- Punkin' Chunkin' Festival
Every year towards the end of October the Howard Fire Company holds a one day festival at the scenic Bald Eagle State Park in Howard, PA. The main attractions of the festival are the catapults, trebuchets, and (possibly) air cannons that launch pumpkins hundreds of feet through the air and send them splashing down into the nearby lake. Hence why they call it Punkin’ Chunkin". Join your fellow Miniacs for a day of Fall fun or make it a weekend.
- CANYONBALL RUN 2.0 A fun run up to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.
Travel up to beautiful Wellsboro...out to Delmar Township...then up one twisty side of the Canyon and back down then across to the other side...up that twisty side and back down...then down the back way to Wellsboro through Stoney Fork to Wellsboro...where we're turned loose to support all the great restaurants in town...it's a fun time...everybody had a BLAST last year.
This is an opportunity to see a great area of PA during fall foliage. It's likely to be near peak. Some of you may want to stay over and enjoy all that Wellsboro has to offer.
Located in north-central Pennsylvania’s Tioga County, Wellsboro is the center of shopping, dining, and entertainment for a rather wide area of the region. With the closest city of any size, Williamsport, being over 50 miles away and a lack of chain stores and restaurants in the community, downtown Wellsboro seems frozen in time.
There are rooms available (as of 9/13/21) at the Sherwood Motel, right in Wellsboro...good reviews and modestly priced.
CANYONBALL RUN UPDATE #1: MEETUPS...OCTOBER 10TH...
THE GROUP WILL BE STARTING AT A REST STOP ON I-86 S IN NEW YORK. WE WILL JOIN IN WELLSBORO - AS FOLLOWS:
MEETUP LOCATION #4...MAIN STREET IN FRONT OF GREEN FREE LIBRARY IN WELLSBORO PA...AGAIN...THIS WILL BE A DRIVE BY MEETUP...WE WILL BE ARRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON AND WE WILL DEPART AROUND THAT TIME. TIME MAY VARY A LITTLE...BUT BE PREPARED TO LEAVE WHEN YOU START TO HEAR CHATTER ON THE WALKIES...AGAIN...KEEP YOUR RADIOS TUNED TO CHANNELS 7/SUB 21...on to...
MEETUP LOCATION # 5...COLTON POINT ROAD...NEXT TO THE BURNING BARREL...we will arrive here at approximately 12:25 PM...please have your radios tuned to CHANNEL 7 /SUB 21...and be ready to roll...
NOTE: TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF CARS WE HAVE. I TIMED THESE OUT TODAY USING MY STOPWATCH AND I ADDED 5 MINUTES TO EACH STOP TO ACCOMMODATE FOR TRAFFIC. I MAY NEED TO ADD MORE TIME BETWEEN SKY KING AND WELLSBORO BECAUSE THERE IS SOME BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION OUTSIDE OF TIOGA. THERE MAY ALSO BE SOME DELAY GETTING TO CARS AND GETTING GOING AS THERE ALWAYS IS WITH THESE THINGS...SO PLEASE BE PATIENT...THANK YOU...
POSSIBILITIES FOR SUNDAY DINING IN WELLSBORO
WELLSBORO DINER 7A – 8P
19 Main Street
GAS LIGHT BAR & GRILL 12P – 12A
35 Main Street
PENN WELLS HOTEL 4P – 8P
62 Main Street
TIMELESS DESTINATION 12P – 7:30P
77 Main Street
FOX’S PIZZA DEN 10:30A – 9P
7 Charleston Street
WELLSBORO HOUSE 12P – 7P
34 Charleston Street
PIZZA HUT 12P – 8P
117 Tioga Street
- MINIs Racing at The Glen - 2021
INFO UPDATED 9/10/21:
Annual pilgrimage to The Glen to watch the MINI John Cooper Works Racing Team race in the TC America Series!
And to meet up with fellow MINI race fans and NY MINI/Mini friends!
Leaving from Fort Hunter Museum at 10 AM Thursday. Tentative Plan is to drive north on 22/322 and stop in Bellefonte for lunch - then north through Sinnemahoning State Park to visit the Lumber Museum - then east on Route 6 through Wellsboro to Mansfield.
According to the latest posted timetable:
Friday - MINI practices @ 10:05 AM and 2:20 PM.
Saturday - Qualifying @ 9:40 AM and Race 1 @ 4:25 PM .
Sunday - Race 2 @ 10 AM .
Drive home Sunday PM .
Numerous "side trip" opportunities are available!
Event info and tickets here:
Weekend event ticket is $80.
- LANCO MG's "A Taste of Britain" Car and Motorcycle Show
LANCO MG's Thirty-first "A Taste of Britain" Car and Motorcycle Show in conjunction with the Lancaster Polo Club at Forney Field, 70 Church Street, Rothsville, PA. Registration opens at 10:00 AM; Polo match begins at 2:30 PM. (All are welcome to stay for the entire match, but registration will officially close at 3:00.) (Please note: Many of the show attendees leave early. Plan to arrive before 2:00 PM if you intend to view the cars.)
Enter the "Proper English Hat Contest" - free to enter.
$25 per car (2 persons); $5 per additional person; children under 12 FREE
More details on our website: http://www.lancomgclub.com/
- National Day of Motoring
Registration is now open!
MINI USA is sponsoring events across the country at local dealerships to celebrate a new holiday they have declared. I spoke with Jason, the sales manager at MINI of Baltimore and they will be a participating dealer.
There's a scavenger hunt in the morning and a virtual party at night. MINI of Baltimore has hosted some excellent events in the past and I expect the same from them this time.
Besides signing up here you will need to register with MINI.
- MINIs Take Appalachia - Multi-day event
Organized by Hampton Roads Club MINI
Since many other MINI events have been canceled for '21, check out this option! Join for one day or for all!
7 days on motoring the Appalachian Mountains.
Some of the most iconic roads the region has to offer. Trail of Dragons, The Talon, Back of the Dragon, Rte 421 The Snake, Dragon Slayer 160 & the Appalachian Autobahn.
Co-hosted Friday & Saturday nights by Erik Hubbard and Backroads of Appalachia.
For more event details including driving, hotels, dining, see the HR MINI Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087201981763138/?active_tab=discussion
HR MINI organizes multiple multi-day trips each year. The organizers do a great job of planning and pre-running the events. It's always a good time with fun MINI friends. Join Us!
- Ice Cream Jog: Saturday July 17 - Join us for All or Part
Ice Cream Jog: Join us for All or Part
Not in your backyard, but I didn't want to exclude my Carlisle friends in case anyone is interested in a day trip .. or is participating in the MINIs Take Appalachia event with Hampton Roads group ...
Meet: Saturday July 17. 10AM
1301 W Patrick Street
Leave 10:30AM to Ice Cream Stop # 1
South Mountain Creamery
8305 Bolivar Rd
Leave 11:30AM to Ice Cream Stop # 2
16904 Virginia Ave
Leave 12:30PM to Ice Cream Stop / Lunch # 3
(by way of Harper’s Ferry Road & River Road)
Spelunker’s Frozen Custard & Cavern Burgers
116 South Street
Front Royal VA
Next leg: Skyline Drive (optional) to Staunton VA to meet up with the Hampton Roads Club MINI for dinner and ice cream in Staunton
(several on the Ice Cream Jog will be participating in the Hampton Road MINI adventure MINIs Take Appalachia departing Sunday AM)
- MINI Racing at 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 early in June. Join us as we celebrate the return of enthusiasts to some great racing venues.
- Less Taken Roads Run with a Creek Side ending
OK...Lets get these MINI's started. Aside from a few very special Motoring events the crew here a Carlisle MINI has been hunkered down. We're opening the garage door because if feels like it's time to MOTOR ON! This run will be a throw back to CM as a younger club. Amber, Dave, John, Tom and Ryan were all there. Our meeting location hearkens back to that time 10 years ago. There is no longer a British Pub but there is a large parking lot where we'll catch up for a bit then get our collective Motors running. The run will wind up alongside the Yellow Breeches Creek at the Cold Springs Inn and Brewing Company. This will be a fund raiser as well so bring your collective wallets. Carlisle MINI is fully funded by Benevolent Benefactors and Gambling. You too can help us survive!