1). Next Club Event Sunday, 25 May 2014
Please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation & dinner reservations
If you have an idea for an event, contact Doug
at email@example.com . This year is going to be a lot of fun and I
hope to see all of you enjoying these events.
2. April Meeting.
We had a fantastic meeting hosted by Scott (General Manger) and his team at BMW/MINI Victoria Dealership with plenty of food and drinks, as well as, an assortment of MINI swag to be taken away by our members courtesy of Jason (Parts Manager). The new 3-cylinder MINI Cooper was available for test drives and one of our members had an opportunity to take it out prior to the start of the meeting. Mike gave us a detailed report of the weekend activities in Harrison Hot Springs that provided the basis of the Mini Meet West 2015 proposal being co-presented by Vancouver Mini Car Club and the Victoria Minis Car Club.
3. Mike Smith is looking for a co-pilot to join him on the Mini East Meets
West trip to Milwaukee, WI. The cars leave on 26 June and return around 10
July 2014. During the drive, there are several interesting stops along the
way there and back that make for a fun time. There are a couple of cars so
far going, and if you are interested and would like further details, contact
Terry at Terry_Hogan@shaw.ca .
4. Our website, as reported by Duane our Webmaster, is garnering internet
attention, so if you have stories of regarding Mini/MINI events, projects,
and other activities in the realm of the Mini/MINI, please forward them to
Duane at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on our website.
5. Don’t forget the All British Field Meet on Saturday, 17 May at VanDusen
Botanical Gardens in Vancouver. Check the Western Driver Magazine website
for more details http://www.westerndriver.com/?page_id=5288 .
6. Saturday, 31 May there is a charitable rally event to
benefit the Lucky Cat Haven Society. It is a good cause and is open to all
types of cars and bikes. Here is a link for the website registration:
Given the seating capacity for the evening venue is
limited to 200 people, we will be handling the registration forms on a
‘first come, first served’ basis. All registration must be received by no
later than May 23, 2014, so book soon.
7. Last Event.
The Old English Car Club once again did a great job hosting the 9th Annual Restoration and Swap Meet along with the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society (Pictures below). It was an excellent turnout of English marques, with a great variety of Mini/MINIs models that made for a fun event. There was plenty of interest in the Club stand and the mini garage as seen in the photos. The sunshine was a welcome relief from past weekends that were full of rain. Our newest members: Amanda, Richard and William and Bob (their ’62 Austin Mini); and Ben with the 13×7 rims; as well as Allan’s Super Cooper S; Alan’s mighty Moke; Dwayne’s Mini 1.3i Growler; and Linda’s Mini Mayfair Automatic found themselves surrounded by paparazzi throughout the day. All said and done, it was a great event and we are looking forward to the events that are coming up.
Have a Heck-of-a-time Drivin’ Happy Easter!
Terry (aka Da Prez!)