Website is back

Our club website was unavailable for a few days.  The underlying servers were moved without proper notification, and it took a little bit to get everything straightened up.   Thanks to Paul for coordination to get things back for us.

Sorry about the delay.

New Events

We are currently planning out our events for this summer and fall.

Keep an eye on the right-hand column on this website for news about our upcoming events and things that are in the works.  When the items are in red you can click on them to take you to the post that describes more detail.

Here is a quick heads up of some of the new events that we don’t have full details put together:

July 4th – Dress up your MINI and participate in the Oak Lawn July 4th parade.  Full details will be posted shortly.

August 8th – Plans are still tentative, but we are looking into a Culvers get-together in Downers Grove.

July or August – We are looking into an auto-x event hosted by the Windy City Miata Club

October 3rd and 4th – We are looking into the idea of a Southwest Wisconsin overnight trip.

Don’t forget to click on the links for details of our next planned events:

May 27thRidemakers

June 20 and 21Way Motor Works Mod Party

June 27th and 28thWindy City BMW Drivers School at Gingerman

August 22nd and 23rdWindy City BMW Drivers School at Putnam Park

BMW Driving School (08/22-08/23)

Windy City BMW 

The Windy City BMW club has again made a special offer to the Chicago MINI Motoring club .   They are offering us a discount for their driving school at Putnam Park on August 22nd and 23rd as well as including a years membership to the BMWCCA.  This is a fantastic opportunity to improve your driving skills and enjoy testing you and your cars limits in a safe controlled evnironment.

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RideMakerz (05/27)

Ridemakerz MINI Cooper


We had a big crowd of 25 or so people including several kids (and many adult kids).  It was a great evening of building and modding cars and hanging out with MINI friends.  Huge thanks to Ridemakerz for having us for the night, and Francis for coordinating and organizing the event!!

Send links of pictures to and I will add them here.

Pictures by FrancisConrad and Lori  | Steve |

Also, check out the RideMakerz Flickr Site and feel free to join the group and share your photos with them.

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MOTD Hookup

MINIs on the Dragon 

The 7th Annual MINIs On The Dragon (MOTD) will be taking place on April 29th thru May 3rd.  Drive some fantastic roads and hang out with 600 of your closest MINI friends.

Who is going from the Chicago MINI Motoring Club?  Add a comment, and maybe hook up with someone for the trip.  Be sure to e-mail links to pictures of your trip to and I will add them here after the event!! 

Mod Party June 20, 21

WRAPUP: We had a fantastic day to hang out and have our MINIs upgraded..  Intakes, Exhausts, Pulleys, swaybars, undercarriage braces, camber plates, suspension bushings, injectors and dyno tunes..  Waylen and Matt did it all.  Lots of people stopped by to check out all the action including many new people,  and lots of friends from as far away as Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin.  Everyone enjoyed the cookout of burgers and dogs, and the chance to check out the undersides and guts of our MINIs.

Huge thanks to Waylen and Matt from WayMotorworks for coming out and putting in a really hard day of work.  Waylen thoughtfully had enough spare inventory with him to take care of several unexpected problems  and additional requests throughout the day.   

Also huge thanks to CMMC club member Dan for opening up his shop, Import Service Center on an off day, supporting Waylen, and making everyone feel welcome for the 13+ hours we hung around.   Big thanks also to Jenny and Francis for all the planning, coordination, and getting and cooking the food!!!

Photos by: Francis | Steve

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