Car Control Clinic (05/31)

Wrapup: Great weather, and a really well run event..

A bunch of MINIs from Chicago and Wisconsin area participated in the Car Control Clinic. We had an hour of classroom time where we learned about the dynamics of controlling your car and learned about the various drills we were going to perform. After that, we split into two groups and took to the parking lot with our instructors. Drills included a slalom, figure 8, skid pad circle, and a lane change avoidance maneuver. After lunch we had a chance to continue the drills plus run a course that tied all the elements together.

This type of event really is a must-do to help practice understanding what your car can do at the limits (plus it is a ton of fun!!)

Thanks to Windy City Miata Club and for putting this together

Pictures from Steve |

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Chicagoland MOTD hookup

The 2008 MINIs on the Dragon (MOTD) is only a few days away (April 30th to May 4th)…

This is the place to let Chicagoland people know when you are going, where you are staying, and help plan that fun drive down together.

If anyone is interested in writing a wrapup or linking pictures of your trip, send the info to and we will put there here.

Photos by Paul R | Francis |

Movie by Taylor