WRAPUP: What an incredible event!! We had a little bit of trouble with our original planned starting location, but after a couple moves we secured a hassle free meetup spot. We took a short scenic drive on some twisty roads and were then given the ful VIP treatment at the museum. We were treated to donuts and soft drinks, and a full and detailed tour of the workshop and museum areas, with a history of most of the cars in the collection. Words cannot do justice to describe the interesting cars, so take a look through the pictures below..
Huge thanks to Ken for being such a gracious host to our club, and to Arnie and Lena for helping with the arrangements.
WRAPUP: It was wet.. very wet, but the worst weather held off till the end. The good news is that the moisture kept the crowds away at Long Grove and the 23 MINIs that braved the weather had the place mostly to ourselves. Francis planned a well paced drive covering a bunch of fun suburban roads and a few twisties thrown in.. Only snag was the difficulties getting out of the mall and to the first road (all my fault). It was great to see so many new faces out for their first drive, plus lots of old friends!!
David from www.go-part.com has contacted us and offered Chicago MINI Motoring Club members a 20% parts discount from their website. One more great reason to be a member of the Chicago MINI Motoring Club.