Presidents Message

Hi to all of you,
It is that festive time of year again. We had a fantastic Christmas party on
the weekend, with all that attended enjoying the food, refreshments, and
camaraderie. Alan and Jean did an outstanding job hosting the party and had
excellent music. Thanks to Alan for the photos! I heard from several of you,
but wish I heard from everyone regarding the party. I know everyone is busy
and even more so with the Christmas festive season upon us; perhaps we will
see you at the next one.
1. NEW YEAR’S DAY DRIVE 2019– The New Year’s Day Burn is on and will be similar to last years spirited run. Meet Ross and Stu at the Sysco parking lot at approximately 11.00am with a 11.30 sharp departure. To get to the Sysco Parking Lot from the Island Hwy, turn left at the traffic light onto Westshore Parkway and at the roundabout, take the first right exit onto Amy Rd then left onto the Sysco parking lot. (opposite the Shell station and Timmy’s) Lunch at the Loghouse Pub on Millstream Rd will follow the run. You don’t have to have your MINI/Mini, you can always use your other vehicle if you want to. It is for the fun and the spirit of friendship between various Clubs.

I am looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you on New
Year’s Day.
2. MINI EAST MEETS WEST 2019 – There is a Mini East Meets West being held in
Snowmass Village Colorado 24-28 June 2019, where MINIs/Minis from all over
North America and other parts of the world get together for a week. It is
always a fun trip and the event is a great time as well. This would be a 3-5
day trip down averaging 6 hours per day of driving and about the same coming
back. We like to visit various points of interest along the way as well. If
anyone is interested, feel free to contact me via this email address.
3. OTHER EVENTS/MEMBERSHIP – We have many more events planned and hope that you are able to join us. If you have ideas for events, please forward them to me. Please reply to to renew your
membership or if you know others that want to join us in our adventures.
Cost is still $30.00 for the 1 November 2018 – 31 October 2019 Victoria
Minis Car Club year.
My hope is that this festive season brings you peace, joy and contentment.
If you are facing challenges, I wish you better fortune in the coming year.
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

Terry (aka Da Prez!)

Mini Christmas

The Victoria Minis Car Club will be having our Christmas Party on 9 December 2018 from 3pm-ish to 6pm-ish. It is a potluck affair, so bring a food item and the beverage of your choice. It is a social event for current and former members and folks that share an interest in Minis/MINIs. For location please email


For Club members and those wishing to join the Victoria Minis Car Club check out the Club Info heading. Our year goes 1 Nov 2018 – 31 Oct 2019. As a Club, we have an Annual General Meeting (AGM) that is held in November of each year. You must be a member or become a member to attend the AGM. However, you can also renew or become a member at the AGM. This year, we will be holding the lunch/AGM at 1550’s Restaurant (1550 Cedar Hill Cross Rd, Victoria BC V8P 2P4) on Sunday, 18 November 2018 with lunch at Noon followed by the AGM.

If you haven’t received an email and are planning to attend, please email me  .
Throughout the year, we have monthly drives and get togethers which are both fun and informative. We also have members helping members with their projects, and car issues.

Terry (aka Da Prez!)

Father’s Day Picnic in the Park

Had a fantastic time at the Father’s Day Picnic in the Park held in Beacon Hill Park on Sunday, 17 June 2018.

I would like to thank Mike as one of our Club volunteers for coming in very early to help the Old English Car Club in guiding and placing of the vehicles. It was a picture perfect day with an overflow of cars gleaming in the sun.

We had an excellent collection of Minis/MINIs as you can see in the pictures. As always there were many gems and I selected a few to share with you. Thanks to all of you that came out and enjoyed this multi-club English cars celebration!

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 ) 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.

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 !!


Annual AGM & Xmas Party


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.


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.

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.


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)


Ice Cream run results / Next Portland

hogan tWell, we had a great drive around the local municipalities and many onlookers may have whiplash because of the great collection of Mini/MINIs passing by.  On more than one occasion, we were cheered and given the thumbs up.  I would like to thank Doug for providing an interesting drive that took us through several streets and roads seldom travelled which is typical of his planned routes.  Mr. Tubbs was an excellent finishing location as you can see by the photos.  Next up is our road trip to Portland OR for the All British Field Meet at the Portland International Raceway.  For those that are not able to join us, stay tuned for pictures.

Fathers Day and Event Info

hogan tIt was a glorious morning as Linda I were helping out directing vehicles as a volunteers in support of Father’s Day Picnic in the Park held in Beacon Hill Park.  Several Mini/MINIS drove down as a group to take their rightful position between the Jaguars and the Morgans.  All day, the public and other car enthusiasts stopped by to chat and exchange stories about the Minis.  Everyone had a great time and I would like to thank all those responsible especially the Old English Car Club volunteers for organizing this fantastic event.

Looking forward to Mini Meet West 2015 in Abbotsford, BC being held 29 June – 2 July 2015, and a multitude of events to follow.

Circle your calendar for 12 July 2015 to attend Brits on the Beach held at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith, BC.  The Mini/MINI is the marquis automobile for this year!  Here is the link:



Love is Mini a splendor thing!