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 califzeph@mac.com

April 21-22, 2007: SFR SCCA Regional Race Laguna Seca Monterey CA Vintage Races

April 23, 2007 (Monday): SOMOA Annual Got Guts At Thunderhill Track Day http://www.gotgutsatthunderhill.com/ All Minis and Mini Coopers are welcome. GGATII is organized in a regular track day format, with lots of track time and a big raffle at lunch. We are trying to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (www.ccfa.org) and last year we raised just over $10,000 for medical research. And the fundraising does NOT raise the cost or the quality of the tracking…just $225 for more than 2 hours of track time, lunch and refreshments included…3 run groups. Log on to www.gotgutsatthunderhill.com for complete information.

April 28-29, 2007 Phil Wicks Driving Academy North American MINI Cooper Championship Series (Rounds 3 & 4) Talladega Gran Prix Talladega, AL Phil Wicks Driving Academy www.minidriving.com 615-354-5576 314-330-6449

April 29, 2007 (Sunday): PACIFIC COAST DREAM MACHINES SHOW HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA
Celebrating 100 years of mechanical ingenuity, power and style, a remarkable showcase of motor vehicles from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries will be on display at the 17th Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, on Sunday, April 29, 2007 in Half Moon Bay, California, and your club is invited to be a part of the festivities.

Among the west coast’s biggest shows, some 1,500 automobiles will be on display. Antique, vintage and classic cars will represent the early days with horseless carriages and Ford Model T’s, among others, alongside fanciful touring and luxury cars like the Bentley, Packard, and Rolls Royce. Flash and speed will be represented by an array of fabulous sports cars like the T-Bird, Jaguar, Cobra, Triumph, and Model-T roadster. Custom street rods will show off their beauty and amazing detail, while muscle cars like the Mustang, GTO, and Camaro will flaunt their machismo and power. And an awesome collection of race cars will be displayed, with a bone-chilling assortment of dragsters, funny cars, gassers and jet cars firing up throughout the day. All vehicles are welcome.
The show will be held at Half Moon Bay Airport on Sunday, April 29, 2007. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To show a car, the registration fee is $30 ($35 for entries postmarked after April 15) which includes a dash plaque and admission for two people. Spectator admission is $20 (adults), $10 (age 11-17 and 65+), and free (age 10 and under). Half Moon Bay Airport is located on Highway 1, 20 miles south of San Francisco and 5 miles north of Highway 92. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE COASTSIDE ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTER.

For information and registration forms, call 650-726-2328 and we’ll send you as many registration forms as you request or download entry form at http://www.miramarevents.com/dreammachines/entryform.pdf

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. www.sevencitiesmini.com . Virginia Beach/Norfolk VA.
May 6, 2007 (Sunday): REME – Marin Headlands – Mount Tam – Nike Missile Site – Point Reyes Station Run, Picnic, & dinner (RSVP) (FORUM) (MAP)

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: http://www.coastalminis.com

May 8, 2007 (Monday): MINI5280 — 7 p.m., BJ’s Restaurant Brewery, 10466 Town Center Dr., Westminster (in the Shops at Walnut Creek complex by the SuperTarget at 104th/Church Ranch exit from U.S. 36 (west side of 36)). http://www.mini5280.org

May 10, 2007 (Saturday) Sin City Mini Club 9:00am Oatman and Kingman Route 66 run. See the classic cars at the Kingman Powerhouse during the Route 66 Fun Run. Depart from Fiesta Henderson. Meet under the sign on the North edge of the parking lot.

May 11-12, 2007 Phil Wicks Driving Academy North American MINI Cooper Championship Series (Rounds 5 & 6) Streets of WIllow Willow Springs CA Phil Wicks Driving Academy www.minidriving.com 615-354-5576 314-330-6449

May 12, 2007 REME Napa High School Car Show Napa High School has again invited REME members to participate in their NHS Seventh Annual Car Show on Saturday, May 12th at 10am.

The cost of registration is $25 until Friday, April 21st. Early registrants will receive an events tee shirt. After April 21st the fee will increase to $30 until the day of the event.

Proceeds will benefit the Associated Student Body.
www.redwoodempiremini.com

May 13 2007:(Sunday) — MINI5280 and MOTR (Minis of the Rockies) Ride to Nowhere (OK, it does go somewhere, but where? That’s the question.). http://www.mini5280.org

May 18-20, 2007 SFR-SCCA – Sports Car Invitational Laguna Seca Monterey CA

May 18-20, 2007 Phil Wicks Driving Academy North American MINI Cooper Championship Series (Rounds 7 & 8) Summit Point Raceway Summit Point WV Friday : Full track Saturday & Sunday: Part of Jefferson 500 — Brian Redman Classic Phil Wicks Driving Academy www.minidriving.com 615-354-5576 314-330-6449

May 19, 2007 (Saturday): SV-REME Night Out on the Town “Pizza Food Fight” Steve’s Pizza 5132 Arden Way, Carmichael, CA Contact: Rob (Califzeph) Saunders rsaunders68@comcast.net
May 19, 2007 (Saturday) Nor Cal Chico Run. (INFO)

May 20, 2007 (Sunday) Se7en Cities MINI (c7m) 1st annual Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Run to benefit the Families of Fallen Navy Seals. www.sevencitiesmini.com . Virginia Beach/Norfolk VA.
May 25-27, 2007 SFR-SCCA Regional Race #3/4 Double Regional Races Thunderhill, Willows CA

May 25, 2007(Friday) –MINI5280 Mountain Passes Ride (tentative date). We’ll help CDOT open Mt. Evans Road and Independence Pass Road. Date subject to change, based on snowmelt, etc. http://www.mini5280.org

June 2, 2007 (Saturday) Mini Mania Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to mark your calendars to join us for our 6th Annual Nevada City Adventure Open House, Saturday June 2nd, 8am to 4pm. Some of the events planned include a swap meet, car show, prizes, and of course, great deals on the latest and coolest merchandise! Also this year we will be featuring our “DO-IT-YOURSELF” Install sessions and product demos.

We are excited and look forward to seeing you at this year’s Nevada City Adventure and sharing some fun in the sun in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills, and to show off our new showroom and refurbished warehouse.

More details of upcoming events and activities for the Adventure will follow as we draw closer to the date. We suggest you make reservations well in advance for lodging in Grass Valley or Nevada City if you plan on an overnight stay, due to the popularity of Nevada Ctiy and the surrounding communities at that time of year.

See you there!

http://www.minimania.com/web/DisplayID/1939/SCatagory/Mini%20Mania/DisplayType/News/ArticleV.cfm

June 3, 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: http://www.coastalminis.com

June 8 – 10, 2007 Golden Gate Austin Healey Club of Northern California’s Annual Open Roads 2007 British Car Weekend at Tahoe. SUNNYVALE CA (January 15, 2007) – Registration for the Open Roads 2007 British Car Weekend at Tahoe is now open. The meet is hosted by the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club of northern California. Registration forms are available at the club’s web site http://www.goldengatehealeys.com.

Open Roads 2007 welcomes all owners and enthusiasts of British cars of all makes. It will be held Friday June 8 – 10, 2007 at the Horizon Casino and Resort at Stateline NV on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The event will start Friday June 8, 2007 with check-in and evening reception. On Saturday, June 9, there will be a day of tours and autocrossing, followed by an awards event in the evening. On Sunday morning June 10 there will be a morning car show and awards ceremony followed by departure early that afternoon.

A registration fee of $50 covers one car and two adults. Additional adults are $20 each; additional cars $20. There is no charge for children under 15. There is a $30 charge to participate in an unlimited number of autocross runs. Award dinners are priced at $48 each person. Double rooms will be available at the Horizon at a special rate of $97 per night (single or double); $107 (triple occupancy) and $117 (four). Taxes are not included. Registrants must have a registration number issued by the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club to obtain this special rate.

Payment is by check only. Send payment and registration form to:

John Trifari
Golden Gate Austin Healey Club
1160 B LaRochelle Terrace
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

408-541-9608
jtrifari@comcast.net
June 9-15, 2007 : NEMINI (Northeast MINIs) The GREAT Ice Cream Run The “Blue MINI Crew” from Northeast MINIs (NEMINI) invites you to join us. The place: Sanford, FL to Bar Harbor, ME

They will travel from Sanford, FL to Bar Harbor, ME over the course of 7 days. Along the way we’ll hit as many ice cream shops as your stomach can handle, plus a few other interesting stops to be announced later. The run will be similar to MTTS. For each leg, registered participants will receive route sheets for a quick and easy interstate highway route, as well as a more back road (and hopefully more scenic) “alternate” route. Choose the route you prefer and travel at your own pace. Go in a group or go alone. The choice is entirely yours.

To stay up to date with all the latest info about ice cream shops, hotels, campgrounds, the route, the charity drive, etc., be sure to check out the event website: http://thegreaticecreamrun.com

June 10, 2007 National Mini Cooper Day 2007 at The National Motor Museum Beaulieu The Mini Cooper Register is pleased to be running this annual event, which is now in it’s 21st year. Our annual Beaulieu event has always been one of the significant events on the mini / MINI calendar. This year there will be a fantastic display and hopefully one of biggest display of Ex-Works and Competition Cars ever assembled. As well as this there will be a large display of Coopers from each of the marques, ranging from 1961 Coopers up to the latest New MINI Cooper Works.The registrars of each of the marques will be available at the show to discuss any enquiries you may have.

For details contact: Steven Smith tel: 01635524019 Email: steve@cooper1071s.fsnet.co.uk
or – click here.

June 13-16, 2007 (Wednesday-Sunday) Bar Harbor Invasion Bar Harbor Invasion is a 3-day not-for-profit MINI Cooper motoring event that ends with a sunrise drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain followed by a group drive to the MINIs on Top Extravaganza. Held annually in June, BHI is a safe, fun motoring event where MINI owners can enjoy all that Bar Harbor, ME has to offer. http://www.barharborinvasion.blogspot.com/ also, PhillyMINI events can be found here: www.phillymini.org

June 15-17, 2007: REME 2007 MINI Mountain Tour Part 1- 2nd Annual Shasta Run – We will be staying at the Best Western Tree House Inn in Mount Shasta. The run will take us north to Yreka and out highway 96 winding along the picturesque Klamath River. We will then turn south at Scott River Valley to Fort Jones. Then returning to Mt. Shasta. We will have an optional run to Castle Crags Saturday afternoon. Then a catered BBQ dinner at Bunny Flat (7000 ft.) at sunset. Beautiful views, especially at sunset. Sunday will take us out to Gazelle and near Calhoun, heading south along the Trinity River and Trinity Lake. We will stop at the vista point at the Trinity Dam, through Lewiston and then east on highway 299, before heading to the Shasta Dam for a tour. Route Maps: http://www.redwoodempiremini.com/PDF/REME%20Shasta%2007%20Day%201.pdf http://www.redwoodempiremini.com/PDF/REME%20Shasta%2007%20Day%202.pdf

June 16, 2007 (Saturday): Minis on Top (Pamlico, Yankee Candle Caravan) Annual gathering of MINI owners culminating in a drive to the top of Mount Washington, NH. Registration for MOT2007 closes April 29, 2007 website: http://www.minisontop.com/

June 16-17, 2007 Phil Wicks Driving Academy North American MINI Cooper Championship Series (Rounds 9 & 10) Sebring International Raceway Sebring FL Phil Wicks Driving Academy www.minidriving.com 615-354-5576 314-330-6449

June 23-24, 2007 SFR-SCCA Regional Race #5 Regional Races Thunderhill, Willows CA
June 24, 2007 (Sunday): SV-REME Night Out on the Town Contact: Rob (Califzeph) Saunders rsaunders68@comcast.net

June 28 – July 1, 2007: Mini Meet East 2007 Mini Meet East in Alcoa, Tennessee is being organized by Mini Enthusiasts of East Tennessee (MEET). Web-site is www.mme2007.com

June 29, 2007 (Friday) REME NAPA Downtown Chef’s Market REME MINI/Mini Coopers are the featured marquee for the Friday evening summer market in downtown Napa. Food, Music, shopping and Fun. Come join us for a warm evening in downtown Napa. There is a special parking spot saved for you. 5:00PM www.redwoodempiremini.com

July 7, 2007 (Saturday): NMMINI Annual Roswell UFO Festival parade. NMMINI has won first place in the motorized division the last three years in Roswell NM. The parade is a nighttime affair and loads of fun. Last year they choreographed some smooth moves, adding to the fun for them and the crowds along the parade route.

The whole Festival runs for about a week. They usually just drive down from Albuquerque on Saturday and visit locals, then decorate the cars. Sunday is spent on drives through the great New Mexico mountains. All MINIs and Minis invited!

Contact: mini-info@nmmini.org Steve Elkins President, NMMINI
July 10-12, 2007: Mini Meet West at the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon (INFO)

July 14, 2007 (Saturday): REME – Giants Day at AT&T Park – Giants vs. Dodgers. Last year we had 50 attend this popular event. Hope to have that and more this year. Who knows, Barry might be at 754 or 755 by this time. Plan to take the Golden Gate Ferry Boat and make a day of it. (More Details to follow)

July 14-15, 2007 SFR-SCCA Regional Race #6 Regional Races Thunderhill, Willows CA

July 21, 2007 (Saturday): SV-REME Night Out on the Town “Ice Cream Social“ Leatherby’s Creamery 2333 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA Contact: Rob (Califzeph) Saunders rsaunders68@comcast.net

July 27, 2007 (Friday) REME NAPA Downtown Chef’s Market REME MINI/Mini Coopers are the featured marquee for the Friday evening summer market in downtown Napa. Food, Music, shopping and Fun. Come join us for a warm evening in downtown Napa. There is a special parking spot saved for you. 5:00PM www.redwoodempiremini.com

July 28, 2007 (Saturday) 4th Annual MINI Cooper Ralley Cooper Vineyards Louisa, VA 11AM-5PM For wine lovers and mini-lovers alike. Fee includes mini-goodie bag, souvenir glass and wine tasting. Drive your mini if you have one. Hook up with Richmonds River City mini-club for a club caravan to the event and fun ride afterwards. More Info: coopervineyards.com Phone: 540-894-5253 Cooper Vineyards 13372 Shannon Hill Road Louisa, VA 23093 Email Event Organizer

July 28-29, 2007 Phil Wicks Driving Academy North American MINI Cooper Championship Series (Rounds 11 & 12) California Superspeedway Fontana CA Phil Wicks Driving Academy www.minidriving.com 615-354-5576 314-330-6449

July 27-29, 2007: San Jose Grand Prix Champ Cars, San Jose CA.
August 4-5, 2007 : REME – AMWITM – “A Mini Weekend In The Motherlode” (Two Day Event) Empire Mine (Nevada County) and Volcano (Amador & El Dorado Counties). Saturday Night dinner at The Drooling Dog in Colfax. Hotel suggestions: Holiday Inn in Auburn. Route Maps: http://www.redwoodempiremini.com/PDF/REME%20AMWITM%20Day%201.pdf http://www.redwoodempiremini.com/PDF/REME%20AMWITM%20Day%202.pdf

August 5, 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: http://www.coastalminis.com

Aug. 9-12, 2007; MINI5280 MINIs In The Mountains — Coopers Return to Copper., Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado, sponsored by MINI5280.org. Four days of fun, group events, many, many scenic and twisty rides, high in the cool Colorado mountains. Contact:
Rick Gonzales (info@mini5280.org)

August 11, 2007 (Saturday) MINI Cooper vs BMW Z Road Rally Cincinnati Mini of Cincinnati, OH Registration 10AM, Tech meeting: 10:45AM Rally begins at 11:00AM Put on by Scenic Road Rallies LLC phone: 812-623-5727 fax: 812-623-5728 www.scenicroadrallies.com

August 17, 2007 (Friday) REME NAPA Downtown Chef’s Market REME MINI/Mini Coopers are the featured marquee for the Friday evening summer market in downtown Napa. Food, Music, shopping and Fun. Come join us for a warm evening in downtown Napa. There is a special parking spot saved for you. 5:00PM www.redwoodempiremini.com
August 17-19, 2007: Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca CA

August 19, 2007 (Sunday): SV-REME – “End of Summer BBQ” at the Saunders (RSVP) (FORUM) (MAP)

August 31-September 3, 2007: REME – 2007 MINI Mountain Tour Part 2 in Yosemite and Kings Canyon (RSVP) (FORUM) (MAP)

August 31-September 3, 2007 Portland All British Field Meet 2007 Portland International Raceway All British Field Meet, join over 800 other British car owners for this 4 day event. Show, swap meet, rallye, giant slalom, Land Rover adventure rides and more! Runs in conjunction with the Columbia River Classic vintage races sponsored by SOVERN. http://www.abfm-pdx.com

August 31-September 3, 2007 Columbia River Classic Vintage Races Portland International Raceway Held at Portland Internation Raceway in conjunction with the Portland All British Field Meet. http://www.sovren.org/

August 31 – September 2, 2007: HMMS (Houston MINI Motoring Society)- Hill Country Rendezvous – More than just a plain ole MINI Rally! Twist through the beautiful Texas Hill Country, dodge livestock and jam out to great music at FRITZfest! Contact: mini@bharman.com Website: www.hmms.org

August 31-September 2, 2007 SFR-SCCA Regional Race #7/8 Double Regional Races Infineon Raceway Sonoma CA

August 31-September 2, 2007 HMMS Hill Country Mini Cooper Renzdevous, The Hill Country Rendezvous, a regional event with lots of participation from clubs all over Texas, is traditionally held on Labor Day weekend, beginning Friday evening and lasting through Sunday afternoon. Motor with some great company on some of the twistiest roads in Texas! 2007 will be the 5th year of this annual event that supports the Fredericksburg Academic Boosters. This event has not been officially announced for ’07, but is being posted here as a place-holder so MINIacs can pencil this in as a “must do” event.

Houston MINI Motoring Society Contact: Bob Harman bobmini@bharman.com

September 15, 2007 (Saturday) SV-REME Night Out on the Town “Motor In” In and Out Burger 3055 Forni Rd. Placerville, CA. Contact: Robyn Saunders rsaunders68@comcast.net

September 22-23, 2007 Phil Wicks Driving Academy North American MINI Cooper Championship Series (Rounds 13 & 14) Carolina Motorsports Park Kershaw, SC CA Phil Wicks Driving Academy www.minidriving.com 615-354-5576 314-330-6449

September 28-30, 2007 SFR-SCCA Regional Race #9/10 Double Regional Races Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey CA

September 29-30, 2007 Phil Wicks Driving Academy North American MINI Cooper Championship Series (Rounds 15 & 16) Buttonwillow Raceway Buttonwillow CA Phil Wicks Driving Academy www.minidriving.com 615-354-5576 314-330-6449

October 6, 2007 (Saturday): REME – Pack Saddle Pass Sierra Foothills Run (RSVP) (FORUM) (MAP)

October 20-21, 2007: Autumn Classic British Car Show San Juan Bautista

October 18-21, 2007: ALMS (American LeMans) Sport Car Races Laguna Seca CA.

October 26-28, 2007 SFR-SCCA Regional Race #11/RDC Enduro Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey CA

October 26-28, 2007 Phil Wicks Driving Academy North American MINI Cooper Championship Series Friday: Test and Tune Time Available for NAMCC Racers Saturday/Sunday (Run-offs) Hallett Motor Racing Circuit Tulsa OK Phil Wicks Driving Academy www.minidriving.com 615-354-5576 314-330-6449

November 4, 2007 (Sunday): REME – Sonoma-Lake-Mendocino Run (RSVP) (FORUM) (MAP)

December 8, 2007 (Saturday): REME – Annual REME Christmas Run & Dinner

Clubs & Organizations

REME = Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts (http://redwoodempiremini.com)
CSRG = Classic Sport Racing Group (http://www.csrgracing.org)
MCM = Mid Cal Minis (http://www.midcalminis.com)
MOASF = Mini Owners Association of America – San Francisco (http://www.moasf.com)
MM = Maverick Minis http://maverickminis.com
NorCal Minis = NorCal Minis (http://norcalminis.com)
PDX = PDX Minis of Oregon (http://www.pdxmini.org)
PSMINI = Puget Sound Mini, Washington (http://www.psmini.org)
SCMM = Southern California MINI Maniacs (http://www.scmm.org)
SFR = SF Region of SCCA (http://www.sfrscca.com)
SNMC = Sierra Nevada Mini Cooper Club (http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=140)
UBSCC = the United British Sports Car Club of Sacramento (http://www.ubscc.org)
DMC = Dynamic Mini Collective www.dynamicminicolective.org
(NMMM)New Mexico MINI Motoring http://www.nmmini.org