2005 06/17-18 PDX-REME Redwood Run (46 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/18/2005) PDX MINI in Portland invited REME to join their Northern California Run up the Avenue of the Giants, the Lost Coast Highway, and onward to Oregon.
2005 08/20-21 NORCAL-REME Run to Fort Bragg (24 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/18/2005) NORCAL MINIs invited us to join them on their run to Fort Bragg. We added a couple of runs while they were window shopping in Mendocino.
2005 10/01 REME Solano County Loop (20 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/18/2005) A 4 county run from Sonoma County thru Napa, Yolo and Solano Counties to meet for lunch back in the City of Napa.
2005 10/16 First Year Anniversary Dinner (8 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/19/2005) First Year Anniversary Dinner at "Original Joe's" Restaurant in the heart of the tenderloin in downtown San Francisco.
2005 11/06 REME Windsor to Cotati Run (21 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 11/7/2005) This run was the 110 mile route, visiting vineyards, redwood forests, mountains, valleys, and coastal roads. For a rainy day we had an excellent turnout of 18 cars!
2005 11/13 Lake Tahoe Loop Run (21 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 11/14/2005) Sacramento area REME members went to Tahoe to participate in the first run of the Sierra Nevada Mini Cooper Club. The two groups met at Squaw Valley for lunch and than ran together around Lake Tahoe to the jucntion of highways 50 and 28. SNM returned to Carson City on 50 and REME completed their loop of the lake on 28. From Truckee to Cisco REME ran Historic Route 40 over Donner Pass on the return to Sacramento.
2005 12/03 Christmas Run & Dinner (71 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 12/4/2005) Beautiful run from Petaluma to Occidental via the Coast. Wonderful dinner at the Union Hotel celebrating the Season. Sunny and Clear, Great run. Sunset at Goat Rock, good roads, Great food!!!
2006 01/07 Point Reyes Run & Whale Watching (21 Photos, 491 Comments : Last updated 1/8/2006) Absolutely a wonderful day that needs to be remembered. We had a little of eveything, Fog, rain, dirt, mud, sunshine, wind. Best of all we had a Great group of Mini people that enjoyed the day.
2006 07/04 Ft. Bragg Parade (55 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/5/2006) While many of the REME members were on parade in Roseville, we were still able to cover the California North Coast, participating in the Mendocino Parade. 8 MINIs & 1 remote miny mini.
2006 01/21 EDGEmotorworks Dyno Day (12 Photos, 2 Comments : Last updated 1/23/2006) Dyno Day was attended by three REME members who wanted to find out how much additional horsepower to the wheels they have now that they have invested in performance modifications.
After starting in Suisun City at 8am, we proceeded to Concord by way of Clayton Rd. picking up a group Clayton Valley Center. Then off to Livermore via Marsh Creek & Morgan Territory Rd. to pick up more. We proceeded on Mines Rd. to Mt. Hamilton and the Lick Observatory. Here is where we got booted for “Too Many MINIS”... then back up to Dublin on Calaveras Rd. & Palomares Road.
We all got to the Englander Pub in Dublin around 3:30PM to share a fantastic meal and libations.
2006 03/05 USS Hornet Field Trip (55 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/8/2006) Although the day was very windy and rainy, we still had 35 Mini Enthusiasts join us at the USS-Hornet, a WWII Aircraft Carrier Museum, for a full day of history.
2006 03/23-26 AMVIV 3 (43 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/30/2006) Here are some photos of the third annual AMVIV, hosted by SinCity MINIs. We had a great time! You will not want to miss next year.
2006 04/08 Delta Run (35 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/10/2006) What a beautiful Day at the Delta! You guys that got scared of the threat of rain really missed out on a great run! We had 15 REME cars, 1 NorCal Car, and one soon-to-be REME member.
2006 06/23 REME MINI Mountain Tour (36 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 7/6/2006) The tour began with a concert and dinner send off in Windsor on Thursday, June 22. The run actually started in Healdsburg on June 23 and ended in Redding on Monday, June 26. With optional routes home the run totaled over 1100 miles for most members, for some over 1300 miles.
2006 07/04 Roseville Parade (16 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/3/2006) Members of REME participate in the City of Roseville 4th of July Parade 2006.
2006 07/23-REME Giants Day at AT&T Park (5 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 7/28/2006) Well 50 REME members and friends enjoyed a sunny warm day at AT&T park in San Francisco. We came by MINI, Ferry Boat, Bart, and who knows. Giants lost a hard faught close game, but we all enjoyed the day.
2006 08/20 Monterey Historics & MTTS (46 Photos, 4 Comments : Last updated 8/26/2006) An experience of a lifetime!!! More MINIs in one place than we have ever seen. Great fun, Great people. Amazing cars. Here are a few photos I got. There is plenty more.
2006 08/18 Streets of London (25 Photos, 1 Comment : Last updated 8/29/2006) Taken by the kids of REME on a camera phone. See our events through their eyes!
2006 09/01-04 MINI Mountain Tour - Tahoe (120 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/7/2006) Another great 1000+ mile multi-day run, concluding the 2006 REME MINI Mountain Tour. A big thank you to all that participated!
2006 10/22 Autumn Classic (20 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/29/2006) The Pre-run and dinner were held on Saturday, October 21 and the car show in historic San Juan Bautista was on Sunday, October 22. Although there were a record number of registrants there were a few less MINIs and only 1 Mini showing.
2006 12/09 Christmas Run & Dinner (12 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 12/11/2006) Great but shortened run from Fairfax to Occidental via the coast for dinner at the Union Hotel. Great food but not so great weather. Mostly overcast with some rain and fog and a little sunshine when on the ridge above Stinson Beach.
2006 11/05 Napa-Saint Helena Run (4 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 12/31/2006) Another beautiful 116 mile original run from the City of Napa to Lower Lake and ending for lunch in Saint Helena.
2007 01/05 Huffaker Field Trip & Run (19 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/1/2007) REME North Bay and Sacramento Valley members were joined by Delta Miatas on two independant runs converging at Lake Hennesey in Napa County. After an all-terrain run to Sonoma for lunch, the group met at Huffaker Engineering for an exciting and informative field trip at Sears Point.
2007 02/03 Healdsburg-Point Arena Run (16 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/8/2007) What a great but long day! We had 23 MINIs and 1 classic MINI on this 200 mile run from Healdsburg to Point Arena and back again. We drove through vineyards and vallies, over the Coast Range, always on lots of twisties.
2007 03/03 Santa Cruz Mountains Run (10 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/7/2007) Starting in downtown Los Altos at 9:30am, REME members and guests had a beautiful and excitiong cruise through the Santa Cruz Mountains, ending up at Alice's Restaurant in Redwood City for lunch.
2007 03/22 AMVIV4 (55 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/12/2007) REME members joined 400+ other MINI enthusiasts in Las Vegas for a weekend full of MINI fun.
2007 04/07 North Coast Lighthouse Tour (68 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/10/2007) The drive was fabulous! Although a little wet on Saturday morning, Sunday was one of the most beautiful days of the year on the coast. This will be a memoral trip for those that participated. Dinner was great in Novato Easter Sunday too....
2007 04/20 Kool April Nites, Redding CA (27 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/23/2007) Redwood Empire MINI Enthusiasts were well represented in Redding over this past weekend. We enjoyed a special spot to watch the "Hot Rod" cruise parade on Friday night right along the parade course. Just thought you might enjoy the photos, although they are not MINI/Minis, they are KOOL cars.
2007 04/26 A Dinner w/ BMW-MINI (2 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 5/5/2007) Wow what a night. Norm & Peter (representing REME) had dinner with members of BMW-Germany, MINI USA, and DesignworksUSA.
2007 05/06 Marin Headlands Run (52 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/28/2007) It was one of those rare beautiful weekends on the Northern California Coast. REME started the run in San Rafael at 9:30am. Driving over West Marin County roads we stopped at the Nicasio Resevoir, Mount Tamalpais, Point Bonita Lighthouse, Nike Missle site, and Point Reyes Station. We had a picnic lunch in the Marin Headlands (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) and an optional early dinner at Sam's Roadhouse in Novato.
2007 05/20 UBSCC All-British Dixon Car Show (12 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/7/2007) REME was represented by 10 cars this year, with only two other non-REME MINIs showing. Weather was mild for Dixon, but warm enough to get a good sun-burn if unprotected.
REME took the top two awards for New MINIs (1st & 2nd place)
2007 06/02 Mini Mania Open House (10 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/7/2007) A MINI-Mini event in the Sierra's with an afternoon run to see the covered bridge at Bridgeport on Plesant Valley Road.
2007 05/22 Breakfast with Beijing Car Club (20 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/7/2007) 6 REME members met with 5 Beijing Car Club members for breakfast in Novato. The Beijing members came to visit REME to find out more about American Car Clubs, how we operate, how we do runs, etc. I think they picked the best club in America with the finest members.
2007 06/15 REME MINI Mountain Tour - Part 1 (63 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/27/2007) June 15-18, 2007 - This run took us up to Yreka and along the California/Oregon Boarder on highway 96 along the Klamath River, down through Scott River Valley, A sunset BBQ dinner atop Mt. Shasta, through the mountain meadows of Gazelle & Callahan, over Scott Mountain, down along Trinity Lake, past Whiskeyton Lake, and a tour of the Shasta Dam
2007 06/29 Napa Downtown Chef's Market (4 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/30/2007) About 20 MINI/Minis made the trek to Napa for the Friday Night Downtown Chef's Market. We were able to park about 15 of our Minis in the market. Our Minis were a BIG attraction. Next time we hope to have a side street set up for all of us to park together. Good weather and lots & Lots of people.
2007 07/14 REME Day with the Giants (22 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 7/15/2007) Here are a few photos documenting some highlights of the Giants-Dodgers game. Although the Giants kept up their tradition against the Dodgers, the game went to the 12th keeping fans on the edge of their seat.
2007 07/27 08/17 Napa Downtown Chef's Market (23 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/1/2007) The organizers invited REME members cars to be the marquee of the market three times during the summer. This was our second time at the Napa Market.
2007 09/09 Palo Alto British Car Show (10 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/11/2007) One of the best bay area car shows was held this Sunday with a great turnout of MINIs and Minis. Wonderful day, sunny, mild and relaxed.
Peter won BEST MINI of the Show - Congtratulations
While you are looking, check out more photos by going to the link on the forums page.
2007 09/15/07 End of Summer BBQ (24 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/16/2007) Wow! What a wonderful day! Rob & Leeta hosted an "end of the year" bash, and had a house full of greatful Mini-MINI enthusiasts.
2007 09/30 Sonoma Vintage Parade (46 Photos, 1 Comment : Last updated 10/1/2007) The 100th Sonoma Vintage Parade was held in the town of Sonoma. Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts made a strong showing and had a wonderful day, Sun, music, freinds, and even some wine. Our Minis were the "hit" of the parade.
2007 10/06 Packsaddle Pass Run (24 Photos, 2 Comments : Last updated 11/7/2007) A beautiful day to drive in the Sierra Mountains after snow the previous day at higher elevations. This appears to be the first REME run with snow on some of the roads driven with a lunch stop at Strawberry Lodge on Hwy 50. All of the convertibles went topless even with low temperatures at the higher elevations.
2007 10/13 Redding-REME Platina Run (6 Photos, 2 Comments : Last updated 10/14/2007) 1st Redding area-REME run. This departed from Old Shasta and took a wild ride up through Igo/Ono to Platina, then down highway 36 to Red Bluff.
Great Day, Great Roads, Great Fun, Great Freinds
2007 10/20-21/07 California Autumn Classic (38 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/24/2007) California Autumn Classic, San Juan Bautista, CA. This is the REME annual trek to San Juan Bautista for an All-British Run, Dinner, & Car Show in beautiful San Juan Bautista.
2007 11/04 Sonoma-Lake-Mendocino County Run (27 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 11/7/2007) This was a fabulous 175 mile run through mountains, valleys, and vineyards. What a beautiful warm fall day with 30 close MINI & Mini friends. Those of you who missed this run missed a wonderful time.
Cars and their Owners (41 Photos, 1 Comment : Last updated 9/19/2010) A sampling of REME members and their prized MINIs/Minis. Forgive me if I don't get everyone's name/cars listed. It means you haven't run with us enough! Come join us. Also, please feel to berate me if I got your name misspelled, or if I need to change anything else about your photo/caption. If you want to join on this page, either upload a photo of yourself with your car, or catch either Rob or me and we'll take one for you. -Litabelle
2007 12/08 Christmas Party & Planning Meeting (44 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 12/11/2007) Wow, what a beautiful weekend with about 70 particpating in dinner in Occidental. Thank you all that attended the run, dinner, and planning meeting on Sunday morning!
2008 01/05 REME (UCV) Lewiston Lake Run (11 Photos, 2956 Comments : Last updated 1/6/2008) Due to severe weather, snow, ice, and wind, we decided to reschedule this run, BUT we still met at J's Market in Old Shasta and then went over to Norm & Jesse's for homemade biscuits & gravy. Watched REME 2007 DVD and had a great visit. We had 7 MINI/Minis and 11 people. Norm, Jesse, Steven, Julie, Taylor, Mindy, Linda, Nolan, Mary, Ellie, and Randy. We are all looking forward to getting together soon.
2008 01/19 REME Windshield-Detail Day (56 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/21/2008) Under beautiful sunny skies and warm temperatures, about 25 REME MINI/Minis enjoyed the day getting pampered. With new windshields and a bath and manicure, our Minis spent the day at 1st Class Auto Glass, while our owners sat and talked and enjoyed the BBQ lunch. Here are some photos from the day.
2008 02/10 East Bay Run (77 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/3/2008) Beautiful weather with 38 beautiful cars, fantastic mountain roads, and great food....
another REME successful monthly run
2008 02/22 Clubman Intro Party (6 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/23/2008) Niello hosted a introduction party for the new Clubman. Both the company and the food was fantastic!
2008 03/01 Mt. Tam - Cheese Factory Run (126 Photos, 6 Comments : Last updated 3/3/2008) A beautiful drive up Mt. Tam, along the Marin/Sonoma Coast, Lunch at the Marin French Cheese Factory, Marshall, Tomales, Petaluma and ending in Terra Linda. Bright skies, cool breezes, new faces, great roads, great turnout 37 cars...all in all a fun day
2008 02/21 Thunderhill (3 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/7/2008) Several REME members braved the weather and participated in HOD's Hooked on MINI's Event at Thunderhill
2008 03/15 Dinner in Napa (15 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/16/2008) North Bay members joined by loyal SV-REME members had a great dinner in downtown Napa. Thanks to Rick Molinari for organizing the dinner.
2008 03/26/08 AMVIV (0 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/27/2008) Photos documenting Wednesday, March 26.
2008 03/27 AMVIV (2 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/2/2008) Photos documenting Thursday, March 27.
2008 03/28 AMVIV (13 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/5/2008) Photos documenting Friday, March 28.
2008 03/29 AMVIV (3 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/2/2008) Photos documenting Saturday, March 29.
2008 03/30 AMVIV (1 Photo, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/2/2008) Photos documenting Sunday, March 30.
2008 03/29 East Bay Run (28 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/9/2008) Another exciting run by our new East Bay Chapter.
2008 3/26 AMVIV (5 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/13/2008) Photos taken on a NON freeway route to Las Vegas.
2008 4/13 MS-REME Shasta Dam Run (24 Photos, 1475 Comments : Last updated 4/16/2008) Mt. Shasta - REME Chapter Meeting & Dam Rum Sunday April 13, 2008. 6 Minis and a bunch of happy drivers.
2008 4/20 Kool April Nites - Redding CA (17 Photos, 438 Comments : Last updated 4/22/2008) The weekend started on Friday night with the MS-REME chapter attending the Kool April Nites parade. This was hosted by Kathy & Tom Zeh (and Long's Drugs) who provided special parking, bbq dinner, tables, chairs, and a perfect spot along the parade route.
Pynt Syz represented Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts in the parade and show and proudly won the Super 70's Pick. Over 1800 cars were entered and here are some photos.
2008 05/04 Fairfield-Lake Berryessa Run (8 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 5/5/2008) A beautiful although a little hazey day with 38 happy participating MINIS. Many new faces! Thank you to all that attended.
2008 05/10 MS-REME Lewiston/Trinity Run (14 Photos, 50 Comments : Last updated 5/11/2008) WOW, it doesn't get much better than this, cool mountain air, clear skies, sun glistening off the snow capped mountains, smooth clear twisty roads along Trinity River and a fun group of spirited Mini drivers. Whooooo Whooooo !!!!!
9 Cars including 8 Minis and 1 Lotus left Old Shasta at 9AM and headed out 299 west, past Whiskeyton Lake, then up and over the Buckhorn Pass. What a blast. Then a turn onto Trinity Dam road to Lewiston and a run out Rush Creek Rd. to SR-3 and back for a stop at the Trinity Dam Lookout and lunch at the Mountain Valley Grill. There Sandie and Ann took off up SR-3 past Trinity Ceter and over Scott Mountain while the rest drove back 299 to Old Shasta.
Great Day. Looks like the MS-REME group is catching on.
2008 06/14/08 Giants - As Game (7 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/24/2008) 80+ REME members and friends joined each other for a day at the ball park.
2008 07/11-13 Railroad Park, Dunsmuir (55 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/2/2008) REME members shared a beautiful weekend under the shadow of Castle Crags in Dunsmuir. We shared some fabulous meals, runs up Shasta and to Castle Lake, and long evening talks until late at night.
2008 08/02 SonoMendo Run (15 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/4/2008) Thank you all who joined us on this beautiful Northern Sonoma County - Mendocino County Coast Run. The weather could not be more beautiful or the roads more twisty. To top off the day, the company was fantastic!
2008 09-21 Classic Mini Challenge Infineon (56 Photos, 2810 Comments : Last updated 9/22/2008) The 6th Annual SCCA Classic Mini Challenge was held at Infineon Raceway before clear blue skies, about 75-80F and some great racing.
2008 09/28 Sonoma Parade (66 Photos, 2 Comments : Last updated 9/29/2008) For the third year in a row, REME members participated in the Valley of the Moon Sonoma Festival Parade. This year 11 REME Minis decorated their cars and enjoyed a beatuiful day on the square.
2008 11/08-9 USTCC Races Infineon (80 Photos, 4433 Comments : Last updated 11/15/2008) 17 MINIs showed up to root on Jerry Bradbury, Rich Peterson, Vince Parker, Dick Evans, & Mark Molina on an exciting weekend for the season finale for USTCC (US Tour Car Championships) at Infineon Raceway (Sears Point). Most of the photos were taken by Pay Kaye.
2008 11/16/08 East Bay Run (58 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 12/4/2008) The weather could not be more accomodating for this east bay run of over 30 cars with a picnic and afternoon of socializing afterward. This is one of those runs you realy would not want to miss! See the photos as they are uploaded and hope that this may be repeated again sometime soon.
2008 12/06 Christmas Run & Party (70 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 12/8/2008) This was our Fourth Christmas Party held at the Union Hotel in Occidental. As usual we experienced excellent food and service.
Our Christmas Dinner followed an exciting run beginning in both Cotati & Napa, at 9am, ending in Occidental at 2pm. Thank you to both the regulars and new members which attended the festivities.
2009 01/18 USS Hornet Alameda (69 Photos, 1 Comment : Last updated 1/18/2009) Blessed with near record high temperatures of 70F, clear blue skies, no wind, prefered parking along side the USS Hornet in Alameda, and the best retired US Navy veterans serving as our tour guides, near 50 of us boarded the historic USS Hornet for a wonderful day. Since we had such a big group we were "catered to". We had the hot catered lunch in the Ward Room galley. Hope you all got some great photos. Even got to ride the aircraft elevator from the hanger deck to the flight deck (8 seconds).
Our meetup point at Ikea in Emeryville worked out well with the fire department bringing their giant hook & ladder truck and raising and climbing the ladder so they could get "arial" photos of all our MINIs in the parking lot.
2009 01/24 Surprise Sacramento January Run (15 Photos, 1 Comment : Last updated 1/25/2009) Rob C wanted a run for his birthday, so Litabelle complied. They were joined by a group who braved unsettled weather to enjoy the road which is always there, whether you can see it or not...
2009 01/09 SV-REME Meetup (7 Photos, 2 Comments : Last updated 1/25/2009) Enjoying yummy Mexican food and fun friends at Casa Ramos, Rancho Cordova. It was also discovered that there was not just ONE birthday boy, but two! Happy Birthday, guys!
2009 02/15 Sebastopol-Pt Reyes Run (15 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/21/2009) What a great turnout on such a windy rainy day. We had 25-30 Minis depending on when and where you counted. Several of new faces. Dinner/late lunch worked out great at Sam's in Novato. Food was good and so was the service.
Roads were remarkably good considering the conditions.
Good food, Good freinds, Good time.
2009 02/21 REME Enjoys Trinty Touring Auto Cross (47 Photos, 265 Comments : Last updated 2/22/2009) The Shasta members of REME showed up in force and invaded the Trinity Touring Club's Auto Cross at Shasta Speedway in Anderson. Blessed with dry, clear, sunny skies and a very accomodating group from Trinity Touring Club, several out our members put "the pedal to the metal" and put their Minis through the paces. All with smiles on their faces.
2009 04/17 MS-REME Kool April Night's Parade (Thanks, Longs!) (12 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/19/2009) A wonderful gathering sponsored by Long's Drugs were 15 MINI/Mini's showed up with (Kurt Bowden's home-built "Minitears"!) gathered to enjoy 2,000 cars on Kool April Night's, 2009! Thank you, Tom & Kathy Zeh!
2009 03/24 NB-REME Dinner Social (5 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/19/2009) Dinner Social at Stout Brothers in Santa Rosa. A great north bay area gathering of club members!
2009 04/25 Santa Cruz Mountains Run (20 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 5/12/2009) What a beautiful weekend! Superb route developed and great lunch with friends. A big thank you to Al Gordon and Pat Kaye for organizing and leading the run!
2009 04/26/09 Chico Car Show (30 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/27/2009) A beautiful weekend at the Canyon Oaks Golf & Country Club in Chico.
2009 05/17/09 Woodland Car Show (87 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 5/29/2009) What a hot but beautiful weekend car show. The show had over 300 participating cars (slightly smaller in size from past years) but had the largest Mini-MINI representation in any All-British Car Show that I have attended to date. REME received both the Second & Third place awards for MINI coupes and a Second in MINI convertibles.
2009 05/30 Wine Country Classic Car Races (158 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/30/2009) We had a Mini-MINI dedicated corral in the paddock area again this year. We had a good showing on both a foggy and sunny weekend on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31.
2009 07/12-13 MS-REME Fortuna Run (68 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 7/16/2009) This run started on Saturday Night with dinner at Logan's Roadhouse in Redding and we went on to walk the Sundial Bridge later that evening. Sunday morning started at J's Market in Old Shasta on 299, took us out west to Lewiston, and lunch at Trinidad Eatery and a visit to the Trinity Lighthouse and beach, wine & cheese tasting at the Wildcat Wine Shoppe in Frendale CA, coctail party and hot tub party at the Bay Shore Inn in Eureka CA, followed by Monday's breakfast at the Samoa Cookhouse, Lunch at Wildwood on highway 36, and dinner at the Riverside Cafe in Red Bluff. We had about 24 enthusiasts and 11 Minis participate over the two-day event.
2009 07/18 Mount Diablo - Black Hawk Museum (59 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 7/30/2009) This was a great run and field trip to the Black Hawk Museum in Dublin. Pat Kaye did an outstanding job researching and organizing the run and field trip. Thanks Pat!
2009 08/23 Wine Country British & European Car Show (123 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/29/2009) This was a first annual event conceived and produced by a large number of REME members who worked hard for the last 8 months to pull off this successful day. Thank you all that assisted in organizing, setting up on Saturday, manning the booths, and sticking around for clean up after the show. I appreciate your continued dedication to our club.
2009 09/05 Minis Invade the Village (54 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/6/2009) What an extremely fun day! This car show featured the Sun Kings and had hundreds of enthusiastic visitors! The best part is that it was hosted by the management of Montgomery Village and it did not require the amount of work for our membership as our own car show held just 2 weeks ago.
Thank you to the Montgomery Village Management! We hope that you ask us to participate again next year.
2009 09/13/09 Picnic on the Coast (16 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/15/2009) This was a run developed especially for those that have to work on Saturdays. It was a fun drive with some wonderful participants. It started to rain early so we ate lunch in the Fort Ross Visitor's Center and then followed that by having Clam Chowder in Occidental.
2009 10/10 Sonoma-Mendocino-Lake County Run (9 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/11/2009) What a beautiful day and a wonderful 180 mile run. I guess we should have also added Napa County in the heading since we all drove through a least a small portion of the Napa Valley. Thank you all who attended.
2009 10/24 Willows Grand Prix (32 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/26/2009) REME members were fortunate to be invited to participate in the Willows Grand Prix at Thunderhill Raceway. Thank you to the Thunderhill staff for an enjoyable and memorable weekend!
2009 11/15 Delta Run (49 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 11/27/2009) What a beautiful day. We had 26 MINIs and one Austin Healey Mk 3 3000 join us for a run in the Sacramento Delta area. Howard planned and led this run.
2009 12/05 Christmas Run (42 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 12/7/2009) What a fun day, starting with a 3-hour visit with some Vets showing both interest as well as appreciation for our vist, a fun run, and a great dinner and party aftewards! Please place your December 5 photos here.
2010 02/15 Mini Thunder (26 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/17/2010) Photos from our first annual Mini Thunder at Thunderhill Raceway Park on 2/15/10 and the car show on 2/14/10.
2010 03/13 Fairfield-Berryessa and Beyond Run (18 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/17/2010) We could not ask for a more beautiful day. The sun was bright and weather nice. What a day for this run. Thank you to all that attended.
2010 04/17 - Auburn to Jackson Rancheria (13 Photos, 1 Comment : Last updated 4/18/2010) A beautiful day for a run in the Sierra foothills. The classic was at the winery in Placerville when we arrived but did not joint the run to Jackson. Fourteen MINIS started in Auburn and eight survivors made it to the Rancheria.
2010 05/02 Marin Headlands Run (29 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 5/22/2010) Marin Headlands Run... what do have when you have 80+ degree weather, about 28 Minis-MINIs, and great roads? Lost but a lot of fun too.
2010 05/16 SV-REME Foothills Run (16 Photos, 2 Comments : Last updated 5/17/2010) Another fun day of driving in the Sierra Foothills on a lot of NEW roads not previously driven by an REME run.
2010 05/23 Woodland Car Show (23 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 5/24/2010) 2010 UBSCC All British Car Show in Woodland, CA
The weather could not be more beautiful, sunny but relatively cool. Bright enough to give me a pretty good sun/wind burn.
2010 06-05 Hayward Field Meet (17 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/6/2010) This highlights MOASF sponsored Hayward Field Meet and Swap. Summer returned today to shower attendees with warm sun and a slight cool breeze off the bay.
2010 06/06 Sac Valley Fire Run (23 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 7/16/2010) Another great day in the Sierras and no fire below Michigan Bar this year.
2010 08-28 Sutter Creek Run (11 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/3/2010) Although initially tampened from a threat of rain showers, this turned out to be a beautiful day on some beautiful roads. There was a good representation of both established and new members from all parts of the Empire. Thank you to all who attended and I look forward to seeing you on the next run.
2010 09-05 MINIs Invade the Village (23 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 10/24/2010) MINIs Invade the Village 2010 - Montgomery Village hosted car show featuring our Minis. This is the club's largest fund raiser each year.
2010 09-11 End of Summer Beach Tour (19 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/12/2010) About 18 Minis-MINIs joined for a very sunny run on the Marin-Sonoma Coast with a picnic on a very private beach cove. The run was spirited yet safe and all participants made the entire 150 mile trip ending in the Dry Creek Valley, in Geyserville.
2010 09-18-10 End of Summer Party (12 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/19/2010) Rob & Leeta again hosted our annual "End of Summer BBQ & Party" at their home in Sacramento. A great time was had by those who attended. Thank you Rob and Leeta and thank you to those who participated.
2010 11-13 Santa Cruz Mountains Run (16 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 11/17/2010) I believe we had 15-17 cars joins us for this fantastic ride back and forth through the Santa Cruz Mountains ending in Half Moon Bay for a late lunch. The weather was beautiful, roads maintained, and company superb. It was good to see all the new faces! Thanks David for leading this run.
2010 12-04 Christmas Party (33 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 12/7/2010) This holiday event included a little for every member. We started the day with a small Show & Shine at the Veterans Home in Yountville. Some members and friends of the club spent the day dressed up entertaining Vets in their wards and cafeteria.
The majority of the membership continued on a very well executed run meeting up with other club members for dinner in Occidental. There were many new faces at the dinner tables along with those of some of the loyal membership.
A great time was had by all!
2011 01-09 An REME Day at the Races (18 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/17/2011) REME members joined Jerry Del Castello celebrating his birthday at the first REME Event of 2011 - An REME Day at the Races at Golden Gate Fields.
2011 02-13 Graton to Point Reyes Run (24 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/14/2011) Starting in downtown Graton and ending in Novato with the highlight being a beautiful day at Point Reyes and tour of the lighthouse.
2011 03-12 Castello di Amorosa Run & Tour (49 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/14/2011) What was reported to be a damp winter day, turned out to be beautiful driving weather without a rain drop falling on the windshield. This was a slow to moderate paced run through the Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley, Knights Valley and Chalk Hill Wine Appalacias driving through Petaluma, Glen Ellen, Santa Rosa, Calistoga, Kellogg, Healdsburg and Windsor.
The castle was an amazing tour and although a pricey adventure was well worth visiting at least once.
2011 05-22 UBSCC Car Show (42 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/16/2012) Another great UBSCC All-British Car Show! Now the Grand Daddy of British Car Shows in Northern California, and the best attended. Although a few less participants from the last few years, there must have been at least 200 of the finest British Cars in attendance.
2011 06/22-25/11 Mini Meet West / REME Mountain Tour (53 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/16/2012) The rain finally stopped for 2 weeks of warm summer weather prior to this event, thus thawing the roads and warming the air. The weather was absolutely beautiful and MMW was well organized and well attended.
REME hosted two successful runs with member only participants and the SV-REME visited on Saturday in route to their own spirited drive.
2011 07-17 Carvalho Family Wnery Tour & Run (24 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/16/2012) We had a wonderful tour, wine tasting, and catered lunch at the Carvalho Family Winery, located in an historic Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA (Eastern side of the Sacramento Delta). Although Sacramento area members were able to enjoy a short run through the Delta, those from the North Bay also had an exciting run through mountains and vineyards, driving from Woodland to Lake Berryessa down into Napa Valley, taking Oakville Grade Rd / Trinity Rd into the Sonoma Valley.
2011 08-27 San Francisco Twilight Tour (12 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/16/2012) Wow, what a night! Although unusually foggy and damp, we had a great run and a great turnout by new members and REME faithful’s alike!
Those of you that missed this run missed a great event!
2011 09-04 North Coast Run & Picnic (20 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/16/2012) Another exciting route through the coast range with a few rough roads, lots of twisties, and some cheese. A big thank you to all 15 cars and their passengers for joining us on this run!
2011 09-17-11 End of Summer Party (5 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/16/2012) Another fantastic party was hosted by Rob & Leeta. Unfortunately I forgot to take any photographs until the end of the event. If any members took photos please post. Thanks
2011, 12-03 Christmas Run (20 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/16/2012) The weather was beautiful - not a cloud in the sky! Those participating in todays run enjoyed a brisk drive through Sonoma, Napa, Knights, Alexander, and Dry Creek Valleys before heading through coastal mountains with dinner in Occidental.
2011, 10-16-11 California Autumn Classic (65 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/31/2012) Another very successful Car Show hosted by Bill Meade and sponsored by a handful of Bay Area Classic British Car Clubs. I look forward to increased REME participation in 2012.
2012, 02-11 USS-Hornet Tour (31 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/13/2012) Another informative and exciting visit to REME membership's favorite aircraft carrier docked in Alameda.
2012, 02-04 MINI of Marin (10 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/15/2012) REME exclusive visit with the management of Northern California's newest MINI Dealership
2012 03-17 Berryessa-Hopland Run (18 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/23/2012) What a wonderful run. We had a break between storm fronts and enjoyed a beautiful drive through Solano, Napa, Lake, & Sonoma Counties. The pictures speak for themself!
2012, 03-21 MINI of Marin - MINI USA Party (37 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 3/31/2012) What a wonderful day for the lucky 28 REME members able to attend. We had lunch with some of the most prominent members of the MINI and racing community... and close to home at the new MINI of Marin Dealership in Corte Madera.
2012, 04-01 ESCA April Fools Rallye (7 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/3/2012) This was first time participation from REME members as a club. What a great time we had. Those that missed this will want to participate next year!
2012, 04-07-12 Pre-Run of 04-14-12 (14 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/7/2012) Wow... this will be a beautiful drive. It has been at least 2-3 years since REME took some of these roads. They are rough and slow, but the views are beautiful - like no others that we have traveled.
For those that are able to attend, you will not forget this trip.
2012, 06-02 Sonoma Historic Motorsport Festval (35 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/4/2012) This was a weekend full of good times, some good food, a little good wine, friendship, viewing cool historic racing cars, and a parade lap around Sonoma Raceway.
2012 08-11 Bad Ass to Hopmonk Run (4 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/12/2012) What a beautiful day for driving over the coastal range 3 times... the fog on SR-1 was a welcome relief to the triple digit temperatures inland.
2012 09-01 San Francisco Twilight Tour (2 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 9/3/2012) It turned out to be a beautiful night and the run lasted about 45 minutes longer than scheduled. We had a great time, although I did not take many photos. Perhaps other participants can add their pictures to tis album.
All British Car Show - Dixon- 5/19/13 (50 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 5/20/2013) Annual show presented by The United British Sports Car Club of Sacramento. The 2013 show was held at the Dixon Fairgrounds.