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The MINI Maniacs visit the Mullin Automotive Museum

It’s not where one would expect to find a collection of rare French automobiles, tucked away in an industrial park in Oxnard, California. The Mullin Automotive Museum is home to 120 vintage touring and racing cars, of which 50 to 60 are on display in the ever-changing exhibit. The MINI Maniacs toured the Mullin on […]

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Debbie Jones named San Diego Area Coordinator

With the loss of our dear friend, June Medved, Debbie Jones has agreed to step into the role of San Diego Area Coordinator. June brought our San Diego SCMM region to a level of participation never before realized; culminating in annual Jubilees with record member participation.  Debbie hopes to carry on in June’s memory. Debbie, […]

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SCMM mourns the loss of June Medved

June Lisa Medved passed away on May 25, 2018.  She was 47. She fought a courageous battle and beat the odds many times.  This time she did not win. She was surrounded by her family; her father, Richard Medved, her mother, Linda Medved and sister, Joy Medved.  They have been by her side constantly. Her […]

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SCMM to ‘set sail’ June 9th to Catalina Island

The MINI Maniacs are set to embark on an unique one-day adventure, June 9, to Los Angeles County’s hidden paradise — Catalina Island. This rocky piece of land, home to about 4,000 residents, has remained relatively unchanged despite its proximity to metropolis. “Catalina is so close, yet so far away,” says SCMM Events Director Craig […]

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SCMM hosts Southwest MINI Fest 2018

They drove from all over California, from Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico, and one from as far away as Houston, Texas! MINI Coopers in every color and variant, along with their fanatical owners, came to Southwest MINI Fest to meet other like-minded enthusiasts of the little car with British heritage. The four-day affair was hosted […]

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MINIs flew like condors on RODNOC Run

On Saturday, April 28, 17 SCMM members in 14 cars came together for the backroads run known as the “Rodnoc,” an annual club favorite. The Rodnoc run is a reverse route drive of the “Condor,”  another club favorite, so named because it loosely circles the Sespe Condor Sanctuary. After a bracing cold morning meet-up in […]

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MINI Maniacs taken to a new high during Babylon Run

The reviews are in and this year’s Run to Babylon is a smash hit with the MINI Maniacs. The four-day adventure kicked off April 19, with an overnight in Santa Cruz at the Sea & Sand Inn. The motel is perched high on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the City’s famous  boardwalk and […]

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WeatherTech places its welcome mat at Laguna Seca Raceway

A new era began in April when automotive floor mat manufacturer WeatherTech assumed the naming rights of Laguna Seca Raceway creating WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The contract is for five years with an option for an additional five years. Automotive accessory retailer WeatherTech, known for its DigitalFit™ floor mats manufactured in America, expands its footprint […]

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Picnic among the giants during the Devil’s Backbone Run

SCMM members attending this year’s Devil’s Backbone Run are in for a giant treat, literally! A picnic among the Giant Sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Located a short distance from the historic town on Murphys, where the MINI Maniacs will be spending two nights, the park is home to two groves of the […]