What we're about

Carlisle MINI Motoring Club was formed in Carlisle Pennsylvania by Santiago Gabela and his wife Lois over a decade ago. Their first attempt to set up the club and develop an active membership was a slow process. Over the years our little (MINI) club has grown. We now have more than 250 members. One imperative is a love of MINIs. What is a Carlisle MINI Motoring Club member? Whatever YOU want it to be! Our passion for our MINIs is the singular common ground that we all share, aside from that we are all individuals with many other varied interests. We are a loose knit bunch of MINIacs and that's the way we like it! Join us at one of our events...some large...some small, but all with a focus on MINIs and having fun. Now MOTOR ON!

Upcoming events (4)

MINIs Take Appalachia - Multi-day event


Organized by Hampton Roads Club MINI
Since many other MINI events have been canceled for '21, check out this option! Join for one day or for all!

7 days on motoring the Appalachian Mountains.
Some of the most iconic roads the region has to offer. Trail of Dragons, The Talon, Back of the Dragon, Rte 421 The Snake, Dragon Slayer 160 & the Appalachian Autobahn.
Co-hosted Friday & Saturday nights by Erik Hubbard and Backroads of Appalachia.

For more event details including driving, hotels, dining, see the HR MINI Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087201981763138/?active_tab=discussion

HR MINI organizes multiple multi-day trips each year. The organizers do a great job of planning and pre-running the events. It's always a good time with fun MINI friends. Join Us!

MINIs Racing at The Glen - 2021

Watkins Glen International

Annual pilgrimage to The Glen to watch the MINI John Cooper Works Racing Team race in the TC America Series!

And to meet up with fellow MINI race fans and NY MINI/Mini friends!

Tentative plan is to take the Scenic Route North on Friday morning OR we could drive up Thursday and visit the Lumber Museum, Coudersport Ice Mine, etc.

According to the latest posted timetable:

Friday - MINI practices @ 9:05 AM and 2:20 PM.
Saturday - Qualifying @ 8:30 AM and Race 1 @ 3:05 PM .
Sunday - Race 2 @ 10 AM .
Drive home Sunday PM or Monday AM.

Numerous "side trip" opportunities are available!

Event info and tickets here:


Weekend event ticket is $80.


Punkin' Chunkin' Festival

Bald Eagle State Park

Every year towards the end of October the Howard Fire Company holds a one day festival at the scenic Bald Eagle State Park in Howard, PA. The main attractions of the festival are the catapults, trebuchets, and (possibly) air cannons that launch pumpkins hundreds of feet through the air and send them splashing down into the nearby lake. Hence why they call it Punkin’ Chunkin". Join your fellow Miniacs for a day of Fall fun or make it a weekend.

MINI Takes The States (MTTS) 2022

Needs a location

Postponed again! But still, come and join your fellow MINIACS for an adventure you will not soon forget! You can check the link below for details. https://www.minitakesthestates.com/#the-rally

Past events (207)

National Day of Motoring

MINI of Baltimore County


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