Superdawg Cruise 04/18

Wrapup: The predicted bad weather held off, and it was a beautiful night for a get-together. We had over 30 cars meet up for a short casual drive, and we were joined by a bunch more at Superdawg. There were lots of newer and prospective members, a few people who haven’t been out to an event in quite some time, and also many who attend lots of events. There was plenty of time to socialize as well as time to hang out and check out all the newer R56’s, a Clubman and a fabulous classic. Big thanks to Arnie for helping make arrangements with Superdawg to allow us to take over their place for the evening.

E-mail links to photos to steve@chicagominiclub.com (please not the actual pictures because I don’t have the mailbox space), and I will link them in here.

Pictures from Francis | Anthony | Tamara (requires snapfish login) | Peter | Mark | Arnie and Lena |

Continue reading

CMMC Spring Forward Drive March 9th

WRAPUP: A total of over 50 MINIs from the Chicago MINI Motoring Club and the MilwaukeeMINIs invaded the Lake Geneva area. We explored a few twisty back roads, and had a great time despite the not so spring-like weather. Francis raised quite a bit of money in Tom’s name with the MINIs Motoring Against Cancer banner, and associated raffle.

Huge thanks to Kevin, Dan, and Laurel from Knauz for opening up shop on an early Sunday morning and providing coffee and donuts to the caffeine and sugar deprived, Theresa from the MilwaukeeMINIs for teaming up with us, and to Dustin for planning the route and providing giveaways.

Please forward a link to your pictures to steve@chicagominiclub.com, and I will add them here..

Pictures by Tamara (requires free account)| Francis | Eric | Dan | Arnie | Chris | Caren | Tom |

Continue reading

Auto Show February 9th

WRAPUP: A dozen MINIs braved the chilly morning and took a pothole strewn cruise down Sheridan Road and Lakeshore Drive to the Auto Show. We got a chance to see the new MINI Clubman and about 900 other non-MINIs on display.

Thanks again to Knauz MINI for helping us out with tickets and to everyone who came out to make a fun day, including a few MINI friends from as far away as Madison, Wisconsin!!

Photos from: Gabe and Matt | Francis | Arnie and Lena | Anthony |

Continue reading

CMMC Indoor Karting Event Jan 27

WRAPUP:  It was a great day of racing!!  We had several people from the Milwaukee club come down to join us, a handful of new faces, and lots of regulars.  The racing was close, but not too aggressive, and the “backwards” full track layout was fun.  Thanks to all who participated to make this a really fun Team event, and thanks to Dustin  from AutoXCooper for supplying CG Lock seat belt locks to the fastest CMMC team!!

Dustin from AutoXCooper (and CMMC Board Member) has offered a prize of CG Lock seat belt locks to the winning team!!
Once again, it is time for our annual Indoor Kart Racing event at Chicago Indoor Racing!!

We will be racing on the large 1400 foot combined track, and running 16 teams of 3, chosen randomly in a one hour team endurance race.

Here are all the details:

When: Sunday January 27th.

Arrive 3:30-4pm, Mandatory Registration and Briefing 4pm-5pm, Racing 5pm-6pm
Where: 301 Hastings Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL (click the link for directions)

Details: Space is limited to the first 48 participants to register. You must be 18 or over and have a valid drivers license. There is room for spectators to watch and enjoy the action.

MINI Kart Racing

Discounted prices are as follows:

$45 for CMMC members + up to 1 guest.

$55 for Milwaukee Club members + up to 1 guest.

$60 for non-members.

To register, download This form (PDF format) and send a check to our PO box listed on the form.
You can add a comment to this post to hold your spot for a week until the check arrives.