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.

Ice Cream Run August 28

hall m&dI just found out that August 28th. is an important date for some people. It is National Cherry Turnover Day. Onam is celebrated in India. Ghost Day is celebrated in Vietnam. It is also National Mouse Racing Day. In 1609 Henry Hudson began exploring the Bay of Delaware. In 1898 Pepsi-Cola was invented. In 1907 UPS was founded. In 1937 Toyota became an independent company. In 1965 Shania Twain was born. In 1982 Le Ann Rimes was born. In 1991 the collapse of the Soviet Union started and of course it is 20 days before my birthday on September 12th. So I believe we should all go out and celebrate by eating Ice Cream Drive Starts at 7:00 (ish) pm at  the top of Mount Tolmie;  We will cruise through the hoods and check out some cool cribs, cross over the line and through downtown to show off our cool rides, ending up at Mr. Tubbs for some rappin and ice cream at 3454 Tillicum Rd. about 8 pm.

Cheers Doug,
V.M.C.C. Event Coordinator

Next Event Tech Day

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Our next event on February 15’th is our annual Technical Day.
We will be focusing on a few things that will help us all:
1. Changing a valve cover gasket and checking valve clearances on a Classic Mini;
2. Carburator adjustment on Classic Mini;
3. How to remove disc and drum brakes off a New MINI;
4. If time permits have other members vehicles put up on the hoist as well; and
5. We will have the monthly meeting there as well bringing everyone up to speed on the Club activities including the Mini Meet West 2015 event that we are co-hosting in Afterwards, for anyone wishing to, we can go for lunch.


When —- February 15th.   10 am. till 12:00
Where — Richard’s, Elk Lake Certigard Auto Centre 5498 Pat Bay Highway
Mini Meet West Registration is OPEN
We are happy to announce that we are now open for registration for Mini Meet West (MMW2015).  Check out the site at or check out the Mini Meet West 2015 Facebook site at
New Years Day Drive Wrap Up

hall m&dWeather was brisk but fantastic for the new years day drive.  The drive started out at Tim Horton’s Shelbourne and Cedar Hill Cross Roads location. The event included a drive around the Oak Bay Waterfront, Dallas Road with a walk on the Victoria Breakwater then off to lunch. Approximately 15 people participated in the event.

Thanks Andrew for your video and photo’s. Alan thanks also for your photo’s
Andrews Photos
Alan’s photo’s from the day.




Terry and Mikes Blog EMW2014/ Oak Bay Parade Video/Fathers Day Picnic


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Follow Terry and Mikes Blog as they head out for East Meets West 2014 mini gathering..


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Below is a link of a video of our participation in this years Oak Bay Parade:

2014 Oak Bay Parade Victoria Minis



chapman d We had 11 cars turn out to meet down at Tim’s for a coffee before heading down to the Fathers Day Picnic / car show. Below are some pictures from the event.




Fathers Day in the Park/ More…


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1.   Fathers Day in the Park Sun June 15, 2014 – e

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.  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.  We will have a short meeting during the day as well.
It looks like it will be a nice day on Sunday, so lets have a great turnout.
2. Swap Meet. For all interested, there will be a swap meet June 22nd 7am to 4pm at the Saanich Fairgrounds put on by the Vintage Car Club of Canada (Victoria Chapter)
3. Another new MINI “Rog the Hat” posted this on Facebook and I thought you may be interested.
Just click on this link MINI 5-Door Hatch
4. Another new MINI Concept.  Unveiling of MINI Superleggera Vision – check it out!

Stay tuned!

Terry (aka Da Prez!)


Poker Run Results

hall m&dWe had seven cars participate with 21 poker hands purchased for the Shawnigan lake Poker Run. Although the rain tried to dampen the fun I believe we are had a good day capped off with a great dinner at the Four Mile Pub. Congratulations to Alan for the best hand and Duane for second best hand.

Cheers Doug VMCC Event Coordinator
And we are off (7 cars and 21 hopeful poker hands)!
Strategic Picking  Pics of Poker hand cards at the third checkpoint
And the Winner goes to Allan with two pairs (10’s and 4’s). Second place to Duane who had 2 Ace’s up his sleeve.


P1010559This year the ABFM at Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver  had 527 cars, and the weather held with overcast sky, followed by sunshine! The Minis/MINI count was a little lower this year, but some pretty nice ones showed up. From our club, Merville and Doug were on show with their new MINI and I took over the Mini GTM Coupe. We reconnected with old friends from the Vancouver Mini Club and the Seattle Area Mini Owners club. Overall it was a great show!

More pics here :


Next event “Restoration Fair and Swap Meet” and Monthly Club Meeting”

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Well looks like the fantastic spring weather is upon us and it looks like it will be a great weekend as well.
1. Don’t Forget the 9th Annual Restoration Fair and Swap Meet hosted by the Old English Car Club South Island Branch and the Saanich Peninsula Historical Artifacts Society (Heritage Acres) on Sunday, April 13th. It is located off Hwy 17 ( Pat Bay Hwy).  We will be meeting there around 9 AM entry is $3.00 per person.  Children under 12 get in for Free.  We can fit up to 5 – 6 Mini/MINIs in our allocated space.  We will have a tent as well. Don’t forget to bring a chair to relax in.  There is a food vender as well, but you can bring your own if you like.  Lets have a great day there.
2.  Our April Meeting will be taking place at 6:30 pm-ish on Tuesday 15 April 2014 in the BMW dealership on Esquimalt Rd. We should have a bit of an update regarding the Mini Meet West 2015 event that we are co-hosting with Vancouver Mini Club.
If you have any event ideas, please bring them forward at the meeting or email Doug Hall our Events Coordinator at:
Enjoy the fine weather and hope to see you at the upcoming events.
Terry (aka Da Prez!)

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Dwayne Kalynchuk just emailed a couple pictures of the 2014 Mini Cooper S he spotted here in town at the speedway. Earl was happy to meet his new Mini Cooper S cousin. Dwayne I think that new mini would look really nice in your garage next to Earl! It’s even the right color!


Mini Tech Day

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Everyone had a chance to peek about under their cars during the March Tech. Day. Richard passed on all sorts of interesting information during the two hour event which was capped off with a great brunch, enjoyed by all. Thanks again to Richard for all his professional advice.

Cheers Doug Hall

VMCC Events Coordinator


February Club Meeting and Seven Mountain Tour Results and Pics


hogan tHI everyone!

First off, I hope that the Mini/MINIs over in the UK have made it to higher ground, although it may be difficult to find or get there.

To our members there, hope you and your fellow enthusiasts won’t have too many problems caused by the deluge of rain.

The time sure passes by and here it is another opportunity to get together as a Club.  The February meeting is being hosted by Mike  Smith.

It will be held at 7pm-ish on Saturday, 15 February 2014.

We are always looking for ideas and if you have them, take the time to email me if you cannot attend the meeting.

Of course it is always better to attend the meetings as we have a great time discussing various activities surrounding our cars, and share ideas as well.


Hope to see you there.



Terry (aka Da Prez!)


hall m&dThanks to all who braved the weather and came to challenge their fear of heights.

We all managed through rain and snow to locate the seven mounts and answer the questions.

The winners were Lloyd and Dana, not only were they first to finish but recorded the lowest distance of 44.1 kms.

Second place went to Robert Atkins in his Classic mini with a distance of45.6 kms.

The event ended at the Sea Cider Cidery with everyone enjoying themselves while explaining their strategies of their route.


Doug, Event Coordinator VMCC

Next Event: “Seven Mountain Tour”

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Our next Event! 

The February club event will be the “Seven Mountain Tour”. This drive / rally will challenge your fear of mountains without gaining elevation or using up those valuable brake pads.

When: Sunday February 9th,  starting from Tim Horton’s at the corner of Cedar Hill Rd. and Shelbourne St. at 1:00 o’clock.

What: The drive is  approximately 50kms (if completed properly), as with all our drives there will be some surmountable twists and turns, ending up at a local Cidery for a tour, taste and awarding the winner their trophy.

How: Instructions will be given out at the start, no copilot necessary, only 7 questions to answer and all makes and models welcome, if the mini is unlicensed.

P.S. Bring your Victoria street map
It would be helpful (not necessary) if you let me know if you were planning to participate.

Cheers Doug



cropped-smP1050381-1.jpg Some people say there isn’t much to do during rainy weekends, but,  that hasn’t stopped Alan. Hedecided to build a custom matching trailer for his Moke. Great job Alan!I can’t wait to see it in person. I like how Alan paid attention to the details like how the shape of the trailer fenders match the Moke. Check out some of the build pictures below.


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The MG club was gracious to include us again in their New Years Day rally and lunch event.  A great way to celebrate the bringing in of the new year. We had 19 mini club members out with 10 Minis in attendance. The MG club had approximately 36 members show up with MGB’s, an MG TD, MGA, MG Y saloon, and several Jaguars to name a few. Mini’s representation included a couple classic Minis, a couple new Coopers, a couple new Mini Cooper S’s, a John Cooper Works GP, a Mini Paceman and a Mini Countryman. There were even a couple heavily modified Minis that resembled a Corvette and Land Rover. Everyone was impressed with Gord’s new Mini Countryman that sported 1.75 inch lowering springs and 19 inch JCW wheels giving it a nice riding stance. Below are some pictures from today’s event. The wide angle photo at cattle point was submitted by Erin Hartley. Thanks Erin! Also are some pictures of MG’s and Mini’s from Alan also.

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Happy New Year!

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Next Event Jan1 2014

Hi Everyone,

Message from your events coordinator;

Our first run of the year will be on News Years day. We will join up with the Victoria MG club at 11:30 am at Cattle Point. We will have about a 1 hour drive (usually with questions) and end up at JJ Morgans Restaurant for lunch at 1:00. We’ve had 14 people in the mini club already confirm they want to attend plus 36 from the MG Club.

Please confirm attendance A.S.A.P so numbers can be confirmed.

Contact Doug at
Terry (aka Da Prez!