April Wisconsin Drive 4/17

April is our annual drive to Wisconsin.   Save the date!!
Knauz MINI will be hosting our start on Sunday April 17th

WRAPUP:  Fantastic weather brought out almost 40 MINIs from both Chicago and Milwaukee clubs.  There were a bunch of new people on their first drive, and also a lot of “regulars”..  Knauz MINI provided coffee and donuts for the start, and we were off on a bunch of Northern Illinois and Wisconsin back roads.  Our final destination was Adrian’s Custard for some yummy treats.

Photos by: Jonathan | Steve |


UPDATE 4/10/2016  Lunch reservations have fallen thru..  New end location will be Adrian’s Custard in Burlington.. see below for details!!

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Indiana Dunes Drive 3/20

WRAPUP:  A chilly but sunny first day of spring made for a great season opener MINI drive..  Almost 30 MINIs met at MINI of Orland Park and took the 85 mile long back road route to the Indiana Dunes..   The Northwest Indiana MINIacs met us for Lunch with another 20 or so MINIs..  After lunch a short blast thru some twisty Indiana back roads and a stop at the visitors center before heading off to the Dunes. Special thanks to MINI of Orland Park for opening up on their day off for us, Alice H. and Phil and Pam E. for pre-driving the route, and Shawn R. and Matt M. for routing planning!!

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Photos by:  Steve |

Indiana Dunes Drive 2016


We will be joining up with the Northwest Indiana MINIacs for a scenic drive out to the Indiana Dunes area.

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Chicago Auto Show Media preview day

Our good friends at MINIUSA were able to arrange for a limited number of passes to attend the Chicago Auto Show media preview day on Friday .

A great opportunity to experience one of the countries largest shows before it opens to the general public.

WRAPUP:  A great day at the Auto show.. small crowds and lots to see including the new MINI Convertible, JCW Hardtop and Clubman.  Thanks again to our friends at MINIUSA for extending this cool opportunity to our club!!

Photos by : Steve |
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