Tuesday, September 15, 2009

MINIs @ MIS...

This past weekend, one of our MINI friends planned an event for us at the Michigan International Speedway.

25 of us got to do a few laps on the track, in the middle of a lunch break for the Richard Petty Driving School, Nascar type cars.
I let Jerome drive it and I was the passenger.

We get to do so many fun things with our MINI club - I'm so glad we found them.

Afterward, we were all invited back to the house of one of the club members. He and his wife live in Clinton, MI.

The house history was pretty interesting. Apparently nearly the whole area was owned by Henry Ford. He was doing an experimental school for boys and girls and this house was used as the girls Home Economics classroom. According to the owners, Henry Ford had done all the wiring in the house and had placed all the wiring in conduit. There were also these covers with a small handle over all the switches so that they would kind of disappear into the walls. We were told that if you go to his homes and museums in Dearborn, you would see the same thing there.

Much more actual "history" than in our place. Pretty cool.

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