Post here if you live in this region and would like to be contacted for local events. But remember, the best place to find events is your local forum and the MINI2 events calendar.
Edited to add: some forums are more active than others. People signing up may be contacted by a local club if one exists, but MINI organizations are at the beginning right now. I know of only four clubs contacting members from the roll call threads and you may not live in their area.
Sorry to get your hopes up, but if no one has contacted you maybe you should start a local club?
Last edited by AprilWhine; Jul 29th, 2003 at 11:42 PM.
Aloha Doug! I don't know if there is an Oahu club yet, but I am sure there will be. Check the forum memebers for others in Hawaii. I know there are at least 2-3 others on Oahu.
I am hoping to get in touch with some of the new owners on the Big Island, not just as a club, but also to pool resources since there is not dealer represntative on the island. It would be nice to have someone provide contract service/warranty work, etc., without having to return the cars to Oahu, and this will affect every new Mini owner here.
Aloha Bryan! Yes I have my 'S', and we are doing fine at 500 miles. Just got my tint done, and Moss Motor's skid plate installed. Now, it's on to more motoring! I was hoping that some of the Big Island Mini people would find this forum and be willing to combine forces to persuade Mini/Mini of Hawaii to provide a local source for warranty and repair. So far, we don't have too many takers. I will be trying to track them down as time goes by. I would love to see the HiPref driving event. Just not sure about my schedule as yet. How about your new 'S'? Everything you hoped? I am even more amazed now that I have spent some time with the Mini, and very pleased. I initially thought 1st gear was way too low, now, after a couple of traffic-jams (yes we do have them here on the Big Isand), I find it perfect for the creepy-crawlies! Just like having an automatic! I am just starting to get adventurous, but the capabilities are amazing!
Actually, the clssic belongs to a guy named Andy Kaufman and I just parked next to him at the airport. He left a note on my car and the rest is history!
Your EB S looks familiar, are you Romeo?
As for the High Perf Driving School, we have instructors locally (one use to instruct at Brands Hatch), and from the mainland who will instruct you on vehicle dynamics, weight transfer... It is a safe controlled environment where the instructor will be at your side, in your car, showing you the proper driving techniques. You will get a chance to use these skills when we get onto the road race course later in the morning.
We haven't set up any autox events since SCCA does a very good job of it. Maybe we'll plan an autox day for the BMWs and MINIs.
Cooper S, Dark Silver on Dark Silver
Cooper, CVT, Pure Silver on Pure Silver
750il exhaust, intake & chip
Euro 635 stroked, port & polish, RD suspension, aero, 17" RGPs
I'm moving to the Big Island late summer/fall. I already have a MINI so service has been a concern. When I get to the BI I'll definitely follow up with you because I don't want to sell. I love this car!
BTW, someone on another site told me that MINI sends a mechanic to Bavarian Motorworks in Kailua-Kona occasionally. Do you know what's up with this? Maybe I misunderstood...
On order: Cooper. Chili red/black. Black bonnet stripes. Rally lights. Fog. DSC. Tartan red interior with anthracite.
I will be arriving in your great state on 12 July for some RR and I just wanted to know if there are any good suppliers of go-fast bits (like Minimania in CA) on your islands or are they limited to the mainland?
Anyways, I hope to see some mInis (the four wheeled kind) when I get there :-)
Maybe you'd like to bring some things over to us! Let us know where you will be visiting, and we will come by to collect our orders! Serioiusly, I don't know of anybody developing items over here. We are all trying to get deals on shipping which is a major cost of any purchase here in the islands.
Enjoy your trip, and let us know where you are headed.
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