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Old 09-24-2008, 08:29 PM
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We want to welcome all new MINI Owners to NAM and the FREE Chicago MINI Driving Group. We would like to know who you are and a little bit about you, so please post in this Forum. Please only share information your are comfortable sharing, but the things we like to know are:
  • WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)?
  • WHAT color or colors is your MINI?
  • What options did you get on your MINI?
  • WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini?
  • WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used?
  • WHY did you get a MINI or Mini?
  • WHAT part of town will you be seen in?
  • WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? (choices are things like weeknight events, food rides, autocross, weekend and overnight events, track days, food only, tech talks, etc. Feel free to make up your own.)
We look forward to meeting you at an event soon. For more details about the ChicagoMINIDrivingGroup click HERE

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Old 09-29-2008, 05:32 PM
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WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)?.... August 20, 2008
WHAT color or colors is your MINI?...Dark Silver MCSC
What options did you get on your MINI? Prem, Sport, Cold, Chrome, Chrono, Rear Fog
WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini? No
WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used? New Knauz
WHY did you get a MINI or Mini? Worked related accident that required me to give up my two wheel riding days.
WHAT part of town will you be seen in? Lake County
WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? (choices are things like weeknight events, food rides, autocross, weekend and overnight events, track days, food only, tech talks, etc. Feel free to make up your own.) Any event hat brings MINI or Mini Owners together.
 
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:45 PM
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  • WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)? Got '02 MC in 2005, got '05 MCS this month
  • WHAT color or colors is your MINI? '02 is Silver, '05 is Dark Silver w/black stripes
  • What options did you get on your MINI? Both have prem, sport, cold
  • WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini? Only on the '05 MCS
  • WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used? Both used
  • WHY did you get a MINI or Mini? '02 for MPG, '05 for FUN
  • WHAT part of town will you be seen in? Everywhere from FAR SW burbs to NW burbs
  • WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? Open to anything really. Especially cruises, ect.
 
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:23 AM
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WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)? May 27, 2008

WHAT color or colors is your MINI? Hyper Metalic Blue and White Top

What options did you get on your MINI? Cold weather, Sport

WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini? Yes. I already have Miltek Exhaust

WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used? Patrick Mini, Used

WHY did you get a MINI or Mini? I loved them when the first saw an old school mini driving on the road!

WHAT part of town will you be seen in? Schaumburg Mostly

WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? Up for anything!
 
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:10 PM
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WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)? August 2007

WHAT color or colors is your MINI? Jet Black/B

What options did you get on your MINI? Cold weather, Sport, Premium, Xenon

WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini? Yes. I already have blacked out all the chrome - badges, door handles, side markers, joey modded lights, beltline, gauge faces, tails, tints, flat black stripes; M7 CAI; M7 STB; M7 16% S/C pulley; Alta 0% light weight crank pulley; Invidia Exhaust; Custom black & grey argyle dash with a matching gas cap; Satin black mirrors; Satin black scoop; Stubby antenna In the future plan on M7 coilovers and currently waiting for my vanity plate "NO CROME"

WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used? Fields BMW, Used with lots of chrome

WHY did you get a MINI or Mini? I love driving. It's not just getting from point A to B or saving gas.

WHAT part of town will you be seen in? Bartlett to Hoffman Estates mostly - weekends all over the state and cruises up to WI for giggles

WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? Cruises. Cruises. And more cruises.


(BTW Mine is a 2005 S and my hubby has one too - his is blacked out with red accents!)
 

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Old 10-05-2008, 10:37 AM
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Not really new to NAM but for those who see me now you'll know who it is.
  • WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)? Feb '08
  • WHAT color or colors is your MINI? Jet Black/Black
  • What options did you get on your MINI? bought used but it has Cold/Sport/Premium, Cloth/leather red seats, xenons, HK, Rain sensing wipers
  • WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini? yessir absolutely
  • WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used? Fields Jag Waukesha Wisconsin used
  • WHY did you get a MINI or Mini? we had an '04 cooper got rid of it then got my wife's '05 S (TheMightyMini) and I got jealous.
  • WHAT part of town will you be seen in? Western Burbs, anywhere between Elgin and Glenview, occasionally the city.
  • WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? (choices are things like weeknight events, food rides, autocross, weekend and overnight events, track days, food only, tech talks, etc. Feel free to make up your own.) Food, food/drive, weeknight,weekend drives, mod days (my driveway is blackout central)
 
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:07 PM
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  • WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)? 03/28/2006
  • WHAT color or colors is your MINI? Hyper Blue / White Roof
  • What options did you get on your MINI? Cold weather, Sport, Premium, Xenon
  • WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini? Where does the list begin: M7 SC pulley, M7 STB, M7 air difusor, M7 understrut brace, M7 lowering springs, M7 catch can, M7 oil cooler with oil pressure and oil temp gauge read out, M7 injectors, M7 cosworth head, head studs, and head gasket. Custom made 10% oversized crankshaft pulley. JCW programming, adjusted by a Kentucky Resident.... Electric water pump, Schrick HO cam, larger exhaust rockers, Miltek Cat-back exhaust. MINI factory Volt and Boost gauge, Factory Alarm, GP Cooper S coil, Dinan plug wires, Alta 25MM rear solid sway bar, Solid front control arm bushings, Alta adjustable rear end links for sway bar, Alta rear adjustable rear control arms, upper and lower. JCW polished Wheels, Clear bumper trim sidemarkers, Clear LED taillights. And Last but not least, the Blue underbody neon kit!!
  • WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used? Patrick MINI, Bought it NEW.... 2 miles on it!!!
  • WHY did you get a MINI or Mini? Why else... If you work on them, Well, I guess you need to own one as well!!!!
  • WHAT part of town will you be seen in? It's like playing Where's Waldo... You name the town, I've probably been there recently!!!! -- If you've seen the IL plate 'S RICH S', you've already seen the a$$ end of me.... I don't run a front plate [ha-ha!!]
  • WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? (choices are things like weeknight events, food rides, autocross, weekend and overnight events, track days, food only, tech talks, etc. Feel free to make up your own.) Any of the prior list, as long as it includes the following: DRIVING! P.S.-- I really like the cloverleaf at Cass and Interstate 55!!!
 
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:37 PM
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- If you've seen the IL plate 'S RICH S', you've already seen the a$$ end of me.... I don't run a front plate [ha-ha!!]
true true

 
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:58 PM
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Hey Rich, wheres the "front" plate mounted on your daily beater?
 
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:01 PM
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  • WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)? Got my first MINI in April '04, totaled it on Dec 31st, 2007...got my new one in April '08
  • WHAT color or colors is your MINI? DS/B with black stripes
  • What options did you get on your MINI? Premium, sport, cold weather, scattered other stuff
  • WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini? Depends what i can afford, hopefully intake, turbo-back, unichip, and we'll see from there
  • WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used? Both new from Knauz
  • WHY did you get a MINI or Mini? I got my first one cause i was sold after a test drive, and i couldnt get anything else after i totaled that one, so i got another one
  • WHAT part of town will you be seen in? Park Ridge, Rogers Park area (Loyola University) and the area in-between
  • WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? (choices are things like weeknight events, food rides, autocross, weekend and overnight events, track days, food only, tech talks, etc. Feel free to make up your own.) Pretty much anything, im open to lots of stuff
 
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:43 PM
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Hi everyone!!

Just bought my brothers Pure Silver 03' MCS off of him this past month. I'm not exactly sure on all of the options but it has pretty much everything except a GPS and XM radio in it. So far I have put a Typhoon Intake on it and plan on upgrading the the underdrive pulley to a 15% or 17%(not sure yet) next. The car was actually his wifes who surprisingly did an excellent job of taking care of it. The car has 85,000 miles on it and had the entire engine cleaned out before purchase. I've wanted to own one of these cars since the day my brother bought his and he let me take it for a test drive, I felt like I was "piloting" instead of "driving." I also loved how well it handled and how easy it was to get around in the city. You'll typically see me in my Silver Mini around the Mundelein area as well as the Chicagoland area since I drive to work in the northwest side of the city and make field calls for IT support around the whole Chicago area. I joined this site to gain more knowledge about this fine automobile and meet fellow Mini Owners. I would definately love to check out autocross and weekend events along with group rides and tech talks. Further down the road I could see myself doing a track day, but that will have to wait till I upgrade the wheels and suspension on the car.
 
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Whats up guys, I'm actually a Eastern Iowa MINI driver but next weekend i will be invading the Chicago land for the bears/titans game. going to be staying with my cousin somewhere in Chi-town some where... sooo if you see a dark silver MINI S with a driver waving crazily its just me, wave back!! hope to see some out and about, happy motoring.
 
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:44 AM
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YAY!!! We love visitors. Have a great time in the Chi. DA BEARS!!!!
 
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  • WHEN did you get your MINI? 09/12/08
  • WHAT color or colors is your MINI? Sparkling Silver with black roof and black bonnett stripes.
  • What options did you get on your MINI?Cold weathe package, HIFI with Sirrius, XENON, Alarm
  • WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini? I'd like to. I replaced the air filter's far , and alot of washing, polishing and waxing.
  • WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used? Bill Jacobs MINI in Naperville, NEW
  • WHY did you get a MINI or Mini? Alot of fun to drive.
  • WHAT part of town will you be seen in? Plainfield, Oswego, Naperville
  • WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? food rides, autocross, weekend and overnight events, track days, tech talks, etc.
 
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  • WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)? Dec 23, 2008 (the day of the huge snowstorm)
  • WHAT color or colors is your MINI? PW/B
  • What options did you get on your MINI? Prem, Conv, Cold Weather, Auto, Rooster Red/BLK
  • WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini? Just a set of wheels
  • WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? Patrick / New
  • WHY did you get a MINI or Mini? Had an 03, loved it and trade in for 09
  • WHAT part of town will you be seen in? Chicago (Sox Park area)
  • WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in? (choices are things like weeknight events, food rides, autocross, weekend and overnight events, track days, food only, tech talks, etc. Feel free to make up your own.) Some local events.
 
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Love the PW/B. That'll be my next one!!!!
 
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  • WHEN did you get your MINI (or Mini)?
    Bought it yesterday, 1/2/09; picked it up today (1/3)
  • WHAT color or colors is your MINI?
    British Racing Green w/ white roof, mirror caps & bonnet stripes
  • What options did you get on your MINI?
    Premium & Cold Weather pkgs, and bluetooth
  • WILL you be doing modifications to your MINI or Mini?
    Nothing major. Yet.
  • WHERE did you get your MINI or Mini? New? Used?
    New, from Patrick Mini.
  • WHY did you get a MINI or Mini?
    Fun to drive. Wanted one for years.
  • WHAT part of town will you be seen in?
    Mostly downtown, north side of the city, with the occasional trip to NW Indiana.
  • WHAT types of events would you likely be involved in?
    Weeknight/Weekend events
 

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congrats and welcome our first was BRG/W
 
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congrats and welcome our first was BRG/W
Thanks! I love your black-on-black stripes.
 
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:11 PM
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that's actually my wifes' car she is THEMightyMini

My car
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Her car
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Our first
 
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Ah, got it. What's the Mini sticker in her window?
 
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Hello and Welcome Artmem, I love the Sig Pic you have.
 
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:26 PM
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Mini Takes The States Chicago '08
 
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Hello and Welcome Artmem, I love the Sig Pic you have.
Thanks!
 
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:11 AM
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Thanks! I love your black-on-black stripes.
thanks! you're not so bad yourself
 

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