Speedway Children’s Charities Laps for Charity: Wrap Up

We had a great turnout for the Speedway Children’s Charities Laps for Charity event. 23 MINIs from the club came out and ran the track a few people actually did it twice. It was a lot of fun and glad everyone could come out to enjoy the fun.

Posted in Club News — by Chris on 01/30/12 (0) Comments


… May I have your attention, please? This is a announcement from MINIUSA. The Sin City MINI Club in voluntary cooperation with MINIUSA and other MINI-centric entities are sending this you this message to keep you informed on events which may peak your motoring interest…

The biggest official MINI Road Rally is happening again this summer: MINI Takes the States 2012 (MTTS, for short).

From Wednesday, July 4th to Sunday, July 15th, MINI Owners and enthusiasts will rally cross-country, from the east to the west coast, dotting the horizon with a gleaming caravan of MINIs. The pack will make scheduled stops along the way to take in the sights, blow off steam, and to partake in some genuinely once-in-a-lifetime motoring experiences.

More details will come as the date gets closer, but registration starts in April. So if you’re interested, sign up to receive updates and more information as firm plans get set.

Go Forth. Go West. Go MINI.



… I now return you to your regularly scheduled Friday activities. Have a great weekend…

Posted in Club News — by Julie on 01/27/12 (2) comments

Speedway Children’s Charities Update - January 29, 2012

This is just a reminder about the Speedway Charities “Laps for Charity” fund raiser this Sunday, January 29 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We’ve had 17 people express an interest so far, but there is no limit. If you’d like to go, but didn’t pre-register, you can sign up at the event when we get there Sunday morning.

I contacted Speedway Charities and let them know we are coming. We have a slot booked for the track during the Club portion of the event – our start time is set for 10:30am, scheduled right after the Pontiac G8 Club. The organizers have requested that we start lining up at least a half hour before our start time. There will be a LOT of interest in this event, and the better we can set this so we arrive at the same time, the easier it will be to get lined up and riding. UPDATE! Let’s meet up in the Shelby Museum parking lot at 6755 Speedway Blvd at 9:15am and then ride out together at 9:30am sharp!

If you pre-registered please print out and bring your pre-registration form as they will have a reserved lane for pre-registered participants. If you didn’t pre-register, NO WORRIES! Make sure to bring either extra cash or a credit card. You can also donate an additional $20.00 for 3 additional laps and take a picture in Victory Lane for an additional $10.00.

Hope to see you there – 9:15am on Sunday, January 29, in the Shelby Museum parking lot at 6755 Speedway Blvd

Posted in Club News,MINI Run — by Julie on 01/27/12 (0) Comments

Kelso Run - Saturday, January 21

This is just a quick remember that tomorrow we’ll be having our monthly drive. This month we are going to Kelso, CA and back. We will meet at the top floor (roof) of the parking garage at The M Resort Spa & Casino - Las Vegas, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Henderson, NV 89044 at 9:30AM. Please try to be on time.

From there we will drive to Kelso, CA to check out the Kelso Depot. Lunch will be most likely in Baker but if we see something more interesting on the drive we could stop there. The drive is 192 miles round trip from the M Resort. According to Google Maps it will take about 4 hours of drive time, this is not including the stops. Please try to make it to the M on time so we can make a prompt departure. If your going to be late please call or text Chris at 702-769-4543 and we will hold up a bit for you.

Hope to see you there!

Posted in Club News,MINI Run — by Julie on 01/20/12 (0) Comments

Recall Alert - 2007-2011 MINI Cooper

The following alert has been floating around the Internet for a few days - we just wanted to make sure you saw it. It could affect you.

BMW is recalling several turbocharged versions of its popular Mini Cooper coupe and convertible to address problems with the water pump that cools the turbocharger, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A problem with the electric circuit board could malfunction and overheat, leading to a potential fire. USA Today is reporting that Mini parent BMW received 12 complaints regarding the issue, and in eight cases, the fire occurred while the vehicle was parked and the engine was off.

The recall affects nearly 90,000 Coopers and is limited to vehicles built between Nov. 16, 2006, and Jan. 18, 2011. (You can find the vehicle’s build date on a label affixed to the driver-side doorjamb.) The affected vehicles are listed below:

2007-2011 Cooper S
2008-2011 Cooper S Clubman
2009-2011 Cooper S Convertible
2011 Cooper S Countryman
2009-2011 Cooper John Cooper Works
2009 Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works
2010-2011 Cooper Convertible John Cooper Works

Keep in mind, BMW/MINI USA will notify owners in February and replace the water pump free of charge. Dealerships won’t be able to help you with this right now, as they are waiting for the official service bulletin and the required parts needed for repairs. You will be contacted when they are ready to handle any necessary warranty work for your vehicle. For more info, owners can call BMW at 866-275-6464 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

Posted in News — by Julie on 01/17/12 (0) Comments

Laps for Charity Event / AMVIV Update

In case you missed it - We sent out an AMVIV mail blast late last night. The AMVIV committee has decided to return to Palace Station for AMVIV 9 and hotel registration is now open. Also, we have opened up the AMVIV9 Design Contest for tshirt, hat and badge designs. If you missed the email blast, please follow this link for more details: http://www.amviv.com

We also have an update for you regarding the Laps for Charity event on Sunday, January 29 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. So far we’ve had 9 Club members express an interest.

I contacted Speedway Charities and let them know we are coming. We have a slot booked for the track during the Club portion of the event. As you might imagine, there will be several Car Clubs at the event. Good news – Our Club will come after the Pontiac G8 club. I am guessing they will be a little quicker off the starting line than the Smart Cars were last year.

Our time slot is 10:30am – and they would like us there at the Speedway lining up at 10:00am. It would probably be a good idea for those of you that are attending to rally up ahead of time, so we can all ride in together. I would suggest we meet up at the Shelby Museum parking lot at 9:15am and then ride out together at 9:30am sharp! There will be a LOT of interest in this event, and the better we can set this so we arrive at the same time, the easier it will be to get lined up and riding.

Pre-registration is NOT REQUIRED. There is a $30 entry fee – and it will be a lot easier if you can possibly go to their website and register for the event and pay the fee ahead of time. You can list “Sin City MINI Club” as your company on the registration form. However, if you aren’t comfortable paying ahead of time, or by credit card online – you do have the option of bringing cash or check to the event. The website for this event is: http://lasvegas.speedwaycharities.org/events/laps_for_charity/ The registration link is at the bottom of the page, or here: https://lasvegas.speedwaycharities.org/events/laps_for_charity/registration/

Another thing to be aware of - when you arrive, and after we line up, there will be folks walking around to have you sign a waiver.

Hope to see you there

Posted in AMVIV,Club News,MINI Run — by Julie on 01/17/12 (0) Comments

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Laps For Charity - January 29

The Sin City MINI Club participated in this event last year, and some of us are looking to do it again.

Experience the thrill of driving your car around the 1.5-mile super speedway at 75-miles per hour all to benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. Feel the rush as you take to the high bank turns and just go, go, GO! Take three laps on the 1.5 mile Super Speedway behind a pace vehicle for a $30 donation (per vehicle) and have your picture taken in Victory Lane for an additional $10. Pre-registration is not required, you can pay at the event.

Drivers must be 18 years of age or older. All occupants of the vehicle must be at least 6 years of age or older. If you have children under 6 with you, they may not ride along & must have an adult (18 years or older) that will stay with them while you take your ride..

Vehicle must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker.

Their website states that laps will be conducted for Car Clubs by reservation (TBD) and for the General Public from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with no reservation needed for the later. If you are interested in participating in this event with the Club, please email me at [email protected] at your earliest opportunity. I will contact the Speedway and let them know how many of us are coming. Details about our joint trip to the track will be announced later.

For more information please contact Speedway Children’s Charities at (702) 632-8242

Posted in Club News,MINI Run — by Julie on 01/08/12 (0) Comments

Saturday 01-07-2012 Cars and Coffee and DIY Day

Hey Everyone,

Come out to our monthly outing to Cars and Coffee the first one of 2012! Lets check out the hot cars out there maybe get some breakfast but most defenitly for me get some COFFEE. Cars and Coffee is at 9500 S Eastern Ave in the Sansone Park Place shopping center (215 and Eastern). It starts at 8:00 AM and goes until 11:00 AM show up anytime from 8 - 11 and hang out show off your hot MINI and look at some other cool rides!

After Cars and Coffee we will be having another DIY day where we teach out how to work on your own MINI! if you have anything you want to have help working on or just want to come and watch Please let me know by NOON on Friday 01-06-2012 at [email protected].  Hope to see you all there!

Motor On

Posted in Club News — by Chris on 01/05/12 (0) Comments

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