WRAPUP: After an early morning meetup with about 40 cars, we took off in groups of six to head out on some northerly fun roads. There were a couple of icy suprises along the way to get our heart rates up, but it was mostly a casual ride.
We took over the parking lot at the Jelly Belly factory, and were joined by an additional 20 cars from the Milwaukee club. After a factory tour, some hanging out and a group photo, we headed out on the second leg of the trip. A twisty low speed drive along the lakeshore allowed us to take in the sights and show off to the local residents.
We had a lunch in downtown Kenosha, with raffles prizes from Knauz MINI and Mike & Linda from Fabric Fusion (in Brown Deer Wi).
Overall a great drive, great weather, and great MINI friends. A perfect way to start off the driving season!! Huge thanks to Dustin for all the planning and organizing.
If anyone has links to event photos, send the link to me and I will add them here.
Photos by: Francis | Mark | Anthony | Dan | Cecilia part1 part2 part3 |
Video by: Jenny and Jarrod
WRAPUP: MINIUSA and Patrick MINI were on hand for the private screening of the first 3 episodes of Hammer & Coop as well as a chance to get up close and personal with a new 2007 MINI Cooper S done up in the lightning bolt graphics.
We were treated to popcorn and drinks, as well as a screening of Breach. It is really impressive to have a car company go out of their way to keep their customers involved and interested. Huge thanks!!!
About 20 MINIs braved the cold cold Saturday weather for the drive down to the Auto Show. After fueling up on Donuts and Cupcakes we headed down a salty Sheridan road and Lakeshore drive and eventually made it to McCormick Place.
First stop was the MINI exhibit where we had our first chance to be up close and personel with the new 2007 MINI’s. MINIUSA provided a special VIP area on the 2nd floor of the exhibit where we had a chance to have a continental breakfast and drinks.
After that, people split up and went to check out lots of cars.
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Video by Taylor | Dennis
Once again the CMMC will be partnering with MINI USA to bring you a unique way to see the Chicago Auto Show. And with the local debut of the next generation Cooper and Cooper S, this year promises to be one to remember.
The Chicago MINI Motoring Club has received 16 complementary tickets to the Chicago Auto Show courtesy of Knauz MINI.
The first 16 Club members that post a comment to this site can get a free ticket (only one ticket per member please).
Plan on meeting us for the Northside drive, or joining us along the route before McCormick place to help us get the ticket to you.
Thrills, chills, spills, spectacular carshes, red flag pitting drama, and incredible racing!!
We had it all. The long course was tricky but lots of fun, there was plenty of racing action, and a little bit of “rubbing” going on.
Thanks to all who attended including a number of members of the Milwaukee MINIs club, and the Chicagoland MG club. Looking forward to doing this again soon.
Several people were taking pictures and video.. Please e-mail me the location of anything that you put out to the web, and I will link them in here.
The 2006 Holiday party was a huge success. Lots of food, friends, and MINIs !!
Big thanks to Knauz MINI, Patrick MINI and Bill Jacobs MINI for their support and for supplying lots of great give-aways, and to Blake for bringing the very cool Lexan license plate covers!! Thanks also to Taylor for offering up the use of his beautiful house, and to Lori for cooking up lots of pasta.
Check out pictures from Francis
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