Recent Events

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South-county fall Mini tour

Quick, before the rains come. Eight Minis hit the road in the wilds of Pierce, Thurston and Lewis county.


Barely a splash on Vashon

No thunder, no lightning and barely a splash of rain for the 13 Minis and 18 enthusiasts that took part in the mostly sunny and warm cruise on Vashon Island. Ten of the 13 Minis are seen in front of the Vashon Roasterie in the photo above. Many thanks to Peter Larsen for the wonderful time.


Minis at Western Washington ABFM

From the very dry and beautiful grounds of St. Edward State Park, snuggled up against the fantastically restored Lodge at St. Edward, the Pacific Northwest British Car Clubs held a revival of sorts – The 2021 Western Washington All British Field Meet. In a post Covid-19 environment, car shows have been few and far between, so it was great to be at a show again.


Oregon Minis join in for some Peninsula Mini fun

The Peninsula Mini Society hosted their annual event which was highlighted by a Vashon Island tour and a LaMay Museum visit. An impressive number of Oregon Minis made the trip north and joined in two days of Mini merriment.


So much fun….

It had been a year and a half since SAMOA members met in person. Kept apart by the dreaded pandemic we could wait no longer and met on July 17, 2021 at Steve and Kim Gay’s house near Cottage Lake east of Woodinville. Shall we say it was an unqualified success? 31 members plus one guest gathered amongst 26 Minis and a beautiful MG1100 for an afternoon of catching up on Mini affairs and a heaping helping of picnic fun at the annual Picnic on The Green.  


Good Mini turnout at SOVREN Historics

Minis in the Car Corral, Minis on the track and plenty of other vintage racing excitement made for a great day at Pacific Raceways.


A long strange trip

Don and Marian are quite the adventurers in ‘Old Paint’ and they set a new standard on their anniversary trip to the Edgefield McMenamins.  How many Mini owners do you know who have crossed the Columbia River going backwards in their Mini?


Octoberfesting on Orcas

The wee town of Olga has a wonderful wreck of a store, soon to be a United States Post Office and grocery/cafe if the friends of have their way. The old place looks like a Mini repair facility to me, but then what doesn’t? 


Why no events?

It has been a struggle. The Covid-19 pandemic brought SAMOA to a screeching halt in 2020 and 2021 looks like more of the same. We hope you understand. For details on the pandemic and how SAMOA is effected here in the state of Washington, go to MENU/NEXT EVENTS.


Rusty tractors and cooling towers

Three serious Mini drivers, Peter Larsen, Jerry Miller and Jim Younkins, tour some awesome back roads south of Olympia and enjoy a tasty lunch in Elma.

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