Year: 2013

Sept 15th, Minis Caravan to the Coast

Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 15th! Now that Labor Day has officially chased away the Summer crowds, it is finally safe to visit the Oregon coast. Some great  roads are awaiting OMS members and their rambunctious Minis. Our destination is Tillamook, OR. to see the Tillamook Air Museum — the largest wooden structure in the world, which even has rare aircraft inside (http://www.tillamookair.com/) and the Tillamook Cheese Factory (http://www.tillamook.com/cheesefactory/index.html). We will be leaving at 9:00 a.m. sharp from the Target parking lot in Tanasbourne Town Center (185th St, just south of Hwy 26) Make sure you have a full tank of gas, because we’ve got lots of ground to cover! We will be stopping for lunch at a restaurant, for those who tend to get a bit hungry around...

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2013 ABFM People’s Choice Awards

Peoples’ Choice Awards from ABFM.  OMS members are marked with an asterisk. MI-33A Early Saloon (external hinges) *1st Jim & Cyndy Bolin *2nd John Wohlslagel *3rd Roger Ferguson MI-33B  Mini Cooper, Cooper S (all) *1st Linda Joneli *2nd Steve Wittkop 3rd Ed Sauer MI-34A  Woody wagons, LWB others 1st Dan Borglund (pick-up) *2nd Bruce & Kerri Harding 3rd Chris Miller MI-35  Variants & Kits (Elf, Hornet, Moke, Radford, etc) 1st Mike Smith 2nd Peter Larson 3rd Marcel Chichak MI-36 Late Saloon & Clubman (internal hinges) *1st Mark & Rhonda Hull 2nd Terrance Hogan 3rd Jerry Miller MI-18A NEO MINI Cooper 1st Linda Hogan 2nd Jim Norgan 3rd Duane Chapmap MI-18B NEO MINI Cooper S 1st Ina-Engle Boomsma 2nd Rohanna Buchanan *3rd RealyAnn Wingert MI-18C NEO MINI Cabriolet & Clubman *1st Brian Fawcett 2nd Dan Tidwell 3rd Jim Faull MI-18D  NEO MINI LWB, Countryman, S, JCWorks *1st Roger Wooley 2nd Ron & Ginny Mapes 3rd Gary Aulicino ADO 16 class *1st Dan Sauve 2nd David Dixon 3rd Chad and Molly Cansler The Preservation Award, given by OMS this year for the first time, went to Ed Sauer, from Seattle Area Mini Owners Ass’n. And for the Grand Finale’, our own OMS Dwight Smith got Best of Show at ABFM with his woodie.  This is a huge honor, not just among the 76 Minis, but this is Best of Show of...

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2013 ABFM Giant Slalom Results

Class 1   New MINI (BMW) Pl        Name                Model                           Run 1 (p)    Run 2 (p)    Run 3 (p)  1        Colton Swearingen  Cooper S                45.32(1)       43.93(1)   42.57               2        Wes Swearingen      Cooper S                45.18           43.62(1)   43.02               3        Brian Fawcett           JCW Cab                44.84           44.74       43.68  4       Bill Reiersgaard       MINI Electric         47.26         46.41       47.00 5        Bruce Mate                 MINI Electric       49.20         47.56       65.02 6        Realy Ann Wingert    Cooper S               56.98(3)       52.25       50.85 Class 2 MG Pl          Name                 Model                 Run 1 (p)    Run 2 (p)    Run 3 (p) 1        Joe Sweeney           MGB                  53.98            60.65         49.96 2    Mark Wingus           MGB Tourer       54.18           52.74        54.06(3) Class 3 Jaguar Pl          Name                Model                  Run 1 (p)    Run 2 (p)    Run 3 (p) 1        Greg Meboe              E-Type           41.34              40.81        40.39 (TTD Sat.) Sunday     Greg Meboe      E-Type           43.36             42.02         41.26 2    Terry Sturgeon             E-Type          50.86(3)       43.45         42.85 3        Tyler Hayward          E-Type           45.06            44.81        43.66 Sunday    Malcolm Reith   E-Type           44.16             43.72         44.10 4        Robin Page                XJR                49.47            45.74         44.25       5        Malcolm Reith           E-Type           45.84    ...

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September Members 2013

ABFM 2013 featuring the Mini was a wonderful turnout of Minis and their owners.  We have a few more members to add to the club: Brian from Longview WA has s a 2010 MINI and is in the market for a well restored original Mini.  Let us know if you can help Brian out in his search. Ron from Salem, OR joins OMS with a nice red Canadian 1979 1000 Mary Quant. John from Seaside, OR has a 1967 Austin Cooper S MkII Blue with white roof.  His car proved to be quite a mystery sporting West Virginia plates and an Ohio Mini Owners club affiliation so adding an OMS sticker seemed to be the right thing to do.  John loves working on British cars – GO...

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Sept 15th, Minis Caravan to the Coast

Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 15th! Now that Labor Day has officially chased away the Summer crowds, it is finally safe to visit the Oregon coast. Some great  roads are awaiting OMS members and their rambunctious Minis. Our destination is Tillamook, OR. to see the Tillamook Air Museum — the largest wooden structure in the world, which even has rare aircraft inside (http://www.tillamookair.com/) and the Tillamook Cheese Factory (http://www.tillamook.com/cheesefactory/index.html). We will be leaving at 9:00 a.m. sharp from the Target parking lot in Tanasbourne Town Center (185th St, just south of Hwy 26) Make sure you have a full tank of gas, because we’ve got lots of ground to cover! We will be stopping for lunch at a restaurant, for those who tend to get a bit hungry around...

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