WRAPUP:? We had about 15 MINIs show up for a march?beautiful Saturday hangout.? We had several new MINI friends and also a few old-timers stop by to visit.? MINI of Chicago provided chili, hot dogs, chips and drinks.? We were even treated to a free oil filter from the service department?to underline the importance of using the stock part in this vital application.? Huge thanks to Kevin for putting this all together, and hanging out all day with us on his day off!!
Photos by: Steve | Johnny
I know there are several Chicago Area people planning on attending this year’s MINIs on the Dragon event..? Beautiful country, challenging roads, vendors, ?and several hundred MINIs to hang out with.
Add a comment to let us know if you are going.. perhaps you’ll be able to hook up with other Chicago area people for the trip down or back..
MINIUSA?may be able to?provide us with a limited number of free and discounted ?($4 off) tickets to the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.
They are restricted to weekday only attendance.
Please let us know if you are interested and how many tickets you would need..
We would also need to coordinate getting the tickets to you..
WRAPUP: We had about 18 MINIs participate on a cold early morning drive dow Sheridan Road and lake Shore drive..? Coupes, Countryman, Clubman, Convertibles, 1st Gen, 2nd gen,?JCWs,?Cooper S and Coopers.. We had em all.? We met up with a few additional people at the show, and got in nice and early to get an up close and personal look at the MINI exhibit, and sample the new roadster in person.? Huge thanks again for Bill Jacobs MINI and Knauz MINI for helping us out with the tickets, and to MINIUSA who were able to get us into the show early for a great day!!
Photos by: Steve
Once again the Chicago MINI Motoring Club has been able to secure early entry to the Chicago Auto Show!!
Come on out and check out one of the largest shows in the world.? Thanks to our good friends at MINIUSA we will be able to get into the show an hour early to spend some quality time visiting and checking out the MINI exhibit.
Our good friends at Bill Jacobs MINI and ?Knauz MINI has provided our club members?50 tickets to attend the show.?
UPDATE 02/09/2012: Great news!!? We are in the show early, and we now have tickets for everyone who has responded on this thread (and the couple that have sent e-mails earlier)!!!???We will send out an e-mail?later tonight?to all who have commented here with emergency contact phone number and last minute details.?
Here are the details..
UPDATE 01/22/2012:? This event will not be scheduled for 2012, due to it being too early in the season and also on Mothers day..? We will be looking to do another Cubs/Brewers game next year..
WRAPUP: We had 26 racers participating, and a few spectators.. The track layout has been recently modified and was very challenging.? We ran in 3 groups with some unfortunate delays due to timing issues and?other groups sneaking in ahead of ours, but a fun time was had by all.? Fast guy of the day was Steve at 36.256 closely followed by Gary with a 36.328.? Fast gal was Reese with a 37.948.
Photos by: Dan |?Steve & Gary |??
January is Kart racing time for the Chicago MINI Motoring Club.
Kick the winter blahs by driving a vehicle that has even more go-kart like handling than your MINI!!