Sunday Drive around the Saanich Peninsula

Hi everyone,

It was a great Sunday drive around the Saanich Peninsula on a fantastic sunny and warm day.  A mighty contingent of Minis, MINIS and Mini substitutes were given the thumbs up by many folks as we rolled along on the less traveled roads where we like to spend our time.  Bengt-Olov Andersson (BOA), a Mini enthusiast all the way from Sweden rode with Krista and had a wonderful time.  At one of the stops, BOA provided the members with fun stories and items from his club (Mini Seven Club Sweden https://www.facebook.com/MiniSevenClubSweden/posts/2040149269411119 ) one of the oldest Mini Clubs in existence.  Terry tested his band of travelers by having them do a U-turn on each leg of the route he had chosen.  Afterwards, all enjoyed an excellent meal and gracious hospitality at the Spitfire Grill (9681 Willingdon Rd, Sidney by the airport).  I would like to thank everyone that was able to make it and hope to see all of you again on the next drive.

Don’t forget the OECC Restoration and Swap Meet at Heritage Acres off Hwy 17 (Pat Bay Hwy) on 6 May 2018 commencing parking at 8 – 10:00 AM and public from 10AM-3PM.  Cost per person is $4.00 with proceeds supporting ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Society.

Keep on Mini-ing!​

Hello Spring!

We will be getting together on Sunday 15 April 2018 at 1 pm for a meeting.

We will meet in the Coffee Bistro on the 2nd floor in the View Royal Quality Foods on the Helmcken Rd Exit towards the Hospital

Address: 100-27 Helmcken Rd Victoria BC V8Z 5G7.

 

Drive 22 April 2018 1:30 pm –  There will be a drive on Sunday 22 April 2018 Starting at 1:30 pm meeting at the Beaver Lake Filter Beds Parking Lot.  This drive will take about 1.5 hrs and perhaps we will have a beverage and food afterwards for those that are interested.

Terry (aka Da Prez!)

2018 New Years Day Run

2018 New Year’s Day Drive with the MG Club

The crisp sunny day made for excellent road conditions and an enjoyable drive.  We met up and mingled with members of the MG Club whom treated us in their usual friendly manner.  MINIs and Minis were well represented and off we went for the drive 1.5 hr which took us on a route that included fantastic scenery and exhilarating roads through Langford, Sooke, Metchosin and Colwood. Some enjoyed the drive, while others met us at the restaurant. At the Axe and Barrel we all enjoyed a very good meal and conversation.  Again, I would like to thank the MG Club for including us once again in their New Year’s Day Drive.

Mini Xmas Party

What: Victoria Minis Car Club Christmas Party
When: Sunday December 3rd 2017
Where: Mike Smith is hosting this year’s event
Who: All current members of VMCC
Why: Why not? Why are you even asking? 😉
It will start around 3 pm and goes till 6 pm or so.

Please RSVP to Terry if you are coming or not so we can have an idea of how many will be attending the fun event.  As it is a pot luck affair, if you can, let us know what food dish choice you will be bringing, so that we have an idea of what we will need for the party.  Of course, please bring whatever your choice of beverages (Milk, pop, beer, wine or other) you like as well.

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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