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Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

Chicago, Chicago. A Great MINI Town,

Kathy Renwald ventures from Hammond, Ind. to Chicago in a MINI Cooper S 5 Door and writes about it for The Star. She observes, in part:
The exterior hangs together nicely. What could look like a shoebox with the wrong lid on it instead appears balanced and cheeky. A 161 mm longer footprint is countered by an 11 mm higher roof. The new measurements keep it from looking like a blow-up toy, and those two back doors don’t take away from the sporty intent.

Inside, I enjoyed one of the best qualities of little cars, the road disappearing right under the windshield, which gives a sensation of speed. Buckled into the front seats, the generous-sized windshield and windows give the Mini a tour-bus view of the world whizzing by.