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  2. Our office moved to Union station so I'm not in that area any more
  3. Welcome to the group, The next run is currently set for Feb 23rd and starts in Burke all the details can be found on the calendar. Hope to see you there.
  4. New to the forum and just saying hi. Looking forward to going to some events when they come.
  5. I work at 16th and k. 3 blocks from the Whitehouse. We should have lunch at the food trucks.
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  7. Event Title: 2020 MINIs on the Dragon Event Date: 04/29/2020 12:00 AM to 05/03/2020 12:00 AM Event Address: 300 Woods Rd, Fontana Dam, North Carolina, 28733, United States RSVP on the event here: 2020 MINIs on the Dragon Before the event: Registration: There is a $15.00 registration to attend the event. From there you can add the following prepaid items to your registration package: Welcome Dinner, Dragon Bingo, Brewswap, Farewell Dinner, Grill Badges and several event shirts. All registration items will be picked up at the event. (Click here for a step by step Registration Guide) Registration for the event and pre-paid add ons will open up 9:00am on Friday January 17th 2020. You will be able to sign up for day drives at 9:00am Saturday February 15th 2020. You will only be able to sign up for day drives if you have paid your registration for the event and your order has been processed. Keep in mind, it can take me up to 24 hours to procees your registration and you won't be able to sign up for the day drives till I do that. Day Drives and Events: Individual Volunteers, Clubs and Vendors host different day drives and events each year. Most of these are non pre-paid events. There are a few that your have to paypal the drive leaders in advance. Some of them are free, many of them you just pay for your own meal or the designated activity. You can view these drives/events via the Schedule tab on the top of this page. You can click on each drive/event to get more details. We try to have a "Map" tab on each day drive on the schedule page, so if a drive is full and you would like to do the drive on your own you can print these out and take them to the event. Most events will have a limit. These are due to various reasons. Sometimes it might be due the size of the restaurant, the final destination or just the need to limit the number of MINIs to keep the convoy manageable. These events will usually fill up prior to the MOTD. Please make sure to delete yourself from any drives/events you no longer want to attend to make room for others. Check back often as events and drives are often added up until the last week. You can also become a "fan" of MOTD on Facebook and I'll post up each time we get a new event! Or add your name to get your MOTD News Letter emails HERE. Lodging: Fontana Village is the where the MOTD is based out of and the preferred lodging location for most people. Most folks re-book their rooms at Fontana when they leave the previous year, so you may find that Fontana is sold out when you call. You can ask to put on a wait list. You can also monitor the forums on Motoring Alliance for cancellations or folks looking to share lodging. You can check the Lodging page on this website for other places to stay. Robbinsville,NC is the closest town, followed by Byrson City, NC and Maryville, TN. At the Event: Make sure to stop by the registration room to pick up your Name Badge and other goodies. HERE is the schedule of times that volunteers will be manning the registration room. The registration room in located in the Rec. Hall at Fontana Village. (MAP). Once inside the room, there will be several lines that are sorted by your last name, there you will get your name badge (which is also your ticket into any pre-paid events you purchased) and swag bag, from there you will pass by Bill Connelly and hopefully donate some food or funds for the local food drive and then stop by the Shirt Table if you pre-paid for any event shirts. Inside your swag bag will be a lanyard in which to hang your name badge and schedule card. There will be two large maps of Fontana Village displayed at the Wildwood Grill and General Store. This map will also be in the event guide that is available to download in April. The maps will show where the different events start. Vendor Alley: Will be located in front of the Wildwood Grill / Rec. Hall buildings at Fontana Village. You can check the list HERE towards the end of the year to see what vendors will be at the 2020 MOTD. A friendly tip: Don't overbook yourself. Leave some down time to just relax and take in the mountains and Fontana Village. And if your schedule allows come a day or two early, you'll be glad that you did. Reminders: This is a grassroots event, I personally donate 8 months of each year to hosting this event and then we have a dedicated army of volunteers that all sacrifice a small portion of their MOTD time to help out. So be patient and understanding when you are at the event. The Dragon and the surrounding roads can be dangerous. Please use caution, watch your speed and stay on your side of the yellow line. Please visit our Driving the Dragon page, watch the safety video and sign up for one our Dragon Safety Classes on Wednesday or Thursday. RSVP on the event here: 2020 MINIs on the Dragon
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    Before the event: Registration: There is a $15.00 registration to attend the event. From there you can add the following prepaid items to your registration package: Welcome Dinner, Dragon Bingo, Brewswap, Farewell Dinner, Grill Badges and several event shirts. All registration items will be picked up at the event. (Click here for a step by step Registration Guide) Registration for the event and pre-paid add ons will open up 9:00am on Friday January 17th 2020. You will be able to sign up for day drives at 9:00am Saturday February 15th 2020. You will only be able to sign up for day drives if you have paid your registration for the event and your order has been processed. Keep in mind, it can take me up to 24 hours to procees your registration and you won't be able to sign up for the day drives till I do that. Day Drives and Events: Individual Volunteers, Clubs and Vendors host different day drives and events each year. Most of these are non pre-paid events. There are a few that your have to paypal the drive leaders in advance. Some of them are free, many of them you just pay for your own meal or the designated activity. You can view these drives/events via the Schedule tab on the top of this page. You can click on each drive/event to get more details. We try to have a "Map" tab on each day drive on the schedule page, so if a drive is full and you would like to do the drive on your own you can print these out and take them to the event. Most events will have a limit. These are due to various reasons. Sometimes it might be due the size of the restaurant, the final destination or just the need to limit the number of MINIs to keep the convoy manageable. These events will usually fill up prior to the MOTD. Please make sure to delete yourself from any drives/events you no longer want to attend to make room for others. Check back often as events and drives are often added up until the last week. You can also become a "fan" of MOTD on Facebook and I'll post up each time we get a new event! Or add your name to get your MOTD News Letter emails HERE. Lodging: Fontana Village is the where the MOTD is based out of and the preferred lodging location for most people. Most folks re-book their rooms at Fontana when they leave the previous year, so you may find that Fontana is sold out when you call. You can ask to put on a wait list. You can also monitor the forums on Motoring Alliance for cancellations or folks looking to share lodging. You can check the Lodging page on this website for other places to stay. Robbinsville,NC is the closest town, followed by Byrson City, NC and Maryville, TN. At the Event: Make sure to stop by the registration room to pick up your Name Badge and other goodies. HERE is the schedule of times that volunteers will be manning the registration room. The registration room in located in the Rec. Hall at Fontana Village. (MAP). Once inside the room, there will be several lines that are sorted by your last name, there you will get your name badge (which is also your ticket into any pre-paid events you purchased) and swag bag, from there you will pass by Bill Connelly and hopefully donate some food or funds for the local food drive and then stop by the Shirt Table if you pre-paid for any event shirts. Inside your swag bag will be a lanyard in which to hang your name badge and schedule card. There will be two large maps of Fontana Village displayed at the Wildwood Grill and General Store. This map will also be in the event guide that is available to download in April. The maps will show where the different events start. Vendor Alley: Will be located in front of the Wildwood Grill / Rec. Hall buildings at Fontana Village. You can check the list HERE towards the end of the year to see what vendors will be at the 2020 MOTD. A friendly tip: Don't overbook yourself. Leave some down time to just relax and take in the mountains and Fontana Village. And if your schedule allows come a day or two early, you'll be glad that you did. Reminders: This is a grassroots event, I personally donate 8 months of each year to hosting this event and then we have a dedicated army of volunteers that all sacrifice a small portion of their MOTD time to help out. So be patient and understanding when you are at the event. The Dragon and the surrounding roads can be dangerous. Please use caution, watch your speed and stay on your side of the yellow line. Please visit our Driving the Dragon page, watch the safety video and sign up for one our Dragon Safety Classes on Wednesday or Thursday.
  9. Event Title: 23rd annual Britain on the Green (Gunston Hall) Event Date: 04/26/2020 09:30 AM to 04/26/2020 03:00 PM Event Address: 10709 Gunston Road , Lorton, Virginia, 22079, United States RSVP on the event here: 23rd annual Britain on the Green (Gunston Hall) The Capital Triumph Register is proud to announce that the 23rd annual Britain on the Green (BOG) will be held at historic Gunston Hall, the colonial home of patriot George Mason, in Lorton, VA, on April 26, 2020. BOG, which welcomes all British cars and motorcycles. is well-established as one of the premier all-British shows in the metropolitan DC area. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend as we expect this year to be the best ever! In addition to hundreds of beautiful British vehicles on display, we’ll have live music, a Food Truck Alley, a sponsor/vendor Midway for your automotive needs, activities for children, and tours of the Gunston Hall mansion and gardens for participants and spectators. For 2020 we will feature a special display of classic British cars and their modern counterparts. For example, a classic Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s will be paired with a current Jaguar F-Type sports car. Other marques in the display of pairing of classic and modern examples will include Land Rover, Mini, Morgan, and Lotus. Participant’s Choice honors will be awarded in 25 or more classes of British cars and motorcycles. There will also be a number of special awards including Best Resto-Mod, Best Survivor, Best Display, and of course, Best of Show. In addition, we will have Hagerty Youth Judging in which the next generation of British car drivers picks their favorites. Cars pre-registered by April 15 will receive the collectable 23rd anniversary show poster by famed artist Joseph Craig English. All for $25, a savings of $10 from day-of registration. Further information on Britain on the Green can be found at: http://www.capitaltriumphregister.com/bog/ BOG Show Car Registration Prices: On-line early registration received by April 15, 2020: $25 per car Registration after April 15, 2020: $35 per car Mail in registration: $35 per car BOG Spectator Admission Prices: Adults: $10 Children 6-18: $5 Children under 6: free RSVP on the event here: 23rd annual Britain on the Green (Gunston Hall)
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    The Capital Triumph Register is proud to announce that the 23rd annual Britain on the Green (BOG) will be held at historic Gunston Hall, the colonial home of patriot George Mason, in Lorton, VA, on April 26, 2020. BOG, which welcomes all British cars and motorcycles. is well-established as one of the premier all-British shows in the metropolitan DC area. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend as we expect this year to be the best ever! In addition to hundreds of beautiful British vehicles on display, we’ll have live music, a Food Truck Alley, a sponsor/vendor Midway for your automotive needs, activities for children, and tours of the Gunston Hall mansion and gardens for participants and spectators. For 2020 we will feature a special display of classic British cars and their modern counterparts. For example, a classic Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s will be paired with a current Jaguar F-Type sports car. Other marques in the display of pairing of classic and modern examples will include Land Rover, Mini, Morgan, and Lotus. Participant’s Choice honors will be awarded in 25 or more classes of British cars and motorcycles. There will also be a number of special awards including Best Resto-Mod, Best Survivor, Best Display, and of course, Best of Show. In addition, we will have Hagerty Youth Judging in which the next generation of British car drivers picks their favorites. Cars pre-registered by April 15 will receive the collectable 23rd anniversary show poster by famed artist Joseph Craig English. All for $25, a savings of $10 from day-of registration. Further information on Britain on the Green can be found at: http://www.capitaltriumphregister.com/bog/ BOG Show Car Registration Prices: On-line early registration received by April 15, 2020: $25 per car Registration after April 15, 2020: $35 per car Mail in registration: $35 per car BOG Spectator Admission Prices: Adults: $10 Children 6-18: $5 Children under 6: free
  11. Edge

    Post Holiday Party

    Susan, Noelle and I will be there! I am not sure what we will be bringing yet - we had thought a veggie platter, but it seems Sierra may have that covered already. UPDATE: We're bringing a salami, cheese, crackers & olives tray.
  12. MINIFIED

    Misstress Run

    Will update / confirm RSVP a little closer to the date, but definitely need a MINI run fix!
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  14. I'll bring pulled pork.
  15. Crossing my fingers the timing and routing works out. I like catching the start of MTTS, but that's not an option this year due to work. *Maybe* I can catch the last few days!!
  16. Now that registration is open it’s fair game to discuss plans. When is everyone heading down? Brandy and I have the Cabin Monday through Sunday. So I think we are going to go as far a Tazwell, VA (North end of the back of the dragon) on Sunday. Then working our way south exploring some nice roads on our way in Fontana arriving Early afternoon on Monday.
  17. I have a new job, new phone, off FaceBook......I have lost a lot of my contacts. If you have my cell phone number please shoot me a text (with name), so I can add you back in my phone. Please pass this along to others in the club! Thanks, Colin
  18. We will be there. Not sure what we'll bring yet. I'll update when we decide.
  19. MELO-R56

    Misstress Run

    Fingers crossed for good weather! I miss driving the MINI!
  20. 1975_mini

    Misstress Run

    Yes aspen dale
  21. I think the latch is so sensitive that if you are holding it as you close the hatch, you actually open it as it latches...if that makes sense.
  22. Goose

    Misstress Run

    I’m assuming the ending is Aspen Dale, not Desert Rose....
  23. Common issue with the F54 Clubmans. I found it happened when my key fob was in my pocket. The right movement pressed the unlock button. Key now is always in the console when I'm driving......
  24. 1975_mini

    Misstress Run

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    Join us the Sunday after Valentine’s Day for some quality time with our MINIs (Mistress). We will be meeting in the Giant Parking lot in Burke, we will be heading southwest exploring many of the great twisties around Mananas and Warrenton as we wind our way for about an hour to a little lunch counter place in Bealeton, VA. Lunch Stop: M&P Pizza Restaurant, don’t let the name fool you they have a little bit of everything. You can check out the menu at https://mppizzarestaurant.com/ After lunch we will continue west and north through Culpeper and into wine country, with nearly two hours of continuous country roads that are a great combination of sweeping turns, rolling roads, technical twisties all while enjoying countryside views. We will be ending this year at the Aspen Dale Winery. End Point: Aspen Dale Winery, 11083 John Marshall Hwy Delaplane, VA 20144 check them out at http://www.aspendalewinery.com/ There will be a quick (10 to 15 minute) pit stop at the midway point of the afternoon leg at a gas station. Schedule of events: 10:00AM: Driver’s meeting 10:30AM: Run Starts 11:30AM: Lunch stop 12:30PM: Start afternoon leg 2:15PM: Aspen Dale Winery
  25. 1975_mini

    Misstress Run

    Event Title: Misstress Run Event Date: 02/23/2020 10:00 AM to 02/23/2020 02:30 PM Event Address: 6003 burke centre parkway, burke, Virginia, 22009, United States RSVP on the event here: Misstress Run Join us the Sunday after Valentine’s Day for some quality time with our MINIs (Mistress). We will be meeting in the Giant Parking lot in Burke, we will be heading southwest exploring many of the great twisties around Mananas and Warrenton as we wind our way for about an hour to a little lunch counter place in Bealeton, VA. Lunch Stop: M&P Pizza Restaurant, don’t let the name fool you they have a little bit of everything. You can check out the menu at https://mppizzarestaurant.com/ After lunch we will continue west and north through Culpeper and into wine country, with nearly two hours of continuous country roads that are a great combination of sweeping turns, rolling roads, technical twisties all while enjoying countryside views. We will be ending this year at the Aspen Dale Winery. End Point: Aspen Dale Winery, 11083 John Marshall Hwy Delaplane, VA 20144 check them out at http://www.aspendalewinery.com/ There will be a quick (10 to 15 minute) pit stop at the midway point of the afternoon leg at a gas station. Schedule of events: 10:00AM: Driver’s meeting 10:30AM: Run Starts 11:30AM: Lunch stop 12:30PM: Start afternoon leg 2:15PM: Aspen Dale Winery RSVP on the event here: Misstress Run
  26. I'll bring veggies and hummus!
  27. Happens to me all the time. I'll close the hatch and get in to drive away and get the warning that it is open.
  28. thanks. haven't seen a relationship to car locking, but there may be one.  I don,t typically lock the car when I walk away from it.  Will starty to do that to see if there is a interaction.

     

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