Chicago Auto Show Media Preview Day 2018

 

Our good friends at MINIUSA were able to arrange for a limited number of passes to attend the Chicago Auto Show media preview day on Friday February 9th.

A great opportunity to experience one of the countries largest shows before it opens to the general public.

WRAPUP: A very snowy day kept the sparse crowds even quieter.  All the better opportunity to get more 1 on 1 times with the cars and the rides.  Huge thanks to MINIUSA for making these tickets available to our club!

Photos by : Steve | Rus |

 

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Kart Racing – January 28th

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.

WRAPUP: We had 22 people participating and a number more spectating.  We were divided into 3 groups and the racing was fast and furious.  First place overall was Steve R, Closely followed by Kevin R, and Brian H.  Kevin R. pulled fast time of the day with a 20.105.

Photos and video by : Steve |
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Holiday Party December 9th

Our annual Club holiday party will be on Saturday December 9th, at a brand new venue in Morton Grove.

This is a great chance to kick back and visit with MINI friends in a nice casual setting.

WRAPUP: We had a good sized crowd of about 25 people. Tasty Pequods Pizza, drinks and deserts.  We were able to raffle off a number of items donated from our friends at MINIUSA, and even were treated to a holiday song by Dave & Suzanne “The Chirpies”.  Thanks to all who came out, and thanks for the wrapup of another great CMMC year of activities!!

Photos by:  Steve |

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The Road Warrior Rock Run 11/18

The Road Warrior Rock Run, is our annual drive out to Starved Rock State Park.  It was renamed to honor long time club and board member Conrad, who died unexpectedly last year.  This is always our final large driving event of the season.

WRAPUP:   Two Dozen MINIs came out for our annual event despite bad weather. MINI of Orland Park greeted us with Donuts, Coffee and a visit from the Red Bull MINI to get us charged up.  We took a stop for pictures in front of the Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad restaurant.  We survived water covered streets , cold, rain and even a little snow en-route to Starved Rock.  The good news is that the bad weather made for great parking and fast service at the park restaurants.  Huge thanks to Kevin N. at MINI of Orland Park, Holly and Tully at the Launching Pad for our stops, David L. and Shawn H. for pre-driving the route!!

Send links to photos to steve@chicagominiclub.com and I will post them here

Photos and Video by:  Steve & Chris B. |
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