Author: ZPP

2018 New Members

The year 2018 brings us the following new OMS members. January Our first new members of 2018 is Scot and Annika from Salem, OR. They have a 1995 Mark VI black Mini with panoramic sunroof AND it is in good working order. Angie and Andrew from Portland, OR bring their 2005 Pepper White Mini Cooper S. Dave and Amy from Troutdale rejoin OMS with their 1960 Orange Morris 850 Delux FIA Rally Car. Dave loves to build and race Minis. And four Japanese RHD Minis (black 1991 Rover, black 1992 Rover, green w/ white 1989 Mini, and white 1991 Mini) join OMS with Blaine who lives in Beaverton. February Takuma and Mai come to OMS with their 2006 Pepper white MINI Cooper S and 3 long hair dachshunds.  They love to travel, ski, and consume Japanese food.  They are looking for a classic Mini they can restore and call their own. We look forward to a great year of...

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2017 ABFM Giant Slalom Results

Congratulations to those of you who participated in the 2017 ABFM Giant Slalom. See you next year! Name  Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Group 1 Tyler H. 42.78 42.48 42.11 Ben M. 47.16 44.22 44.35 Brian F. 45.81 45.12 44.01 Dale C. 60.47 45.77 46.18 Amir D. 52.44 49.92 49.28 Austin S. 57.67 57.67 48.96 Group 2 Jeff V. 56.56 53.55 52.97 Kristin L. 54.07 55.28 53.82 Group 3 George O. 48.01 47.03 46.99 Eric N. 47.65 49.01 47.64 Ken W. 56.76 53.39 52.81 Thomas P. 64.25 54.16 52.09 Alec D. 64.09 55.85 52.04 Muffy B. 53.40 59.38 52.74 Times for Second Day Run Ken W. 50.78 50.30 49.23...

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2017 New Members

The year 2017 brings us the following new OMS members. January Justin from Portland, Oregon has a 1980 diesel Clubman in great running condition and is restoring a 1967 Mini (currently in bare metal). His hobbies include wood working, metal fabrication, welding, beer brewing – yum! February Kenneth and Joan from Vancouver, WA bring their grey 1970 Mini to the club.  It’s not running… yet! Hobbies include auto restoration, fishing, and travel. Diane and her red with white roof 2013 Countryman come to us from Philomath, OR. Diane’s hobbies include camping, relaxing, driving, coast & mountains, antiques, photography, get togethers, researching anything and everything of interest, orchids, etc. Pat and his 1972 Yellow w/ White Mini Clubman Saloon join the Society all the way from Novato, California.  He is the founder of the facebook.com site Mini Collective. He is a member of MOASF but has so many OMS friends and his Clubby has a few Jet Motors parts that it made sense to join the OMS fun. April Dayna from Portland joins us with her 2012 charcoal Countryman S, charcoal.  It has been lowered and has racing suspension.  Being an OSU Beaver fan, she has it details with OSU stripes, rims and decals.  She grew up in a national champion go-karting family.  It will be fun to see Dayna on the track at the ABFM this year. May Lance and...

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2017 Monthly Club Meeting Information

The Oregon Mini Society Monthly Club Meetings are held every Second Sunday at 7PM. The February Monthly Club Meeting will be held Sunday Feb 12th, 7pm at The Verdict Bar and Grill’s Holding Cell in Oregon City. The Verdict is located in the heart of downtown Oregon City at 110 8th Street with on street parking in front of the historic Oregon City Court House. Good food, Good people, Good beer & Good cars. Eat, meet, drink and ogle!! Pop on by and see what all the fuss is about. For the most accurate information about the club meeting visit the club...

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OMS Scholarship: High Demand Leads to Bright Career Choice

Snowmagedon or Icedoom or however you characterized the recent weather disaster caused an exceptional amount of automobile carnage. Hopefully no OMS members’ cars were victims. Anyone whose vehicle does need repair is also having an inconvenient, head-on collision with a new fact of life of the auto-body-repair business, as noted in this article from the Oregonian. The number of collision-repair shops is decreasing while the need for their service is increasing. This problem has been growing even before the recent, slip-sliddin’ calamity exacerbated it. A critical reason for the decline in the number of body shops, which this article does not mention, is the lack of skilled people to do the increasingly-complex work. It should be a good feeling to OMS members that the Clackamas Community College scholarship we provide is helping people get training in this field and fill a serious need of the community. Instructor Russ Peterson at Clackamas CC gets way more requests for graduates from shop owners than the school can...

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