Autocross event May 20th

WRAPUP: A cold day brought out a half dozen CMMC members.

The three morning runs were in the dry, and the three afternoon runs were in the damp. A fun time was had by all!!

Huge thanks to the Windy City Miata Club for sharing this event with us

Photos by Mark |

Video by Rob#1 | Rob#2 | Rob#3 |


Number Class Driver Car Time
441 V Jim 02 MINI S 00:54.705
530 U Marco 04 MINI S 00:55.804
250 V Dustin 05 MINI 00:57.139
49 U Jaclyn 05 Elise 00:57.262
285 V Vanko 06 MINI S 00:59.776
476 V Alfredo 06 MINI S 01:00.353
292 V Cliff 05 MINI S 01:01.833
210 V Mark 05 MINI S 01:05.042

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Save the dates

Now that the weather is getting warmer and sunnier it is time to think about Motoring!!

Plans are still in the works for our April drive, but we are looking at the afternoon of Saturday April 14th..

Dustin will be leading a drive up to the Milwaukee Mile on Sunday May 6th. Starting location and time will be posted later.

We are working on a special Autocross event for Sunday May 20th. Details will be announced very soon!!

Spring Forward Drive 03/11

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.Jelly Belly MINI

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
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Hammer & Coop Chicago Event

Hammer and Coop

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!!!

Hammer & Coop
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CMMC & MINI USA Chicago Auto Show Event

Auto Show

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.

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