Road Warrior Rock Run 11/14

Photo by Jonathan R.

Wrap-up: A really fun end of the season drive.. The weather was chilly but not too unpleasant. We had 27 MINIs participating, a few new people and lots of old friends. After our Meetup at MINI of Orland Park we headed out on the back roads. We made a stop off in Wilmington at the Launching Pad and a local park for some photos, and then the cruise on the twisty roads to Starved Rock state park.Huge thanks to Kevin at MINI of Orland Park for hosting our stop, and to Mark H. for the pre-drive testing and setup of Rallista iPhone routing application.

Photos by: Steve & Temple | Bob |

Our annual end of season drive to Starved Rock will be on Saturday November 14th.
This event was renamed the Road Warrior Rock Run in 2016 to honor longtime club and board member Conrad Alexander.

Details below

WHEN: Saturday November 14th. 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 is 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!!

Huge thanks to Kevin at MINI of Orland Park for providing out starting location!!

We will again be beta testing the Rallista routing app available for free download for IOS apps (no android yet)

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to continuing COVID restrictions, face masks will be required when indoors and when proper social distancing is not possible outdoors.

Please let us know you will be attending to help us plan for the correct number of route sheets.