Auto Show February 9th

WRAPUP: A dozen MINIs braved the chilly morning and took a pothole strewn cruise down Sheridan Road and Lakeshore Drive to the Auto Show. We got a chance to see the new MINI Clubman and about 900 other non-MINIs on display.

Thanks again to Knauz MINI for helping us out with tickets and to everyone who came out to make a fun day, including a few MINI friends from as far away as Madison, Wisconsin!!

Photos from: Gabe and Matt | Francis | Arnie and Lena | Anthony |

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CMMC Club Elections

The CMMC Needs You! We have several positions open for 2008 and we’d like to invite interested club members to consider running. The open positions are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Events Coordinator
  • Communications/Secretary

To become a candidate, please send an email to Steve Rosenblum at steve@chicagominiclub.com.  We would prefer that candidates have at least a year’s experience with the CMMC.

Candidates have until February 20th to announce that they’re running for one of the Board positions. We will then post a short bio/position statement for each candidate.
Voting, which will be via e-mail, starts on February 29th and will run for one week until March 7th. Current Chicago MINI Motoring Club members will be able to place a vote for each position.

The winners will be announced at the end of our Spring Drive on Sunday March 9th.

AutoXCooper club discount

UPDATE 10/22/2008:  Discount has been reduced from 10% to 5%  to keep in line with discounts to other clubs/groups

Dustin from AutoXCooper (and CMMC Board Member) is offering Chicago MINI Motoring Club members the following discount:

 I know it’s hard to think about dancing with the cones with snow
everywhere you look. It’s never to early to getting ready for the 2008
AutoX season and with the help of AutoXCooper.com you can save money too.
AutoXCooper.com is happy to offer CMMC members a 10% discount on it’s
current line of products along with any products you may see on
www.txwerks.comwww.ddmworks.com and Meganracing.com the last two offer
products for your other rides as well.

While we focus on “Just-A-Cooper” we will offer products that work on all
Coopers with the same goal of offering you an edge in the cones, without
pushing your bank account over the edge.

CMMC Indoor Karting Event Jan 27

WRAPUP:  It was a great day of racing!!  We had several people from the Milwaukee club come down to join us, a handful of new faces, and lots of regulars.  The racing was close, but not too aggressive, and the “backwards” full track layout was fun.  Thanks to all who participated to make this a really fun Team event, and thanks to Dustin  from AutoXCooper for supplying CG Lock seat belt locks to the fastest CMMC team!!

Dustin from AutoXCooper (and CMMC Board Member) has offered a prize of CG Lock seat belt locks to the winning team!!
Once again, it is time for our annual Indoor Kart Racing event at Chicago Indoor Racing!!

We will be racing on the large 1400 foot combined track, and running 16 teams of 3, chosen randomly in a one hour team endurance race.

Here are all the details:

When: Sunday January 27th.

Arrive 3:30-4pm, Mandatory Registration and Briefing 4pm-5pm, Racing 5pm-6pm
Where: 301 Hastings Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL (click the link for directions)

Details: Space is limited to the first 48 participants to register. You must be 18 or over and have a valid drivers license. There is room for spectators to watch and enjoy the action.

MINI Kart Racing

Discounted prices are as follows:

$45 for CMMC members + up to 1 guest.

$55 for Milwaukee Club members + up to 1 guest.

$60 for non-members.

To register, download This form (PDF format) and send a check to our PO box listed on the form.
You can add a comment to this post to hold your spot for a week until the check arrives.

Holiday Lights Drive (12/14)

Come on out for a short drive around the Lincolnwood Towers area to view the holiday lights.

WHAT: Just a short cruise around a cool area to check out the festive houses and lights, and a stop at Jacks Resturaunt for coffee, desert or whatever.

WHEN: Friday December 14th. Meet at 7pm, Drive around from 7:15 until about 8pm, and then head to Jacks at 5201 Touhy in Skokie, IL at the end

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Holiday Party (12/09)

MINI Holiday Party WRAPUP: Great company, great food and great raffles!! The street was full of MINIs which drew a fair amount of attention..

It was a really fun afternoon of socializing and talking with MINI club members.

Huge thanks to the following for donating such fantastic raffle items: Bill Jacobs MINI, Dustin from AutoXCooper.com , Blake from CooperGear.com, Lori and Francis!! Jim from www.diecasm.com was unable to attend at the last minute, but stay tuned for some cool stuff in the future.

Thanks also to Taylor and family for being such gracious hosts and putting on a great party!!

Here are pictures from Taylor | Francis | Paul |

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