PhillyMINI Presents The iScream Rally – 07.26

iScreamRun 2014iScream, uScream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!

The weather’s warm, the days are long, and nothing says summer like ICE CREAM!

Join us for the second iScream rally on July 26th at 11am!

Meeting place: Valley Creek Corporate Center, 224 Valley Creek Boulevard, Exton, PA 19341 (MAP)
Meeting time: 11am (driver’s meeting at 11:30am, cars will leave at 12pm)

What to Bring:

  • FRS Radios
  • A full tank of gas
  • CASH for ice cream
  • A good cooler and ice packs if you want to take ice cream home with you

Meeting logistics:
The meeting place is a corporate center parking lot. There are no amenities here.

While we take off at lunch time, we won’t be stopping for lunch. You should eat, pee and gas up before you go. There are lots of restaurants, gas stations and bathroom places in Exton or in Frazer on Rt 30, only a few minutes away from the meeting place. (If you need assistance determining a location for your needs, please post in the event thread or contact the Rallye Master.)

This rally is limited to 30 cars. There will be two groups of 15 cars.

Post-rally dinner: We’ll be heading over to Jimmy’s BBQ for dinner after. We should get to Jimmy’s between 5:00-5:30ish. If BBQ isn’t your thing, there are sushi/Japanese and Middle Eastern restaurants in the shopping center.

Please note if you will be dining at Jimmy’s and the number in your party in your RSVP.

Maximum number of cars: 30

Join the Discussion: Here

RSVP: Here

Rallye Master: Lauren (saxchik): 2010 Nightfire Red Clubman


PhillyMINI International Night – Japan | 07.20.2014


Join your fellow PhillyMINI adventurers for July’s international dinner, which is actually LUNCH! We’re celebrating JAPAN on Sunday, July 20. As you probably know, hibachi is a healthy Japanese cooking technique for grilling meats and vegetables. Guests are grouped together around a large hibachi grill, while the chef prepares their food just a few inches away. Make no mistake, hibachi is also really FUN, because you participate in the action as the chef puts on a well-orchestrated show. The knife work of these pros is amazing. The flames are awe inspiring. And don’t be surprised if you’re in the spotlight when the chef draws you into the action. You’ll have a selection of the following:

ADULTS (not including tax, tip and drink)
Teriyaki Chicken 7.95
Shrimp & Chicken 9.95
New York Strip Steak & Shrimp 11.95
New York Strip Steak & Chicken 11.95

Served With Salad, Fried Rice, Vegetables & 2 Pieces of Shrimp Sampler

There is an assortment of beverages including soft drinks and beer. As usual we ask that you drink responsibly.

The restaurant is in Springfield and is easy to find and convenient from all area bridges, and is convenient to NJ, Delaware,Montgomery and Chester Counties. Tell us where you’re coming from and we can help you find us.

Date: SUNDAY, July 20, 2014

Time: 12 noon

Location: Hibachi Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar 145 S State Rd, Springfield, PA 19064
(Shopping center on the corner of S. State Rd & W. Sproul Rd) MAP

Host: Edgar Fong

 RSVP: PhillyMINI Calendar


PhillyMINI Presents The Steeplechase
July 12, 2014

Steeplechase 2014

Join us for a rambling rally through the winding roads of Central New Jersey’s horse country. This fast-paced ride will treat you to the charming villages and extraordinary horse farms that make up northern Burlington and historic Monmouth counties of the Garden State. Expect to see new foals and old churches on this fun and twisty ALL-NEW motoring adventure.

Date: Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Meetup Time: 8:45 a.m.
Drivers’ Meeting: 9:15 a.m.
First Group Departs: 9:30 a.m.
Starting Point: Dover Park Plaza, 8 Sunnybrae Blvd, Trenton, NJ [MAP]
Ending Point: The Chesterfield Inn, 633 Chesterfield-Arneytown Road, Chesterfield NJ [MAP]

The start point includes a CVS and Subway, among other spots to PB4UGO. Be sure to do just that, as the first leg is approximately 2 ½ hours.

We’ll stop at Turkey Swamp Park, where the accommodations are quite nice. Bring a snack for this half-hour stop, because lunch is still two hours away.

Total driving time for the rally is 4 ½ hours.

What to bring:

  • 2-way FRS radios
  • Cash for clings and buttons
  • A snack to hold you over for a late lunch
  • More cash for lunch at The Chesterfield Inn
  • A full tank of gas
  • Camera for some breathtaking scenery

RSVP here!
Join the discussion here!

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be limited to 40 cars

EVENT ORGANIZERS: Mike Rudolph & Mike Logan


MINI Takes The States



MINI Takes The States registration for 2014 is now open! Click here to register for the events and dates of your choosing! You can register each human in your party for $45. Birds, dogs, cats, and reptiles are free.

Those staring in Memphis will be glad to hear that the evening’s entertainment venue has its own goat. The Chicago evening event location has homemade strawberry poptarts on its menu. Cleveland will definitely rock.  And you can’t get much closer to the coast than the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. It’s a stop you’ll never forget.

So let’s chase the sunrise. Let’s spend the dog days of summer on an epic journey. Let’s get ready to motor.


2014 PhillyMINI Memberships


The 2014 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 2014 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 download and print your membership forms. If you purchase a membership and return your forms by March 23rd, you can claim your badge and membership kit at the 2014 Member Meeting!


Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – 7/11-7/20

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Every year, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix selects a car to be honored as the Marque of the Year. MINI will be the honored Marque of the 2014 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. MINIs of all years will be featured throughout all 10 days of the event!

Visit their website here for event details!

A full week of events is scheduled but the main events will be taking place on the weekend of July 19-20.


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MTTS Bethlehem Stop - Aug 8
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Union Jack Rally IV - Sept 6
Joe's Crab Shack Run - Sept 20
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