- 27th Annual Volvo Covered Bridge Tour
Join a fun, 46-mile tour through Lancaster County, presented by the Volvo Club of America, (and supported by the LANCO MG Club), crossing 9 covered bridges. Photo ops along the way, Not Timed, Not a scavenger hunt, Not a race, No entry fee, just a leisurely, self-guided (instructions provided) drive with bridge notes and history. No matter young or old (car or persons) - all welcome! Breakfast snacks at the start courtesy of Swedish Motors, Marietta, PA. Assemble in front of the Donegal Intermediate School at 11:30 AM . First cars off at noon sharp. Tour ends in Lititz PA, one of America's great small towns, with plenty of food and beverage choices to refuel yourself and car for your trip home. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/27th-annual-volvo-covered-bridge-tour-tickets-59137308281
- Cars at Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals
Come out and suffer along with your fellow MINIACs at the annual Carlisle Import Show, we guarantee it will either be pouring rain or unseasonably cold or both! All kidding aside, this is a great event and we always have a lot of fun. Check out the link below and some pictures from last year. http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-import-and-performance-nationals/default.aspx Registration is open, 20% off through January 2nd, you'll need a show field pass to park with the group.
- MINIs on the Dragon 2019
Welcome to the 17th Annual - 2019 MINIs on the Dragon May 1st- May 5th 2019 Registration Will Open January[masked] - 9:00am EST Day Drives will open on February 9th 2019 - 9:00am EST Shirt and Grill Badge Orders will Close on March 31st Registration Closes on April 14th Info at - https://www.minisonthedragon.com/index.php
- MINIs Racing at VIR
The LAP Motorsports JCWs are racing in the Pirelli world Challenge Series this year! Meeting at the Sheetz off of Route 15 across from the Gettysburg Outlets (Baltimore Pike exit) at 8:30 AM on Thursday. Pit stop at Winchester, VA. Route suggestions from Winchester are welcome ...
- 2019 Season Opener Cars and Coffee Southern Pennsylvania
Thanks to Dean DeSantis for allowing CM to Partner with Cars & Coffee of Southern PA at their 1st event for 2019. Bring your MINI for a little "bench racing" with fellow car enthusiasts and later we can quench our collective thirst with a trip to GearHouse Brewing or Roy Pitz! https://www.facebook.com/events/616704008757694/ We'll meet at the Sheetz Market, 493 N U.S. 15 · Dillsburg, PA at 7:30 AM, take the scenic route to Chambersburg and then park together at the Panera. thanks to our hosts at Cars & Coffee Southern Pennsylvania If you want to meet us at the event here is the location. Starts @ 8:00 AM https://www.google.com/maps/place/Panera+Breadfirstname.lastname@example.org,-77.6277234,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xad6a2bcbca6ed529!8m2!3d39.9405303!4d-77.6277234
- Diner Day at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
This is a joint run with the LANCO MG Club. We will be leaving from the Columbia PA Burger King (Rts 30 and 441) around 9:30 AM for an approximately one-hour drive to Boyertown. Or, you can meet at the Museum around 10:30 AM. Diner Day is one of the Museum’s most popular events. With the price of regular admission [Adults $10; Seniors (60+) or AAA $9)], guests are able to sit inside the beautifully preserved Fegely's Reading Diner and enjoy coffee and homemade pie. Coffee and pie are available for purchase at 1938 prices--that means a nickel for a cup of coffee and a quarter for a slice of pie! Can’t beat those prices! The Museum address is 85 S Walnut St · Boyertown, PA. The Museum website is http://boyertownmuseum.org/
- The Glen Opening Weekend - 2019
Annual pilgrimage north to The Glen for Opening Weekend. More to follow - we'll be coordinating with The Watkins Glen Jobbers Opening Day Heisters again this year. OPENING DAY HEIST SCHEDULE...APRIL 5TH, 6TH & 7TH ATTENTION ALL CREWS COMING TO WGI OPENING DAY WEEKEND FOR THE HEIST...(PARTICULARLY THOSE COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN FOR ITEMS 1 & 2)...I HAVE SOME NEWS... 1) WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A WELCOME DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT, THE 5TH IN WATKINS GLEN...... I GOT A RESERVATION AT JERLANDO'S RISTORANTE & PIZZA COMPANY (400 N FRANKLIN ST) FOR 20 AT 7:30 ON FRIDAY... 2) RCM WILL BE HOSTING A RALLY ON SATURDAY APRIL 6TH ALONG WITH MEMBERS OF WCC. THE RALLY WILL BEGIN IN WATKINS AFTER THE 5K, AND WE WILL MEET UP AT THE LODGE RIGHT AFTER THE 5K...THEN RALLY TO DUNDEE TO THE CLASSIC CAFE FOR BREAKFAST...THEN WE WILL DO LEG 2 OF MINI TAKES THE LAKES...KEUKA LAKE, WANETA LAKE, LAMOKA LAKE...WE WILL BE STOPPING AT THE CURTISS MUSEUM IN HAMMONDSPORT FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR... OR MORE DEPENDING...AND THEN ON TO SENECA FARMS IN PENN YAN FOR ICE CREAM...THEN BACK TO WATKINS GLEN...FOR DINNER AT SENECA LODGE...OPENING PARTY... 3) THE RALLY FROM ROCHESTER ON THE 7TH WILL BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE DATE, BUT IT WILL MOST LIKELY BE THE USUAL STARTING TIME AND THE USUAL ROUTE...ON THE THRUWAY TO EXIT 42...COST IS $1.70 IF YOU DON'T HAVE A THRUWAY PASS... 4) IF YOU ARE RALLYING FROM OTHER POINTS...MEETUP AT TORREY RIDGE IS AT 10:15-11:45...RALLY TO WGI GATE 3 IS AT 12:15...LAPS START AFTER LINEUP AT GATE 3 AT APPROXIMATELY 1PM. 5) AFTER PARTY AT THE SENECA LODGE AT APPROXIMATELY 2PM OR WHENEVER LAPS END...IT WILL LAST UNTIL 5PM. THERE WILL BE A $10 COVER CHARGE PER PERSON...KIDS FREE...THE BAR WILL BE OPEN...CASH...ALL THE REST WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MINI OF ROCHESTER AND ROCCityMINI...WE WILL SEE YOU THERE...LOOKING FORWARD TO IT... IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WAY...JUST FOLLOW THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU... 6) QUESTIONS? PM ME DIRECTLY. OR ASK ON HERE... HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE... ROB LOUDEN PRESIDENT RCM Check out the "The Watkins Glen Jobbers Opening Day Heisters" Facebook for updates! https://www.facebook.com/groups/406303706458324/
- MINI FOR A CAUSE
CARLISLE MINI: The lunch / ice cream stop for this charity event is about 70 miles / 1.25 hours from Carlisle if you can't make the MINI dealership Meet and Greet. Get a few MINIs together and find some fun roads to make your way to Frederick for some lunch and ice cream with C3M and DC Metro MINIs for a good cause! MINIs FOR A CAUSE – About: MINIs FOR A CAUSE is an event that Norm and Jess Nelsen (MINI owners in CA who lost their home and several MINIs in the Paradise, CA fires last summer) are organizing with Chico Mini Cooper, Shasta MINIS, Capitol City MINIS & Mini & MINIS Int., co-sponsored with Butte Creek Country Club and Niello MINI. It is a Show & Shine MINIcar show Fundraiser for the youth of Northern California who lived through the nightmares of the Camp & Carr fires of last year. Most of these kids now have no place to go to relive their memories of childhood. https://www.facebook.com/events/1122486167906973/ Let’s show some “east coast love” to support this cause for these children! As is often the case, there’s an initial outpouring of support, but as time passes, memories fade and more current events eclipse the devastation of the past. It’s too far for a day drive, but we can help locally. Here’s how - join for all or part! Saturday March 9th, after the Meet and Greet at MINI of Montgomery County, we will take a ~ 1-1.5 hour drive to Beef – N – Buns in Paradise (get it?) in Frederick for some lunch and some fabulous ice cream. After lunch we will have a “local” 50/50 drawing with the proceeds designated to MINI FOR A CAUSE. 9:30AM: Meet and Greet at MINI of Montgomery County 621 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Depart (approximate):1130am Arrive (approximate): 1pm Beef N Buns in Paradise 1201 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701 (301)[masked] MINI FOR A CAUSE has raffle items (for tickets) and silent auction items. Any items bid on and won by one of our “local” MINIs will be shipped by the organizers for free. We can also buy 50/50 raffle tickets for the California based event. The list of raffle and silent auction items is available – some are unique, collectible items. If you are unable to attend the Meet and Greet at MINI of Montgomery County and/or lunch at Beef N Buns N Paradise but are interested in the donating to the charity or bidding on items, please send me a PM and I can get the list to you. Many of the items are listed on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1122486167906973/
- 2019 Carlisle MINI Planning Session
Here at Carlisle MINI we are patiently awaiting a clear sign that Spring is just around the corner. By this time in years past CM has already completed our patented Cabin Fever Run. Not so for this year. Every week presents another sort of cold weather event that's not conducive to Productive Motoring. Oh, the humanity! Bring your ideas to this Planning Session...together we can invigorate each other and make 2019 one of Carlisle MINI's best! http://www.hinklesrestaurant.com/ Some of your Fellow Carlisle MINIacs have taken some of this Winter's down time to schedule some upcoming events. Make sure to check our calendar and join us if you can.
- The 110th Observance of Ground Hog Day
Once again, a slumbering groundhog will awaken and make his prognostication. In honor of this momentous occasion, the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge of Quarryville invites the community to its 110th observance of Groundhog Day on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Chateau in the Valley of White Rock, south of Quarryville. Known worldwide (or at least in Lancaster County) for the annual weather forecast that predicts an early spring or six more weeks of winter, the lodge will give this year's forecast from atop the Pinnacle of Prognostication (a manure spreader). Festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the ceremonial parade from the covered bridge. Coffee and doughnuts will be served! https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/ddBiosUO6O8a6qqZ4u1cuOz6mKZxTZyRviqw8MvFMavnRnpZfKgEKBIts9OgFRHWDXm8tHUa7l-LnzrzkoneqveqxV28dAi4dBV-JovYeijDNpA39pHjssl8rEU-pFn5uj-RQ1bgGeokbLYT9g Making the pronouncement will be Hibernating Governor Richard M. Rankin, following consultation with Octorara Orphie, the club's groundhog mascot, and hearing groundhog sighting reports from a half-dozen observation squads. Remarks will follow accompanied by the Groundhog Marching Band. Every year, a new class of “babies” is inducted into the lodge. Those who will embark on “an odyssey into the prophetic world of Arctomanciferial Predictification. The “babies” will undergo baptism by fire and water, meaning that one lucky inductee will be dunked into the icy waters of the Octorara Creek, and then a cannon will be fired over the baby's hindmost parts. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/yrM0bFT3eGprESUp6DLO2knWKTUVPqXnA9jl951TP2t92OfosJj_nDExTsaISSnyqwTYEzdhl01bAbINbX4TdczahZtUN9dIaiY_OVM4DyP9R84quMXv7FLxbXwJyG28jW51_jnSK5bcb2od4A What will Octorara Orphie predict this year??