Don’t Forget! MCM Events Checklist

Did I remember to……., is that one of your first thoughts each morning with these busy days of summer upon us?  With so many things to keep track of, reservations to make and things to remember to put on your calendar, we thought that we would help you out by creating a handy MINI checklist.  MidCal MINIs has so many great activities planned for this summer; you simply do not want to miss a single one.  All you have to do is click here on CHECKLIST and print out a nice handy-dandy list to post on your fridge or to carry in your wallet.  And if I was more computer savvy, I would create an app for that!


July 17 - Stand Out from the Pack Day

WHAT: A day for MINI owners & fans to have a bit of collective fun, by standing out from the pack—together—in true MINI spirit.
HOW: … Wear a red shirt – and give a wave or high-five to other motorers sporting the “stand-out” spirit. **Bonus points for wearing a “contrasting roof” (a.k.a. white or black hat)
WHY: Because it’s fun. Because it’ll help you decide what to wear that day. Because it’s John Cooper’s Birthday. And because only MINI fans are cool enough to pull it off.
WHO’S JOHN COOPER? The legendary racer who helped transform the Classic Mini into an iconic racing demon – right down to its red body and signature contrasting roof. Just one of the ways the Mini was guaranteed to stand out from the pack (although being out in front usually helped, too).

July 21 - MidCal Run and Club meeting at the home of Jim and Janet, watch for an email from Tina.

July 21 - RSVP and payment due for the Morro Bay / Rotta Winery Run.  Email your RSVP and we will send you payment instructions if you are not able to make the July 21st Club Meeting.

July 22 - Custom MINI Shop is moving!  Help Steve relocate to the new Shop.  To obtain more information and to RSVP, email Tina with your availability at

If you stop by to help Steve move, hamburgers and drinks will be provided for the workforce.  Side items are a welcome addition and if you have a truck or something larger than a MINI, bring that too!  Assistance from movers early in the week preceding July 22nd are also welcome.    The new location (3711 West Gettysburg Ave.)  is not too far away from the old one (3439 West Holland Ave.).


August  17 - Sees the return to a Friday Club Meeting at Yosemite Falls Cafe beginning at 6:30 pm.

August 25 - Rotta Winery/Morro Bay Run – Don’t forget to RSVP, make your meal selection and arrange from making your pre-payment no later than July 21st.  Email with your RSVP and if you are unable to make the July 21st meeting, payment instructions will be emailed to you.  Sign up early! 


September 15 - Saturday September 15th sees a change in venue for our September Club Meeting.  Jon and Joanie will be hosting the Club Meeting at their home.  The time has been set for 6:30 p.m. and we need your RSVP as soon as possible.  Tina will send out an email with directions as soon as you confirm attendance.  This event will include swimming, beverages and Race Simulators from “The Raceroom”.  If you are interested in this event, there will be a cover charge for the simulators.  This meeting is a potluck and a BYOB.  RSVP early.

September 29 and 30 - Valley British Car Show and Run.  The Central Valley British Car Club is dedicated to classic British car owners living in the California Central Valley. They participate in a number of regional British sports car events, provide a classified ads page and offer information on numerous upcoming events.

This is the only car show that MidCal participates in.  The proceeds also go to a great cause.  Your entry in the British Car Roundup is not only your ticket to a great weekend of British Car fun but will also help support the construction of the ‘Nature Education and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center’ near Clovis, CA. The Nature Center will provide residents and students from all over the Valley with a unique nature experience within a suburban setting.  We live in an area rich in natural beauty but the travel distance to participate in or observe nature excludes many from these experiences. When this project reaches full development, individuals and families may observe the beauties of this region in a natural state without lengthy travel and large expense.

Planned Award Classes for 2012

ALL CLASSES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ‘BEST OF SHOW AWARD’! Three or more cars of a marque or model must be entered to form a class. Classes are created based on entries received by Thursday (9/27/12) prior to the show. If your car’s marque or model is unable to form a class, it will by default be placed into either the ‘Open: Sports Car Class’ or the ‘Open: Saloon Class’. If there are less than three cars in either of these ‘Open’ classes they will be combined into an ‘Open: British Car Class’. This way everyone has a chance for an award. The ‘Winner’s Circle’ class is made up of the First Place Class winners from any class at the Clovis British Car Roundup in the past two years and must be entered in the Winner’s Circle Class. All classes are eligible for the Best of Show Award.

Triumph   2 & 3, Triumph 4 & 250, Triumph Spitfire & GT6,Triumph TR6,   Triumph TR7 & TR8, Jaguar XK 120/140/150, Jaguar E Type, Jaguar   Saloons/Sedans MG   TC/TD/TF, MGA, MGB, MGB-GT, MG Midget, Mini Cooper ‘Classic’, MINI   Cooper ‘New’, Rolls Royce/Bentley Austin   Healey, Big Healey 4/6/3000, Austin Healey Sprite, ‘Open’ Sports Car, ‘Open’   Saloon/Sedan, Sunbeam, Jensen Healey, Winners Circle

Last year two of our own tied for MINI Cooper ‘New’.  Let’s not break the winning streak and have a great Club showing this year.    Click here for more information.

The Clovis British Car Roundup is held once a year on the last weekend in September. This is your once a year chance to see British cars from around the state! See British cars from England like Triumph, MG, Jaguar, Healey, Range Rover, Austin, Morris, Sunbeam, Riley, Lotus and Mini Cooper. This British car show is held in conjunction with the annual Clovis Antique and Collectibles Fair so with this British Car show there is plenty to see and do!  Restaurants, coffee houses, live music and tons of antiques and collectibles will be available for your entertainment with this one of a kind British car show in downtown Old Town Clovis California.  MidCal is planning to be a part of the Saturday Run as well this year so don’t forget to sign up early.  The link above will take you to the entrance from too!


October 13 –  October 13 – Tentative – Tioga Pass / Whoa Nelly Deli Run

October 19 -  Once again sees the return to a Friday Club Meeting at Yosemite Falls Cafe beginning at 6:30 pm.


Nothing planned at this time


December 8th or 15th - Final date yet to be determined.  This is an annual event hosted by Tom and Tina (MINIEOR) – the Annual MidCal MINI Potluck Christmas Party.  Tom will more than likely resume his duties as Master of the BBQ.  It is also anticipated that this will be a BYOB event.  Watch for more information in the months to come.

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