The Road Warrior Rock Run, is our annual drive out to Starved Rock State Park. It was renamed to honor long time club and board member Conrad, who died unexpectedly last year. This is always our final large driving event of the season.
WRAPUP: Two Dozen MINIs came out for our annual event despite bad weather. MINI of Orland Park greeted us with Donuts, Coffee and a visit from the Red Bull MINI to get us charged up. We took a stop for pictures in front of the Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad restaurant. We survived water covered streets , cold, rain and even a little snow en-route to Starved Rock. The good news is that the bad weather made for great parking and fast service at the park restaurants. Huge thanks to Kevin N. at MINI of Orland Park, Holly and Tully at the Launching Pad for our stops, David L. and Shawn H. for pre-driving the route!!
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Photos and Video by: Steve & Chris B. |
We will take a casual Saturday afternoon cruise up beautiful Sheridan road for our October event
WRAPUP: A chilly day brought out about 25 MINIs for a fun cruise up Sheridan Road.. Several were first timers. We had an unexpected detour towards the end that got several people separated, but we all made it to the ending destination. We raffled off a number of cool items from MINIUSA and a MINI plaque from club member David L. Thanks to Tamara H. and Digby for scouting out the food destination and assisting on the drive!!
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The Windy City BMW club has again invited the Chicago MINI Motoring Club to participate in their annual Vintagefest event. Come on out to show off your MINI/Mini or come out to see all sorts of cool BMWs and MINIs.
WRAPUP: We only had 5 MINIs on display, but plenty of CMMC club members (and a couple of potential members) stopped by to check out the action. Fantastic weather, and lots of cool cars to check out. Arnie won the MINI class with his classic woody.
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WRAPUP: Beautiful weather brought out about 25 MINIs for the parade. Several new members and first timers were in attendance. We had a few give-aways for everyone provided by MINIUSA. The MINIs were a big hit with the crowds along the parade route and a fun time was had by all.
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MINIs will be on parade at the Buffalo Grove Parade on Sunday September 3rd!!
We are looking for as many MINIs as we can for a strong showing!!
WRAPUP: Another great MINI on the Mack is in the books. We were a little over 100 cars short of the record 1450, but we had a fun time trying.. The 40 mile parade included an out and back drive on a highway were we saw over 10 miles of MINIs to beep and wave at. The organizers did a great job dealing with the incredible amount of MINIs and keeping things organized and people fed. Looking forward to going back for another attempt.. 4th time is a charm 😉
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Photos by: Steve | Sherri W.
MINI on the Mack is an every two year gathering up in Mackinac Michigan. There is an attempt to break the world record for the largest parade of MINI Coopers on Saturday August 5th, and it is a great chance to hang out with about 1500 of your favorite MINI friends.
Registration is open on the following website: https://www.minionthemack.com/
In addition.. there will be several local caravans departing Friday 8/4 and converging on Mackinac.
WRAPUP: We had 3 MINIs competing and a couple more out to watch. The morning started damp, but everything dried out nicely by the first hour. We had a total of 18 runs on the course (which is a very large number). Jim M. was fastest in his 2012 JCW Coupe in 61.854, Richard H. was second in his 2015 MCS convertible at 68.159, and Steve R. was third in a 2002 Cooper in 71.140
Photos by: Steve and Richard