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Joining the Central Iowa MINI Club is simple:

  • Get on our mailing list, and you will receive notifications of upcoming events.

Just fill out and submit the form below and we’ll be in touch!

  • Click here to join us on Facebook
  • After attending your first event (It’s free!  Don’t be shy!) if you’d like to remain a member you can either pay your dues ($20 per family per year) in person at your next event to our Treasurer, a board member, or mail a check/money order to:

    Central Iowa MINI Club
    c/o Laura Rettig
    2535 24th Street
    Des Moines, IA  50310-6105

    This is a non-profit organization and we are all volunteers, as such all club dues are used strictly for club purposes.

  •  If you would like to have photos of you and/or your car as part of an on-line roster we’re building, be ready to send photos, your first name(s), the name of your car, and/or any on-line handle (Twitter, forums, etc)  you would like to list. Once you’re on the mailing list, you can email the information in. We’ll get the photos sized correctly and then upload the information.
  • Join in the fun!  Come enjoy the club’s events, meet other members/MINI owners, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow MINI fans, and feel free to suggest or plan a MINI-related future event for everyone to enjoy.
  • Please, if you are coming with us for a drive please take a moment to read our 10 (or so) Commandments for Group Motoring.

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Mini 60th Birthday Party at the Chili King

Monday August 26 will mark our third annual visit to this iconic Des Moines Drive In but more important than that it’s Mini’s 60th Birthday! On August 26, 1959 the world had its first introduction to one of the most influential cars in history, the Mini!

The August 26, 1959 Press Reveal and Sir Alec Issigonis, father of the Mini, with 621AOK the first Mini off the production line

The Chili King has been a Des Moines staple since 1952 and is the last remaining classic car hop drive-in in the metro. In the 50’s and 60’s it was the epicenter of the hot rod scene in Des Moines and more recently was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with host Guy Fieri getting one on one with George himself.  You can view the episode at http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/diners-drive-ins-and-dives/episodes/oldies-but-goodies . We’ll gather at 6:30 PM and plan on filling the drive in slots with MINIs! If you can only make one event this year please try to join us for this one! This should be a fun evening for socializing and basking in the vintage vibe. We won’t need the radios, just drop in, but please RSVP via Facebook or email to Laura no later than Midnight, Saturday, August 24th so we can give George a “heads up”.

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