Almost 60 MINIs (and Mini) and over 100 people showed up at Patrick MINI for breakfast and a presentation from BSSP and MINIUSA. They shared insight and information about MINIs marketing strategy and direction as well as some sneak peeks of upcomming advertising.
We hit the road for a 50 mile tour of some great area backroads. A few morning sprinkles kept the driving interesting.
After heading back, we enjoyed a cookout lunch and a chance to hang out and visit with friends.
Huge thanks to BSSP and MINIUSA for comming out to share information with us (and b-fast), Patrick MINI for opening up and hosting this event on a Sunday, Pat for planning the fantastic drive route, and CMMC for the lunch!!!!
If anyone has links to event photo’s, send me an e-mail to steve(at)chicagominiclub.com and I will link them here.
Pics from Francis | Gabe | Dustin | Bruce | Tom | Dan | Caren
Video by Taylor
Four MINIs took the scenic and twisty drive up the back roads to Kalamazoo Michigan to participate in the Mad Dogs and Englishman car show.
We had a Saturday evening meetup and meal with members of the Michigan MINI Club.
Sunday brought fantastic weather and almost every type of British cars that you could imagine (and more MGs and Triumphs than you could shake a stick at).
There were about 40 MINIs (and Minis) participating, ranging from bone stock to custom painted to 300HP turbo-charged creations, and every mod in-between.
Besides showing off the cars, and judging numerous categories, there was a chance to play a few field games including a casual autocross, a bucket racce (the driver is blindfolded, and the navigator needs to give directions to complete a slow speed slalom), Motor polo and others.
It was a blast to hang out with the Michigan club and enjoy tons of British cars!!
Check out some more photos here and here and here
WRAPUP: Thirteen MINIs (including several new members) came out for an early morning drive through some fun back roads.
Yellow MINIs dominated on the color count this time.
Many of us had our first ever trip to a tatoo parlor. We somehow managed to get through almost every traffic light as a bunch.
Huge thanks to Lori for all the planning, (and happy b-day!!)
MINIUSA will be organizing a Cross Country Drive called MINI Takes the Sates (MTTS) to celebrate the arrival of the JCW Cooper S GP kit.
Patrick MINI, in conjunction with Chicago MINI Motoring Club – will be conducting a drive from South Holland Oasis near the Illinois-Indiana border (time TBA) to Indy on August 30th to see off the MTTS procession.
Here is a link that contains some pictures of the event
Come on out to Culver’s on Sunday May 28th and share part of your Memorial day weekend with MINI friends.
When: Sunday May 28th 2-5 pm
Where: Culvers 450 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, Il
Why: Just to hang out with MINI friends, show off your car, and enjoy butter burgers and ice cream!!
This event is open to anyone.. Old Minis, New MINIs, no MINIs. Come on out and have some fun.
We will be joining forces with the Michigan MINI Motorin Club and attending the Mad Dogs & Englishmen British Car show in Kalamazoo Michigan on Sunday July 9th.
The Club’s Board of Directors has decided, after some significant discussion, that the Club cannot sponsor the Michigan wine tour originally planned, or have it be associated with the Club in any way. The liability issues associated with mixing alcohol consumption (however slight) and driving, at any level, are simply too great to allow us to make the wine tour part of the sponsored drive.