ANNUAL M&M (MINIS & MIATAS) RALLY, 9/17/22
When - Saturday, September 17, 2022
Arrive at Weis: 8:15 a.m.
Drivers' Meeting: 8:45 a.m.
Depart (1st Group): 9:00 a.m.
Where - Weis Market
3644 MacArthur Road (PA Route 145)
Whitehall, PA 18052 Location
Hosted by - LVMOC
Group Leaders - Walter Cramer and Louie Draxler
Welcome to the 2022 running of an annual tradition: The M&M (Minis & Miatas) Rally. Once again, LVMOC will get together with members of the Philly Mini Club for some back-road cruising and camaraderie. This will be, I believe, the 14th running of this event, which was first proposed and hosted in 2008 by the Mini group! This year it's LVMOC's turn to host the event. So, here goes:
This excursion for Miatas and Mini Coopers has us leaving the Lehigh Valley and traveling our beloved curves and twisties into the Pocono Region. We travel Route 534 through ten miles of Hickory Run State Park. After our rest stop, we continue to the Francis E. Walter Dam, where, looking South from the Dam head, one can view the beginning of the Lehigh Gorge State Park, which continues South into the Lehighton area eighteen miles away. We continue with a quaint drive around Lake Harmony at the Split Rock Lodge, in Luzerne County. We will be enjoying Lunch in the Saylorsburg / Snydersville area. Following lunch, we continue cruising South on "Mini Cooper and Miata" roads, traveling over Blue Mountain and enjoying Ice Cream at the Blue Mountain Drive-In, where the ride concludes.
Our first leg of travel has us driving 60 miles in approximately 2 hours. Our second leg of travel is 52 miles and traveling approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Our third and final leg of travel is 21 miles in length and approximately 45 minutes of travel time.
Following lunch, in the event one has had enough driving for one day, you have the opportunity of following Route 209 to Route 33 and travel the remainder of the trip home via four lane travel.
We always enjoy spending time with the fun-loving members of the Philly Mini Club! Let's get a nice-sized gang of LVMOC folks together and show them that we, too, are a bit crazy (about our Miatas, that is...)
This event will follow the current Pennsylvania rules for COVID-19 safety. To avoid common handling of materials, we will email the directions to participants, for home printing, and we will eliminate the usual paper sign-in sheet. Since the sign-in confirms your agreement with LVMOC’s standard Waiver and Release, we will now consider your post to this event thread (or Philly Mini's event thread), stating that you intend to participate, to be your “electronic” signature, indicating your agreement with said Waiver and Release (copy available on request).
We will use FRS radios for communications.
- Louie and Corrina
- Dawn and Tom
- Bill A. & co-pilot
- Bill M.
- Ralph and Becky
- Neil & Kelly
- Jordan F.
- Matt L.
- John P.
- Fred & Sara M.
Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)
@iva Millersville is my Alma Mater
Mike & Angela
2021 Soul Red RF (with custom black top)
I’ll be there!
ND2 Ceramic RF GT-S 6MT
Been a looong, stressful week. A Saturday hitting some back roads is needed. I’m in.
2014 White PRHT Club BBR225
Hello, How many cars are expected in total for this ride? Thank you
2022 Miata GT
Currently 9 Miatas and 12 Mini Coopers. We are dividing into two groups. I am leading a group and Louie is leading a group.
I am excited!
2014 Club 2.5L "Punisher Edition", 2017 RF GT
@rhetlaw thank you Walter. I was thinking it was going to be way too many cars. Please add me back on for the ride. See you Saturday
2022 Miata GT
So glad you are back with us, John. When you see all of the brilliant colors of the cars together, you are going to have a blast with your video work.
Hello - do you still have space for one more Miata? I’d love to join in 🙂 thanks! Yuko
Yuko, yes, we absolutely have space. It will be good to see you again. It certainly has been awhile.
Please add Fred and Sara. Just curious, what's for lunch???
2008 Copper Red
Thanks Walter! I’m looking forward to seeing you. It’s good to be back 🙂
Fred glad you and Sara are able to join us. We are lunching at The Lakeside in Saylorsburg. It has a full menu of choices. I know you will be very pleased.
Sorry but Neil and Kelly will not be able to make it. See you all on thr next one. Have a sage drive!🚗
Sorry, not gonna make it after all.