Welcome to the AMO
website. This site is a celebration of those miniscule but mighty cars
from Britain, the Mini, and its bigger brother the MINI. So take a look
and enjoy. We sure do!
The Arizona Mini
Owners was formed by a group of young men in the Phoenix area who first
met at the Mini Meet West in Carlsbad, CA. in 1986.
The first official meeting was on October 8th 1986 and the club has been
going strong ever since. In 1992 the decision was made to become an
Arizona non-profit corporation dedicated “to the preservation and
enjoyment of the Mini.” With introduction of the MINI in the USA in
2002 the by-laws were amended to include those as well as the Classic
Now in our 28th year we have over 80 members, several of whom own both
the new and old versions and enjoy them all. Membership is not limited
to those who own minis, just those who are interested in them and other
small British cars. One of the many advantages of membership is our
network of experienced Mini owners who are always ready to help fellow
members with their car problems.
We endeavor to have an activity, in addition to the regular meeting,
every month. Our most successful are four annual events, the car show
at Mesa Marketplace Swap meet, the British Vintage Voyage, a Christmas
Lights Tour and Pancakes-in-the-Park. These events have raised over
$55,000.00 for charity in recent years and are open to all vehicles not
just club members. Two smaller events are the Spring-into-Summer Rally
and picnic and the Landmark Rally, which sometimes becomes a Scavenger
We have hosted four West Coast Mini Meets, the most recent being the 2012 in Prescott Valley, and one National Meet.