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 5th 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 6
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 discussion on the forum here!

Maximum Number of MINIs: 36

The Renegade Rally

Lets go Renegade! Leave your MINI at home. We’re taking out our other cars!

The hosts for this twist on tradition have pieced together a Not Normal route of twists, straights, and as-close-to-off-road as is comfortable for both Jeeps and jalopies.

Why is this #II(b)? Because Keith and Amanda tried to host this excellent U-Plan-It in June but storm damage made them cancel. Boo!

So how does this work?

Bring your other car. It can be a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other road-worthy and legally motoring car. If your household is MINI only, this may be a great chance to show a MINIless friend what we’re all about by riding along in their car. Rent something you’ve always wanted to try for a day. Or post in the forum thread and find a seat in a non-MINI with a friend. We don’t care what you drive, it just can’t be a MINI.

So we’re hoping you’ll join us on this NON-MINI rally and still enjoy it as if it was.

When: Saturday, August 29
Meetup: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Wawa – 721 Naamans Creek Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Lunch: Nick’s Roast Beef, West Chester, PA Map

What to Bring:

  • Money for lunch
  • Water and/or snacks for the drive
  • FRS radios

Note: This is not a PhillyMINI event. There are no waivers or fees.

RSVP here.

Please indicate what kind of car you are bringing and the number in your party for lunch. If the RSVP is closed and you need to update your information, feel free to comment in the discussion thread!

Join the discussion here.

Maximum # of Cars: 30
Rally Masters: Keith & Amanda



Join us on Sunday, August 23 for The Great Lehigh Valley Rally! The day will kick off at MINI of Allentown and take us through the beautiful Lehigh Valley. We will end at approximately 1:30 at lunch!

Date: Sunday, August 23
Location: MINI of Allentown, 4600 Crackersport Road, Allentown, PA [MAP]
Meetup Time: 9:00 a.m.
Driver’s Meeting and Departure: 9:30 a.m.

End: around 1:30 p.m. at Bamboo Asian Cuisine in Allentown.

RSVP Here!
Join the discussion here!


Let’s go watch Adam Sandler eat some ghosts with a MINI Cooper!

When: Saturday, August 15
Where: The Movie Tavern at Providence Town Center, 140 Market Street, Collegeville [MAP]
Time: 11:15 a.m. (that’s when the movie starts)

Ticket information:
There is limited seating and you should reserve tickets ahead of time on their website. [CLICK HERE].

Cost: $10.75 per person (includes a $1.50 service fee).

About Movie Tavern
You can buy food and drinks there [MENU]. If popcorn isn’t your thing, pop some edamame instead.

This is loose. There’s no real need to RSVP. Seating is limited.

Add yourself to the RSVP here.
Join the discussion here.

Many of our members use Tapatalk to keep up with PhillyMINI while on-the-go. Tapatalk doesn’t yet offer a calendar feature, giving you easy access to the RSVP system. We know it can be a challenge to RSVP for events or peek at the calendar while you’re on the run. Trust us, we feel your pain. It’s not the Mayan Calendar but click the image of the MINIan below or right here to go directly to the calendar on the PhillyMINI forum. As long as you’re logged in,  it will take you right there. Not a registered user of the forum? Click here! PhillyMINI Calendar

Quick Calendar Reference

Aug 15: Pixels Movie Get Together

Aug 23: The Great Lehigh Valley Rally – Sponsored by MINI of Allentown

Aug 28: The Renegade U-Plan-It Rally – hosted by Keith & Amanda

Sept 6: Union Jack Rally IV

Sept 16: Dinner – Gastropub

Sept 19: The Sands Casino Rally

Oct 10: PhillyMINI in The Mountains XI

Oct 11: The MINI Maguires II

Oct 21: Dinner – Austrian

Oct 24: Picture Perfect Parks

Nov 7: The Night Owl

Nov 18: Dinner – Moroccan

Nov 22: The Fall Cooper Cup XXIII

Dec 5: Deck The MINIs – Sponsored by Otto’s MINI

Dec 16: Dinner – Italian

Note: Event dates are subject to change – particularly the dinner events – as restaurant availability may cause us to change dates as we get closer. PhillyMINI Members also create unique events, which you can find in the U-Plan-It section of our forums.


The 2015 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 2015 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.   If you purchase a membership and return your forms by March 22nd, you can claim your badge and membership kit at the 2015 Member Meeting!

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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