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MINI Club group photo on the deck at Island Beach Bar & Restaurant August 27 2022

S. Hutchinson Island Road Trip – August 27 2022

About a dozen MINI Club members and their guests gathered at Braman MINI Palm Beach the morning of Saturday, August 27th for cruise north along the intracoastal and the ocean. After a quick I-95 sprint to PGA Blvd., the group zigged east to work it’s way up US 1 through Jonathan Dickenson State Park, zagged through Juno Beach & Stuart along the intracoastal, crossed the causeway at Jensen Beach, and finally motored up S. Hutchinson Island to the Ft. Pierce jetty area.

Braman MINI sponsored the complimentary lunch at the beautiful Island Beach Bar & Restaurant with everyone gathered in the 2nd floor party room with a view of the Atlantic!

After lunch, the group dispersed…free to explore the beach, downtown Ft. Pierce, or other destinations.

See photos here, and a video recap below…

MINI Club Autocross at PBIR – March 20, 2022

What a fun, yet somewhat sad, day! Fourteen MINI Club members gathered at Palm Beach International Raceway on a Sunday morning to test their driving skills and their MINI’s handling at the last ever MINI Club Autocross event at PBIR. The storied racetrack is soon to close forever, a victim of rising costs and dwindling use.

Regardless, a colorful collection of a variety of MINI models, some highly modified, made multiple timed laps around the Autocross/Kart track at PBIR.

Here are the lap times…

March 20, 2022 MINI Club Autocross lap times

See photos here


MINI USA put together a fantastic MINI virtual scavenger hunt in cities across the country. Braman MINI Palm Beach and the MINI CLUB of South Florida participated. 47 MINI owners and guests stopped by Braman MINI Palm Beach to check-in and get their MINI goodie bag along with a breakfast sandwich from Aioli, coffee, juice and water. Then they headed out with the MINI Together app to complete a variety of tasks, at their own pace, all around the county. The day wrapped up with an evening online presentation by MINI USA with reports from across the nation.

A portion of the registration fee supports one of MINI USA’s favorite non-profit organizations, Best Friends Animal Society…striving for 100% no-kill animal shelters by 2025. Quite a few participants brought their furry kids along for the ride!!!

Check out the recap video…

See lots more photos here.

Naples Road Trip – 8/29/20

It’s been a long five+ months of “lock-down” and the MINI Club of South Florida was getting restless to get together and hit the road in their MINIs. With masks in place (even on a MINI, see photos) and socially distanced a group MINI Club of South Florida members met up for a road trip to Naples and a rendezvous with a local MINI club over there. One MINI Club of SF member even made a batch of MINI cookies to fortify the group for their arduous trip!

Thanks to Braman MINI of Palm Beach for the gasoline gift cards, MINI hats and water bottles.


Thirteen MINI Club member cars left Braman MINI of Palm Beach around 10:30am with the first stop at the Canal Point Recreation Area overlooking Lake Okeechobee. We continued north on US 441 to the second stop at the overlook just north of Up The Grove Beach. Then, on to historic downtown Okeechobee for a tasty lunch at Nutmeg’s Café. After lunch we returned via SW Martin Hiway under the amazing oak tree canopy to I-95 at Palm City where everyone dispersed for home.