WRAPUP: Perfect weather for a perfect MINI event.. We had 10 MINIs meet up at Knauz MINI and caravan out to Milwaukee to join up with 25 or so additional cars, about 75 people total. Everyone drove into the park together, and settled in after some re-positioning from the friendly parking lot staff. We had some visting time and a fantastic catered meal for most of us, and a few packed their own for tailgating. We headed into the game, and the Cubs even won with a late in the game score of 1-0.
Huge thanks to Theresa and Wade for working on all the arrangements for such a wonderful day, Rivers Edge Catering for the great food, and to Knauz MINI for hosting the Chicago meetup location.
Photos by: Steve |
WRAPUP: We had about a dozen MINIs head out for a 20 mile scenic backroads drive, and arrived together at the Micro Car show. Several CMMC members were displaying their MINIs as well as other very cool cars. Almost 400 Micro and Mini cars of all shapes, sizes, and conditions were on display. One group travelled all the way from California along the old Route 66 drive. Volo museum also had a large number of much larger cars for sale inside, with price tags from the low thousands up to a Corvette valued at over $100,000. This was truly an amazing show and a bunch of amazing cars.
Huge thanks to Arnie and Lena for being amongst the small group of people that has spent the past 4 years organizing and planning to make this event as spectacular as it was!!
Photos by: Steve | Arnie and Lena | McHenry News |
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The Chicago MINI Motoring Club has scored 6 free tickets to the MINI Takes the States Countryman Preview party on Sunday August 8th!!
If you haven’t registered for the event already this is a great chance to hang out with a couple hundred MINI fans, and get an up close and personel look at the new R60 Countryman before it is officially released in the United States.
This offer is available to current CMMC members + up to 1 guest. Add a comment on this post to request a ticket, and we’ll see you there!!!
Huge thanks to MINIUSA for offering these tickets to us.
Every two years MINIUSA puts on a giant party to celebrate MINI. This year there will be multiple starting points around the country and everyone will converge on Denver Colorado.
Chicago will be one of the starting cities!! The festivities will be starting all day Sunday August 8th and Monday morning August 9th will be the departure for the first leg of the trip to Indianapolis.
Photos by: Steve, Pat + Kathy | MINIUSA |
Details are just starting to come out.
The event is flexible.. You can choose which parts to attend, leave with a group or on your own, or you can meet the caravan in the middle of the route.
Add a comment below letting everyone know your plans and hopefully we can coordinate plans!!
Main MINI Takes the States Site
Day by day route map
Chicago Sunday and Monday event times and locations
MTTS 2010 Flickr group
UPDATE 08/01/2010: PDF of Route details and more
UPDATE 08/02/2010: Anyone interested in participating in the BBQ in Indianapolis after the lap of the track, please RSVP to Shannon Grimm at: MINIGREETERS@DREYERREINBOLD.COM
Also keep an eye on Motoringfile for news and updates as they happen.
There are only a couple tickets remaining for the Cubs vs. Brewers baseball game up in Milwaukee on September 11th.
We will be doing a group drive from Chicagoland, meeting up with the Milwaukee club and tailgating in the parking lot before the game.
If you are interested, check out this link for all the info and get the registration form in the mail as soon as possible!!
If you already have tickets on your own and would still like to tailgate with us, e-mail email@example.com for additional details.
WRAPUP: A bit of early evening drizzle did not dampen the enthusiasm for hanging out at the worlds coolest Hot Dog place. 40 MINIs, Mini, Lotus, and a few other cars showed up over the evening from such faraway places as Madison, Milwaukee, and even New Jersey (plus a bunch of people from much closer). A really great evening to hang out and visit, look at cool cars, have some great food, and enjoy each others company.
Huge thanks to Arnie for making all the arrangements to provide for such a fun evening, even though he was unable to attend..
Please send links to photos to firstname.lastname@example.org , and I’ll add them here.
Photos by: Steve |