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)

The Watkins Glen Job Opening Day Heist - 2021

Watkins Glen International

We will meet at the Sheetz at 9916 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028 (at US 22 and PA 743) at 10 AM on Saturday to head north! [take Exit 80 on I-81 and head south on Bow Creek Road for 1/2 mile to Sheetz]

UPDATED info from Fearless Leader:

GREETINGS HENCHMEN AND WOMEN...IT'S TIME TO STEAL SOME LAPS AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL...

PLEASE READ THIS STUFF CAREFULLY...WE NEED TO PULL OFF THIS JOB WITHOUT ANY HITCHES...CAPICHE?

•The 2021 WATKINS GLEN JOB will take place on SUNDAY APRIL 11th at 11 AM at WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL ON CR 16 IN WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK. The game plan is to meetup at TORREY RIDGE WINERY/CK CELLARS from 9 AM to 10 AM...at 10:15 AM we depart for WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL. LAPS WILL BE AT 11 AM. Our time has been pushed back this year because of COVID 19, and hopefully we can return to our regular times next year. TICKET INFORMATION IS BELOW ALONG WITH COVID 19 INSTRUCTIONS...PLEASE READ WGI's RULES...

•TICKET INFORMATION: ALL TICKETS ARE DIGITAL AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE...

CLICK: https//www.theglen.com/events/opening-weekend...hit "TICKETS" The price will show as $25 for 3 laps...BUT WE HAVE A COUPON...type in WGISPECIAL and the ticket price will drop to $20. The 9 lap deal is available and may be purchased, and the laps may be used the same day...ticket prices will be $30 the day of the event for the 3 lap deal ...see RULES below...

•RULES:
-You must stay in your car
-When your laps are done you must exit the property at GATE 3
-If you have purchased extra laps, you must exit the property after your 1st set and reenter the property for your 2nd set, where you will be lined up with other cars
-These are paced laps for charity so you don't need a helmet or a fire extinguisher, but do stow all loose objects away before you go on the track.

AFTER YOUR LAPS...I'M GOING TO TURN YOU GUYS LOOSE DOWNTOWN...IT'LL BE LUNCHTIME...HIT THE RESTAURANTS...GO TO THE WINERIES, THE BREWERIES, THE CIDERIES...all of the businesses that have been hit so hard by the COVID 19 shutdowns...PLEASE SUPPORT THEM...

COME AND HAVE A GREAT TIME...I know it's different this year...but the track is open as it should be...so that's an awesome thing...way better than being closed and having to cancel like last year...let's turn out and show our support and have a great time in the process...

PLEASE NOTE: THE 8 AM START TIME IS A SUGGESTED TIME FOR RALLY DEPARTURES FROM YOUR VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN ORDER TO GET TO TORREY RIDGE WINERY BY 9 AM. IF YOU WANT TO STAGE RALLYS...THAT'S AWESOME...

SEE YOU ON SUNDAY APRIL 11th at 9 AM AT TORREY RIDGE WINERY/CK CELLARS...PASS IT ON...

Looking for those interested in driving up on Saturday - then driving home either Sunday evening or Monday morning ... more to follow ...

Carlisle Import Show - 2021

Carlisle Fairgrounds

https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=import+and+performance+nationals

Register as part of the Carlisle Mini Cooper Group

Gate-N-Go Discount- $36.00 if registered prior to April 12th

More info to come

2021 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Schenley Park

2021 PVGP - MINI Car Show -

July 24/25 Weekend, 2021

https://www.pvgp.org/mini-club/

MINI owners have always been great supporters of the Grand Prix Car Show and are well represented on the track – the perfect cars to race through Schenley Park! MINI was the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Marque of the Year in 2014 and they put on a tremendous show! Their efforts raised over $50,000 for our charities. More than 250 owners showed up to honor the marque with parties, shows and parades.

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The MINI display returns to its traditional spot on German Hill next to the BMW tent at turn 13. MINI of Pittsburgh will continue to support the show at Schenley Park with a hospitality tent and lunch for the Mini owners and enthusiasts. Gates open at 9:30 AM and the show runs from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM on the weekend.

Registration
Registration is now open and can only be done online. The cost to participate in the Car Show is $50 (discounted to $40 through June 30) and includes your weekend car display spot, a PVGP race program, and decal. Registration closes at midnight on Thursday, July 22, after which participants must pay at the gate, and the price increases to $60. We strongly encourage you to pre-register here now to assure you get a spot in the car show and to speed up the new touchless entry process. This is a charity fundraiser – refunds and single-day discounts are not available.

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 (200)

Minis Slay the Sleeping Dragon

Fontana Dam

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