SCMC News For 4/30

Here’s what’s happening this week with the SCMC”

*We’ve got a couple different brunch offerings for you this Sunday, May 1:

    First is our standing invitation from Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub
    Several of us went over there a couple weekends ago, and it’s a great place. Good food, drink specials (two for one mimosa/Bloody Marys) and a nice location. Their website has a schedule of events, and they include Mini Cooper Sundays - this is a weekly invite to Mini Coopers in the valley (new and classic) to come and hang out for the day. Brunch usually goes until about 2pm.
    Second is an invite we received from Katrina for a Royal Wedding Celebration
    Katrina is hosting a Royal Wedding Celebration on Sunday May 1st at Garfield’s Restaurant at The Lakes, 2620 Regatta Drive, Suite 118. Members of the Sin City MINI Club and the British Motor Club will be invited. It is going to be a dressy brunch, with champagne and wedding cake. They will show video of the wedding , and have a Royal Fancy Dress Up event. Dress for the occasion will be Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge Suit. The approximate cost will be $10 per person which will include cake and champagne and the members will order off a really nice brunch menu. If a formal brunch is more your speed, contact Katrina and see about getting added to the guest list - [email protected] or 702-217-9951

*For those of you wanting to help out with AMVIV, our next planning meeting will be on Thursday, May 5, 6:30pm, at The Clubhouse – 4803 Mojave Rd.

*Monthly visit to Cars and Coffee is scheduled for Saturday May 7, 8am – 11am. Cars and Coffee™ Las Vegas details at http://lasvegas.carsandcoffee.info/ Stop by The Madhouse for coffee ahead of time at Eastern and Pebble, and support a SCMC Member business

*Speaking of AMVIV – THAT is almost here. May 19-22. Many, many thanks to those of you who have volunteered some of your time to help with this great event. Many of you have also registered to join in on the festivities. If you’d just like to see what is happening over the weekend, check out the schedule, here’s the link.

*Earlier this month, I sent you some information about the 4th Annual Anthem Country Club Car Show and BBQ on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. This looks like it could be a fun event for the Club! If you’d like to register your MINI or Mini for the show, email me at [email protected] and I can email you the registration form.

*You might recall, I told you about a group of Classic Mini owners coming to the United States from France with their Minis to cruise along Route 66, from coast to coast. They are due to arrive in Las Vegas, the evening of May 8th. We’re thinking about having a special Motor In with them during their time in Vegas – specifically Monday evening, May 9th, possibly at Shakespeare’s. They’ll be in town until May 10th when they head for California. If you want their complete Western schedule, email me at [email protected].

Posted in Club News — by Julie on 04/30/11 (0) Comments



Club Update for 4/15

First off – we have a bit of a conflict with our planned Route 66 Fun Run for April 30th. For those of you that don’t know, The Laughlin River Run is one of the biggest annual motorcycle rallies in Nevada. Our scheduled run and the Laughlin River Run are the same weekend. Oatman will probably be overrun with bikers on that Saturday. We might be rescheduling our April 30th run to just go to Kingman for the car show, or may put in a stop in Chloride, and avoid the Laughlin areas. Or we might just pick a different weekend entirely, so that the run would still be a test run for the AMVIV run. We will keep you posted on this. Of course, we can still go the planned route, and just deal with all the motorcycles when we stop. After all, its a Saturday - what else do we have to do? It would make the drive interesting. If any of you have any thoughts on this, we’d be happy to hear them.

Next up, one of our members sent me an email this week about the Shakespeare’s Grille and Pub in Henderson, 790 Coronado Center Dr. #130. On their schedule of events, they include Mini Cooper Sundays. This is a weekly invite to Mini Coopers in the valley (new and classic) to come and hang out for the day. They’ll be open for brunch, with special brunch prices and drink specials. I’ll be headed over this Sunday to see what it’s all about, if you’ve got some time, let’s do brunch.

Our next Motor In will be Wednesday, April 20, 6:30pm, at Grind Burger, 360 E Tropicana. Here’s a link to their menu: http://grindburgers.com/menu.html

Our next AMVIV Planning Meeting is Thursday, April 21, 6:30pm at The Clubhouse, 4803 Mojave Road.

Remember that group of French Classic Mini Coopers heading to the US to cruise Route 66? This trip is planned for 3 weeks. Thursday, April 21 to Sunday, May 15, 2011. I have the Western portion of their itinerary - if you’d like it, let me know. I thought it might be fun if the Club met up with them during their trip, either to ride along for a while along their route or just around Vegas – or maybe just to have a meal or something.

For those of you interested in special edition MINIs, MINI is producing the MINI Clubman Hampton Design. See the MINI Clubman Hampton later this month at Desert MINI of Las Vegas, or get a sneak peak in The Desert MINI Lounge on Facebook.

Have you heard about the new Fiat 500, and their marketing efforts attempt to compare it to the MINI Cooper? If you don’t follow them as regularly as you might like, White Roof Radio talked about this on their show this week. If you’d like to catch both sides of this argument, check out their podcast on iTunes, or follow this weblink for Woofcast #375: http://www.whiteroofradio.com/woofcast-375/

Interested in a custom license plate frame? Please check out this web site gourmetlicenseframes.com Several of the designs fit and look great on the Mini Coopers. He said he’d be glad to design a custom frame for our group and forgo a design fee with a minimum order of 10 (shipping will be less that way too). They would also make great gifts or awards, if we were so inclined. Let me know if any of you are interested.

Posted in AMVIV,Club News,MINI Run,Motor In — by Julie on 04/15/11 (0) Comments



Motor-In: Queen Victoria Pub

Just a reminder about this week’s Motor-In Thursday, April 14 at 6:30pm at the Queen Victoria Pub at The Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Come visit with your fellow members and maybe meet some new ones; catch up on the latest news about AMVIV. See you there!

Posted in Club News,Motor In — by Julie on 04/13/11 (0) Comments



Club Update for Friday 4/8

For those of you looking for something to do this weekend, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino is hosting the second Vegas StrEATs Food Truck Festival 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, in the Fremont East Entertainment District downtown. Food trucks galore ) Wear your club shirts so we can find each other.

Mark your calendars!!! There’s another AMVIV8 planning meeting next week. Any members who are interested in hearing the latest of our plans, or wanting to help put, are welcome. The meeting will be at The Clubhouse, 4803 Mojave Road just north of the Tropicana intersection, at 6:30pm Wednesday, April 13.

Our next Motor In will be Thursday, April 14, 6:30pm, at the Queen Victoria Pub at the Riviera Hotel and Casino.

Posted in Club News,News — by Julie on 04/08/11 (0) Comments





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