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Mini Performance Group is a car club for Coopers based in Upstate New York's Capital Region. Learn more, join right away, or be added to the newsletter for occasional email updates.

Events

Click on the event listing to read more about it. Meetings are at 7:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Albany Pump Station.


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August club meeting and upcoming British fest

Tuesday, August 5 is the first Tues of the month: Meaning an MPG club meeting at the Albany Pump Station. Meets at 7:15 p.m. — look for the group of people in relevant apparel.

Also:

Saturday, August 16 is British Motor Fest at the Saratoga Auto Museum. Anyone want to get a group together? It’s technically organized through the Adirondack Triumph Association, but… We’re British! Rain is the 17th, pre-registration is likely encouraged.

July meeting

Oh my stars – it’s July and it’s the first Tuesday! Come on out to the Albany Pump Station tonight! Meeting at 7:15.

If anyone wants to get together for dinner, meet us at 6:15 at the short end of the bar.
Cheers!

MINIs at the Market

So who is up for “MINIS AT THE MARKET” Sunday June 29th, at Spa City Farmers’ Market at Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs???

They are promising some great sampling for us, good music and coveted parking. We do need to get an idea of numbers so please RSVP here or on facebook.

The Market is located on the lawn in front of the Lincoln Baths. They are celebrating their 1 year Anniversary so there is going to be lots of action including a pie eating contest! It is also the Jazz Festival weekend at SPAC!

We are welcome 10-3, but our special sampling will be at noon at our parking area. See you there!

For more information and directions visit www.spacityfarmersmarket.com.

Keeler Block Party

Keeler MINI would like us all to come to their BLOCK PARTY Saturday June 7th.

There is free lunch (sometimes they have an ice cream truck). Dan likes the band the best. They have had a $50 gift card prize in the past, so we can hope they might do that again. I told them we wouldn’t come if we had to park in the gravel lot and they said OK we can park right in front of the MINI building! I’m thinking they really want us there :)

Please REPLY here/to mpgminis if you think you can make it.

Drive & Dine to Otesaga

Let’s do a Drive and Dine!

Saturday May 31st.

We’re going to Otesaga Resort Hotel for their lunch buffet. Here is a link to check them out!

Meeting place and directions will follow in an email/post but DO REPLY here or to mpgminis@hotmail.com if you think you are interested.

Meeting tonight!

Hey Everyone – YES there will be a regular meeting today (Tuesday, May 6) at the Albany Pump Station at 7:15 p.m. Time to muster up another road trip. Someone attended the first autocross session, yes? We’d love to hear all about it! Track days are upon us. So if you want to hear stories and get advice on where & when to go – we’ve got people you can talk to! Come on down and chat it up with us.

Cheers!

Bavarian Rocket Science charity event+open house

SATURDAY APRIL 26TH, 2014 CHARITY EVENT & OPEN HOUSE

Bavarian Rocket Science will be hosting our friends, clients, regional car clubs and local automotive enthusiasts for a beautiful Spring Open House and Fundraiser to benefit the Regional Food Bank of North Eastern New York on SATURDAY APRIL 26, 2014 from 10am – 3pm. Donations can be made for services including: Car Washes and Mini-Details, Vehicle Safety Checks, Oil, Fluids and Tire Pressure Checks, OBD2 & Check Engine Light Diagnostics and lunch from the grill with all proceeds going to charity. All are welcome, however an RSVP by April 23rd is greatly appreciated.

See more for details, contact information, and to RSVP

April Fools Meeting

Oh boy!! Tomorrow is the first Tuesday of the month — so YES meet at the Albany Pump Station at 7:15 p.m. We were considering having the meeting at FastTrax but I just called and they have a league Tuesday nights for the next few weeks — Grr!

So come on out for a free beer instead!

Hopefully, I will be in touch with Stuart (our Lake Placid MINI friend) before tomorrow night. Anyone want to head up to Lake Placid in April? You can check it out here: www.wildwoodmotel.com

Cya tomorrow!

- J & D

3.29 Maple Syrup Run

Ya Ya MINI friends – It’s time to get out and drive! Join us Saturday, March 29th for a spirited road trip!

Meet at the Albany Pump Station at 9:45am (so we can depart by 10). We’ll make a short stop at Wild Oats see http://wildoats.coop/ then aim to have a super yummy brunch at Ioka Valley Farms see www.iokavalleyfarm.com/ for menu choices!! Of course we are all out of maple syrup and will need to stock up for 2014. :) The brave and adventuresome can continue on (weather permitting) to Jiminy Peak to ride the MOUNTAIN COASTER – Yup it’s open! The Coaster is 3600 feet of twisting, turning fun through the woods. You control your speed so you may take a leisurely ride or get your thrills at speeds up to 23 mph. See http://www.jiminypeak.com/winter-mountain-coaster . Eventually, we will get back on the road and return via a circuitous route (thank you Barry!) to Albany.

Please RSVP, either here, on Facebook, or to mpgminis at hotmail.com.

March (mini) madness

First Tuesday of the month — March 4

That can only mean one thing: Your monthly MPG meeting at the Albany Pump Station. Things get started around 7:15 p.m., more or less. Come with ideas for events, and volunteer to organize one!

(ed note: I’m narrowly missing everyone — will be in the area next weekend. Anyone want to… Go-kart or something? -Z)