On Saturday April 16th we will be joining forces with the Milwaukee MINIs and enjoying some fun roads in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area.
Full details are not yet ready, but our ending destination will be a late lunch in Bristol Wisconsin.
Also, plans are in place for our Spring Drive on March 19th and hotel information is posted for our New Glarus overnighter on May 21 and 22nd
Here is the hotel info in advance for our overnight trip to New Glarus on May 21st and 22nd.
We will have drive meetup and time details as the event gets closer.
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We usually work pretty hard to keep our MINIs clean, but Chicago based Dr. Beasley’s, Inc and Simon’s Shine Shop have partnered up and are running a contest to find the dirtiest car.
Grand prize is a full detail, and several other prizes are available as well. Contest ends Friday February 25th.
Check out all the information, and enter the contest HERE
The Windy City BMW club has invited the Chicago MINI Motoring Club to participate in their Driving School at Putnam Park in Indiana on September 25th and 26th.
This is a fantastic opportunity to take your MINI out on a race track with an instructor in a safe and controled environment. Huge thanks to the Windy City BMW club for offering this event to our club at their discounted club rate!!!
Click Here for the application and additional details. Get the form in soon because this fills up quickly!
The Windy City BMW club has invited the Chicago MINI Motoring Club to participate in their event held at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL (Near Gurnee Mills). This event includes a show of the famous Lipizzans horses and a box lunch is also included. Prices for CMMC memebrs are the same as for Windy City BMW memebrs!!
IMPORTANT: you must register by July 27th. Details and registration form are located Here. Please also add a comment on this post so we know you are going!
Huge thanks to the BMW club for including us on this event.
Every two years MINIUSA puts on a giant party to celebrate MINI. This year there will be multiple starting points around the country and everyone will converge on Denver Colorado.
Chicago will be one of the starting cities!! The festivities will be starting all day Sunday August 8th and Monday morning August 9th will be the departure for the first leg of the trip to Indianapolis.
Photos by: Steve, Pat + Kathy | MINIUSA |
Details are just starting to come out.
The event is flexible.. You can choose which parts to attend, leave with a group or on your own, or you can meet the caravan in the middle of the route.
Add a comment below letting everyone know your plans and hopefully we can coordinate plans!!
Main MINI Takes the States Site
Day by day route map
Chicago Sunday and Monday event times and locations
MTTS 2010 Flickr group
UPDATE 08/01/2010: PDF of Route details and more
UPDATE 08/02/2010: Anyone interested in participating in the BBQ in Indianapolis after the lap of the track, please RSVP to Shannon Grimm at: MINIGREETERS@DREYERREINBOLD.COM
Also keep an eye on Motoringfile for news and updates as they happen.