SCMC Run April 3 - Back to Furnace Creek

This month the SCMC was invited to join Cars and Coffee on their April Cruise, Sunday, April 3 - The Death Valley and Furnace Creek Brunch drive. Hoping for some better weather this time around. If we’re lucky, all the rain will create a beautiful palate of wild flowers along our route through the deserted roads of the majestic Death Valley. We will end the cruise for a scrumptious brunch at the world famous Furnace Creek Resort ( ). The cost of the brunch is about $22 plus tax and gratuity. We will depart promptly from the Gas station on the SE corner of 159 and 160 (Blue Diamond) at 8:30 AM. Please arrive early so we have our driver’s meeting at 8:45 AM. After brunch, we can decide within our own MINI group when we’d like to head back.

Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to come.

Posted in Club News,MINI Run — by Julie on 03/27/11 (0) Comments

SCMC Events On The Horizon

Just wanted to give you a heads up for some upcoming Club events:

AMVIV Planning Meeting, Thursday March 31, 6:30pm at The Clubhouse, 4803 Mojave Road.
AMVIV = A MINI Vacation in Vegas. More details at

Monthly visit to Cars and Coffee is scheduled for Saturday April 2, 8am - 11am. Cars and Coffee™ Las Vegas details at Stop by The Madhouse for coffee ahead of time at Eastern and Pebble, and support a SCMC Member business

Motor-In - The Queen Victoria Pub at The Riviera Hotel and Casino. Thursday, April 14 at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there.

Motor-In - Grind Burger, 360 East Tropicana Avenue, Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30pm.

Club Run, Saturday, April 30, we’ll be headed on the twisties to Oatman and Kingman. More details about this run will be released later.

There’s lots happening this month, but if you’ve got an idea for a quick trip somewhere, we’re always open for suggestions. Just drop us a line and let us know what you have in mind.

Hope to see you sometime soon!

Posted in AMVIV,Club News,MINI Run,Motor In — by Julie on 03/26/11 (0) Comments

SCMC Motor-In Friday, March 25

Have a slight change in plans for this week. We had planned to have a Motor-In (aka SCMC Dinner and Socializing Adventure) at The Hofbrauhaus this Friday at 6:30. Unfortunately, when we called to confirm, they told us they had scheduled a private party that night and are unavailable to us. We’ll plan on going to Hofbrauhaus another time.


Friday’s Motor-In will be at Republic Kitchen & Bar, 9470 S Eastern Avenue at 6:30pm We’ve got a space reserved upstairs.

Click the weblink to their home page, if you’d like to look at their menu:

Hope to see you there.

Posted in Club News,Motor In — by Julie on 03/21/11 (0) Comments

SCMC Run to Amboy - Sunday, March 20

The Sin City MINI Club is headed out into the desert this Sunday, for a run to Amboy. For those of you that don’t know, Amboy is a small town in San Bernardino County – situated along Route 66 in the Mojave Desert, and home to the famous “Roy’s Motel and Café”. If you saw the animated feature “Cars” – the fictional town Radiator Springs was loosely based on this little gem of a stop.

We will be meeting at the Las Vegas Outlet Mall on the southern end of The Strip, in the parking lot behind McDonald’s at 8:30am. We’ll leave PROMPTLY at 9:00am. Most likely our first bathroom break will be at Kelso – so we can wander around the former railroad depot. We’ll stop in Ludlow for lunch at the Ludlow Café (yes, it’s still open, I called and checked). From Ludlow, we’ll head over to Amboy, and stop for bit to get some photos around the place. On the way back, we’ll make another restroom stop at Searchlight and we’re scheduled to arrive back in Las Vegas by 5pm.

Hope to see you there!

Posted in Club News,MINI Run — by Julie on 03/15/11 (0) Comments

Rider’s Choice: St. Patrick’s Day Rally or The Valley of Fire

The Club got two invites for this weekend. The St. Patrick’s Day Rally with the British Auto Club, and a ride through The Valley of Fire with the Cars and Coffee Group.

As I mentioned earlier, its best to make the St. Patrick’s Day Rally with a co-pilot – someone to help you find places on the list and generally help you navigate. There are folks in the Club that are probably interested in attending but don’t necessarily have someone to take with them on the run. If you are interested in participating, but need someone to join you, you’ve got a couple options.

The first and easiest is to just show up Sunday at The Original Pancake House at 4833 West Charleston Blvd at 8:30 and sort it out there.

The second is to either post your comments here or on Facebook, (or you can email me) letting people know you need a co-pilot, or would like to be a co-pilot.

If you’re not interested in the St. Pat’s Rally – you can always accept the invitation from the Cars and Coffee group, and head out for a drive to the valley of Fire and lunch at Montelago Village.

The weather looks outstanding for Sunday - either option will definitely be a good time. Hope to see you this weekend.

Posted in Club News,MINI Run — by Julie on 03/09/11 (0) Comments

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