Starved Rock Roll Call

10/04/2004 Update: If you are interested in hanging out for diner at Captains Cove, in nearby Ottawa please respond below so we can plan for reservations

Here are the details you have been waiting for about the Starved Rock Fall drive. Please add to the comments if you are planning on atending, so we can get a good headcount

What: A group MINI drive to Starved Rock State Park.

When: Sunday October 17th

Where: Starting at Patrick MINI, 696 Golf Road in Shaumburg, ending in Starved Rock. This will be a most of the day event

The Plan:We will meet at about 8:30, and hit the road at about 9:00. From there we will head to Euroquipe in St. Charles. They are a shop that works on BMW’s, Porsche’s and MINI’s. They have invited our club to stop by, check out the shop and have a light snack on our way. We should arrive around 9:45, and probably hit the road again 10:30-ish. From there, we will head to Minooka (about an hour drive) where we will start a nice little route to Utica. We will probably find a place for lunch near Morris, and then head into Starved Rock State Park. No real plans after that.. Everyone is free to explore the area and hang out as long as they please.

What to bring: A full tank of gas, FRS Radio (if you have one), comfortable clothes for the day (perhaps sunscreen, bug spray, etc), and a smile!

Info from the original post is here

If anyone has photos of the Starved Rock event that they would care to share, please forward them on to myself, or any of the club officers. We will try to put a few pics up afterwards.

Gingerman Training Day October 11

UPDATE: There are only 3 spots left as of October 3rd! Reserve now if you are interested

There is more late breaking news from Euroquipe !!

They will be renting out Gingerman Raceway in South Haven Michigan for the day (8:00AM-5:30PM) on October 11th (Columbus Day). There are at least 10 openings
left at $150 per person. This includes: training a Continental breakfast & buffet lunch!

Contact Brad at if you are interested.

Pre-payment will be required.

Euroquipe Pulley Party

Update: 10/15/2004: The Pulley Party date is now only October 23rd..

Contact Brad at if you are interested.


Is your MCS feeling a bit sluggish these days? Have you gotten over that initial thrill of power, and need a bit more when you mash your foot on the GO pedal?

Well, here is your chance.. Brad Schrock of Euroquipe in St. Charles is hosting a Pulley Party on October 23rd and October 30th. He will be installing Alta 15% Pulleys on those days for a special price of $375 (parts & labor). There will be room for about 8 cars per day.

Contact Brad at if you are interested. You will also have a chance to see his shop and sign up in person on our way down to our Starved Rock Ride on October 17th.

Slow Member Packages and Sticker Delays

As some of you may know we've been very late in getting our member packets out to new and renewing members. Don't worry! We will be mailing them out next week. The hold-up has been the window stickers which have been printed a total of three times and finally (just yesterday in fact) come out perfect. We didn't want to send out the packets without them so we decided to just wait a few weeks.

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MINI Golf – Grant Park October 24th

UPDATE 10/13/2004: We are still a go for this event. Plans are a little slow getting this together. We will have great parking (for the city-phobes among us). More details real soon

Come on out for a bit of MINI Golfing at the The Green at Grant Park in beautiful downtown Chicago on Sunday October 24th.

Plans are still in the works, but we are looking at golfing at about 4pm.

We are working on some special parking, and perhaps a bit of a drive around downtown beforehand!

We will have more info to follow as the date gets closer…

SCCA at Blackhawk – October 6th

Here is some info forwarded from one of our Club members…

“Drive your pride and joy on a real racetrack, in a non-competitive situation, with procedures to help keep you separated from other drivers, and instructors to assist you in learning how to better explore the limits of your car. It is called a High performance Car Control Clinic, and will be held at Blackhawk Farms on Oct 6th. It will be sponsored by the Chicago and Milwaukee regions of the Sports Car Club of America.”

If you have the time and are interested, check out the details Posted on by Steve in Uncategorized |