The Chicago Alfa Romeo Owners Group has invited the Chicago MINI Motoring Club and the Milwaukee MINIs to come on out to their Blackhawk Farms Raceway Drivers School & Lapping Day on June 9th to hang out and take some Lunchtime touring laps.
WRAPUP: A wet morning quickly cleared up and turned into a beautiful day.. Plenty of interesting and exotic automobiles to look at, both new and old. We had 5 MINIs at the event, and got a chance to do close to an hour of touring laps, with top speeds limited to about 70mph.. Fun times were had by all.
WRAPUP: it was an overcast but nice day for a car show.. We had a half dozen MINIs among the BMW’s, but we drew a pretty good crowd. We had a chance to watch the BMW driving school, plus a drifting contest on the Autobahn grounds, and a few people took to the go-karts. There was a raffle and a few Chicago Club members got some cool cleaning supplies. We were also able to do some lunchtime touring laps on the track. Huge thanks to the Windy City BMW club for inviting our club to attend this event!!
Club members Keith and Kim have looked into options from a few carriers.. Best prices they could find are about $1000 for a single car, and about $900 each for a carrier-full. Please add a comment if you are interested in joining in on this “group buy” or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be joining up with the Northwest Indiana MINIacs and the MINI Car Club of Indiana at the Indiana Dunes Recreation area on March 24th.
WRAPUP: It was a chilly day, but we missed the expected snow storms.. The Chicagoland group met up at Club member Juan S shop, Frankies Window tinting and got to watch a bit of their tinting work in action. We headed off in a 20 MINI caravan out to Indiana, where we met up with an additional 20 or so MINIs from the Fort Wayne club and the Northwest Indiana MINIacs. Chunky Taco food truck served up some delicious grub, and the Dunes Visitors Center opened their doors to give us a warm inside space to eat and visit.
Thanks to Matt M. for organizing the Dunes get-together, and Juan S. for hosting the starting location!!