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Founded in 1997, Mid Atlantic Minis is a group of classic Mini owners based in southeastern Virginia, with members from as far south as the Carolinas, and as far north as New York.  We have no newsletter, no web site, no monthly meetings, no bylaws and best of all, no dues. We communicate through the use of our club email list. Our typical annual activities include scenic drives, attendance at or participation in British car shows, autocrosses, vintage sports car races, and assisting one another with Mini related mechanical issues. Membership in MAM and participation in our events is free, and is limited to classic Minis and variants only.

In 2009 MAM proudly became a Chapter of Classic Minis United (CMU). If any CMU member would like to join MAM or if you would simply like to obtain additional information about MAM or our events, please contact Howard Collins at miniac7@aol.com

MAM 2011 Events

A Mini Lap of Virginia 2011
Read all about it HERE

The 3rd annual
Mid-Atlantic Mini's - Turkey Run 3!
Here's the story.

This years route started out from Cooper Tune in Hampton, Virginia with 12 classic Mini's, with participants coming from as far away as western North Carolina and the Delaware peninsula. After our usual morning meet and greet over coffee and donuts we got underway, with one participant dropping out due to mechanical issues not long after the start. We later heard that both car and driver made it home safe and sound. A couple more participants separately dropped out as we progressed up the road due to other commitments. We had clear blue skies and temps in the 40's and 50's the entire day. Round trip beginning and ending in Hampton, the event encompassed about 240 miles, with 7 hours of driving time, not including our planned stops. 
We traversed roads less traveled through a dozen cities and counties making up the areas of eastern Virginia known as the Virginia Peninsula, the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck.

Thanks goes out to all who participated, including Steve who again opened up his shop doors and hosted us at the start. Neal gets the long distance haul award for coming all the way from Asheville, NC. His navigation skills thru the twisties is what kept us on course all day. John McGee gets the hard charger brass balls award for finishing up his "smokin" Clubby Estate just the night before the event, then driving down to Hampton in the dark from Northern Virginia, and driving it back home directly from the event route. We were happy to hear later the next day that he had made it home without incident. Thanks goes out to Harvey for leading us on a very spirited run through parts of Mathews and Middlesex Counties prior to the lunch stop.

And last but not least, a special and big THANK YOU again goes out to Ron Jernigan at Sussex Screen Printing (http://www.sussextees.com ) for coming down from the Delaware peninsula to participate, and for designing and supplying the event tee-shirts, which he graciously gave away free to the participating drivers.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the next MAM event!
Chapter Contact
Howard Collins

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