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03-24-2017, 06:25 AM
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Posted By Gil-galad

We might just have to hold a group meet-up for...

We might just have to hold a group meet-up for lunch in Comanche someday. I'll bring my '74 classic. :thumbsup: Good luck with the planning and your new '74!
03-21-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,124
Posted By Gil-galad

Now that you're back in a Mini, looking forward...

Now that you're back in a Mini, looking forward to seeing you back with our group someday. :thumbsup:
02-01-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By Gil-galad

I can count on one hand the number of times I've...

I can count on one hand the number of times I've opened the pass-through door. I'm sure I'm a long ways from wearing mine out.
02-01-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,938
Posted By Gil-galad

Not at all. That was just the editor in me...

Not at all. That was just the editor in me coming out (and the OP subsequently fixed his post).

Too much invested (emotionally and financially) to give it up any time soon. :wink:
01-30-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 36,873
Posted By Gil-galad

*Thread Has Moved*

The EIM mod tracking thread now appears in our *new discussion forum.*

NAM will not allow posting of a direct link to our new forum; however, if you go to our EIM Website...
01-01-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,075
Posted By Gil-galad

*EIM Discussion Forum Has Moved*

Due to the recent lack of responsiveness and poor customer service here on NAM, we have been forced to transition our club's Discussion Forum to a new host.

NAM will not allow posting of a direct...
12-21-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,779
Posted By Gil-galad

Forever is a long time...but I see nothing on the...

Forever is a long time...but I see nothing on the MINI horizon with the potential to make me part with my beloved R59.
12-14-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By Gil-galad

Sweet ride! Thanks for the report! :thumbsup: ...

Sweet ride! Thanks for the report! :thumbsup:

Going to give your photos some FB exposure. :nod:
12-12-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By Gil-galad

Done.

Done.
12-12-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By Gil-galad

NAM Won't Answer

I recognize that our current EIM event calendar doesn't go past the end of 2015. I have tried to contact the NAM administrators several times over the past month using the "Contact Us" form to get...
12-07-2015, 02:52 PM
12-05-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By Gil-galad

Here are a few pics from today's Meet-n-Eat -- ...

Here are a few pics from today's Meet-n-Eat --

https://flic.kr/s/aHskqDhzfF

Congratulations to all of the annual award winners, especially our 2015 EIM Motorists of the Year, Jeff & Sue (aka,...
11-19-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,938
Posted By Gil-galad

...for a *prospective* buyer... --- ...

...for a *prospective* buyer...

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2013 MC R59 (10/2012 build); 30,215 miles

- Folded top rattle (started at ~10K and fixed with a small piece of weatherstrip foam on the top's resting...
11-13-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By Gil-galad

Nope, the factory warranty is 4 yrs/48K. You're...

Nope, the factory warranty is 4 yrs/48K. You're probably thinking of the free maintenance period, which is 3 yrs/36K.
11-13-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By Gil-galad

EIM Meet-n-Eat at the Country Junction, Dyersville - 12/5

Our traditional end-of-the-motoring-year gathering for lunch will happen on Saturday, December 5th. Slide show and annual EIM Recognition Awards too, of course.

Location is the Country Junction...
11-10-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By Gil-galad

:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
11-08-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By Gil-galad

Way to go Chris...you get a gold star! :thumbsup:

Way to go Chris...you get a gold star! :thumbsup:
11-06-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By Gil-galad

Thanks for posting Jim, and welcome. Beautiful...

Thanks for posting Jim, and welcome. Beautiful MINI you've got there! :thumbsup:
10-11-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 248,122
Posted By Gil-galad

Might as well have asked me if I have any Grey...

Might as well have asked me if I have any Grey Poupon...

[...the answer? "But, of course." :wink:]
10-10-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 248,122
Posted By Gil-galad

After a 10-day, 2,400 mile MINI adventure to the...

After a 10-day, 2,400 mile MINI adventure to the Appalachians, there is really only one way to get those wheels acceptably clean again...

...
10-07-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 248,122
Posted By Gil-galad

Ferry pics. :thumbsup:

Ferry pics. :thumbsup:
10-05-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By Gil-galad

13th Annual MINICooperIowa Fall Tour -- 10/10-11

This year’s MINICooperIowa Fall Tour happens on 10-11 October in the Loess Hills region of western Iowa. It is being hosted by our good friends in the Central Iowa MINI Club. Plans include an...
10-05-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

My Flickr photo album from the big trip: ...

My Flickr photo album from the big trip:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskm3dhDE

Other pics posted on FB:

EIM FB Photos from the BA Pt. 2...
09-24-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

You'll have to get that info from the matriarch...

You'll have to get that info from the matriarch of our group (i.e., Sandy). Last Sunday she said she'd identified the best path to avoid traffic. My plan is to blindly follow along. :)
09-24-2015, 04:50 AM
09-23-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

Not yet sure when exactly I'm arriving at the...

Not yet sure when exactly I'm arriving at the BB&B, but suspect it will be early evening (seven-thirtyish or so)...will call with an update when I'm on the way. See you in less than 24 hours. :grin:
09-23-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

- Printed out hard copies of the Driving...

- Printed out hard copies of the Driving Directions for most of the route suggestions in this thread, one handout for each MINI

- Tonight -- check air in tires, round up detailing stuff, finish...
09-20-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Gil-galad

Thanks to densan57 for leading the way...

Thanks to densan57 for leading the way today...fun times! And also to lapshoffman and bsteig for conjuring up the idea.

Here are some pics from our fun day:
...
09-19-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

Can you imagine? 33 miles without a breather...

Can you imagine? 33 miles without a breather would probably put me in the hospital.
09-19-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

Thanks for the suggestion! Looks like it would...

Thanks for the suggestion! Looks like it would be a bit of a hump from Sevierville; I came up with a candidate route but it's 350+ miles and 7 hours without stops (and almost half of it is I-81 to...
09-17-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By Gil-galad

Ditto. My wife has never complained about the...

Ditto. My wife has never complained about the leg room.
09-17-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

Posted this over on FB: ...

Posted this over on FB:

http://biology.appstate.edu/fall-color-report/fall-color-map-north-carolina

Though we will be just a bit early, the viewing should still be superb and we'll enjoy...
09-16-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

Part of that is a function of the fact that...

Part of that is a function of the fact that people's documented anticipation/excitement now tends to be spread out on other social sites like Facebook. Not like the good ol' days when all of that...
09-16-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

Down into the single digits in days to go. ...

Down into the single digits in days to go. :grin: :impatient:
09-16-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Gil-galad

This is just what the doctor ordered...will help...

This is just what the doctor ordered...will help pass the time a bit more quickly between now and our Big Adventure departure. :thumbsup:
09-13-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Gil-galad

Gays Mills Apple Run -- Sept 20th

So the EIM gang put their heads together in Rock Island this weekend and decided that we needed one more local September drive prior to the big trip east.

The plan is to meet on in Dubuque on...
09-10-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

By my count we presently have 12 MINIs and 21...

By my count we presently have 12 MINIs and 21 souls. :thumbsup:

We still have the one room available in the Wyndham condo, in case someone else's schedule opens up at the eleventh hour. Room...
09-09-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

:lol: Yeah, just in case Bill needs a reminder: ...

:lol: Yeah, just in case Bill needs a reminder:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/800x600/80-dsc04675_f5e7a6d424bec969b9cf7b8e73e2f7025faba3d6.jpg

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09-08-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

I've heard back from both Dustin Taylor at MINI...

I've heard back from both Dustin Taylor at MINI of Knoxville (http://www.miniofknoxville.com/MeetOurDepartments) and Aaron Cornaby at OutMotoring (http://www.outmotoring.com/about-us.html). Both...
09-06-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

I'm posting this as a service to Jeff: ...

I'm posting this as a service to Jeff:

qZ9GzIMGRMw

Be prepared to put it in Reverse and slowly back away. :razz:

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09-06-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By Gil-galad

+2 :thumbsup:

+2 :thumbsup:
09-04-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,433
Posted By Gil-galad

Pics? Might help us visualize what you're...

Pics? Might help us visualize what you're describing. :thumbsup:
09-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

I know one thing -- if the number of posts in...

I know one thing -- if the number of posts in this thread is a measure of the level of enthusiasm for this trip...

...I am in total domination mode.

:popcorn:

(just hoping the silence isn't...
09-02-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

My rental car out in Maryland this week has me...

My rental car out in Maryland this week has me just a bit distracted...

...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-28-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,286
Posted By Gil-galad

That may be true for much of IA but we've plenty...

That may be true for much of IA but we've plenty of great twisties up here in our neck of the woods. Thanks to the Paleozoic Plateau...
08-27-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

Hilarious...in my previous post, if you're not...

Hilarious...in my previous post, if you're not logged into NAM the one BRP stop shows up as Waterrock **** Visitors Center. The security software thinks there is a dirty word in there.

How very...
08-25-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,734
Posted By Gil-galad

From everything I see, it's free...and you bring...

From everything I see, it's free...and you bring your own coffee/doughnuts/etc.

Thinkin' about it.
08-25-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,734
Posted By Gil-galad

sdbryant alerted me to the fact that the Cars &...

sdbryant alerted me to the fact that the Cars & Coffee LeClaire group is getting together at the LeClaire riverfront at 9:00 am on this day. Might be a chance for you to show off your MINI prior to...
08-24-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

Don't want to forget about the BRP as a nice...

Don't want to forget about the BRP as a nice option:

9. GSMNP and the Blue Ridge Parkway (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zBvm2sIzYm8k.k4IXjk19azHM&usp=sharing)

This drive option...
08-24-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,096
Posted By Gil-galad

A slightly different and more relaxing option: ...

A slightly different and more relaxing option:

8. Gatlinburg Artist's Loop (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zBvm2sIzYm8k.knYrwgB4q_Ic&usp=sharing)

If you decide you need a break from the...
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