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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!

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Join us for Canyonball Run 3.0, a great fall ride down to the picturesque Town of Wellsboro, PA through Delmar Township to Ansonia...then on up to the Colton Point Side of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania...back down into Ansonia and up to the Leonard Harrison Park Side of the Canyon...big changes in elevation along the way...twisty roads...all sorts of fun stuff.

Afterwards...we'll roll back into town where instead of turning everybody loose downtown in Wellsboro like we usually do...we're going to do it up at the Wellsboro House after we finish our rally around the Grand Canyon.

MEETUP Saturday Oct 22nd and return Sunday Oct 23rd.

We will pack the horses and head North from Sheetz in Carlisle on Saturday Oct 22nd. Drivers meeting will commence at 10:15 am in the parking lot. We will spend the night in Wellsboro or surrounding area and then do the CanyonBall on Sunday (time and Location TBD) and then return after we have seen the sites.

We are going to take a west of the river tour. Below are a few optional meet up sites and times +/-10 min along the way.

Optional Meet Up Sites:

1a: Harshbarger’s Sub ‘N Malt 716 Swamp Rd, Mifflintown, PA 17059 at 11:30am for lunch. You can arrive a little later if you do not want to join us for a bite.

2a: Sunoco Gas Station 1415 PA-235, Laurelton,PA 17835 at 1:20pm ish

3a: Ice Shack 104 N Water St, Mill Hall, PA 17751 at 2:30pm.

Radios will be on channel 11 Saturday and then we will set to 7 sub 21 on Sunday.

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Road Trip! Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ford Museum, and Mini on the Mack 2023

Are you ready for an EPIC Mini road trip? Start planning now for a week long Carlisle Mini extravaganza.
On Monday, July 31, 2023 the adventure starts, meeting in Carlisle and then cruising the roads less traveled to exciting Cleveland, Ohio. Why, you might think? So Tuesday we can tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Wednesday morning we will drive to Detroit Michigan and then spend the afternoon on the incredible Ford Rouge Factory Tour. We will spend all day Thursday at the Henry Ford Museum of Innovation, well, as much as we can see in one day! Friday will be a scenic drive through the Michigan countryside to Mackinaw City/St Ignace to check in for Mini on the Mack 2023. Saturday is the big event and the associated festivities.
Several options from here - an easy two day drive back home to PA on the interstate (750 miles, +/- 12 hrs), a longer two day drive avoiding highways (780 miles, +/- 17 hrs) or an easy three day drive on the Trans Canada Highway and upstate NY (950 miles, +/- 19 hours), rules at this time, you must have a passport and be fully vaccinated.


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Fruit Loops and Race Cars

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