Wisconsin Drive 4/22

Spring is here, and we will be teaming up again with our friends from the MilwaukeeMINIs club for a fun drive on some fun Wisconsin back roads.

WRAPUP:? A sunny but chilly day drew well over 50 MINIs to our annual spring event.? We had a casual drive up from the Chicagoland area to meet with members of the MilwaukeeMINIs and the Minis In Northernn Illinois clubs.? We then took off on a 45 mile drive through Southern Wisconsin’s most scenic roads..? Our end destination was a stop at Twin Lakes for a (very) late lunch.? Huge thanks to Theresa for helping with the route printing and arrangements, Francis, Arnie and Paul for input on the route, and Conrad the RoadWarrior for keeping us on the correct route 馃槈

Send links to photos and videos to steve@chicagominiclub.com? and we will link them in here.

Photos by: Steve, Gary and Cathy | Francis

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Indoor Kart Racing (01/29)

WRAPUP: We had 26 racers participating, and a few spectators.. The track layout has been recently modified and was very challenging.? We ran in 3 groups with some unfortunate delays due to timing issues and?other groups sneaking in ahead of ours, but a fun time was had by all.? Fast guy of the day was Steve at 36.256 closely followed by Gary with a 36.328.? Fast gal was Reese with a 37.948.

Photos by: Dan |?Steve & Gary |??

January is Kart racing time for the Chicago MINI Motoring Club.

Kick the winter blahs by driving a vehicle that has even more go-kart like handling than your MINI!!

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Superdawg 7/22

WRAPUP:聽 What a fun event!!聽 We had over 30 MINIs (and a Mini) of every size and style聽fill the back parking area at Superdawg.聽聽There were many聽new and potential club members, and lots and lots聽of old friemds.聽 Several club members even showed up in brand new MINIs,聽and many聽cars came in from Wisconsin, as well as Aurora, DeKalb and other far away places.聽 Kevin from MINI of Chicago brought in a suprise Hot Dog topped Countryman.聽聽 Our friends Motoringfile 聽even stopped by and showed off a couple cool new and old BMWs. Weather was warm, but fine for hanging out and visiting until the very聽late hours.聽聽聽Huge thanks to SuperDawg for being such great hosts to our club, including giving out some drinks and extras,聽to Kevin and Mark聽from聽MINI of Chicago for bringing in the Hot Dog Countryman, to Arnie for helping with all the arrangements, and to everyone who came out to make it such a wonderful event and evening!!聽聽

聽Send links to photos to steve@chicagominiclub.com , and I will include them here.

聽Photos by: 聽Steve | Bob B.聽|

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Detailing Seminar June 25th

WRAPUP: A beautiful day brought out about a dozen people or the Seminar.聽 We learned聽that diferent types of scratches聽required different techniques, and to use the technique that causes the least amount of wear on the clear coat to get the job done.聽 We are able to practice using claybar and hand polishes, and also use an orbital polisher to take deeper scratches out of a practice hood.聽 Afterwards we were treated to burgers and brats and we were even given a goody bag with some sample products.

Huge thanks to Jim and his crew at Dr. Beasley’s for spending the session demonstrating techniques and answering all our questions, and to Greg and his Smartbox crew for hosting the event and聽providing and聽cooking up all the great food for us!!!

Photos by: Steve

Lots of people have questions about how to best keep your MINI looking like new, and we are going to have the answers..

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Spring Drive March 19th

WRAPUP:聽聽Sunny spring weather made for an excellent drive!!聽 35 MINIs of all colors and styles met up for the start.聽 Lots of new and potential members, and lots of old friends.聽 聽We headed out for a 40 or so mile drive around the western suburbs on lots of nice twisty back roads.聽 We parked up at the top of a parking garage for a short photo op, and then went on to enjoy a nice lunch at The Filling Station.

Huge thanks to聽Paul and Barbara for all the planning for this event!!

Photos by: Francis | Steve | Samantha |

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Kart Racing 01/30

WRAPUP:聽 22 participants came out to enjoy some intense racing.聽 We had a few new people and a bunch of regulars were broken up into two groups.聽 There were some thrills, chills, bumping and grinding, and a few short tanks of fuel, but we got a bonus longer race at the end to make up for it.聽 A fun time was had by all.聽 Fast lap time of the day goes to Steve R. at 22.76 closely followed by Ken E. at 22.82.聽

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聽Photos and video by: Steve |

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