What we're about

Carlisle MINI Motoring Club was formed in Carlisle Pennsylvania by Santiago Gabela and his wife Lois in 2006. 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 450 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+)

April Fools Perry County Covered Bridge Run (No Foolin'!)

Turkey Hill Minit Market

We will form up at the Turkey Hill at 209 W King St in Shippensburg at 8:45 with a 9:00 departure. The Turkey Hill is a couple of minutes away from The Wheelhouse Cafe if you'd like to join us for one of the best breakfasts around before we set out. I don't recommend eating anything too heavy since we will hit the first half of the Dramamine before heading to our first bridge (road surface pretty rough in sections and lots of road sand from Upper Strasburg to Fannetsburg). We will visit three bridges before a pit stop in Blain and then five more bridges before stopping at The Local Table in Loysville for a bite to eat. After lunch we will tour five more bridges before ending the day at Susquehanna Soft Serve in Liverpool. Most bridges we can drive right through, a couple we will have to turn around and drive back through, a couple we can only drive by, and one, Clay's Covered Bridge in Little Buffalo State Park will be a 500 ft stroll to see. That will also be our afternoon pit stop. Rain date April 15.

Opening Weekend at The Glen

Watkins Glen International

Annual pilgrimage to The Glen

Save this weekend.

Drive up Friday

Saturday is open for things to do ...

[The Eighth Annual Model Car Show will be held at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen (Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM)]


OK...HERE WE GO...it's time for THE WATKINS GLEN JOB Sunday, April 16th on Opening Weekend at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Meetup will be at Torrey Ridge Winery beginning at 9:30 AM on April 16th and will continue until around 11:00AM...we will then rally to WGI for laps...information to follow on price and discounts if any...and remember...all proceeds will go to charity. After laps we will head down to the World Famous Seneca Lodge for some libations and discussion...after that if you guys are up to it...we'll rally to The Irish Mafia in Bloomfield for a late lunch. Sound like a good time? It will be. This'll be a rain or shine deal...either way you'll have a great time...so come on along for the ride...if your MINI is still in storage...no worries...bring what you've got...

Drive home Sunday PM or Monday AM

More details to follow…

Cars at Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals

Carlisle Fairgrounds Gate 3

10% Savings Ends Tuesday (3/28) - Register Now at [https://store.carlisleevents.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=23](Carlisle Events) for the Gate-N-Go Discount

You'll need a show field pass to park with the group.

Once again next year, Carlisle MINIs will be paying for a tent. If we get 25 or more cars registered this year, we can get a free tent next year.

So please sign up under the Carlisle MINI group when registering online.

More information to follow as it becomes available!

MINI Racing at VIRginia International Raceway

Virginia International Raceway

For years a small (MINI) contingent of Carlisle MINI has motored to great racetracks on the east coast. We have been following the new generation of MINIs starting with the R53 that was campaigned by Randy Smalley's team RSR racing. Steve Dellinger traveled with this team for years serving as a crew member. Fast forward to the newer generation MINI and enter Luis Perocarpi and his LAP Motorsports Racing team. LAP will be at VIR in mid-Jun . Join us as we celebrate the return of enthusiasts to some great racing venues.

More details to follow ...


Past events (232)