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  1. Thank you Lori for a fun event and for getting the weather to behave! Though I've been in this area for nine years (and believe it or not used to come up from NC for DC Metro events occasionally when I lived there) we definitely hit some fun roads I had not been on before .. such beautiful scenery!


    When we were stopped at a red light, Jerry and I were talking out loud (is there really any other way? there's my early Sunday AM brain composing a sentence) that if the other non-MINI vehicles stopped in traffic saw 4 MINIs with both MD and VA plates, would they think we were together or would they think it was a co-incidence? Four MINIs would seem to be the quandary point - at 5 MINIs it would be a "definitely planned" gathering -- but in fact at 5 MINIs it was not 🙂 


    See you again soon. I will get the drives together that I have promised, just have to look at the calendar. (Except for the Great Ice Cream Jog, that will definitely be July 29) 

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  2. Just signed up - there will be two of us in one MINI; though not sure what the plan is if the weather is rainy? Will keep an eye on the board ..  fingers crossed for a weather clearing! 

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  3. Event Title: The Great Ice Cream Run 8 to MINI on the Mack

    Event Date: 07/29/2023 04:00 PM to 08/06/2023 12:00 PM

    Event Address:

    The Great Ice Cream Run 8 to MINI on the Mack


    By popular demand, Jak and Dusdee Yaemsiri, who have organized and led 7 prior ice cream runs to Bar Harbor and Mackinaw, have agree to co-ordinate Event # 8 this summer.


    The ice cream run begins at Staunton VA on July 29th.

    Group hotels have been reserved with overnight stops at Charleston WV, Cincinnati OH, Dearborn MI, South Haven MI and St Ignace MI.


    In addition to 2-3 ice cream and donut stops daily, we will visit the US Air Force Museum Dayton OH and Henry Ford Museum.


    After the end of our run, we will join up with MINI on the Mack on Aug 4-5. If you plan to participate please be sure to register @ MINI On The Mack as we will try again to break the world record of 1450 MINIs in a parade!


    There are 20 hotel rooms reserved for each stop.

    There are already 9 claimed by prior year participants.


    For more information regarding the Ice Cream Run itinerary, hotels, stops, contact / registration information for this event, please see the Facebook page at:



    Registration for MINI on the Mack is separate and can be completed here: https://www.minionthemack.com


    RSVP on the event here: 

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  4. Will bring cutlery

    Will bring + 1

    Will probably meet at the track (late night planned Saturday, but if can meet at RP, will, but don't wait)


    Can't do anything about the weather, unfortunately ..... 

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  5. On 5/13/2022 at 8:28 AM, Emma Poppy said:

    How do I sign up for this?

    There are links posted now to sign up for the drive to the track, the track event, and the club picnic being held in conjuction with the event in case you haven't gotten a notice. 
    (Note: the "food" part of the track event should probably be updated with the picnic details?)

  6. 4 hours ago, TATTRAT said:

    Great to see everyone!

    If you'd like to see the few pics I got from our run as well as a few others I got after I got done out that way, click HERE or check out the Facespace link HERE

    First link = 404 error. 
    Success on the Facey-one. Fun pictures, thanks for sharing. Something clearly looks wrong with that overhead of MINX MINI - oh, wait, convertible on a beautiful day with the top up, that's it .. 

    5 hours ago, STXMINI said:


    It was a great day, thanks for coming Perry, we'll see you at the next one!


    NOOOO! A few of us stayed at Bear Chase for a drink, we could have had all that cake to ourselves!!! But we're glad you had fun. Thanks for the excellent sweeping on the front half.

    It was a little after 3:30 - Perry was pulling out, a 2nd MINI leaving also (Scott maybe?) and when I asked the parking attendant he said the MINIs had left. Apparently they didn't know I had choco cake to share. I don't think I have the # for anyone on the run so couldn't text ahead a choco cake warning .. boo.


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  7. Fun time -  fun roads - great weather. Just what we want for MINI'ing. 

    Sorry to bail at lunch -- I did try and catch up at Bear Chase after lunch - with chocolate cake in tow - but looked like everyone had left or was leaving. 

    Thanks for organizing and making sure everyone had fun. I was kinda sorry I didn't have lunch in Middleburg. Next time.

    Stay safe, y'all! 

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  8. Question: The PDF shows meeting at Leesburg C&C, but the run is on Saturday, and C&C at Leesburg Public House is on Sundays; where is the meetup / start point?

    What is the lunch plan? Restaurant or BYO picnic? Has a reservation been made for lunch somewhere? 

    Thanks - making plans to meetup and do at least the first leg of the drive to Middleburg - but may have to drop out, possible conflict for the afternoon. 


  9. For those who are new to the group that I was talking with on Sunday about other MINI events worthy of interest .. I had mentioned the events at Watkins Glen several times .. as soon as I got home, this arrived in my mailbox. 


    Please note, this is a MINI USA sponsored event which generally translates into it being well attended, well organized, lots of corporate 'perks' (free food, door prizes from dealerships) .. it's definitely a "don't miss" .. if you need some other excuses to make a long weekend of it ... Corning Glass Museum 30 minutes away (trust me, 5 out of 5 starts with 3000 reviews or something like that) and it's Finger Lakes wine country. Now let me get my hotel booked before I hit Post on this one 🙂 
    (there will be a group caravanning on Friday from Carlisle PA and there is usually a contingent that caravans from Frederick to meet up with the Carlisle group) .. if any of that is of interest, don't post here, this is just an FYI, find Carlisle MINI on Meetup. 

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  10. 13 hours ago, STXMINI said:


    I'm glad it did, it was nice to see you on Saturday Susan.


    For thought, Are there other ways we could be updating members on run details, and important info for those not on social media? 

     I think posting updates here is fine, I had just forgotten to turn on Follow Topic. Maybe if the forum could be set up to have the Follow Topic default to Yes if a member has posted a message? 

  11. On 2/19/2022 at 7:15 AM, STXMINI said:


    Yes, we did remind everyone on our SM platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) on Thursday that this was a picnic lunch. The wind seems to have died down and it should be around 48° by lunch. We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on, it will keep your bum toasty!

    Oooops, ya caught me,. not on social media .
    But I also hadn't checked "follow topic" on this forum, so if an update was posted about the lunch plan, my bad, I wouldn't get it.
    It all worked out ... 

  12. Yes, my email said May, so I signed up and just noticed the change of date. I left the RSVP to Yes at this point. I was actually looking forward to it being "in lieu of the drive to the Dragon" for any not making it there this year :-) 

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  13. Set of 4 OEM 17" rims, sensors, tires with mini-mal tread life left (even, not quite wear bars)

    Rims are true, no leaks
    Photos tell the story - style, condition
    Pickup in DMV .. taking up garage space, shoot me an offer




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  14. Cool - yay - that's the MINI run way. 

    "This" is what I'm doing, join me if you like, I was planning on doing "it" regardless ... 

    See you in the morning .. 


    PS I got a whole lot of holiday prep I committed to finishing this weekend .. committing to C&C and the drive has given me a deadline ..🤣

  15. Thanks for the update - Creekside on my way home from Harvest Gap so that'll work -- I just won't be having lunch at Harvest Gap and it is pretty good food!

    See you in the morning. 

    Trying to recruit a few more so you get to the 5-8 .. (including my son with his BRZ - of which I saw no representation at C&C last time I went, but he's not an early riser ... )

  16. C&C was impressive -- and well behaved. (Some of the C&C's in NC got punted out of the parking lots because hotheads insisted on doing burnouts when leaving the the hosts got annoyed .. hopefully this group stays well-behaved. Oh, I don't mean the MINIs :-))

    Was a great day for a drive and fun roads, fun company, and decent food .. thanks for organizing and to the others who contributed. After a lull in driving last year, WINIFiED is thrilled to get to go out and play with her friends! 



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  17. Since there is not a holiday event conflict on the DCMM calendar, I thought I would post this event.

    I believe it's the 7th or 8th year that the club has hosted this event. 


    Would be interested in caravanning with others from the DC/MD/VA/PA area if anyone else is attending. 

    See details regarding event, drives, lodging, dining, etc. here: AMM Holiday Weekend Dec 10-12



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  18. 9 minutes ago, SneakyBaron said:

    The limit isn't anything to do with the capacity of Monks, we had twenty MINIs last year. It's my personal preference to keep runs I lead to this size.

    I based my comment about Monks on the event description about "overwhelming Monks last year";' group size limit is always organizer's choice. 

  19. Since the RSVPs are full, maybe meet you at Monks?


    And if you are good with more MINIs, I assure you Monks can handle twice this size .. we show up on W&OD bike rides and there can be 30 people ... and they are likely super glad for the business these days. 

  20. I was going to say it depends on the date .. because it wasn't until I got to the "Discussion" link that I knew what date it was. (I hadn't heard that MTTB was canceled, but I wasn't planning to attend, so maybe that's why)


    I'd plan to be there. I have an afternoon commitment so won't be able to stay at the brewery for long, 


    And I am weather contingent. Sorry. No fun to run in the rain ... 

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