2017 Philly Auto Show.

PhillyMINI, Princeton MINI, MINI of Mount Laurel and Otto’s MINI invite you to the Philadelphia Auto Show on Saturday, January 28th. 

Get behind the wheel of the all-new Mini Countryman. Drool over the latest offerings from other luxury brands, like BMW, Aston Martin, Lotus, Porsche, Maserati and more. 

For lunch this year we will be going to Sang See Peking Duck House. It is a Chinatown classic serving out Hong Kong eats, including duck, soups & wontons. Please bring cash for ease of payment. The menu is ala carte, and there are many items on the menu, including vegetarian options.

Address: 238 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

How to get to the show: 

It is recommended to take SEPTA or PATCO (from NJ) to the 8th and Market – Gallery stop and exit at the Reading Terminal to get to 12th and Arch. Parking is available nearby, but as always, special events command special prices. See the trip planning page, the Philadelphia Auto Show site for more info. 

Date: Saturday, January 28th, opening at 9AM 

Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 MAP

PhillyMINI Meeting Location: Inside show entrance at 12th and Arch St at the PA Convention Center.  

Meet time: 9AM, look for Edgar (267.243.7484) He will remain there until 10AM to ensure the everyone gets their tickets. 

Group Photo: Since everyone has indicated that an earlier lunch is desired, we will meet at the MINI booth at 11am for a group photo. 

Lunch: We will be dining in one group, we will walk over around 11:30-11:45AM when everyone is ready. 

Free Auto Show event passes are provided for club members (2016 paid memberships and navigators) and up to 3 guests who plan to attend with the group on Saturday. There are a limited number of passes available so they are on a first come basis. Please include everyone in your RSVP headcount. We will have two counts, one for lunch and one for the show, please indicate your attendance for one or both in your RSVP e.g. 2 show, 2 lunch. We request that you RSVP before January 26th to ascertain headcount for lunch. 

We remind everyone to RSVP responsibly, the restaurant will base their staffing on our counts and show tickets will be allocated for attendance on Saturday. Any left over tickets may be available after January 28th. 

Please feel free to call or email Edgar with any 

When you arrive, look for Edgar inside the entrance at 12th and Arch to get your tickets!

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Memberships are now closed for the 2016 PhillyMINI Motoring Season. “Why,” you ask? November marks the point in the season where we begin to slow down for winter and start planning for the next year. With fewer events, there is not enough return on the investment for us to accept your membership dollars.

But fear not. Our forums never close. You can join in the fun and register for the forum here and join us in our Facebook group. Dinners and other get-togethers still happen in the winter months and we would love to meet you.

Memberships for the 2017 motoring season will open in late February, 2017, about a month before the Member Meeting.

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Schedule of Upcoming Events

There are no remaining motoring events in the 2016 season. Dinner events, however, happen all year long.

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.

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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.

  • Sunday, November 6, 2016:  Minis Take Bucks County, hosted by Elmer Bean, Washington Crossing, PA.  9:30A-2P.  Info here.

Why scour the web looking for great resources for your MINI? If you’re a Philly-area MINI owner, look no further!

Click here to visit our MINI Cooper Resources page!

We have your MINI covered from boot to bonnet with this list of great local and web retailers. From national events and forums to magazines, podcasts and sellers of stubby antennas, this list contains everything you need to customize your MINI and keep it running like new.

PhillyMINI is a non-profit corporation and was founded in 2003. Since our founding, we have had nearly 2,200 registered users of our forums and have around 325 members per year.

Our mission is to provide safe, fun motoring and dining events that give MINI and Mini owners the opportunity to network. We host approximately 25 events per year.

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