Annual Ground Hog Day Run!!!

This year our annual Ground Hog Day Run will actually be on Ground Hog's Day! I may be going out on a limb predicting a sunny warm day for a drive, but not to worry, We will be stopping at the Braddock Inn for lunch, it's a cozy, warm place so everyone can warm up just in case.

Braddock Inn Website with MENU!  http://braddockinn.com/

I am still setting the route, but have no fear it will be a short, two hour spirited drive to a nice brunch and a couple hours back to our starting point. Nothing too hard or too long, just an easy run to shake the cobwebs off the ole Mini!

*Maryland's new pet restraint laws are now in effect, please do not "work the pedals and shift" for the ground hog! Put him in a rear facing ground hog seat where he belongs!

We will be leaving the park at 10am, please come a few minutes early to pet the ground hog and get your car situated for the run - full tanks and lots of cash please!

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  • Shawn(MoonRacer)

    It was an awesome day it was a great run and a good day for it.

    February 3, 2014

  • Ryan Doc G.

    Had an absolute blast! Good to meet everyone!

    February 3, 2014

  • Rab M.

    Ok, somebody make me feel bad and tell me all the
    roads were dry.

    1 · February 2, 2014

    • Deborah M.

      Rab, my MINI was clean when I arrived at the park. She is now a bit salty as some puddles we could not avoid...sigh

      February 3, 2014

    • Alicyn D.

      Tigger got a bath when I got home but not because he got dirty on the run. You should have come out Rab.

      February 3, 2014

  • Fookie

    What time does everyone meet up at the start point? My son will be with me and we have another commitment shortly afterwards, so unfortunately we won't be able to go on the run or to lunch. My son (5 years old) and I would however love to meet everyone at the starting point and spend a few minutes getting to know the group. We're early birds, so we can meet anytime tomorrow morning! Look forward to meeting you all. We're bringing my son's Laser Blue R57 MCS.

    February 1, 2014

    • Kimberly

      Nice to meet you both this morning!

      February 2, 2014

    • Deborah M.

      It was nice to meet you and Jacob. Your son and his mini MINI was one of the highlights of this awesome run!

      February 3, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    Great run and good food - it's a shame they're closing!

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Lawry

    Good run, as usual. Looking forward to the next one!

    February 2, 2014

  • Kimberly

    Great run John!!!

    February 2, 2014

  • Alicyn D.

    I had so much fun!!! Great meeting up with you guys

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • Aunt Nanc D.

    It was a great day, not too cold no sun hitting anyone in the eye while motoring!

    3 · February 2, 2014

  • Mark S.

    Great drives with friends and a superm lunch treat!

    2 · February 2, 2014

  • JayJee66 (.

    Beautiful day, great food and company, lots of fun!

    February 2, 2014

  • Deborah M.

    My MINI turned over 50,000 miles during the run and I didn't notice until I was on my way home! Happy Three Year Anniversayr Giggles!!!!! Couldn't love you more!

    3 · February 2, 2014

  • Deborah M.

    Really fun run! John did a great route and the weather was perfect! Great to see some of my MINI friends!!!!

    February 2, 2014

  • Kevin H.

    I guess I left my house to early I'm the first one here

    February 2, 2014

    • Will S

      Somebody has to be first. You win! (Don't ask me what you won :-)

      February 2, 2014

  • Ryan Doc G.

    Hey guys I'm gonna be 15-20 late, if anyone wants to get in touch with me[masked]

    February 2, 2014

  • Ryan Doc G.

    Hey guys I'm running behind. Please done leave without me!

    February 2, 2014

  • Ishmael

    I'm on my way wait for me!

    February 2, 2014

  • Alicyn D.

    Did you confirm that the Braddock Inn is still open? The website is down and it looks like it might be gone

    February 1, 2014

    • Obsessive

      They will be closing in two weeks, I talked to the owner last weekend when I was there for lunch. I hate to see it close after I rediscovered it.

      2 · February 2, 2014

    • Alicyn D.

      Too Bad, glad they're there today but the reviews looked really good

      February 2, 2014

  • Lawry

    Hey all - looking forward to tomorrow!

    If you have them, remember to charge your radios today so you'll be good to go for tomorrow's run.

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • Kevin H.

      Yeah im on my phone and its been stupid lately sorry bout that.

      February 1, 2014

    • Lawry

      My bad Kevin - did NOT mean to sound as if I were chastising you... just wanted to clarify as I know it's easy to mis-read these messages. Of course if you want, you CAN change your radio (station). *snickers*

      February 1, 2014

  • Catia

    Can't go because the car is in the shop...

    February 1, 2014

  • Kevin H.

    As of now I've decided I will definitely be going tomorrow, as long as I wake up in time.

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • Mark S.

      I'll hold u to making it. Post your cell number and we'll call you :-D

      February 1, 2014

  • Whales

    Looking forward to it. The car has been in the shop for the past several weeks getting upgraded. New engine, cam, head, header, intercooler, injectors, wheels, tires and tune. Hopefully all broken in and ready to motor by 2/2...

    January 9, 2014

    • Whales

      I have to back out. My car is still not ready...

      January 24, 2014

    • Whales

      I got the car back today! I'm back in!

      1 · January 31, 2014

  • Obsessive

    Looks like good weather for Sunday! See you all Sunday morning !!!

    3 · January 31, 2014

  • Aunt Nanc D.

    Looks like we will have few rain shower, but it's going to be in the 40°. Yeah!

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Rita

    Sorry, I am going to a Super Bowl Party in VA Sunday. Hope you guys enjoy the run...and most importantly, I hope the ground hog does NOT see his shadow! Enuf of this Artic Votex! ha ha ha ha ha

    January 27, 2014

    • Rita

      Ha ha ha ha ha! I'll never tell!! ha ha ha ha

      1 · January 28, 2014

    • Will S

      Tell?!? I was more hoping to party like a rock star with you :-))

      1 · January 29, 2014

  • Ishmael

    Weather permitting

    January 29, 2014

  • Michele G.

    It looks like we will have good weather!

    January 27, 2014

    • Alicyn D.

      That ground hog better predict winter is over!!!

      4 · January 28, 2014

  • Ryan Doc G.

    Well according to MINI of Baltimore I may make it after all!

    2 · January 24, 2014

  • Ryan Doc G.

    I hope I can make it! I had to take my MINI to a collision center after getting rear ended!

    January 20, 2014

    • Ryan Doc G.

      Needs a new bumper with possible work underneath, and a dent with paint touch up on the back end. Four car collision and I was the last in the chain!

      January 20, 2014

    • Kevin H.

      Doesn't sound to bad

      January 20, 2014

  • Will S

    It will probably be a game time decision for me. I'll be up that way snowboarding at Liberty the night before, I won't be home until 11:30-ish (and usually worn out).

    January 9, 2014

    • Obsessive

      No problem, look forward to seeing you if you can make it

      January 10, 2014

    • Will S

      Not going to make it. I went to add a Super Bowl event onto my calendar to see I'd bought tickets for another event at the exact same time. I was able to change those tix to the earlier 1:30P show, but as it's downtown DC I can't make this run prior. Sigh. Next time.

      January 20, 2014

  • Kevin H.

    I may or may come out.

    January 20, 2014

    • Obsessive

      Then we may or may not see you, hope it is the former, we are hoping for sunny, DRY weather!

      January 20, 2014

    • Kevin H.

      That's what my decision is based on

      January 20, 2014

  • james p.

    The gf got me dc auto show press passes I'll be there all weekend hope the run is fun tho

    January 20, 2014

  • erica

    I just posted this to PhillyMINI. I know some of them are hungry to drive since they don't start their rally season until mid-March.

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Rab M.

    Better be above freezing & dry!!

    2 · January 9, 2014

  • Johana C.

    Can't wait :)

    January 13, 2014

  • Alicyn D.

    I love Ground hogs, are ground hog sightings guaranteed????

    1 · January 9, 2014

    • Obsessive

      If we can get them out of their burrow we will put a top hat and tails on him an pass him around-hope everyone is current on their rabies boosters.

      4 · January 10, 2014

    • Alicyn D.

      Ooh, what fun!

      January 10, 2014

  • Nikki

    Hey wait! Maryland had new pet restraint laws????? Oh geez! R u serious?

    January 9, 2014

    • Obsessive

      Not at all, it only applies to ground hogs on ground hog day-but I would not be surprised-this is Maryland!

      2 · January 10, 2014

  • Lawry

    Why lots of cash? Does the Inn not take charge cards? (VISA MC AMEX)

    January 9, 2014

    • Obsessive

      They may but I always add that to the runs

      January 10, 2014

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