Archive for the ‘Annoucements’ Category

Postponed: EIM Spring Sprint

Out of respect for local community efforts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic response, we have postponed the EIM Spring Sprint, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4th in Cedar Rapids. The event will be held on an early summer date to be determined. Stay safe everyone!

Davenport Treats

It was a gorgeous February day for our get-together in Davenport last Saturday for the EIM Quad Cities Meet-n-Eat. Thanks to everyone for the camaraderie and the great selection of treats. We can’t thank Sandy and Denny B. enough for their hosting, ubiquitous MINI decor, awesome slideshow, and wonderful hospitality! Photos from this event are […]

Our 2020 Kick-Off

A small but intrepid group of EIM folk made it out last Saturday for our traditional annual gathering for lunch at the Wig and Pen Pub in Iowa City. It’s amazing how good these MINIs can and do look in the dead of winter! Thanks to all who joined us. Photos from this event are […]

Another Ozark Mountain MINI Adventure

The final week of October found a cadre of EIM motorists headed once again to the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas to participate in the annual MINIs in the Ozarks (MITO) hosted in Eureka Springs from 24-27 October. This year, our group managed to book the rustic Beaver Town Lodge in the nearby town of […]


The EIM gang enjoyed a great drive up to southwestern Wisconsin on September 14th for our annual Gays Mills Apple Run. Many twisties were traversed, apple supplies replenished, and apple cider doughnuts and apple pie consumed. Thanks to everyone who joined us! Photos from this event are contained in our Photo Gallery and are directly […]

Colorado Mountain Motoring Adventures

EIM recently participated in a fantastic trip to Salida, Colorado and the surrounding mountains and high plains as part of MINIs in the Mountains 2019, the annual event hosted by the MINI5280 club out of Denver. Salida proved to be a wonderful venue and a jumping off point for lots of Rocky Mountain fun. Our […]

BBQ and Local Motoring

We enjoyed a great lunch and fun afternoon with our MINI friends, including a few long distance travelers and some welcome new faces, at our EIM Meet-n-Eat at Jimmy Jack’s North Liberty hosted on Saturday, 7/13. After a great barbecue lunch on the patio overlooking Liberty Center Pond, we headed out on a spirited drive […]

Mission Accomplished

After being forced to postpone the traditional April Skirmish (due to snow on 4/27!) Mother Nature finally relented and gifted us with fantastic weather for the 12th EIM Border Skirmish Drive held on 6/8. Our drive began at the scenic overlook in Marquette and transited north along the Mississippi River and through the twisty roads […]

“Springing” into Another Year of MINI Motoring

Thanks to everyone for participating this past Saturday in our EIM “Spring has Sprung” Meet-n-Eat in Cedar Rapids. The great weather and excellent food and drink at the Granite City Food and Brewery brought out the MINI faithful in large numbers and a good time was certainly had by all. It was also great fun […]

QC MINI Meet-Up Recap

EIM extends its sincere thanks to Sandy & Denny B. for hosting our group again at this year’s EIM Quad Cities Meet-n-Eat on February 23rd! Additional thanks to everyone bringing goodies to share and to Juli B. and Wendy S. for the photos. Finally, bonus points to Cindy C. and Steve & Juli B. for […]

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