REME Conquers Pack Saddle Pass

Yesterday members of the Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts enjoyed a terrific run through Pack Saddle Pass in the El Dorado National Forest, California. They started their day in Placerville and headed off through the snow country. The route was planned and lead by Howard Canfield.

Here is a YouTube hosted link to the music video!

REME Slates Dates For MMMT ’08!

The members of the Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts have set the dates for the Magical Mystery Mini Tour, a multi-day Mini adventure to take place in San Francisco the weekend of September 5-7 2008.

The event will include runs through the scenic areas surrounding the Bay, plus parties, concert, Giants game at ATT Park, BBQ at Treasure Island and special staging area for Mini’s at one of the piers or Fort Mason.

This event is being coordinated by Norm Nelson of REME.

Information on this developing event are available at the club web site:

The Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts, one of the most active and fastest growing Mini clubs in the United States, was founded in 2004 by Peter Ziedrich of Healdsburg, Ca.

CooperGirl Bikes For Cancer Research!

Original post from CooperGirl (Elena) at Redwood Empire Mini’s, August 17th, 2007:

Recently I came up with this idea of “Coopers for Cancer Research” when I came upon the LiveSTRONG Challenge in Portland, OR. You see, I’m moving to Portland for a while to start Chiropractic school. The LiveSTRONG Challenge is a Walk/Run/Bike event to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation to go towards cancer research. My plan is to ride in the 40 mile bike event. Leading up to the event, participants do fundraising using a web page given to them by the LAF web site. The event is September 29th and 30th.

When thinking about how to raise money, I realized I just joined a MINI motoring club with over 250 members. And after being on my first run and meeting members, that I found to be such great people, I feel like there would be members interested in being involved in this event. The full idea of Coopers for Cancer Research is that I will ride representing the money that we, as a club, raise. The way that members can donate to our total is by going to my web page:

..and submitting their desired amount. Currently, I have set a goal of $2,500 which I think we can definitely do, even with there being 6 weeks until the event.

Coopers for Cancer ResearchI believe this is annually held in Portland and depending on how it goes this year with our club, I would like to do this again the next year. And I would also like to expand to other MINI clubs like our friends in Sierra Nevada MINIs or PDX, and others. Just think of how this can grow on our success this year with multiple clubs and even more MINI enthusiasts joining in. Hence the name, Coopers for Cancer Research.

So please join me and let’s show our support for cancer research.

Thank you, Elena.

[ Note from Califzeph: Elena is a lovely girl, you can see her in the video posted here on Miniology that is about the event “A Mini Weekend In The Motherlode.” She is also in the latest edition of MC2 Magazine in the article about the MiniMania Open House. ]

REME Begins 2008 Party Planning: SF Style!

Hey all you MINI/Mini Enthusiasts,

We are starting some plans to have a summer MINI/Mini Event in San Francisco next summer (2008). This would include a midnight MINI/Mini run through the streets of SF. Lombard Street (the crookedest street in the world), a visit to Chinatown, Coit Tower, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Bridge, Treasure Island, Ocean Beach, Fisherman’s Warf, Angel Island, a Giants baseball game at AT&T Park, and lots of other KOOL things. This would be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday event.

We are starting the planning early. Let me know if you think this idea will fly.

I’ll keep everyone posted. BUT let me know. email:

Cheers and …..keep the rubber side down.

Norm & Jesse

Updated Schedule of Mini Activities For 2007!

Thanks to Norm Nelson of Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts for keeping us up-to-date on all of the Mini activities! You can subscribe to Norm’s email by writing to the email address at the end of this article!

May 3-6, 2007 MINIs on The Dragon (MOTD) Deal’s Gap NC

May 5-6, 2007 SFR-SCCA Regional Race #2 Laguna Seca, Monterey CA

May 5, 2007 (Saturday) Se7en Cities MINI (c7m) Boardwalk Auto Show. 10am-4pm. . Virginia Beach/Norfolk VA.

May 5-6, 2007 SNMC (Sierra Nevada Mini Coopers) Historic Races at Fernley Race Track. $25 for MINIs both days. Parking on the skid pad area. Call 702-266-1955 for more details or contact Lisa Staikoff at Sierra Nevada Mini Coopers

May 6, 2007 (Sunday): REME – Marin Headlands – Mount Tam – Nike Missile Site – Point Reyes Station Run, Picnic, & dinner

May 6, 2007 (Sunday): MURMINI/Coastal MINI’s Impromptu Run Meet at Starbuck’s in the 12 Oaks Shopping Center at 5500 Abercorn Street, Savannah GA at 10:00AM, departing at 10:30AM website:

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Upcoming MINI Events Nationwide!

Thanks to Norm over at Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts for updating the list of upcoming Mini Cooper events!

If anyone has runs, events, or activities that are MINI/Mini related that they would like added, please send them to me so I can get them in the next newsletter. If you want to be added to this distribution list, please send me an email.

Please feel free to pass this along to any of your MINI/Mini friends.

Please check your club listings to see if the dates are correct. If you have any additions or corrections, please email them to me and I will include them in the next mailing. Please double check with the organizing club to make sure the dates are valid.

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April 22, 2007 (Saturday): SV-REME Night Out on the Town “ The Queen’s Birthday Party” Streets of London Pub 649 E. Bidwell St. Folsum, CA Contact: Rob (Califzeph) Saunders

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