Auto Show Event February 14th

MINI Chicago Auto Show

WRAPUP: Depsite the chilly weather and a dusting of snow, about 16 MINIs participated in an early morning cruise down pothole covered Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive.  The Auto Show was nice, and it was a bit less crowded than usual.  Huge thanks to Knauz MINI for helping us out with tickets!! 

Video by: Chris

The Chicago MINI Motoring Club (CMMC) will be attending the Chicago Auto Show on Saturday February 14th.   This is a perfect way to celebrate a Valentines Day morning.

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Road Trips

MINI trailer 

There are many MINI related events held around the country.  Here are a few..

March 26th – 29th – AMVIV6 A MINI Vacation in Vegas

April 29 – May 3rd – 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon 

May 15th – 17th – MINIs Carving the Black Hills

June 22nd – 25th – The Great Ice Cream Run 2 

June 26th – 27th – MINIs on Top

June 29 – July 2nd – East Meets West Mini-Sota

August 5th – 9th – MINIs in the Mountains Colorado

Where are you going this year?

Road Warrior

The Chicago MINI Motoring Club would would like to bestow the honorary
position of Club Road Warrior upon Conrad Alexander in recognition of all
the behind the scenes work that he has done over the years to help out our

Conrad has provided a tremendous amount of planning and logistics
assistance on a number of our longer drives including many of the Starved
Rock drives, both MINI Takes the States events, and the Kings Island
event.  Conrad has also worked as a liason with the MINI dealerships to
help make arrangements for event starts.

Fun fact:  Conrad was the very first club member to join using our PO box
way back in 2003!

Conrad can be reached via e-mail to

Indoor Kart Racing 1/25

motoron photo

WRAPUP:  Thrills, chills and speed!!  Everyone had a fabulous time at this years event. The racing was close and mostly clean, and what wasn’t clean makes for fun bench racing stories.   The format was a little different, with two person teams and 45 minutes of time, but it actually allowed for a bit of additional racing time, and it is always fun racing on the full size combined track.

The overall Race winners Adam and Scott were awarded gift cards courtesy of Ridemakerz 

If you have any photos or video of the event, please send the link (not the actual pictures) to and I will link them here.

2009 Race Results

Pictures by: Gabe |

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