Spring Drive March 19th

 

WRAPUP:  Sunny spring weather made for an excellent drive!!  35 MINIs of all colors and styles met up for the start.  Lots of new and potential members, and lots of old friends.   We headed out for a 40 or so mile drive around the western suburbs on lots of nice twisty back roads.  We parked up at the top of a parking garage for a short photo op, and then went on to enjoy a nice lunch at The Filling Station.

Huge thanks to Paul and Barbara for all the planning for this event!!

Photos by: Francis | Steve | Samantha |

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Auto Show February 12th

WRAPUP:  We had a big crowd of MINI fans attend from as far away as Madison Wi.   After a nice but chilly group drive on  a pothole riddled Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive, we all congregated and hung out at the MINI exhibit, and then on to the rest of the show.  Huge thanks again to MINIUSA and Knauz MINI for helping our club out with the tickets and making arrangements to get us into the show early!

Send links photos to Steve@chicagominiclub.com

Photos by: Steve (and Kevin) | 

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Kart Racing 01/30

 

WRAPUP:  22 participants came out to enjoy some intense racing.  We had a few new people and a bunch of regulars were broken up into two groups.  There were some thrills, chills, bumping and grinding, and a few short tanks of fuel, but we got a bonus longer race at the end to make up for it.  A fun time was had by all.  Fast lap time of the day goes to Steve R. at 22.76 closely followed by Ken E. at 22.82. 

Send links of photos to steve@chicagominiclub.com

 Photos and video by: Steve |

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2010 Holiday Party

WRAPUP: Another great party to end the 2010 MINI season.  Lots of good food and great company.  The weather was not great, but not as terrible as expected.  We had a few raffle prizes to give away from MINIUSA, Chris, Rose,  and Francis.  Huge thanks to Taylor for being such a gracious host, and for all who attended to make the day so much fun!!

Pictures from: Steve

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MINIUSA hangout 11/23

 

WRAPUP: WOW!!  MINIUSA pulled out all the stops for a fantastic evening.  We had a mingle time with food, drinks, fruit and cheese, and fabulous deserts in the main reception area  followed by a short talk by MINI execs.  We were then shown a preview of a new Countryman commercial, and an unveiling of the car.  We were able to get up close and personal with the new Countryman and everyone got MINI framed photographs.  We even got a nice little MINI goody bag at the end of the evening.  Huge thanks to Broderick and Michelle and the rest of the MINI and BMW crew for treating our club to such a wonderfull evening.

Please send links to photos to steve@chicagominiclub.com and I will link them in here.

Photos by: Steve | Johnny

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