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Forum: PittStop MINI Club 10-13-2015, 06:28 AM
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Posted By amberback
Where to find PittStopMINI & Upcoming Events

We may not be very active on the forums here, but we are an active club!

Check our event calendar https://pittstop.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2&club_id=896476
and our meetup page...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 08-25-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By amberback
Hi! Not many of us check these forums anymore......

Hi! Not many of us check these forums anymore... but we are still active. We just set up an event for September 6th...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 07-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By amberback
We will be inviting everyone who registered with...

We will be inviting everyone who registered with the club and with pvgp. Ultimately it's the same list, just different prices. :) We want as many MINIs as we can get in the parade!
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 07-08-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By amberback
Yes they are 2 different things. PittStopMINI...

Yes they are 2 different things. PittStopMINI has always hosted a Saturday police escorted parade into Schenley. We will be meeting around 8am at the Second Ave parking lot near the 10th street...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 07-08-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By amberback
Yes PittStopMINI & MINI of Pittsburgh put...

Yes PittStopMINI & MINI of Pittsburgh put together the parade into PVGP on Saturday. We've done this for probably 6+ years now and PVGP knows about it and usually mentions it on their site. However,...
Forum: United States :: National Events 05-07-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By amberback
Events are held from July 6th to July 20th but if...

Events are held from July 6th to July 20th but if you're coming from out of town the weekend of July 19th/20th is when you'll what to be there. Here's a short rundown of the events.

Kick-Off...
Forum: United States :: National Events 05-07-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By amberback
MINI is the Marque of the 2014 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix! July 19th-20th, 2014

MINI is the Marque of the 2014 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix! See http://www.pvgp.org/mini/ for a list of events and to register. Or feel free to ask here if you have any questions. Below is a brief...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 01-01-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By amberback
MINI of Pittsburgh is holding a gallery party on...

MINI of Pittsburgh is holding a gallery party on Jan 22nd to unveil the winning PVGP poster. See more event details at http://www.pvgp.org/poster-party-at-mini-of-pittsburgh

Or visit their...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 01-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By amberback
MINI is the marque for the 2014 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix!

MINI is the marque for the 2014 PVGP!
Events July 6th - 20th.
If you're traveling from out of town, July 18-20th weekend is the time to be there.

See more details at http://www.pvgp.org/
Watch...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 01-01-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By amberback
Any sign shop in your area should be able to do...

Any sign shop in your area should be able to do it. That's usually where company/promo cars get wrapped.

343 Graphix in Belle Vernon did my sunroof vinyl. It's not perfectly cut around the...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 06-22-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By amberback
hi! Just curious, who did you email? I just want...

hi! Just curious, who did you email? I just want to make sure an email on the club website isn't broken. ([email protected] is the email we monitor most)

Registration is open here:...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 05-13-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By amberback
Looks like the car you were looking at already...

Looks like the car you were looking at already sold... did you get it?

If not, you may want to look into the MINI Next program if you are worried about buying used w/o warranty....
Forum: MINI Collectibles 05-06-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 799
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Posted By amberback
This is probably a long shot.... but anyone still...

This is probably a long shot.... but anyone still have a Carfun Offset badge they're not using? The yellow enamel came off mine this weekend. :(
Forum: General Mini related Ads 05-06-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By amberback
Looking for Carfun Offset Grill Badge

I'm looking for a Carfun Offset Grill Badge (http://blogs.automotive.com/how-mini-carfun-offset-program-makes-saving-the-environment-fun-9007.html). The yellow enamel came off mine this past...
Forum: General MINI Talk 11-20-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By amberback
How does your MINI Club do Membership Dues?

Hi MINI friends! I just wanted to gather some information on other MINI clubs out there.

1. How much are your yearly club dues? (Do you think its too much/too little?)

2. Are membership dues...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 11-16-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By amberback
I know http://www.schadesautorepair.com/ and...

I know http://www.schadesautorepair.com/ and http://www.mcbautosport.com/ have experience working on MINIs... but I don't think they have weekend hours either.

We usually have a club garage day...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 09-20-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 666
Posted By amberback
6th Annual GyMINIkhana & Motor-tober at PittRace

PittStopMINI’s GyMINIkhana 2012 & MINI of Pittsburgh’s Motor-Tober

Sunday October 14th, 2012

GyMINIkhana? What's THAT? A traditional "gymkhana" is a fun, automotive "athletic" event involving...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 09-18-2012, 07:01 AM
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Posted By amberback
I've seen photos of an O2 Blue floating around...

I've seen photos of an O2 Blue floating around with all the chrome white.... maybe even in this thread? Not my cup of tea, but it doesn't look bad. Plastidip might be a good option.
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 09-18-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By amberback
I think someone in the club has one... try...

I think someone in the club has one... try emailing [email protected]
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 08-22-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By amberback
By the way, have you joined our meetup group?...

By the way, have you joined our meetup group? http://www.meetup.com/motoringtheburgh/
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 08-21-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By amberback
I don't know of any, short of googling and...

I don't know of any, short of googling and reading reviews. Any speaker changes I've done on my cars have been DIY, but not on my MINI.
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 07-06-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By amberback
Posted this on meetup, Melissa. ...

Posted this on meetup, Melissa. http://www.meetup.com/motoringtheburgh/events/72013872/ :)
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 06-21-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By amberback
2012 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix - Saturday July 21st

Our biggest event of the year is coming up exactly 1 month from today! We're hoping to get close to 200 MINIs this year! (non-PittStopMINI members are welcome! This event is worth the drive!)
...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 06-21-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By amberback
Good luck with the car! It looks really nice in...

Good luck with the car! It looks really nice in the photos.

Unfortunately... By the address on the website it looks like its actually closer to Allentown, PA (about a 4-5hr drive from...
Forum: News 06-15-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,743
Posted By amberback
The Pub closed... so there are two new events in...

The Pub closed... so there are two new events in it's place.
MINI Meet 2012 on June 16th at Hooley House in Mentor, OH benefits Providence House http://www.burningrivermini.com/?p=7
And on July...
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 06-14-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By amberback
Chrome Boot Handle (+ tail lights, stock suspension)

I have a chrome boot handle for sale. $50 shipped oer best offer. Should fit any R56, convertible, clubman, cooper, cooper s, etc... see link for more compatibility/info ...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 05-11-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 208,475
Posted By amberback
Basil is looking a little like Mindy now!

Basil is looking a little like Mindy now!
Forum: MINI Parts for Sale 04-24-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By amberback
Rear Tail Lights for R56. Can bring to MOTD.

Rear tail lists of an R56 justa, will fit S as well. Orange turn signal lenses. Look new. Chrome rings not included. Can bring to MOTD. $100 or best offer.
Forum: Cooper (non S) 04-17-2012, 06:39 AM
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Posted By amberback
Have you called the MINI Parts department to see...

Have you called the MINI Parts department to see if you can order just the aero grill?
If your parts department isn't helpful, I've gotten lots of help from Colin at MINI of Ontario in California....
Forum: General MINI Talk 04-16-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By amberback
I have this warning light on my car now... and...

I have this warning light on my car now... and windows won't go down. Did you ever figure out what it was?? Not washer fluid, I've seen that one before...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 04-13-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By amberback
Updated the original post with current events.

Updated the original post with current events.
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 04-13-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By amberback
Membership is $10 per year. You can sign up here:...

Membership is $10 per year. You can sign up here: http://www.pittstopmini.org/content.aspx?page_id=60&club_id=896476

Also make sure you're signed up on http://www.meetup.com/motoringtheburgh/...
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-27-2012, 07:20 AM
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Views: 57,992
Posted By amberback
I want to call it a shudder maybe. It's weird. ...

I want to call it a shudder maybe. It's weird.

Anyways, good idea from the poster above asking about sport mode. I turned sport on this morning before I left and it does NOT happen in sport mode!...
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-26-2012, 12:40 PM
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Posted By amberback
Not in sport mode. (Maybe I'll try sport mode...

Not in sport mode. (Maybe I'll try sport mode tomorrow AM and see if it does it's any different.)
Road is pretty flat where it almost always happens on the way to work in the AM. I'm usually going...
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-26-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 57,992
Posted By amberback
Has anyone had any issues with their car...

Has anyone had any issues with their car downshifting hard (like it skips a gear or slips?) when coming to a stop?

It seems to only happen after the car sits for a good couple of hours - Like...
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-19-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 56,979
Posted By amberback
This might help you find owner's in your area....

This might help you find owner's in your area. https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/club-and-regional-forums-98/ Also, ask your local dealer. Our dealer is very active in sponsoring our club....
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-13-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 208,475
Posted By amberback
Hey how's the classic coming? Paint on it yet? ...

Hey how's the classic coming? Paint on it yet?

I've kinda been on a mission to find oxygen blue nail polish and thought I'd share since I finally found one that is a near perfect match!! It is...
Forum: 9th Annual MINIs On the Dragon (April 27 -May 1, 2011) 02-28-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,407
Posted By amberback
Went looking for this and realized it's in the...

Went looking for this and realized it's in the wrong year's forum...

Anyways, I'd like to get my beltline done.
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 02-23-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By amberback
Wow! Hope you get everything sorted out! ...

Wow! Hope you get everything sorted out!

We'll be having a garage day at Schade's on March 10th. http://www.meetup.com/motoringtheburgh/events/53173402/ Feel free to come hang out even if you...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 02-23-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By amberback
Note: The March 3rd dinner has been cancelled....

Note: The March 3rd dinner has been cancelled. Will be rescheduled.

Also, Garage day on March 10th.
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 02-08-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By amberback
There is no cost for garage days, but the shop...

There is no cost for garage days, but the shop will accept donations.
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 02-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By amberback
The most popular garage day activities are...

The most popular garage day activities are usually oil changes, swapping winter/summer tires, and suspension work like struts/springs/swaybars.

You may want to start a new thread for the tires......
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 02-08-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By amberback
The next garage day will be mid-March (probably...

The next garage day will be mid-March (probably the 10th). But I don't think a pulley is the kind of thing you'd want to try to tackle at a garage day... I believable it's a pretty involved job.
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 02-08-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By amberback
The two shops that I know work on Coopers (other...

The two shops that I know work on Coopers (other than the dealership, of course) are Schade's Auto in Irwin (http://www.schadesautorepair.com/) and McB Autosport (http://www.mcbautosport.com/) in...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 02-04-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By amberback
If you want, you can post it up on our meetup...

If you want, you can post it up on our meetup site as a suggestion and I can approve it. http://www.meetup.com/motoringtheburgh/#suggested
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 02-04-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By amberback
2006 was a good year, you'll love it! If you...

2006 was a good year, you'll love it!

If you haven't already join http://www.meetup.com/motoringtheburgh/ and you'll get notifications about all of our events. Next weekend we're actually having...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 02-04-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By amberback
Hi! A few of us check the forums occasionally. ...

Hi! A few of us check the forums occasionally.

I'm from the Latrobe area, but I work in Plum which isn't tooo far from you.

Tell us about your MINI!
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-19-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 208,475
Posted By amberback
Haha... loving that 'custom' job. Purple will be...

Haha... loving that 'custom' job. Purple will be awesome! That was always the color MINI I wanted.

I'm also after a surf blue one! But I'd probably settle for anything that isn't red or black...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 01-19-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 208,475
Posted By amberback
Completely jealous of the classic mini! Do you...

Completely jealous of the classic mini! Do you know what color it is? I really want to get one someday.

Definitely let me know if you find someone to share the room. My dad is being all crazy "you...
Forum: PittStop MINI Club 01-17-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By amberback
Save the Date: Upcoming Events 2012

Just wanted to throw out some dates for upcoming PittStopMINI Events:

May 12 - Mystery Dinner at Soergel's http://www.meetup.com/motoringtheburgh/events/53625292/
May 20th - TSD Rally w/ BRMSCC...
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