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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 (5+)

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum MINI Matchup

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Sometimes the best things come in the smallest packages! Motor down to the Simeone Foundation this summer for our next exciting museum exhibition. "Mini Matchup" will feature a lineup of both classic mini cars as well as their present-day counterparts. Mark your calendars now!

5th Annual Great Ice Cream Jog* / Tri-State with Skyline Drive

Hoffman's Ice Cream & Deli

5th Annual Great Ice Cream Jog* / Tri-State / Join in for any or all stops! What: The Great Ice Cream Jog III with Skyline Drive (Tri-State) Where: Hoffman's Ice Cream & Deli 934 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD 21157 When: Saturday, July 27, 2019 Meet: 8:45am Leave: 9:15am This route will include: Ice Cream Stop # 1: Hoffman's Ice Cream 934 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD 21157 Ice Cream Stop # 2: TBD Shepherdstown, WV Ice Cream Stop # 3: Spelunkers Frozen Custard and Cavern Burgers, 116 South Street, Front Royal VA After lunch and Custard at Spelunkers, we will then take Skyline Drive to Ice Cream Stop # 4: Klines Dairy Bar - Staunton, VA Feel free to join us for all or part of this event! * The date / timing of the 2019 Great Ice Cream Jog is to allow us to finish up in Staunton, VA in time for dinner with the MINI participants of The Great Ice Cream Run -- who will depart on Sunday, July 28th after spending the night in Staunton to head to MINI on the Mack. Additional Ice Cream indulgences in Staunton Saturday evening are likely with the resulting collection of MINI enthusiasts who love ice cream! Consider spending Saturday night in Staunton. After all, your Skyline Drive pass is good for 7 days! Note: Skyline line drive pass is $30 / vehicle (or use your National Parks pass) For More details about the Great Ice Cream Run to MINI on the Mack, click here: https://www.meetup.com/CarlisleMINI/events/261358126 For More details about MINI on the Mack, click here: https://www.meetup.com/CarlisleMINI/events/256292569/

The Great Ice Cream Run 7 to the Mack, July 27 - August 3, 2019

It's a summer VACATION road trip to MINIs on the Mack! Plan Now! Schedule: (subject to revision) Start: Saturday July 27: Staunton, VA We will meet at the Sleep Inn Staunton, VA to head to Wright's Dairy Rite for welcome dinner. After dinner we will head a few blocks down the road to Split Banana for Gelato. Note: For any participants from PA, MD, WV, or further north, the Great Ice Cream Jog will be co-ordinated to arrive in Staunton by way of Skyline Drive for Saturday. Details to be posted soon! Day 1 | Sunday July 28: Staunton, VA - Charleston, WV Depart hotel at 8am, heading Southwest to Beckley, WV for lunch and floats at King Tut Drive-In. After lunch, heading North to the New River Gorge Bridge, the third-tallest bridge in the US near Fayetteville, WV. Sunday night: Hotel: Quality Inn downtown Charleston. Dinner: Pies & Pints and late night ice cream across the street at Ellen's. Ellen hosted a private ice cream party for us 4 years ago, hopefully again! Day 2 | Monday July 29: Charleston, WV - Columbus, OH Depart hotel 8am, heading North on I-77. If time allows, we will stop for an early morning frozen custard at Whit's in Marietta, OH. Continue North to see the Big Muskie's bucket, the world largest earth moving machine near McConnelsville, OH. Then on to The Wilds 12pm. If you plan to go to the Wilds, reserve the Open-Air Safari Tour online either for the 12pm or 12:30pm tour. Tours run about 2.5 hours. Tickets cost $30 per person. Parking is $6 per car. Next stop is Tom's Ice cream bowl in Zanesville, OH. Hotel: Comfort Suites Columbus West. Dinner: Schmidt's Sausage Haus Ice Cream: Handel's near the hotel. Day 3, Tuesday July 30: Columbus, OH - Toledo, OH Depart hotel 8am. This morning we head West to Dayton, OH to visit US Air Force Museum. We will spend about 3 hr including lunch here. After lunch we drive North on I-75 to Findley, OH for ice cream at Dietsch Brothers. It was one of our past favorites. Hotel: Park Inn downtown Toledo. Parking and breakfast are included. Dinner is on your own or you can walk down the street to watch a minor league baseball game between Toledo Mudhens VS Louisville Bats. Game time is at 7:05pm. Day 4, Wednesday July 31: Toledo, OH - South Haven, MI Depart hotel 8am. Heading North on I-75 to The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI. We will spend about 3 hr including lunch here. After lunch, heading West to South Haven, MI. We will make a quick break at our favorite donut shop, the Sweetwater's Donut Mill, Kalamazoo, MI. Hotel: Holiday Inn Express. Dinner: TBD Hoping for a nice weather to watch the sunset over Lake Michigan. Ice Cream: Sherman Dairy Bar Day 5, Thursday August 1: South Haven, MI - Mackinaw City/St Ignace, MI Depart hotel 8am. 3 ice cream/floats today are at Hometown Creamery, MOOmers Homemade Ice cream and A&W Drive-In. Hotel (group) Quality Inn, St. Ignace, MI. Dinner: Clyde's Drive-Inn across from the hotel. Enjoy Michigan! Remember, MINI On The Mack is on Saturday August 3, 2019 This event is very similar to the popular run from 4 years ago by the same organizer to have fun with MINI friends and make a vacation of it. The event this year is not affiliated with any particular MINI club and is open to MINI owners from any club. Registration is NOW OPEN. The registration will be limited to 20 MINIs for logistical purposes. Please send a PM to me (MINIFIED) for a registration form and copies of the cue sheets for the hotel, dining, activities, and ice cream stops. Registration fee is $10 per MINI. The registration fee covers a lanyard, name badge and a window sticker. T-shirt will available to order during the registration. Unisex short sleeves T-shirt is $20 ea. Women V-Neck short sleeves T-shirt is also $20 ea. Unisex long sleeves T-shirt is $25 ea Credit cards will not be charged until June 15, 2019. Cancellation can be made prior of June 15, 2019 without penalty.

MINI on the Mack 2019

Little Bear East Arena

Come join us to help break the record for the largest MINI run in the world! Info at - https://www.minionthemack.com If you have the time and want to make a vacation of getting to Michigan, see details of a repeat of the 2015 road trip to the MINI on the Mack event on Carlisle MINI Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/CarlisleMINI/events/261358126/

Past events (178)

MINIs at the Glen - 2019

Watkins Glen International

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