Indiana Dunes Drive 3/16

Begin the Motoring season by taking a drive out to the Indiana Dunes area for a meetup with the Northwest Indiana MINIacs club!!

WRAPUP: First driving event of the season is in the books.. We had a visit and tour of the Car Collectors Garage,. then about a dozen MINIs caravaned out to the the Indiana Dunes visitors center and joined up with another dozen Indiana MINIs.. We even had a visit with Ziggy the big-azz Bunny.
Thanks to Matt from the Indiana MINIacs for organizing the meetup!!
Photos by: Steve |

UPDATE 3/4/2019: New meetup location at Collectors Car Garage

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Slot Car Racing February 24th

Slot car track
Come on out to Chicagoland Raceway for a day of Slot Car Racing and hanging out with MINI friends on Sunday February 24th!!

WRAPUP:  We had a dozen racers and several spectators out for a really fun event..  Two groups of six competed in an 8 race series running a race in each of the different lanes to even out any differences in cars or lane position.  The top two in each head went on to a shorter final series.  First and second heat winners were Ken and Brent.
The overall combined winners went to next-gen CMMC members.. Payton with the win and Cole with a close second place.

Photos by: Steve |
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Kart Racing – January 27th

 

WRAPUP:  We had a smaller than usual crowd of 13 due to the cold weather, but the racing was intense.  A tight battle in one heat between Sylvia, Allie, and Peter had everyone on their feet till the final lap.  Martin took fast time and first place overall, followed by Steve and Kirk.

Photos by: Steve |

 

UPDATE 1/2/2019:  We are adding a Juniors race on the smaller track for kids..  see below for costs/restrictions

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.

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MINI of Orland Park Holiday Car Show

 

MINI of Orland Park is hosting a Holiday Car Show on Sunday December 23rd

WRAPUP:  A great indoor venue, homemade donuts, raffle prizes and a visit from Santa.. What could be better.  Huge thanks to Kevin and the staff of MINI of Orland Park for making such a fun event..  Overall best dressed MINI went to Will, 2nd to Steve, and 3rd to Matt.

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