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BendersMINI

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About BendersMINI

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  • First Name
    Stephen
  • Spouse/Significant Other First Name - if none, please enter "n/a"
    Mary
  • Location
    Alexandria, VA
  • Interests
    Varied... photography, cars, cycling, aviation, food...more food...

My MINI

  • My MINIs Year
    2018
  • My MINIs Type
    Factory JCW Clubman
  • My MINIs Body Color
    Midnight Black
  • My MINIs Roof Color
    Body Color

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  1. BendersMINI

    New Vendor: OutMotoring

    Welcome to our newest vendor! We're very fortunate to have OutMotoring join our great roster of vendors that offer discounts to members of DCMM. OutMotoring is one of the early aftermarket suppliers of parts for modern MINIs and has remained a steadfast supporter of the MINI/Mini community. I've visited the shop in person on a couple of occasions (once during MOTD, another while passing through the area) and have thoroughly enjoyed the customer service, extensive selection, and kid-in-a-candy-store feel of exploring their shelves! I can't count how many times I've ordered online... Here's the company description in their own words: **** At OutMotoring, we specialize in MINI Cooper Performance Parts and Accessories and Aston Martin parts and accessories. We're a family-owned business founded in 2002. We want to be your #1 source for MINI Cooper (Countryman, Clubman, Convertible, Coupe, etc) and Aston Martin accessories and parts, so we offer a wide selection, great prices, fast shipping, friendly service and regularly add new MINI Cooper parts to our online catalog. Be sure to check out our fantastic Motoring Points Rewards Program to earn points to get MINI Cooper parts for FREE! **** As usual, vendor benefits are for DCMM members only. You can find the vendor discount code in The Clubhouse section of the forum, under the Out of Area Vendors thread.
  2. BendersMINI

    MINIs Take The Beltway (MTTB) 10 Lunch

    Starting to upload pictures into the MTTB10 album in the gallery... hopefully that's the right place.
  3. BendersMINI

    Happy Hour: Sine's, Pentagon Row

    I’m inside at the far left corner of the bar (as facing the bar, look for the MINI hat in the sea of people...) It’s packed here, so unless enough people show up for a table, this corner will be the spot to find me...
  4. BendersMINI

    Happy Hour: Sine's, Pentagon Row

    Understandable... this is an experiment in variety to see what kind of turnout we get from something closer to the center of the area. For many of us who work in DC, it’s challenging to get out to Fairfax, Vienna, Manassas, and other points to the west in a reasonable amount of time after work. This is a chance to get an idea of the interest in happy hours by folks who might not normally attend.
  5. BendersMINI

    Pumpkin, Pork & Pastry Run

    I'll miss the first half, but will catch you at Monk's.
  6. BendersMINI

    Happy Hour: Sine's, Pentagon Row

    I'll cross my fingers that you can both make it!
  7. BendersMINI

    Happy Hour: Sine's, Pentagon Row

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    Event Title: Happy Hour at Sine's (pronounced like "shuh-neighs") Event Date: 24 Oct, 2018 06:00 PM to 24 Oct, 2018 08:00 PM Event Address: https://www.sineirishpub.com Sine's on Pentagon Row, Arlington VA 1301 S. Joyce Street, Arlington, VA 22202 Trying something a little different... a bit closer in to the center(ish) of the DMV. Stop by on your way home from work or drive in the opposite direction to most everyone else. Parking (not free, sorry) is available in a garage under Pentagon Row, or adjacent at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. SOMETHING ELSE NEW: this may be one of the few events where you can attend without using your MINI. The Blue and Yellow lines service the Pentagon City station under the Fashion Centre and it's a quick 150 or so yards to Sine's. This could cause quite a bit of confusion on departure as there may not be as many cars to stand around while talking for that last hour or so... Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018 If the weather is nice, we'll sit outside!
  8. BendersMINI

    Happy Hour: Sine's, Pentagon Row

    Event Title: Happy Hour: Sine's, Pentagon Row Event Date: 10/24/2018 06:00 PM to 10/24/2018 08:00 PM Event Address: 1301 South Joyce Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, United States Event Title: Happy Hour at Sine's (pronounced like "shuh-nays") Event Date: 24 Oct, 2018 06:00 PM to 24 Oct, 2018 08:00 PM Event Address: https://www.sineirishpub.com Sine's on Pentagon Row, Arlington VA 1301 S. Joyce Street, Arlington, VA 22202 Trying something a little different... a bit closer in to the center(ish) of the DMV. Stop by on your way home from work or drive in the opposite direction to most everyone else. Parking (not free, sorry) is available in a garage under Pentagon Row, or adjacent at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. SOMETHING ELSE NEW: this may be one of the few events where you can attend without using your MINI. The Blue and Yellow lines service the Pentagon City station under the Fashion Centre and it's a quick 150 or so yards to Sine's. This could cause quite a bit of confusion on departure as there may not be as many cars to stand around while talking for that last hour or so... Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018 If the weather is nice, we'll sit outside! RSVP on the event here: Happy Hour: Sine's, Pentagon Row
  9. In the continuing journey of getting rid of items from my Countryman, the latest to be offered is this set of (4) white 18" ATS Streetrallye wheels, with TPMS sensors, and with Pirelli Sottozero runflat winter tires. http://atswheels.com/atswheels/en/dl/streetrallye-rallye-weiss-5l/ One of the wheels has some curb rash. See picture. Maybe you know a guy who knows a guy that can fix it? Tires are 225/50r18 with 14,500 miles and show very little wear. They've been run for 2 winters now. The size is slighter taller than stock 18", but this is not a problem (see picture). This pic is from my 2015 Countryman with the sport suspension option, so it's 10mm lower than the non-sport factory suspension. Plenty of clearance, no rubbing. Ok, if you've read this far then here's the part that you really want to know: $1100, but I'm negotiable. Cheers, Stephen
  10. BendersMINI

    JB+ for N18

    SOLD
  11. BendersMINI

    JB+ for N18

    No, I'm happy with the way it is now. Boredom may get the better of me down the road and I'll think about the Dinan or some other solution, but for now... it's good. ? No, I don't think there's any re-wiring. But, you could email Burger Motorsports and ask them if it's possible to run the N18 JB+ on an N14. There's a dial you can set inside the little box that adjusts the 'deceptive MAF reading' (my wording for what's happening) so maybe that can be set in a way that would work?
  12. BendersMINI

    JB+ for N18

    Ran it with my Countryman and liked it. Simply and easy mod for a little improvement in power. $140... special DCMM price before I put it on NAM! (and assuming a local DMV sale) http://www.burgertuning.com/index.html If you post here, please also shoot me a DM so that I get an email alert. I'm not logging in here as much as I should... Cheers!
  13. BendersMINI

    DCMM Annual Club Picnic

    Will bring fruit and veggie tray
  14. BendersMINI

    MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018

    So who’s still planning to start from Orlando? - BendersMINI - Nutty - Tiger’s_Mom - Donross ? - 1975_mini?
  15. BendersMINI

    MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018

    I'm only doing the first leg and a half. Heading down earlier in the week for family plans with the mouse, then breaking off for MTTS. I'm stopping in Pensacola on Day 2 to spend a few days with old friends before returning to the DMV via a day at the Dragon... Won't be able to do MINIs Take Florida prior to the start, but hope I can link up with other DCMMers at the start and through Tallahassee...
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