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MINI Takes The States 2018 route announced

Buckle Up MINI Fans — MTTS 2018 to stop in Los Angeles July 16th MINI USA has released the 2018 MTTS route — Rally To The Rockies. As expected, this year’s route will begin on July 14, from a West and an East coast city, with both routes ending in Keystone, Colorado, July 20-22. The […]

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Southwest MINI Fest set for May 10-13, 2018

Southwest MINI Fest registration now open! Southwest MINI Fest is coming to San Diego this May 10-13. Registration for the three-night gathering of MINI/Mini enthusiasts is now open on the event website. Official event website —–> CLICK HERE Headquarters for SWMF will be the Crowne Plaza San Diego-Mission Valley, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego. […]

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It’s deja vu all over again as Irwindale Speedway is saved from the wrecking ball — 2-year deal signed

Dec. 29, 2017 — Call it a Christmas miracle for race fans. Irwindale Speedway, southern California’s legendary half-mile oval, has been saved from the wrecking ball for a third time. Racer Tim Huddleston and Justice Brothers, maker of automotive oil additives, signed a two-year lease agreement on the 63.5-acre property. A Chinese investment group wants […]

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MINI Maniacs join Roosters in Holiday Food Drive

IRVINE, Dec. 17, 2017 — There are more than 315,000 people in Orange County who are at risk of hunger each month, that according to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Most of the hungry are the working poor who are trying their best to provide food for their families, or seniors on fixed incomes who […]

SCMM now on Instagram

Members are invited to share their MINI memories! The launch of the new SCMM website also brought with it the club’s new Instagram page, photos4scmm, a collection of MINI and club-related images spanning the past 15 years of club activities. Members are encouraged to follow us on Instagram and submit their own images to be […]

Navigating the new SCMM website

Welcome to the new SCMM website. It’s been months in the making, but it’s finally arrived. We’re calling this the “soft launch” of the website because we know there could be some things that may need tweaking here and there. So look around, explore, and become familiar the workings of the new site. Be sure to […]

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Members celebrate the season at annual holiday party

Dec. 3, 2017 — “What’d ya get, what’d ya get?,” was the chant heard as gifts from under the Christmas tree were opened during SCMM’s annual holiday party, hosted by Scott McIntyre, at Motoring Magic in Thousand Oaks. More than 50 MINI Maniacs turned out for the festivities, some in (not that) “ugly” Christmas sweaters […]

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A final ‘Night of Destruction’ at Irwindale Speedway

A capacity crowd turned out October 28, for what was likely Irwindale Speedway’s final Night of Destruction. After several years of uncertainty about the track’s future, many have accepted that the end of racing here is coming at the end of this season. The lights are set to go out forever in January. On this […]

Devil's Backbone 2017
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The Devil’s Backbone

The Devil’s Backbone ran the Heavenly Highways The eighth running of SCMM’s Devil’s Backbone Run took place in September. This year’s edition, called Heavenly Highways, included overnight stays in Bishop, South Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes. In typical Devil’s Backbone fashion, the majority of attendees met at Denny’s in Sylmar to officially kick off the […]

Save the date: MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018

Woodcliff Lake, NJ,  September 5, 2017. MINI USA announced today what the MINI community has been anticipating for more than a year, MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018 (MTTS) will indeed happen next summer, beginning July 14, and ending on July 22. Next year’s rally will be the seventh MINI TAKES THE STATES adventure for MINI […]