2007 MINI Club Elections

The CMMC Needs You! We’ve got a couple positions open for 2007 and we’d like to invite interested club members to consider running. The two open positions are:

  • Board Member at Large
  • Board Member at Large

Both of these positions will entail working with vendors, helping with events and generally lending a hand with day to day and week to week with running of the club. We’re happy to tailor the exact responsibilities of each position to what interests the person(s) who end up filling them.

To become a candidate, please email our president Steve Rosenblum at steve@chicagominiclub.com.

In other board news, our founding President Gabe Bridger has stepped down and will take over the Vice President role for the remainder of his tenure. Long time VP Steve Rosenblum has filled the position as President for the remainder of his term.

In 2008 we will be putting up the remaining four board positions for election including President and Vice President.

Candidates have until May 30th to announce that they’re running for one of the “Board Member at large” positions. Voting starts on June 1st (06/01/07) and will run for eight days (until 06/08/07).

You need to be a current member to either run or vote.

July 4th Parade

UPDATE 05/29/2007

This years July 4th Parade will be held in Downtown Skokie.  Time and location information will be updated shortly.

Last year, a number of us hooked up with the Milwaukee MINIs and participated in a July 4th Parade. This year, the Wisconsin area parade organizers have imposed a limit on the number of cars each group can have, that is much to low for the normal MINI turnouts of our clubs.

MOTD Meetup

MINIs on the Dragon (MOTD) is a huge gathering at Deals Gap in North Carolina.

Over 500 MINIs (800 registrants) and some of the twistiest roads anywhere are great attractions for a road trip on May 3rd to May 6th.

There will be a number of Chicago area people in attendence..

Who’s going, when are you leaving, where are you staying?

Here is your chance to post up and hook up!!

Photos by Gabe | Francis |

Video by Gabe part1 | part 2 | part 3 | full drive | Night Run
Video by Taylor

Drive the Milwaukee Mile May 6

EVENT FOLLOW UP!

Hello Gang, Today started very early for a few members that met today in Gurnee. We had 8 MINI’s to start and picked up one more along the way to the MILE.

Here are Dustins pictures

The cool part is you can print them at YOUR LOCAL Walgreens.

We drove to Milwaukee to meet another 24 MINI’s to drive in together. I think we had the single highest number of cars of any one group, with Vettes a close 2nd. Doing laps was fun, and Cliff made it really fun! While the laps were fun, the team running the Mile event at the MILE really needs some help. This was one of the most disorganized events I have ever been too. Unless there are major changes in how they run the event my 1st will be my last.

Photos by Caren

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Autocross event May 20th

WRAPUP: A cold day brought out a half dozen CMMC members.

The three morning runs were in the dry, and the three afternoon runs were in the damp. A fun time was had by all!!

Huge thanks to the Windy City Miata Club for sharing this event with us

Photos by Mark |

Video by Rob#1 | Rob#2 | Rob#3 |

RESULTS:

Number Class Driver Car Time
441 V Jim 02 MINI S 00:54.705
530 U Marco 04 MINI S 00:55.804
250 V Dustin 05 MINI 00:57.139
49 U Jaclyn 05 Elise 00:57.262
285 V Vanko 06 MINI S 00:59.776
476 V Alfredo 06 MINI S 01:00.353
292 V Cliff 05 MINI S 01:01.833
210 V Mark 05 MINI S 01:05.042

Full results are posted here

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