The Road Warrior Rock Run 11/18

The Road Warrior Rock Run, is our annual drive out to Starved Rock State Park.  It was renamed to honor long time club and board member Conrad, who died unexpectedly last year.  This is always our final large driving event of the season.

WRAPUP:   Two Dozen MINIs came out for our annual event despite bad weather. MINI of Orland Park greeted us with Donuts, Coffee and a visit from the Red Bull MINI to get us charged up.  We took a stop for pictures in front of the Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad restaurant.  We survived water covered streets , cold, rain and even a little snow en-route to Starved Rock.  The good news is that the bad weather made for great parking and fast service at the park restaurants.  Huge thanks to Kevin N. at MINI of Orland Park, Holly and Tully at the Launching Pad for our stops, David L. and Shawn H. for pre-driving the route!!

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Photos and Video by:  Steve & Chris B. |



UPDATE: 10/08  Start location and time is updated to MINI of Orland Park

WHEN: Saturday November 18th.  Departure time is 10am.

WHAT: An all day drive on some fun twisty back roads ending at Starved Rock state park in Utica Illinois.. After that Lunch is on your own either at the park or in one of the neighboring towns..  Feel free to explore and enjoy the area.

WHERE:  Start at MINI of Orland Park  11030 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60467 

End location is Starved Rock State park

WHO: Chicago MINI Motoring Club members, other area MINI (and Mini) clubs,  and anyone potentially interested in the club

WHY: Just for fun!!

WHAT TO BRING: A full tank of gas, optional FRS radio tuned to channel 1, sub Channel 1, appropriate clothing for being outside at the park, money for lunch, a camera, and a smile!!

  • Scott

    Sherri & I are looking forward to it!

  • Mark G.

    We have always look forward to this drive… but will have to take a pass this year because of the day. Maybe next year will be on a Sunday again. I will continue watching in case the day changes.

  • Greg Pasquarelli

    Not 100% sure I can make this but will try.

  • dan80851

    We are hoping to come . If I don’t have to work.

  • CMMC_Steve

    We will be making a stop to visit the Gemini Giant along the way..

  • Alice

    Count me in for the drive – Alice

  • Terry Jeglum

    Nancy and I are making the run Would not miss this one.

  • Eric T.

    I will be there

  • CMMC_Steve

    Gonna be fun!!

  • Tom C.

    I would love to do this run, but do have a conflict that day where I need all of my hands at. Maybe next year…

  • Dave N

    I had a great time last year. I’ll be joining you all again this year!

  • Jim Buda

    We are there

  • Phyllis Emroll

    Phyllis, Lee and Eric (and 1 friend) will be there!
    (Steve, if you see this please bring the Emroll family shirts)