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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+)

MINIs racing at The Glen

Watkins Glen International

The JCW Team will be at The Glen over Labor Day weekend! More details to come!

1st ever MOTOR to The Flying Circus

Golden Age Air Museum

The MOTOR to the Flying Circus has been established. We'll meet at 11:00 AM at Fort Hunter with wheels up at 11:30. If you're interested in a late breakfast join us at The Front Street Diner at 10:00 AM http://frontstreetdiner.com/home/3317410 August 31, 2019 "Flying Circus" AIR SHOW Take a Step back in time to the days of the barnstormer and the flying circus. Experience an authentic 1920's air show. Barnstorming Aerobatics and much, much, more! Live music after the air show! Members $5, Non-Members $10, Children age 6 to 12 -$5, Age 5 and under free. Biplane Rides Airfield closed to fly-in traffic, except for aircraft with prior reservations. Gates open at 10 AM for Airplane rides. Show starts at 2 PM. Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes long. Refreshments & food services available. Link to the show here: https://www.goldenageair.org/2019%20Fall%20Flying%20Circus%20flyer%202.pdf

BALLOONS-BRIDGES and BREWS...2019 Lancaster Balloon Festival

This is an early riser event. You know what they say about the early birds...Carlisle MINIacs get ready for this one...it will be great! The lift off has been pushed back to 7:00 AM so we get a few extra ZZZss before we experience this traditional ballooning Hound & Hare Race. A single balloon takes off before the rest as the remaining give chase and try to catch up. When the first balloon reaches its final destination, they will drop a marker to the ground and the chasing balloons test their stills to land as close to the mark as they can. The fun doesn’t stop there – As the first set of racers take off from the festival grounds, the second set of racers will giving chase toward the festival grounds. Spectators will get to see both launch and landing of these highly skilled balloon teams. Balloon Chasing – If you are more of the adventurous type and want to experience the gentle, winding back-country roads and lanes of Lancaster County, you can even chase after the balloon teams. Updated schedule of events: Saturday 7:00 AM Balloon Launch and Hound & Hare Race https://www.ushotairballoon.com/lancaster-balloon-festival/#schedule We'll leave the Balloon Festival after the Hound and Hare Race and head down the road less traveled. There are Covered Bridges, beautiful farms, winding roads (all in great condition) and more than a few Road Apples. We will wind up in Columbia at the Kettle Works. Some of you may know this place...Good food and libations! Shooting to be arrive there around Noon.

Celebrate MINI's 60th Anniversary with your fellow Maryland MINIacs

Baltimore MINI is organizing a 60th Anniversary Celebration for all MINIacs. If you missed the 60th Anniversary celebration at Watkins Glen or the 60th Celebration at Dr. Simeone's place you now have a other chance. We'll be headed to the Hunt Valley Towne Center for a Cars and Coffee event. There will be a special area for our MINIs...Profile your Ride! CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF MOTORING! WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019 / 8 AM-NOON WHERE: The celebration begins at Hunt Valley Cars & Coffee with a 10:15am rally to MINI of Baltimore. ITINERARY: 8am-10am – Hunt Valley Cars & Coffee arrival. A Special area will be set aside for MINI owners with a light bite from the Iron Rooster. 10:15am – Set off on a rally to MINI of Baltimore 10:45am-noon – Catered lunch and continued 60th anniversary celebration. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mini-of-baltimores-60th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-64431453211?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Past events (181)

MINI on the Mack 2019

Little Bear East Arena

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