WRAPUP: We had about 18 MINIs participate on a cold early morning drive dow Sheridan Road and lake Shore drive..? Coupes, Countryman, Clubman, Convertibles, 1st Gen, 2nd gen,?JCWs,?Cooper S and Coopers.. We had em all.? We met up with a few additional people at the show, and got in nice and early to get an up close and personal look at the MINI exhibit, and sample the new roadster in person.? Huge thanks again for Bill Jacobs MINI and Knauz MINI for helping us out with the tickets, and to MINIUSA who were able to get us into the show early for a great day!!
Photos by: Steve
Once again the Chicago MINI Motoring Club has been able to secure early entry to the Chicago Auto Show!!
Come on out and check out one of the largest shows in the world.? Thanks to our good friends at MINIUSA we will be able to get into the show an hour early to spend some quality time visiting and checking out the MINI exhibit.
Our good friends at Bill Jacobs MINI and ?Knauz MINI has provided our club members?50 tickets to attend the show.?
UPDATE 02/09/2012: Great news!!? We are in the show early, and we now have tickets for everyone who has responded on this thread (and the couple that have sent e-mails earlier)!!!???We will send out an e-mail?later tonight?to all who have commented here with emergency contact phone number and last minute details.?
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WRAPUP: We had 26 racers participating, and a few spectators.. The track layout has been recently modified and was very challenging.? We ran in 3 groups with some unfortunate delays due to timing issues and?other groups sneaking in ahead of ours, but a fun time was had by all.? Fast guy of the day was Steve at 36.256 closely followed by Gary with a 36.328.? Fast gal was Reese with a 37.948.
Photos by: Dan |?Steve & Gary |??
January is Kart racing time for the Chicago MINI Motoring Club.
Kick the winter blahs by driving a vehicle that has even more go-kart like handling than your MINI!!
WRAPUP: Over 25 MINIs (and a few non-MINIs) filled the streets outside Taylors home. Inside there were plenty of eats, drinks, snacks, and desserts. Lots of conversation and visiting and some cool raffle prizes including gift certificates from Cravenspeed. A really great way to wrap up the MINI season..
Huge thanks again to Taylor for hosting such a great party, and to everyone who came out to share a wonderful afternoon and evening.
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Photos by: Steve |
Our anual Club holiday party will be on Sunday December 11th, and will again be hosted at club member Taylor’s house in Deerfield.
This is a great chance to kick back and visit with MINI friends in a nice casual setting.
WRAPUP: Fantastic fall weather, lots of MINIs and a great drive.. what could be better!! Almost 40 MINIs of all kinds and colors.. Countryman, Clubman, Coupes, Convertibles, Coopers and Cooper S, Gen 1, Gen2.. we had them all. Lots of new people on their first club drive, and many who have been on all the prior Starved Rock drives. Huge thanks to Paul and Barbara who planned a great route on some beautiful roads.
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Photos by: Steve, Cesar & Geri | Bob and Joy | Francis |
Movie by: Eric
Garman route details by: Eric
It’s fall and once again it is time to take our annual MINI drive out to Starved Rock State park. This event has been a club favorite since 2004.. The route is a little different every year, but always fun.
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WRAPUP: What a fun event!! The weather was perfect for some Motoring and outdoor visiting. We had 10 MINIs assemble in DeKalb including a brand new MINI Coupe just hours off the dealers lot, and a couple MINIs in costume. After a bit of hangout time, we took a visit to a nearby Corn Maze/Pumpkin farm. Afterwards we all headed back to the Trostles, and enjoyed a delicious meal, snacks, deserts, and drinks in a very festive house, and also enjoyed hanging out by the backyard fire pit. Huge thanks to Jerry, Laurel and Sarah for hosting such a great party!!
Photos by: Steve |
CMMC members Jerry, Laurel, and Sarah have invited the Chicago MINI Motoring Club out to their home in DeKalb to celebrate Halloween this year. Enjoy food, drink, desserts and a trip out to an area corn maze!!
WRAPUP: What an incredible event!! We had a little bit of trouble with our original planned starting location, but after a couple moves we secured a hassle free meetup spot. We took a short scenic drive on some twisty roads and were then given the ful VIP treatment at the museum. We were treated to donuts and soft drinks, and a full and detailed tour of the workshop and museum areas, with a history of most of the cars in the collection. Words cannot do justice to describe the interesting cars, so take a look through the pictures below..
Huge thanks to Ken for being such a gracious host to our club, and to Arnie and Lena for helping with the arrangements.
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Photos by: Steve | Francis |