Every two years MINIUSA puts on a giant party to celebrate MINI. This year there will be multiple starting points around the country and everyone will converge on Denver Colorado.
Chicago will be one of the starting cities!! The festivities will be starting all day Sunday August 8th and Monday morning August 9th will be the departure for the first leg of the trip to Indianapolis.
Photos by: Steve, Pat + Kathy | MINIUSA |
Details are just starting to come out.
The event is flexible.. You can choose which parts to attend, leave with a group or on your own, or you can meet the caravan in the middle of the route.
Add a comment below letting everyone know your plans and hopefully we can coordinate plans!!
Main MINI Takes the States Site
Day by day route map
Chicago Sunday and Monday event times and locations
MTTS 2010 Flickr group
UPDATE 08/01/2010: PDF of Route details and more
UPDATE 08/02/2010: Anyone interested in participating in the BBQ in Indianapolis after the lap of the track, please RSVP to Shannon Grimm at: MINIGREETERS@DREYERREINBOLD.COM
Also keep an eye on Motoringfile for news and updates as they happen.
WRAPUP: About a dozen MINIs came out to enjoy Supercar Saturday.. a great mix of newer and older club members. We had an initial get-together and a short drive out to Glenview. A bit of rain in the middle kept some of the coolest cars away, but there was still plenty of neat stuff to look at. We decided to take a neighborhood drive, and the weather cleared out for smooth sailing, and a lunch stop at a great Hot Dog stop. Huge thanks to Francis for all the event and route planning!!
Photos by: Steve
There are only a couple tickets remaining for the Cubs vs. Brewers baseball game up in Milwaukee on September 11th.
We will be doing a group drive from Chicagoland, meeting up with the Milwaukee club and tailgating in the parking lot before the game.
If you are interested, check out this link for all the info and get the registration form in the mail as soon as possible!!
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WRAPUP: A bit of early evening drizzle did not dampen the enthusiasm for hanging out at the worlds coolest Hot Dog place. 40 MINIs, Mini, Lotus, and a few other cars showed up over the evening from such faraway places as Madison, Milwaukee, and even New Jersey (plus a bunch of people from much closer). A really great evening to hang out and visit, look at cool cars, have some great food, and enjoy each others company.
Huge thanks to Arnie for making all the arrangements to provide for such a fun evening, even though he was unable to attend..
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Photos by: Steve |
WRAPUP: Over 40 BMWs and MINIs met for a perfect Saturday Morning drive to the BMW/MINI Distribution Center in Minooka. We were treated to snacks and fruit, and a presentation of the workings of the Distribution Center. We then took a tour of the center with an in depth description of the workings of hoow the parts are brought in, stored, picked, and readied for delivery to over 30 area MINI and BMW dealerships. After a wonderfull lunch, there was a raffle for many gifts and we all lined up for a group photo. Huge thanks to Robert, Carla, and all the staff who volunteered their day to show us such a great time, and to Meg from the Windy City BMW Club for organizing the event and inviting the CMMC to participate!!
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Photos by: Steve and Peter| Meg (requires creating a free account) | Jeff |
WRAPUP: 15 or so MINIs headed out for a beautiful morning drive up Sheridan Road. We reached our destination at Axels Automotive and were joined by another half dozen or so MINIs (and Mini). After some visiting and food we went into the Shop area and were treated to demos of a rear brake rotor and pad change, alignment and road force tire balancing. We were able to ask questions, and see all the details up close and in person. Nick and Axel even checked out a few other problems on peoples cars. They then fired up the grill and treated us to cheeseburgers, drinks and chips.
What a great chance to hang out and learn a bunch about our MINIs! Huge thanks to Axel, Nick and their entire crew for opening up their place to us, and taking such good care of our club.
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Photos by: Steve and Axel | Gary D. | Matt |