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Jellybean AutoCrafters Fall Colours Tour “Island Edition”

Open only to the Classic Minis. The registration for our 2017 Fall Colours Tour “Island Edition” is now open. The 2017 Fall Colours Tour “Island Edition”, runs from Friday, Sept 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1. This scenic tour is on only paved roads covering a total distance of 1000 km (620 miles), including getting to and from Vancouver Island. This unique driving experience is designed for classic cars and specialty vehicles brings you to some of Vancouver Islands most scenic, driver friendly roads, shorelines and other beautiful sights along with other like-minded classic car enthusiasts.

Motor Gathering

2017 Motor Gathering Registration is now open!

If you are the owner of a vehicle or motorcycle you are proud of and would love to enter it in the upcoming Vancouver Island Motor Gathering on August 27th, 2017, please submit your registration below. They welcome vehicles and motorcycles of all makes, models and generations. The 2017 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering will benefit the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation and David Foster Foundation. 100% of car show registration fee goes directly to these foundations.

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Mini Meet West 2017!

MMW2017 June 26-29 in Santa Rosa California USA.

http://www.minimeetwest2017.com/

Mini Meet West 2017 will be celebrating a blend of the Classic Mini culture and all things those with a new MINI enjoy. This will truly be a gathering that blends all aspects of the Mini and MINI phenomena, including a Rally, an Auto Cross, and a Car Show that even caters to the next generation of Mini enthusiasts with a hands-on build your own Mini they can proudly display. With an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie, Mini owners and enthusiasts will come together to celebrate the unique aspects of this iconic car. From the beautifully restored, show room perfect stock Minis, to the outlandish thematic and modified track cars, Minis are the star of the show!

New Years Day Run


New Year’s Day Run :
 The MG Club has cordially invited us to join their New Year’s Day Run on 1 Jan 2017.  Mark your calendars and have you Mini/MINI/Mini Want-to-be ready for a delightful ride and lunch afterwards if you are interested. Event starts at 12:30pm !!

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Annual AGM & Xmas Party

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We will be having the Annual General Meeting in November and look forward to seeing a lot of you there.  At the AGM we will be subsidizing each membership $10.00 towards the cost of the meal.  The meeting on Sunday, 6 November 2016 will be starting with dinner around 6 pm at the Purple Garden Restaurant at 1551 Cedar Hill XRd (mention you are with the Victoria Minis Car Club).  If you do not want to eat, the meeting will begin around 7 pm.  A reminder that our Club year goes from 1 November to 31 October,  so you can renew your membership for the 2016/2017 ($30.00) before or during the dinner prior to the commencement of the AGM.  Unfortunately, if you have not renewed your membership, you are not able to vote at the 2016/2017 AGM. Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting. We will have some great door prizes.  If you are interested in being part of  the Executive, please let me know, but you can easily decide to do so at the AGM as well.

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Victoria Minis Car Club Christmas Party –  Krista Carle has kindly offered to host the Club’s Christmas party on Sunday 18 Dec 2016 starting around 2 pm-ish.  Please bring your choice of beverage and a food choice as it is a pot-luck affair.  Past parties have been a good time and  a great enhancement to the Christmas Holidays.

September Events

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September 15th Monthly Meeting: We will be meeting at Victoria BMW/MINI dealership in the boardroom at 7pm. The dealership is located here… MINI


22nd annual English Car Affair in the Park classic English vehicle show is Sunday, September 11th. The new venue is GOVERNMENT HOUSE,  the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, 1401 Rockland Avenue in Victoria. Entry is $15.00 per vehicle.

Please note the Rules of the Field at Government House:

  • All vehicles must be in place by 9:30 AM, Sunday, September 11, 2016
  • Vehicles may not be removed until 3:00 PM, Sunday afternoon
  • No “For Sale” signs on vehicles; Alcohol is not permitted on the grounds; Smoking is not permitted on the grounds

The Vancouver Island Motor Gathering – It is taking place at VI Motorsport Resort Complex http://www.motorgathering.com/#!register-vehicle/c1ohv from 11am – 2pm on the 18 September 2016. Pre-Registration: $20 per vehicle (100% goes to the charities and it includes a free T-shirt as well).  The Pre-registration ends 13 September 2016. On the day of the event, registration will be $25.00 per vehicle.

Ice Cream Run

On Monday, 15 August, 2016, we will meet at the Tim Hortons at the corner of Cedar Hill Cross Road and Shelbourne St.  We will depart around 7pm and take a nice short drive to take in a few sights and then head to Mr. Tubbs for a delectable ice-cream delight.

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Brits on the Beach

Brits on the Beach — For the drive to Ladysmith on Sunday, 10 July 2016, we will meet at the Tim Horton’s off Millstream Ave (same area as the Best Buy).  We will leave around 8:15 AM for Transfer Beach in Ladysmith (on right-hand side as you enter Ladysmith).

It takes about 70 minutes to get there. It is recommended that you bring you own chairs, possibly sun shade and a picnic to enjoy. If you are planning to buy food at the concession stand, do it prior to 11:15 am or be prepared for very long waits in the queue. During the day, we can plan something to do when we get back.  Here is the link:  http://www.oecc.ca/cib/

Father’s Day Picnic in the Park

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The Father’s Day Picnic at Beacon Hill Park. The annual get-together in the park.

Date: June 19th 2016   Time: 09:00am

The Club will meet at the Tim Horton’s on the corner of Ravine Way and Blanchard St. (Save -On-Foods Grocery across from Uptown) and will depart around 9 A.M-ish to Beacon Hill Park for the Father’s Day Picnic.  We will travel to Cook St, turn right on Park Blvd and take the first left into Nursery Rd where Parking Marshals will direct us.  This is a free event and there are a lot of interesting vehicles to check out as well.  Don’t forget to bring something to sit on for yourselves as seating is limited.  It is a picnic, but there are a lot of restaurants nearby with a variety of food choices.  An enthusiastic public attendance to check out the cars is punctuated by their love of the Minis/MINIs

 

Drive & BBQ

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Date: Sunday May 15th 12:30pm
Location: Prospect Lake Elementary School (321 Prospect Lake Rd)
Info: No navigator required, no timing or distance traveled calculations and best of all no questions to answer along the way. This will be just a good old fashioned follow the leader drive (approx 1hr) to be followed by an afternoon BBQ. Bring along what you would like to eat, drink, sit on and of course if you wish to bring goodies to share that would be awesome as well.

OECC Restoration Fair & Swap Meet

Old English Car Club of BC Restoration Fair and Swap Meet

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Victoria Minis will be attending the 11th Annual Restoration Fair & Swap Meet on

Sunday, April 24, 2016 10am – 3pm (rain or shine)

Location : Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Drive, Saanichton

The cost is $3.00 per person and let them know you are with the Victoria Minis Car Club.

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February Meeting

What a great day to go for a drive! 

Just to let you know that we will be getting together at the Victoria BMW-MINI dealership on Monday, 15 February 2016 with the meeting starting around 6:45 pm.  This would be an excellent opportunity to pay this year’s dues for those that have not done so already.

The dealership is located at:

95 Esquimalt Rd.,
Victoria, British Columbia
V9A 3K8

I recommend arriving earlier as there is the new Clubman to check out as well as the other new MINIs.  There will be an entry on the parking lot area towards the back side that will be open. 

Looking forward to seeing you there. Terry (aka Da Prez)

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