This signature event runs throughout the City of Brotherly Love, passing many famous landmarks, and supports Philabundance!

Event Details

WHEN: Sunday, August 7, 2016
WHERE: Chestnut Hill East Septa Station: 9 W Evergreen Ave, Philadelphia [MAP]
MEETUP TIME: 9:00 a.m. (previous time was 7 a.m.)
DRIVER’S MEETING: 9:30 a.m. (previous time was 7:30). First group departs right after the meeting.
END POINT: Victory Beer Hall, 1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia [MAP]
COST: Rally: $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

When you enter the parking lot, use the spaces to the left and avoid parking in front of the train station. Don’t forget to PB4UGO. There are bathrooms at area businesses and coffee shops.

Check In Information:
Rally groups will be posted on the Thursday before the rally. Please check the forums on Thursday evening or after to determine your rally group.
You will check in with your rally master on the day of the event.

Raffle and Prizes (Proceeds benefit Philabundance)
Change 4 Change: Collect spare change from home and your cup holders and put it to good use! Dump it in your team’s bucket at the start point for a chance to win a prize!
50/50: You can buy 50/50 tickets for $5 each at the start and end points!
Raffle: Prizes donated by awesome sponsors and fellow members will be on view at the end point. Tickets cost $1 each or an arm’s length for $10. Grab tickets at the start or end points!

Please note:

  • You MUST be present AT THE DRAWINGS to win. If you cannot be present, your non-refundable ticket purchase will still support the Philabundance charity.
  • The raffle prize, if an accessory or mod, MUST fit your MINI. If you win and the accessory or mod is determined not to fit your MINI, the award is forfeited and we will draw again. Items will be clearly marked.
  • The raffle prize, if a donated/installed vendor modification, MUST be claimed within 3 months of winning. If not claimed within 3 months, you surrender the prize and its value.

End Point and Lunch Info:
Victory Beer Hall: Approximate arrival time: 11:30AM
The menu will feature Philadelphia Phavorites like Mini Beef and Chicken Cheesesteaks, Mini Italian Hoagies, Philly Soft Pretzels with a mustard assortment and Victory’s own house-made chips!

There is a cash bar on site. Please partake responsibly.

If you wish to attend lunch at Victory Beer Hall but not the rally, please post in the event thread and we will add you to the catering headcount. Cost to attend the lunch is $10 per member, $15 per non-member.

What to bring:

  • 2-way radios
  • Full tank of gas
  • Your PhillyMINI member badge (or $35 to become a member! Memberships will be available for purchase prior to the rally start)
  • Fees: $10 for members / $15 for non-members. Will be collected at the start point!
  • Spare change for your team’s Philabundance challenge collection!
  • $ to buy clings/buttons (quantities limited)
  • $ to buy Raffle tickets for sweet MINI flair ($1 per ticket or $10 for an arm’s length!)
  • $5 to buy a 50/50 ticket and support Philabundance (you could win half the amount of CASH collected!)

RSVP for the rally: Here
RSVP for Victory Beer Hall: Here


Maximum Number of MINIs: 50 (We can add more teams if we have a waiting list.)


Kick summer into gear with a mid-summer Detail Day and Bar-B-Que!

Date: Saturday, July 30.
Time: 2:00pm.
Location: The Stawiarski’s, 47 Chestertown Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081 [MAP]
Cost: $25 per adult. $10 for kids 13 and under.

About The Event

Bar-B-Que: John Grabowski and team will provide a nice variety of summer time food and snacks including London broil sliders, teriyaki chicken kabobs, hamburgers, hot dogs, crab fries, corn on the cob, green salad, pasta salad, snack foods, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, soft drinks, and water. The event is BYOB.

Swimming: Bring your swim trunks! There’s a pool for the kids to splash in all day and the adults can cool off when it gets too hot.

Games and Prizes: Bring your game face! Dawn has arranged some fun games and prizes.

Sunset Movie: After the sun sets, enjoy a viewing of Animal House!

Detailing: If you really want to detail, we have everything you need.

NOTE: We need a headcount and pre-payment to purchase supplies so please be diligent with your RSVP. RSVPs will close on July 23rd. Money will be collected at the door. PhillyMINI members and family only please.

What to bring:
Swim trunks
Lawn chair
BYOB (be responsible, blah, blah, blah)
$$ for catering (non-refundable)


Discuss in the forum here



Every other year, MINI owners take to the streets and travel across the country on an epic adventure known as MINI TAKES THE STATES. You may notice a little less activity here in the Philadelphia metro and surrounding areas while we’re off on a grand adventure.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have adventures if you’re staying at home! Skim through the Community Calendar, find something interesting, and start a get together in U-Plan-It part of the forum (click here!).

And please forgive us if we’re delayed in getting back to you while MTTS is underway. It’s hard to stay connected while you’re on the road sometimes.

Our next event will be Detail Day on Saturday, July 30. Stay tuned!

PhillyMINI MINI Club Membership

The 2016 PhillyMINI motoring season is here, and there’s so much fun to be had at PhillyMINI, but first you will want to join!

CLICK HERE to purchase a 2016 Motoring &/or Navigator Membership. (You’ll be taken to the PhillyMINI Forums to register first, if you are not already a Forum Member)

Note: The online membership requests are input one at a time. If you have multiple memberships (i.e. Motoring Member and Navigator), you will go through the process steps for each one individually.

Within 48 hours, you will receive an email with a link to the waiver/registration form for you to electronically fill out. Then our MINIsters of Membership will get your packet to you in the mail!


MINI USA has added a fundraising challenge to MINI TAKES THE STATES. They are inviting MINI Owners to join the rallying cry and help #DefyHunger.

Visit the PhillyMINI Team #DefyHunger fundraising page today to donate. You can share it with your family, friends and fellow Motorers to help support this worthwhile cause, too.

On the fundraising site, you’ll find tools and tips on how to spread the word. Every $1 you raise will help provide 11 meals to Americans in need.

While raising funds, you can earn exclusive badge decals for your MINI. The more money you raise, the more decals you’ll earn and the more meals you will provide. Let’s work together to show Feeding America that MINI Owners are capable of big things!

SHARE the page! Copy and paste the link below to share with friends and family.

PhillyMINI Calendar

Schedule of Upcoming Events

July 9-23: MINI Takes The States
July 30: Detail Day
Aug 7: The PhillyMINI Meet
Aug 21: The Great Lehigh Valley Rally
Aug 24: Burger Blitz Night
Aug 28: Taste of Britain Rally and Polo Match
Sept 4: The Union Jack Rally
Sept 10: Knoebels Run

…And many more!

To RSVP for any of these events and view events after this date, please visit the calendar on the forum here.

PhillyMINI Members also create unique events, which you can find in the U-Plan-It section of our forums.

Monthly Dinners

Want to host a dinner that fits any of these themes? Click the region below to message your ambassador! (Click here for more details.)

Message Your Ambassador!

Central NJSouth Jersey (Cherry Hill)Upper BucksLower BucksSoutheast Chesco (West Chester)Western Chesco (Exton/Downingtown)Northeast MontcoSoutheast MontcoBethlehemMain LineJersey Shore

Upcoming Dinner Themes

May 18: Pizza
June 8: Mexican
Aug 24: Burgers
Sept 14: Exotic International
Oct 12: Italian
Nov 16: GastroPub
Dec 14: Mediterranean

PhillyMINI Community Calendar

From car shows to cars and coffee, the communities we live in are supercharged with events.  We can’t possibly get to them all but below will be some community event highlights that might interest the MINI minded when a PhillyMINI event isn’t the best show in town.

If you know of an event or place that might be of interest, email me at  Make sure to provide a link to the event so I can check it out and add it to the calendar.

Make sure to check back often to see what is happening.

Many of the links are to the event Facebook page.

  • Friday, July 1, 2016:  Yards Brewing Company Public Tasting.  4-7P.  Info here.
  • Sunday, July 10, 2016:  Budweiser Clydesdale Meet and Greet, Seaside Heights, NJ.  11:30A-4P.  Info here.
  • Sunday, July 10, 2016.  British Invade Gettysburg, The Outlet Shoppes At Gettysburg.  9A-1P.  Info here.
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016:  Shake, Rattle and Roll:  Philly’s Rockabilly Revival.  Info here.
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016:  Doylestown At Dusk Car Show, Doylestown, PA.  5-10P.  Info here and here.
  • Sunday, July 17, 2016:  Firestone Walker Jeep Meet, Hamilton, NJ.  3-8P.  Info here.
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016:  British Motor Club of Southern New Jersey Ice Cream Social at Five Points Custard, Vineland, NJ.  6P-dusk.  Info here.
  • Friday-Sunday, July 29-31, 2016:  2016 QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, Whitehouse Station, NJ.  Info here.
  • Saturday, September 17, 2016:  NEPA Valley Wine Train, Carbondale, PA.  2-7P.  Info here.
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016:  Coatesville Invitational Vintage Automobile Grand Prix, Coatesville, PA.  7A-5P.  Info here.
  • Sunday, September 25, 2016:  5th Annual Bear Mountain Cruze.  8A.  Info here.
  • Sunday, November 6, 2016:  Minis Take Bucks County, hosted by Elmer Bean, Washington Crossing, PA.  9:30A-2P.  Info here.


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