkway, Chicago IL 60614

We will take a mostly highway drive out towards the Indiana Dunes, with a few twisty bits towards the end.

Lunch will be at a Food Truck at the Dunes Visitors Center and then off to explore anything in the Dunes area on your own or with MINI friends.

What to bring:  Clothing appropriate for the weather, a full tank of gas, camera, money for lunch and any Dunes activities.

Anyone interested in helping to test drive/pre-drive some or all of the route, please send an e-mail to steve@chicagominiclub.com

  • Scott

    Sherri & I are in.
    First drive of the year, Two Thumbs Up

  • Nat

    We’ll be there.

  • Keith K

    Kim & Keith will be there. Looking forward to taking KiMINI out of winter hibernation!

  • Eric T.

    I will be there

  • Sylvia

    I’ll be there!

  • Carol Fehringer Hitchie

    Bobby and Carol will be there.

  • David Lewis

    Jen and I look like we’re going to go.

  • Marion Wozniak

    I will be there! Marion

  • George Maly

    i plan on going, hope for great weather.

  • Gricelda Barraza

    Do we need to be a member of the Group to Attend

    • CMMC_Steve

      Nope, dont need to be a member..
      Please feel free to come and try us out.
      Of course, we are always hoping you have such a fun time that you want to come on out to other events and join up in the future 😉

      • Gricelda Barraza

        Thank you maybe once there i can get some help on how to turn on the lil heartbeat light once the doors are locked and care is off for some reason its off

  • Rich

    I’ll be there.. Cant wait for the first run of the season!

  • Dave

    Going to try and make it!

  • Lee E.

    Lee & Phyl will be there!

  • Lee E.

    Curious if MINI of Chicago will have breakfast before we leave. Bill Jacobs, Orland Park and Knauz have been excellent hosts with tasty breakfast treats and coffee. Trying to plan ahead…

    • Scott

      Thing to think about, at 10 am on a Saturday, this dealership will be up and running. It’s a business day for them.

  • Terry Jeglum

    Nancy and I will make it

  • Scott

    We’re going regardless of weather. I need to Motor. I need to motor in a line of motoring MINIs. Its been too long since our Road Warrior Rock Run. See everyone in the morning.

    • CMMC_Steve

      Yea.. it’s on tomorrow, no matter the weather.

  • Carol Fehringer Hitchie

    Bobby and Carol have to cancel. Bobby had some icky dental work yesterday and feeling poorly. Missing you all. Have lots of fun. Carol and Bobby

    • CMMC_Steve

      Bummer.. We’ll catch you on the next drive!!