The dog days of summer are here; what better is there to do than go out for a drive, followed by some great food and beer! Come join us for the 6th annual Berks County Union Jack Rally. Experience some of the twistiest roads that Berks County has to offer, followed by lunch at one of our favorite places, Union Jack’s Inn on the Manatawny.

Please note that this is a fast-paced, spirited rally.

Date: Sunday, September 4
Start location: Sonic at 850 Crossings Boulevard, Elverson, PA (Map)
Meet time: 8:00 AM
Driver’s Meeting: 8:30 AM
End point: Union Jack’s Inn on the Manatawny (Map)

Open menu with table tabs out on the patio.

CASH ONLY! (or check…) No credit cards. There is an ATM on-site, but it has a hefty surcharge.

RSVP here and please note if you plan to stay for lunch!

Join the forum discussion here

Maximum Number of MINIs: 40


Step right up and join PhillyMINI as we rally to Knoebels Amusement Park. Enjoy the scenery and some serious twisties as we drive on the legendary Route 125. This road is as close as you’ll come to driving your MINI on a roller coaster track.

For those not familiar, Knoebels is a family-owned amusement park in Elysburg, PA with free admission and free parking. That’s right! You only pay for the rides you wish to go on. Visit www.knoebels.com for full details.

We have a reserved picnic pavilion and parking area. Lunch will be on your own in the park. Pack a picnic lunch or try some of Knoebels’ award winning fare. Knoebels has many food stands to choose from and snack stands if you’d prefer to fill up on homemade fudge and cotton candy.

Please remember that alcohol and smoking are prohibited in the pavilions. Pets on a leash are welcome in the park but not at the pavilions.

Starting Location: [MAP]
Microtel Inn
50 Industrial Drive
Hamburg, PA 19526

There are plenty of places to eat and fill up at the starting point. There are no stops on this rally, so be sure to PB4UGO.

Event Details:
Meet Time: 09:15 AM
Driver’s Meeting: 09:45 AM
MOTOR: 10:00 AM

End Location:
Knoebels [MAP]
391 Knoebels Blvd
Elysburg, PA 17824

What to bring:

  • Full tank of petrol
  • 2-way FRS radio
  • Cash for clings and buttons
  • Money for ride tickets and food at Knoebels

RSVP Here!
Join the forum discussion here
Maximum Number of MINIs: 36
Non-rally participants are welcome to join us directly at Knoebels for lunch and amusements.
Event Organizers: Ronnie & Tony Gauker

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!

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PhillyMINI Calendar

Schedule of Upcoming Events

Aug 24: Burger Blitz Night
Aug 28: Taste of Britain Rally and Polo Match
Sept 4: The Union Jack Rally
Sept 10: Knoebels Run
Sept 11: Radnor Hunt Concours
Oct 1: MINIs and Miatas Rally
Oct 8-9: PhillyMINI in The Mountains
Oct 22: MINIcopia!
Oct 29: A MINI Haunting
Nov 13: Fall Cooper Cup
Nov 19: Night Owl
Dec 3: Deck The MINIs

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 birdiebrainz@yahoo.com.  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.

  • Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 2016:  Raceway Park Exotic Car Experience, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ.  Info here.
  • Saturday, September 3, 2016:  Beers, Rims, and Notes, Blue Earl Brewing Co., Smyrna, De.  12P-11P.  Info here.
  • Friday-Sunday, September 16-18, 2016:  MINIacs Go Coastal, Charleston, SC.  Info here and 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.
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016:  Tapped Philadelphia at Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, PA.  11A-9P.  Info here.
  • Sunday, September 25, 2016:  5th Annual Bear Mountain Cruze.  8A.  Info here.
  • Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2016:  20th Annual 600 Micro Sprint National Open, Jonestown, Pa.  Info here.
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016:  Strauss Mansion Ghost Tours.  Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 6P-11P.  Info here.
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, 2016:  Lehigh Valley  Cider and Wine Festival, Allentown, PA.  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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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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