WRAPUP: What a fun event!! We had over 30 MINIs (and a Mini) of every size and style fill the back parking area at Superdawg. There were many new and potential club members, and lots and lots of old friemds. Several club members even showed up in brand new MINIs, and many cars came in from Wisconsin, as well as Aurora, DeKalb and other far away places. Kevin from MINI of Chicago brought in a suprise Hot Dog topped Countryman. Our friends Motoringfile even stopped by and showed off a couple cool new and old BMWs. Weather was warm, but fine for hanging out and visiting until the very late hours. Huge thanks to SuperDawg for being such great hosts to our club, including giving out some drinks and extras, to Kevin and Mark from MINI of Chicago for bringing in the Hot Dog Countryman, to Arnie for helping with all the arrangements, and to everyone who came out to make it such a wonderful event and evening!!
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Photos by: Steve | Bob B. |
WRAPUP: Perfect weather for the half dozen MINIs that participated in this years parade. The crowd was large and enthusiastic with lots of children looking for candy. The MINIs were a crowd favorite getting lots of attention. A good time was had by all, except when the radio control MINI leading the field accidentally ran over the pile of horse poop..
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WRAPUP: A beautiful day brought out about a dozen people or the Seminar. We learned that diferent types of scratches required different techniques, and to use the technique that causes the least amount of wear on the clear coat to get the job done. We are able to practice using claybar and hand polishes, and also use an orbital polisher to take deeper scratches out of a practice hood. Afterwards we were treated to burgers and brats and we were even given a goody bag with some sample products.
Huge thanks to Jim and his crew at Dr. Beasley’s for spending the session demonstrating techniques and answering all our questions, and to Greg and his Smartbox crew for hosting the event and providing and cooking up all the great food for us!!!
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WRAPUP: A little rain, a little sun, a little warm, a little cold, we had it all. About 25 MINIs from several area clubs participated in some really fun driving, a bit of Wisconsin culture, and some visiting time with MINI friends. Huge thanks to Paul and Barbara for the tremendous amount of work requires to plan, organize, lead and put this event together. Thanks also to members of M.I.N.I, Mad City MINIs, and the Milwaukee MINIs for joining with us to make such a fun event!!
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Photos by: Steve | Robin & Michael | Bob |
We will be joining forces with the Milwaukee MINIs and other area clubs for a fun group drive on some twisty Wisconsin back roads. We have moved our traditional early spring drive date back a little bit to Saturday April 16th to hopefully catch a bit of warmer weather.
WRAPUP: Rain, cold, drizzle, and even a bit of snow.. Not the best of conditions, but we still attracted 25 or so MINIs (and one Honda Del Sol) from the Chicagoland and Milwaukee areas to cruise some fun back roads. The wet conditions made the turns a bit more challenging, and a good time was had by all. We then stopped off for a late lunch at the Bristol 45 Diner. Huge thanks again to the Milwaukee MINIs for joining us, Pat for the route planning, Cherissa for the lunch coordination, and the Bristol 45 Diner for being able to accommodate our crowd.
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On Saturday April 16th we will be joining forces with the Milwaukee MINIs and enjoying some fun roads in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area.
Full details are not yet ready, but our ending destination will be a late lunch in Bristol Wisconsin.
Also, plans are in place for our Spring Drive on March 19th and hotel information is posted for our New Glarus overnighter on May 21 and 22nd