Indiana Dunes Drive 3/24

 

We will be joining up with the Northwest Indiana MINIacs and the MINI Car Club of Indiana at the Indiana Dunes Recreation area on March 24th.

WRAPUP:  It was a chilly day, but we missed the expected snow storms.. The Chicagoland group met up at Club member Juan S shop,  Frankies Window tinting and got to watch a bit of their tinting work in action.  We headed off in a 20 MINI caravan out to Indiana, where we met up with an additional 20 or so MINIs from the Fort Wayne club and the Northwest Indiana MINIacs.  Chunky Taco food truck served up some delicious grub, and the Dunes Visitors Center opened their doors to give us a warm inside space to eat and visit.

Thanks to Matt M. for organizing the Dunes get-together, and Juan S. for hosting the starting location!!

Photos from:  Steve and Dave H |

Blog and video by David L

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Chicago Auto Show Media Preview Day 2018

 

Our good friends at MINIUSA were able to arrange for a limited number of passes to attend the Chicago Auto Show media preview day on Friday February 9th.

A great opportunity to experience one of the countries largest shows before it opens to the general public.

WRAPUP: A very snowy day kept the sparse crowds even quieter.  All the better opportunity to get more 1 on 1 times with the cars and the rides.  Huge thanks to MINIUSA for making these tickets available to our club!

Photos by : Steve | Rus |

 

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Kart Racing – January 28th

January is Kart Racing season for the Chicago MINI Motoring Club. To satisfy our winter time need for speed, we will again be racing at K1 Speed in Buffalo Grove with their electric karts in a 3 race Grand Prix series.

WRAPUP: We had 22 people participating and a number more spectating.  We were divided into 3 groups and the racing was fast and furious.  First place overall was Steve R, Closely followed by Kevin R, and Brian H.  Kevin R. pulled fast time of the day with a 20.105.

Photos and video by : Steve |
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Holiday Party December 9th

Our annual Club holiday party will be on Saturday December 9th, at a brand new venue in Morton Grove.

This is a great chance to kick back and visit with MINI friends in a nice casual setting.

WRAPUP: We had a good sized crowd of about 25 people. Tasty Pequods Pizza, drinks and deserts.  We were able to raffle off a number of items donated from our friends at MINIUSA, and even were treated to a holiday song by Dave & Suzanne “The Chirpies”.  Thanks to all who came out, and thanks for the wrapup of another great CMMC year of activities!!

Photos by:  Steve |

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