The Windy City BMW club has offered Chicago MINI Motoring Club members the chance to participate in their 18th annual Car Control Clinic on Saturday April 20th.
This is a fantastic opportunity to safely explore and understand the limits of your car and have a bunch of fun while doing it. A perfect class for a younger person or someone who has not yet had a chance to feel anti-lock brakes, practice skid control and correction and emergency lane change maneuvers.
The Windy City BMW club is waiving the BMWCCA membership restriction for CMMC club members. Cost is $60. Space is limited and fills up fast, so contact Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot. Add a comment here so we know you are attending!!
Bill Jacobs MINI has extended an exclusive invitation to the club for a breakfast preview of the new Paceman. And as a special treat afterwards we’ll have an opportunity to take our own MINIs out on their test track! So bring an appetite and your MINI for a morning of fun with Bill Jacobs MINI!
WRAPUP: A chilly morning greeted 15 MINIs for a drive down to the show.. We met up with others who drove on their own, and were granted VIP early access to the show for almost 50 of us. We were able to get up close and personal with the new JCW GP and Paceman and check out all the goodies at the MINI exhibit.. Then we were off to check out the rest of the cars at the Auto Show. Huge thanks again to MINIUSA and to Knauz MINI for helping with the arrangements for our club and for the event tickets!!
WRAPUP: We had 21 racers attemding this year, down a few due to weather… Several new faces, and many regulars. Lots of close racing action on the challenging new track layout. I’m sure everyone was good and tired after 4 heats of racing. Afterwards we hung out and enjoyed a giant pizza + drinks.. Thanks to our friends at Melrose Park Indoor Grand Prix for taking good care of our club!
Fast lady of the day went to Anne C. at 34.252
Fast guy was Martin M. at 32.134, winner of the Speed Racer helmet