Afternoon CIMC Drive, Hosted by Grant

June 26th, 2022 1:30-When we’re done!

Join us for a nice drive down some eastern Iowa highways, with a couple stops along the way.

We will meet up at the Hy-Vee in on Hickman Road in Waukee. Depart time is 1:30pm. Bring your walkies and your sense of adventure.

Expect a total drive with stops of approx. 3 hours.

Detail Day 2022

April 23rd, 10 AM – 2 PM at MINI of Des Moines

With Spring around the corner let’s get our MINI’s all spruced up!  More details to follow but get it on the calendar and plan on joining us.

Family Fun Bowling Bash 2022

March 20th, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Warrior Lanes, Waukee. 

Join us, yet again, for another fun filled afternoon of bowling.  Perhaps some ice cream afterwards at the DQ across the parking lot?

Participation will be a little different than in the past.  You are allowed only 5 people per lane, whether they are bowling or not, meaning spectators would count.  We have a limit of 25 people.  Due to this restriction, and to ensure we have enough slots for the bowlers, please only RSVP if you are planning to bowl.  And by no means think you have to know how to bowl.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or ability.  It’s not a competition so don’t count on a trophy or prize.  It’s for fun, strictly for fun.

Cost is $8.25 per person; shoe rental is $3.75 plus tax.

RSPV deadline is midnight, Thursday, March 17th.

Dinner & A Movie Anyone?

Details have been sent via email to our Google Group members for our first event of 2022. If you are not in the Group, or want to confirm that you are, go to our website, www.centraliowaminiclub.org. Click on the Join tab, complete and submit. You will be sent an invitation to join….please accept. It’s that simple. Emails sent to the Group can be responded to….there is a human at the other end. 

Jolly Holiday Lights 2021!!

It’s the time of year to enjoy Jolly Holiday Lights with our MINI’s!!


The plan: Sunday, December 19th, 2021 at 5:15pm….


We will meet in the parking lot of the Altoona Cinemark Theater (2227 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona). Jolly Holiday Lights starts at 5:30 so we can roll from the parking lot right over to the entrance and once there, we can line up and enter as a group. There’s plenty of space for us, in case we get split-up on the drive over. If you want to purchase tickets ahead of time, it’s a little less money, but the proceeds go to a good cause either way. If anyone wants to get a bite to eat beforehand, Culver’s is in the lot right next to the theater. We could stop in around 4:30 for an early supper. Nothing official, but it’s an option that’s really, REALLY close. 

Hope to see many of your smiling faces there. 

Fall Colors Drive – 2021

12 of Michigan's most dazzling fall color drives - mlive.com

Mark your calendars for the Fall Colors Drive on Sunday, September 19th, hosted by Brad Bristow.  We’ll meet at MINI of Des Moines for the drivers meeting at 12:45 PM.  Departing at 1 PM to head south to Madison County.  We’ll make a stop in the countryside and check out the Winterset Cidery at the end of the drive.  Sounds interesting.  Please RSVP on the Facebook event or emailing Laura or Brad by midnight on Tuesday, September 14.   Let’s hope this year brings lots of color and if not, it’ll be just another great day spent with fellow MINIacs.

Motor to the Ox Yoke Inn for Frűhstűck (Breakfast)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT

How about motoring to the Ox Yoke Inn in the Amanas for breakfast and an on-your-own day checking out the town and maybe do a little shopping? Question is will Bill & Carey get another award?? We’ll meet at the HyVee in Altoona and head out at 8 AM SHARP!! Make sure to have MINI’s belly full of petrol, don your shirt, name badge and charge the walkies!! Hummm, wonder if this will become another of our annual events. Who doesn’t like breakfast? RSVP’s for the number in your party are needed no later than Monday, September 27, so we can alert the establishment.

MINIs to Macon, Missouri Coopers to the Country Rally

Saturday August 21, 2021
The Round House – Building D
1402 South Missouri Street
Macon, Missouri

10:00 AM – MINI Cooper Arrival/Socialize
11:00 AM – Official Welcome
12:00 PM – Complimentary Lunch
1:30 PM – Group Pictures
2:00 PM – Farewell
*Optional- The Fork & Cork Artisan Festival located Downtown Macon at Vine & Rollins Street is happening the same day as our rally. If you want to check out the information for the festival
Here is the website: https://maconforkandcork.squarespace.com/

WHY: What a year! Is everyone ready to breakout and have some fun? Let’s put 2020 behind us and get out, have some fun and return to our regular lives. That means shine up the MINI and let’s hit the road! I want to invite everyone to Macon, Missouri for a special MINI Rally.

I realize that putting on a Mini Cooper Rally in Macon, Missouri presents some travel logistics for everyone, however it may well be an adventure worth taking to come to the country. I hope to see you!

MINI PASSION: Hilary Morrissey is a passionate MINI owner of 11 years. She has attended MINI Cooper shows and events throughout the state as well as hosting the MINI’s to Macon show in October 2011 & 2013, the MINI’s to Richmond show for 7 years plus the MINI’s to the Springs Rally in Excelsior Springs, MO in 2016. The opportunity to get a group of MINIs together for a fun event seems very appealing, so here we go! Mark Saturday, August 21st, 2021 on your calendar and make the trip to Macon, Missouri! ADVENTURE AWAITS! 🙂

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS TO ATTEND: Please e-mail Hilary Morrissey at ministomacon@gmail.com with your first and last name, the year, model, color of your MINI and how many people are attending.

Got Questions/Comments? Contact Hilary Morrissey at ministomacon@gmail.com or visit the website for more information www.ministomacon2021.moonfruit.com