The April Indy MINI Rally

Here's another event that's taking place in Indianapolis. This one is set for April 27th and you'll need to e-mail from Rich at rubin@ccrtc.com to RSPV.

The INDI MINI RALLY will be taking place April 27th, 2003. It will begin at 9:am up at Dreyer & Reinbold BMW-MINI. We will have a short coffee and donut breakfast up at the dealership and head west then south on 465. We pick up 37 south to 252 south and then 135 south to Nashville (Brown County). There we will have lunch at the Brown County Inn and look around town and see if there is something there that we can not live without.

From there we head off to Bloomington on 46 west and then on up through Spencer. From there it's North bound on 46 and through the back roads of Owen County stopping at the old Cataract country store and Indiana's biggest water falls. Then a straight shot up to Greencastle, home of DePauw University and dinner at the Walden Inn.

After a friendly meal, we head back to Indianapolis on 70. I have devised this route to take us through a limited amount of highways, and tried to make it through as many twisty turn back roads as I could find. The ones to Nashville are some of the most scenic you will find in Indiana and the ones from Spencer to the north are through country lanes that go up and down and around, but none of the course is on gravel. You can either pick half the course, which will turn to go north from Bloomington, or select the entire one that ends up at dinner in Greencastle. The short one will end at about 3:30, or so and the long one at about 7:00.

It looks like they have at least 30 MINIs signed up for this drive already.

  • Steve Rosenblum

    I will be leaving Chicago Area very early Sunday to do this drive. If anyone else in this area is interested in hooking up to go down there, let me know.

  • Donna

    I can't make this one, but have camped in that area, and it is just gorgeous! Well worth the drive for those who can make it.

  • David H. McKee

    The beginning of the route is rather boring. Mostly interstate and 4 lane highway. Leading into and out of Nashville, however, is some of the most beautiful country you'll ever see. Believe it or not, Indiana is not all flat! The route to Greencastle also offers great scenery. I've signed up to go and ever since I went on the Chicago MINI December drive, I think you all will love it. DM Indianapolis

  • Steve Rosenblum

    Saw a mesage this morning on miniusa.com that there are now 50 MINIs signed up for this.. That is as big as my first MINI ride in Milwaukee. It should be a great time.