Holiday Lights Drive (12/14)

Come on out for a short drive around the Lincolnwood Towers area to view the holiday lights.

WHAT: Just a short cruise around a cool area to check out the festive houses and lights, and a stop at Jacks Resturaunt for coffee, desert or whatever.

WHEN: Friday December 14th. Meet at 7pm, Drive around from 7:15 until about 8pm, and then head to Jacks at 5201 Touhy in Skokie, IL at the end

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Holiday Party (12/09)

MINI Holiday Party WRAPUP: Great company, great food and great raffles!! The street was full of MINIs which drew a fair amount of attention..

It was a really fun afternoon of socializing and talking with MINI club members.

Huge thanks to the following for donating such fantastic raffle items: Bill Jacobs MINI, Dustin from AutoXCooper.com , Blake from CooperGear.com, Lori and Francis!! Jim from www.diecasm.com was unable to attend at the last minute, but stay tuned for some cool stuff in the future.

Thanks also to Taylor and family for being such gracious hosts and putting on a great party!!

Here are pictures from Taylor | Francis | Paul |

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2007 Starved Rock Drive – 10/28

WRAPUP: 41 MINIs and a handful of others (BMWs, VW, and Ford) headed out to explore the back roads to Starved Rock. Lots of new people were out for their first drive with the club. The much anticipated Finnie Road stretch was unfortunately freshly covered in pea gravel so speeds were down, dust and debris were up. The weather was as good as it gets for this time of year. We were treated to VIP parking at the Grand Bear Resort and a breakfast buffet in a large dining hall. Afterwards, several people went out to explore Starved Rock, while others took off for parts unknown.

Thanks to IllinoisEuro for joining us on this drive, and a big thanks to Dustin for all the organizing and planning of this event!!

Please email me at steve@chicagominiclub.com with links to pictures, and I will add them here

Pictures by Dustin | Francis | MOE4Me | Eric | Dan | Steve | Jeffery |

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Weekend events 10/20 and 10/21

If you interested in doing a bit of motoring next weekend, check out these two non-club events:

Sheridan Road drive (10/20):

Just a casual Saturday morning drive up Sheridan Road starting in Evanston, and ending at Knauz MINI in Lake Bluff.

Check out all the details here !!

Photos by Dave Here and Here

IllinoisEuro Charity Rally and Scavenger Hunt (10/21):

This is an event that starts at Busse Woods and ends with an optional lunch at Pompeii in Schaumburg.

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