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  2. Join us for All or Part Meet: Saturday July 17. 10AM Boscov’s 1301 W Patrick Street Frederick MD Leave 10:30AM to Ice Cream Stop # 1 South Mountain Creamery 8305 Bolivar Rd Middletown MD Leave 11:30AM to Ice Cream Stop # 2 Scoop-a-licious 16904 Virginia Ave Williamsport MD Leave 12:30PM to Ice Cream Stop / Lunch # 3 (by way of Harper’s Ferry Road & River Road) Spelunker’s Frozen Custard & Cavern Burgers 116 South Street Front Royal VA Next leg: Skyline Drive (optional) to Staunton VA to meet up with the Hampton Roads Club MINI for dinner and ice cream in Staunton (several on the Ice Cream Jog will be participating in the Hampton Road MINI adventure MINIs Take Appalachia departing Sunday AM)
  3. It's actually called MINIs Take Appalachia - organized by Dale Blankenship with Hampton Roads Club MINI .. starts in Staunton on the 17th and runs for a week through VA, WV, KY, I forget where-else. They have some great infamous driving roads on the itinerary. Check the HR MINI Facebook link I put in the first post for details and to post any questions. This Ice Cream jog is just to get those of us from MD and further north to Staunton for the start. (You can participate in as many or as few days of that event as you like; one of the MD / Carlisle members is doing the whole thing with them and using the Ice Cream jog to get to the start, also) (Skyline Drive is part of the Ice Cream jog to get to Staunton; I do not believe it is part of the MINIs Take Appalachia event; there's a list of about 6-8 run roads for that event separately. Look under EVENTS on the FB page and then DETAILS for specifics)
  4. Thanks for the feedback; I will pull this together in the next couple of days and post it as an actual event by Friday. At this point there would be 3-4 MINIs going, and perhaps a few more when the event has specific details. Re: states covered. I live in Maryland. I am going to attend the first few days of the MINIs in Appalachia with the Hampton Roads group, which starts in Staunton VA, meeting on Saturday for dinner. So I to go from MD to VA regardless. Thinking 1 or 2 ice cream stops in MD, another in Front Royal (w lunch). There are no good WV options on the route these days, so we'll drive through it, but not be stopping. People are welcome to join in at any point, and leave at any point. The Skyline Drive gets long and in the past we have cut off at Elkton (33). (The advantage to going all the way to Staunton - besides getting to meet up for dinner with likely a dozen or two more MINIs - is that then one is right on I-64 for getting home .. ) Rough guess is ~ 3 hours from MD to the lunch stop in Front Royal; another 2.5-3.5 for the Skyline Dr to Staunton (depending on if we cut off at Elkton or not)
  5. Gauging interest in an ice cream jog from Western MD to Staunton VA on Saturday, July 17 2021 I have organized this before as a 4-state Ice Cream jog, which was an all day affair and I don't want to start that early or spend all day as a 4-state ice cream jog does. Tentatively thinking meeting in Frederick MD, an MD ice cream stop, a Front Royal lunch & ice cream stop, Skyline Drive to Staunton for final ice cream stop. The date and timing is based on meeting up with the Hampton Roads MINI club for their dinner meetup in Staunton the night before the start of the week-long MINIs Take Appalachia. Soooo .. I'm going to Staunton regardless. Have one other MD MINI'er who is doing the same. Figured I could make a formal MINI ice cream jog event if there is interest. Post away -- ask questions. And if MINIs Take Appalachia piques your intrigue, more info including routes, hotels, dining, plans etc. is under the EVENTs tab on the HR Club MINI Facebook page here: HR Club MINI
  6. Scenario. Blower motor was replaced 3 years ago (however, less than 15K miles ago - thanks Covid for interfering with our usual MINI mileage accruals) It wouldn't come on yesterday. I can hear the AC compressor kick in, but nothing blows - not nor cold. Auto or manual. Full blast or otherwise. Nothing. Same symptoms as 3 years ago. Checked all the usual suspect fuses today. All look unmarred. While one could suspect the resistor / regulator, which apparently is common (and replacing a blower motor after 3 years / 15K miles is not) but .. I read - and am told - that if it was the blower motor resistor / regulator that the fan *would* kick in if set to the highest setting. Reportedly at the highest setting it bypasses the resistor / regulator. So ... my question is. Has anyone had a need to replace a blower motor resistor / regulator *without* the blower coming on at all? Or the fact that it will not come on at all, is that symptomatic of it being something other than the resistor / regulator? TIA

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    Just a comment that registration starts tomorrow; I think the Carlisle group is planning to go to Baltimore.
  8. TWakefield: I may or may not need a co-pilot, can let you know at C&C if I do and you are still interested. However, my money is on after R2 you will not feel like getting out of bed, much less driving. YMMV
  9. Trying to decide if that "hint" in the video meant a different format in 2022, or if it meant that in 2021 there were going to be some smaller / local events across the county. I could see something like the MINIs at the Glen day happening at multiple tracks across the country -- a MINI "fix" until the next MTTS. Still disappointed about this year, but what can you do?
  10. Not planning on MOTD this year since I don't go every year and I'd rather go when it's in "full swing" since it's been a few years. With MTTS also canceled this year, I'm mulling MINI summer / fall vacation plans. (I still believe with all of the driving we do, it can be done safely) That said - and this might not be the correct forum - if anyone hears of organized MINI events being held, please post. I haven't checked to see if MINIs in the Mountains is going to be held, but that's an event I've never attended (due to designated vacation time and $$ to MTTS or MOTM) that could be justified this year in absence of the other events. Other ideas?
  11. I'm a "Maybe" - so far no Co-pilot but that could change. Also not on FB or social media so if that's a requirement to participate, I'm likely out. Sounds like fun!
  12. RSVP = Yes, but I will be weather permitting. Thx!
  13. That's funny ... after 2018 for the feedback survey, since I sensed it was going to be pared back this year, I suggested the Mississippi River Road ... then both sides of the country would have to spend a few days getting "to" and "from" but many people do that anyway, at least it felt like it was more "in the middle" .. oh, I had a personal bias, I really want to drive that one of these days! (I also suggested they forego breakfast - since most stay in hotels that provide breakfast - and go back to doing the dinner / social / fun activities in the PM instead ... I'm not on the MINI USA MTTS planning committee, can ya tell??? :-))
  14. I'm so excited the event is coming through Frederick! Curious if there will be an organized event here since the closest dealer is in Montgomery County ... I do feel sorry for the MINIs west of the Mississippi who for their own reasons won't be able to participate this year - and missing the friends I met on the "west" route to Keystone in 2018. Tho I suppose that will be us in 2 years ...
  15. Will update / confirm RSVP a little closer to the date, but definitely need a MINI run fix!
  16. 2018 was my 10th year with a MINI, I committed to do the whole thing - whereever/whenever - and that was supposed to be my "fix" .. needless to say, I've already requested the 2020 dates for vacation this year .. no such thing as too much MTTS no matter how far I have to go to participate!
  17. Thought this was Sunday, conflicting plans, unable to attend. Sorry
  18. Would love to join you but will be headed to The Great Ice Cream Run to MINI on the MAC on Saturday (7/27) .. next year :-) (didn't I have to say that last year for some reason??) .. Have fun, will miss you!
  19. I have uploaded some photos, bid sheets with details for the MFAC California raffle and silent auction to the C3M Meetup event: C3M MFAC Click on any photo in that event to see the rest of the photos.
  20. For those who will be at MINI of Montgomery Meet and Greet but are not able to make the drive/lunch/ice cream event, I will have the "local" 50/50 raffle tickets with me at the dealership. I will be wearing a MINIs for a Cause Tshirt. As long as there is contact information on the back of the ticket, you do not need to be present to win. You may also donate directly through Golden Valley Bank (scroll down to MINIs for a Cause) here: MINIs For A Cause
  21. Adding Raffle items list and Silent Auction List MFAC Raffle items.pdf MFAC Silent Auction Items.pdf
  22. MINI for A CAUSE – About: MINI 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. MINI for a Cause event Facebook Link 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: 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. MINI FOR A CAUSE has a 50/50 raffle, 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 attached – 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. List attached. Many pictures are on the FB page: MINI for a Cause Facebook Page Let’s show how MINI is family .. 930: Meet and Greet at MINI of Montgomery County 621 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Depart (approximate): 1130am ____________________________________ Arrive (approximate): 1pm Beef N Buns N Paradise 1201 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 631-0188
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