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For those of us up here in the "New England" corner of Iowa, there is a new option now available:

http://www.easterniowaminis.org/mini...n-for-business

Many thanks to JST2QT for the first-hand report!
 
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:47 AM
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We should pop over there (Madison) someday, and check it out. We could take the T of M route we took a couple years ago.
 
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Road Trip!! I'm in.
 
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:55 AM
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Yeah!
Gary and I were just talking about the HHH (horribly hilly hundreds) which is in the Madison area.

http://www.horriblyhilly.com/course.html
 
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:59 AM
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The first weekend in August looks uneventful
 
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:48 PM
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Speaking of August...Who's all going to attend the British Fest in Davenport?
 
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokin' Jo View Post
Speaking of August...Who's all going to attend the British Fest in Davenport?
Man, I haven't even come close to thinking that far out yet...

My initial goal is to work it in around the Holy Cross parade, kinda like Mike C. did last year.
 
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:39 PM
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I had a great time pre-running roads this past Saturday with Smokin' Jo.

The weather was just about perfect -


...and here's just a little "taste" (actually, six of them) of one highlight -


This drive on July 24th should be great fun!
 
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HELP i need a 02 supercharger where is a good place to buy one. Thanks Mike
 
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HELP i need a 02 supercharger where is a good place to buy one. Thanks Mike
??? My engine is broken Dad?? (Don't you love how families communicate these days?)
 
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:39 AM
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HELP i need a 02 supercharger where is a good place to buy one. Thanks Mike
PM Sent
 
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Hi Mike!

I have no personal knowledge of a source, but I just noticed this site online.

http://www.usedminicooperparts.com/
 
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:42 AM
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You could try www.autoxcooper.com
 
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:36 AM
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A few weeks ago i used spray-on Turtle Wax Rim Cleaner. Mistake! Even though it said safe for all rims. Now I have this cloudy film on my rims. It disappears when the surface is wet but comes back after it dries. I hoped this would just go away on its own just from regular washes and such. But to no avail its still here. Any suggestions on what could get my rims back to normal?
 
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I would try applying any car wax or polish that you have already. Most of that stuff contains a mild solvent. It may take off the haze without any additional expense.
 

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Old 06-27-2010, 05:37 PM
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may sound stupid but peanut butter softened in the microwave and a tooth brush best way to remove waxy stuff...
 
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I know the peanut butter works great on the plastic trim. I ruined my floor mats like Jo but forgot to try the peanut butter.
 

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peanut oil works also on trim
 
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:53 PM
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http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/auto...-t25-city-car/
"Luke, we've got company!"
This car makes us look like an SUV.
 
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:02 AM
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Happy 4th of July everyone!!
Motor Safely!
 
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:33 AM
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I went to White Pines park in northern IL over the 4th very glad I took the Jeep and not the MINI as the water over the road was higher than I would have thought safe for the MINI. (I watched one motorcycle end up in the drink)
 
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:44 PM
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I went to White Pines park in northern IL over the 4th very glad I took the Jeep and not the MINI as the water over the road was higher than I would have thought safe for the MINI. (I watched one motorcycle end up in the drink)
Hydrolock =

Good planning!
 
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i have a question, has anyone on here heard anything about the Saint Louis Run that me and Gary went on last year? i think it was the balducci winery/backstopers run. Britney and I were talking about it and I was thinking it was in august and if so i would like to get planing to go.
 
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:12 PM
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Insectiride - N. A vehicle that has just killed an extraordinary amount of bugs on its grille or windshield.
We will all be guilty of this sooner or later (like the 24th).
I love MINI word of the day. Does anyone else have this?
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:59 AM
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i have a question, has anyone on here heard anything about the Saint Louis Run that me and Gary went on last year? i think it was the balducci winery/backstopers run. Britney and I were talking about it and I was thinking it was in august and if so i would like to get planing to go.
Miah, it's on our planning calendar! They always do this on the last Saturday in August (i.e., the 28th this year).

Hoping to attract a larger group of EIMers to represent us this year.
 

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