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Borrego Springs Sculpture Tour – March 16

Wildflowers and wild sculptures are coming together March 16, in Borrego Springs. Join us for this driving tour of more then 100 life-sized metal sculptures created by artist Ricardo Breceda that roam the area around Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, including a 350-foot long serpent with a head of dragon and tail of a rattlesnake. The […]

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(Jan. 25, 2019) A last-minute change in the event calendar turned January’s Fourth Saturday of the Month Breakfast into the Pancakes to Pistachios Run. Organized by SCMM President Michael Garcia, the run was in lieu of the Marston’s Breakfast in Valencia. The group met at the Ranch House Restaurant in Gorman for breakfast before starting […]

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SCMM celebrates 16th anniversary with party at Santa Anita Park

SCMM members celebrated the club’s 16th anniversary on January 20, with a day of thoroughbred horse racing action. The gathering at Santa Anita Park, an annual tradition since the beginning days of the club, included a delicious buffet lunch, the always popular raffle drawing and the debut of one extraordinary filly. Each year SCMM gets […]

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Please support this year’s Food Drive

The Roosters Foundation Food Drive is set for December 16, however new rules this year have restricted the number of volunteers that will be allowed inside the Second Harvest Food Bank’s warehouse. While these restrictions have impacted the number of us who help fill the food boxes, the financial need to support this effort is […]

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L. A. Auto Show opens today, runs through Dec. 9th

The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show opened today and runs through December 9. This year’s show is all about the technology that carmakers are packing inside, basically turning vehicles into smartphones on wheels. Electrics and hybrids continue to pick up market share, and while Tesla dominates the electrics, newcomers like Rivian and Byton are ready […]

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Paso Robles played host to SCMM’s annual Memorial Run

SCMM’s annual memorial run took the MINI Maniacs to Paso Robles this year for a three-day adventure that included wine tasting, wild turkeys, challenging curves, and the always spectacular Pacific Coast. The group stayed in the heart of Paso Robles at the Melody Ranch Motel, which made for an easy walk around the city square […]

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MINI Maniacs ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tram

The MINI Maniacs spent a day at California’s highest state park on October 21, Mount San Jacinto, with its peak topping out at a breathtaking 10,804 feet. The day-long event was a hold-over from August, when the temperature in nearby Palm Springs reached 120 degrees, and it was decided to postpone until October. Getting to […]

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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 […]