For those of you who may be in the Chicago area the Chicago MINI Motoring Club is now accepting membership. The Club's bylaws are finished, the state paperwork is done, and our bank account is officially open.

While our first official event was this past Saturday we're putting the finishing touches on what we'll be the largest event of the summer the Chicago/Milwaukee Baseball Rally. We're also working on events for late September and October and might have something during August.

We're currently working on launching the actual club site (www.chicagominiclub.com) but in the meantime I'm going to try to post club news now and then on bridger/.us/mini.

Membership is $25 and will get you discounts at local Chicago area MINI dealers and possibly some local vendors in the near future. You'll also receive two stickers and invitations to all MINI Motoring Club events.

You can download the application here and send it in with your check to the address listed on the application. If anyone has any questions about the club feel free to email linda@chicagominiclub.com.