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Mueller-Korenek sets new land speed record, on a bicycle!

In 2016, SCMM member Denise Mueller pedaled a bicycle on the Bonneville Salt Flats to an unimaginable 147.7 mph, and set the woman’s paced bicycle land speed record. This year the 45-year-old mother of three returned to Bonneville with a new pace car, a husband (now Mueller-Korenek), and sights on breaking the men’s record of […]

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The Devil’s Backbone Run returns to the Mother Lode

Another Devil’s Backbone Run is now history. The MINI adventure, dubbed ‘Return to the Mother Lode,’ marked the eighth running of the annual road trip through the Sierras. This year the group spent two nights in historic Murphys and one night in Mammoth Lakes. Murphys was a wild west town during California’s gold rush, filled […]

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Carr Fire claims the home of veteran SCMM members Norm and Jesse Nelson

Hearts broke throughout the MINI community this past Saturday when news that its goodwill ambassadors and SCMM members, Norm and Jesse Nelson, lost their home in the devastating Carr Fire in Northern California. The massive blaze, touched off by a vehicle malfunction on Monday afternoon along Highway 299 in Whiskeytown, exploded Friday night doubling in […]

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MINI Takes The States 2018 ends in Keystone, Colorado

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., /PRNewswire/ — MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018 (MTTS), the eagerly anticipated road rally for MINI owners hosted by MINI USA , kicked off from two separate locations on opposite sides of the country. Over the next five days, thousands of MINI owners drove to help raise money for charity partner Feeding America. The two […]

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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 […]