Holiday Lights Drive – December 12

I am inviting everyone to a Holiday Lights Drive in the Lincolnwood Towers area on Friday December 12th.

This is an unstructured event where everyone can drive around on their own in the area bounded by Carpenter (Niles Center), Pratt, Cicero, and Devon to admire the show of lights from 7pm to 8pm.
Give a small beep and wave as you pass all the other MINIs cruising around the area at the same time.

We will meet up afterwards at Sanders Restaurant at the corner of Touhy and Carpenter at 8:00

This is not an official CMMC event, but I hope to see a bunch of you out there..

Announcing the CMMC End of Year Dinner!

We'll be meeting at Hackneys on Lake Ave. Sunday, Nov 23rd, 6pm to around 9 for dinner, drinks, and good times. It seems like we never have a good opportunity to all just sit and chat – now's our time!

Please RSVP on this post or to Ron at ron@chicagominiclub.com.

Hope to see everyone there!

Update

We'll also be raffling off an official MINI remote controlled car after the dinner as well! The remote MINI will be courtesy of Knauz MINI and is a $110 value – perfect as a nice little gift to yourself for the holidays!

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Chicago Area MINI Needed for Photoshoot

An email I just recieved:

My name is Jennifer Levant and I am a photo stylist. We are shooting a
wrigley gum
ad this Thursday Nov. 6th here in Chicago in front of The Second City
building, around
Wells and North Avenue. We are looking for a mini to use in our ad. We
would pay the
owner approx. $250.00 to use their car for about a few hours. The colors we
are looking for are yellow, green, or possibly orange. If you know of any
owners who would
be interested could you call me today 312-286-0392

thanx,
jennifer levant

Phil Wicks Driving School

The final session of Phil Wicks' Driving Academy was Saturday, November 15th. It was a whole day of learning and driving with a ton of seat time, and as Chicago Mini Motoring Club members, Phil let us in for only $140.

If you want to know anything else about future events, check out the Midwest Driver site or call Phil directly!

Phil Wicks/Midwest Driver:
midwestdriver.com
racerwicks@aol.com
(314) 330-6449

You can also feel free to email me at Chitown_COOP@hotmail.com

P.S. Phil is planning on having events next year at two tracks that are closer to “our” neighborhood: Putnam Park in Indiana and Blackhawk Farms in Wisconsin. Can't wait 'til Spring!

BMWCCA AutoX this Saturday

Just a friendly reminder for all those out there that are BMWCCA members as well as CMMC members – Windy City BMWCCA will be holding “AutoCross VI” this Sunday. It will take place this Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 AM at Maywood Park in Maywood Park, IL

Fall Tour/Perfect Power Rally

Thanks everyone for coming out and to Sol at Perfect Power! The drive was great despite the guy in the 911 who swapped ends 🙂 Seriously though it was a fun drive with some spectacular scenery and as many twists and turns as you'll find around Chicago.

Perfect Power portion of the day exceeded all expectations. Sol made us feel quite at home and is provided some fascinating insight into the MINI.

I'll be posting a couple photos probably tomorrow. If anyone has photos they'd like to share please email them to me at gabe@chicagominiclub.com.