Spring Drive 4/14


WRAPUP: The weather was cold, but the roads were hot!!  After a drizzly start, 50+ MINIs took off for some backroad adventure in the Kettle Moraine area.  The sun came out and the roads cleared up for the second half of the drive as we sampled some of lower Wisconsin’s finest twisty roads.  We had people attend from as far away as Madison amd Michigan.  Lots of first-timers and a great mix of Milwaukee and Chicago club members.  Huge thanks to Beth and Craig for planning this event!! 

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Car Control Clinic 04/20

The Windy City BMW club has offered Chicago MINI Motoring Club members the chance to participate in their 18th annual Car Control Clinic on Saturday April 20th.

This is a fantastic opportunity to safely explore and understand the limits of your car and have a bunch of fun while doing it.  A perfect class for a younger person or someone who has not yet had a chance to feel anti-lock brakes, practice skid control and correction and emergency lane change maneuvers.

The Windy City BMW club is waiving the BMWCCA membership restriction for CMMC club members.  Cost is $60.  Space is limited and fills up fast, so contact Randy at safetyschool@windycitybmw.com to secure your spot.  Add a comment here so we know you are attending!!

Motorbooks group buy

Our friends from Motorbooks have offered members of the Chicago MINI Motoring Club a fantastic group buy discount..

50% off list price on any MINI or Mini related title!!  Check out the list of books available HERE

Check out their catalog of MINI books and send an e-mail to steve@chicagominiclub.com with the titles you are interested in..

We will be placing an order on March 15.

This will be shipped to a single address, so we will work out details of getting the books to you after they are delivered.

Auto Show Feb 16th


WRAPUP: A chilly morning greeted 15 MINIs for a drive down to the show.. We met up with others who drove on their own, and were granted VIP early access to the show for almost 50 of us.   We were able to get up close and personal with the new JCW GP and Paceman and check out all the goodies at the MINI exhibit.. Then we were off to check out the rest of the cars at the Auto Show.  Huge thanks again to MINIUSA and to Knauz MINI for helping with the arrangements for our club and for the event tickets!!

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Indoor Kart Racing 1/27

WRAPUP: We had 21 racers attemding this year, down a few due to weather… Several new faces, and many regulars.   Lots of close racing action on the challenging new track layout.  I’m sure everyone was good and tired after 4 heats of racing.  Afterwards we hung out and enjoyed a giant pizza + drinks..  Thanks to our friends at Melrose Park Indoor Grand Prix for taking good care of our club!

Fast lady of the day went to Anne C. at 34.252

Fast guy was Martin M. at 32.134, winner of the Speed Racer helmet

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January is indoor kart racing time at the Chicago MINI Motoring Club. Come on out for some high speed racing action on a fun track!!

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