Micro Car National Aug 12

WRAPUP: 15 MINIs (and Mini), a Prowler and an MG took off on an 18 mile scenic drive to the MicroCar show. We were treated to VIP parking in the front row, and joined by a number of additional MINIs.

The show was amazing!! There was more of everything small than you could possibly imagine. Those that stuck around to the end of the show were treated to rides around the parking lot by a number of the vehicles including Messerschmitts, Isettas, Skoda, Smart Cars, 2CVs and an Amphibicar.

Thanks to Anders for planning the drive, and Arnie for the special parking!!

Photo Show from Lynn

Photos from Paul | Tom


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MINI Ad Agency Run: Chicago / Aug. 6th


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


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Mad Dogs & Englishman

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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!!

RoundBarn MINI

Check out some more photos here and here  and here
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Indiana Drive – June 24th

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!!)
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Culver’s Hangout May 28

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.