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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+)

The Grand Ascent - The Elegance at Hershey

Hotel Hershey: Circular Dining Room

Once again next weekend at Hershey brings one of the finest Auto Shows in America. Join your fellow Carlisle MINIacs on Saturday for our yearly tradition. We start with a spectacular breakfast at the Circular Dining Room. Some may join us just for this alone. Breakfast is followed by the Grand Ascent. Or you may want to hobnob at Cars & Coffee, a tradition among car lovers, offering car enthusiasts an opportunity to show and discuss vehicles in a casual atmosphere. In addition, attendees will be able to view vintage cars participating in the Hershey Grand Ascent Hill Climb. Free coffee and doughnuts (maybe not so much after breakfast). https://theeleganceathershey.com/event/the-grand-ascent/ It is said that as soon as the first two cars were constructed, they had the first race. While the automobile has spawned many competitive events, one of earliest motoring challenges was the hill climb. The concept is simple: cars race up a hill as fast as they can against the clock and each other. Pennsylvania has always been a hot bed for hill climb racing and the Hershey area is no exception. In the heyday of the historic Hershey Hill Climb there were as many as 10,000 spectators lining the course to witness the feats of the courageous cars and drivers. Modeled, in part, on the previous Hershey climbs and the famed Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Elegance at Hershey provides for grandstands at the start and near the finish line along with a trail up the hill where spectators can watch and enjoy the cars during runs. What to do after all this...How about a repast in the spectacular Iberian Lounge for a Chocolate Martini or the libation of your choice. A chance to unwind with your fellow Carlisle MINIacs...the day can't get much better than this!

MINIs at the Glen - 2019

Watkins Glen International

THIS JUST IN...EPIC RUN TO AN EPIC EVENT: If you are from South Central PA, Maryland or DC, join us on our Epic Rally to WGI. We'll meet at the Weis Market parking lot in Enola, PA near the 944 exit off Interstate 81 around 8:30 AM Friday and MOTOR ON at 9:00. Stop for lunch around 12:30 and get to the Glen area around 4:00 PM. Here is the route. https://goo.gl/maps/8GtjypRRS1EguY4B7 Bob included several great byways including sections of Route 74, Route 144 and Route 6. We intersect route 80 near Snowshoe so if you're headed to the Glen from Western or Eastern PA you can join us there...just let is know and we can determine timing. If you can't run with us on Friday we'll see you at the Glen! • What we'll do This is BIG NEWS! MATG 2019 WILL take place on Saturday June 15th! Here is the Registration Information http://www.minisattheglen.com/?fbclid=IwAR27SdNHrExGKeHotGhGxa7J9eljZRRn2fzEfeWHt055jRWHJobG9ZL8qwI • What to bring Bring your MINI/Mini!! • Important to know INFO from Bill Wende (MINIs at The Glen Facebook Page) on 4/22: Finally, the t-shirts for MATG 2019 are now available. Multiple colors in both a men and women's style. The orders are taken in 3 day campaigns which renew automatically. Allow 7-10 days to receive you order. Order by June 1 to ensure you get your t-shirts in time for MATG 2019 on June 15. All proceeds go to the Watkins Glen RACE Foundation. We've raised about $1200 in each of the past two years. LEt's break that record and hit $1500!!! https://teespring.com/stores/reinkupr-storefront Event registration at: http://www.minisattheglen.com/index.html No photo description available. MINIS AT THE GLEN (5/20/19 AM INFO) FRIDAY NIGHT (6/14) WELCOME DINNER UPDATE FROM ROB LOUDEN (FACEBOOK PAGE)...PLEASE READ... 5/20/19 PM THE WELCOME DINNER on the 14th is on at The Seneca Lodge...I stopped in today and finalized some things. We have a reservation for 50, and right now that's about been the response...which by the way has been great...I do have a couple guidelines, though...1) THIS BEGINS AT 6 PM SHARP ON FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 14TH...Everybody who wants to come should be there by 6 PM SHARP...if everybody isn't there, the Lodge crew can't hold the room for us...so be there...2) The Menu will be limited somewhat...there will be Prime Rib, London Broil, Chicken Parmesean, some kind of fish...not sure about that yet, Eggplant Parmesean for our Vegetarian crew and a Salad Bar...which is awesome there. Checks will depend on your meals...3) If you arrive late, please message me and I will instruct you further... SATURDAY (6/15) Per Rob, the schedule on Saturday is pretty much set up...so far it looks like this...unless there's changes...so keep watching on the MATG FB page... or the MINIs at The Glen Website. • Meetup at Torrey Ridge Winery SR 14 (north of The Glen) from 10-10:30 AM... • Depart Torrey Ridge around 12:30-1 PM for Watkins Glen International... • Party at Glen Club from 2-5 PM...Laps start around 5… • After Party at Torrey Ridge 6-9 PM... SUNDAY (6/16) - SeneCayuga Scenic Sunday Drive From the Minis at The Glen Facebook page: Meet at Watkins Glen Walmart to join in on this “Sunday Drive” along two of the Finger Lakes finest roadways. We will follow both the Seneca Scenic Byway and the Cayuga Scenic Byway. There will be a midway pitstop and our final destination will be at Taughannock State Park. We will walk back to the falls [masked] mile round trip on flat well maintained path) to see them from a different angle and then have a picnic by the lake for lunch. Contact Tanya Loomis for information and look for us on Saturday at the track. We will have an information table set up! That's pretty much it, unless, as Rob stated above, there are changes, at which point they'll be posted on the MATG FB page.

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 (176)

27th Annual Volvo Covered Bridge Tour

Donegal Intermediate School

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