2006 Holiday Party December 10th


UPDATE 12/03/2006:  I have sent out directions to all who have responded to the post.

If you didn’t get them, or you would like to attend and have not responded yet, send me an e-mail steve (at) chicagominiclub.com or reply to this post.


Taylor, our Club Vendor Liason, has once again volunteered to host a Holiday get-together at his home in Deerfield.

Here are the details:

When: Sunday December 10th at 1pm

Where: Deerfield, IL (specific address details will be e-mailed in the beginning of December)

Why: Just a chance to kick back and hang out with fellow CMMC members

Who: CMMC members + guest. There will be a limit of about 75 people (for space reasons). Please RSVP to this post.

What: Food, deserts, snacks and soft drinks (BYOB if you choose to partake).

There will be some incredible raffle prizes from Knauz MINI, and others.

There is a strong possibility of a new version of the MINI Cake

Bungalow Tour

Pleasant house

WRAPUP: 6 MINIs came out for VIP parking, donuts, cider and coffee, and headed out for a 45 minute scavenger hunt searching for addresses of specified houses.

Huge thanks to Patrick MINI for providing incredible prizes, the Pleasant Home Foundation, and to Chris for all the planning!!!

Meet at the Pleasant Home Foundation (PHF), 217 S. Home Ave. Oak Park for coffee and donuts at 9:00 on Saturday 10/14 and head out for a short scavenger hunt drive in the Oak Park area.

Fabulous scavenger hunt winner raffle prizes supplied by Patrick MINI !!

Check out this post for full details!!

Sheridan Run wrapup


18 MINIs braved a cool drizzly morning meetup at Montrose harbor.

We took to the streets for a casual blitz up Sheridan road. One MINI almost got in trouble sneaking past a graveyard a little too quickly, but Road Warrior Conrad stepped up and saved the day. The rest of the trip was uneventfull and we spent most of the time gawking at the beautifull homes and early fall views of trees and the lakefront. The weather kept improving the farther along we went. We ended up at a late morning breakfast at the Full Moon Cafe, along with a chance to talk and visit for a while.

What a great way to spend a Sunday morning!!!

Pictures from Francis | Taylor |
Video by Blake

Here is the Link to the original post.

Bungalow Tour 10/14

Pleasant Home

Join us for a morning of fun and a chance to view some cool architecture in Oak Park/River Forest area..

What: Scavenger hunt

Where: Pleasant Home Foundation (PHF), 217 S. Home Ave. Oak Park

When: Saturday October 14th 9:00 am
In conjunction with the Pleasant Home Foundation’s Beautiful Bungalows tour, CMMC will be having an architecture scavenger hunt.
We will meet up at 9:00 am on October 14th at the Pleasant Home with priority parking in the driveway off Pleasant Street.
A scavenger hunt card will be handed out to all drivers and navigators showing pictures of five famous houses in a bounded area in Oak Park.
The object is to find the houses based on the photos and write down the addresses, and return your completed card to the Pleasant Home within a specified time.

For all the MINIs that get all five houses correct, we will have a drawing for some fabulous prizes from  Patrick MINI. Coffee and doughnuts generously provided by PHF.

If you are interested in taking the official tour afterwards, club members will receive a five dollar discount on the Bungalow Tour (be sure to put your member number on the application).

Mark your Calendars

Here are a couple of events comming up in October.

We will have more details soon, but you can save the dates now for some fun!!

October 14th: Bungalow tour, Oak Park/River Forest

We will be having an event around the Pleasant Home Foundation’s annual Bungalow tour

October 29th: Starved Rock

This will be our 3rd annual trip down to Starved Rock State Park. A great drive and a great destination. We will be meeting at 9:30 at Patrick MINI in Schaumburg and hitting the road at 10:00.