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EIM Meet-n-Eat at the Country Junction – Nov 17

——- Our traditional motoring season wrap-up — the EIM Meet-n-Eat at the Country Junction in Dyersville — is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th. Plan on arriving a little a bit early in the south parking lot. Lunch will be at 11:00 am. We’ve prearranged with the restaurant staff to have our own banquet room and […]

A Waterfall-Filled Fall Tour

—————— Eastern Iowa MINIs (EIM) and the Central Iowa MINI Club (CIMC) enjoyed another spectacular collaboration this past Saturday (10/13) as we teamed up for the 16th Annual Iowa MINI Cooper Fall Tour. This year’s drive was designed also as a tour of noteworthy Iowa waterfalls. The route began in Backbone State Park near Dundee, […]

Apple Run Recap

—————— After having just returned from our prior week adventure to the U.P., we were blessed once again with great weather for our traditional trip up to the Wisconsin bluff country orchards as part of our annual Gays Mills Apple Run held on Saturday, September 22. While there was evidence of the prior month historic […]

Great Lakes (and Mountains, Waterfalls, Lighthouses, and Twisties Too)

—————— The EIM to the Lake in the Clouds event, our MINI Cooper adventure to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, just wrapped up this past Sunday after five incredible days of exploration and fun. Mother Nature blessed us with great weather and the sights and sounds of Houghton and the surrounding area couldn’t have been […]

Our Parade of MINIs

—————— Thanks to all of the EIMers who came out for this year’s Holy Cross Festival and Parade held in Holy Cross this past Saturday. The weather was superb and the parade (including our pre-party at the assembly point and the bountiful feast afterward) as great as ever. Over the past decade of involvement our […]

EIM Takes the Heartland Autofest

—————— Congratulations to Jim & Brenda M. from Clinton for taking First Place in the MINI/Mini Category at this year’s Heartland British Autofest held in Le Claire on Saturday, August 4th. This annual event is hosted by the Quad Cities British Auto Club. Way to go! —

Muscatine County Meet-Up and Motoring

Photo credit: Jeff Noe ——- Our thanks to all of the local MINI folk who came out on a toasty summer day for our EIM Blue Grass to Wilton Meet-n-Eat held on June 16th. The Corner Grill in Blue Grass turned out to be an excellent lunch venue with a separate room perfectly sized for […]

Des Moines Auto Festing

——- A nice collection of both MINIs and Minis (i.e., new and classic) from EIM and from the Central Iowa MINI Club participated in the Central Iowa British and European Auto Fest hosted by the Des Moines British Auto Club in West Des Moines on June 3rd. The weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed meeting […]

Great River Region SCCA Auto-X #4 Recap

——- EIMer Jay T. represented the MINI faithful at the recent Great River Region SCCA Autocross #4 held in Mt. Joy on May 28th. Both he and the MINI were looking good! Enjoyed seeing the great 360 degree panoramas and video clips circulating in his Facebook circles. A few more photos have been added to […]

Buffalo River Reflections

——- Our annual out-of-area May drive took place last Thursday thru Sunday (May 17-20) and this year’s event took us to the Ozark Mountains of north-central Arkansas. The EIM MINIs in a Mountain Home managed to meet and often exceed our own lofty standards for fun times and great memories. As you can see from […]

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