Author Topic: Classic Minis United- Mini 57 - Kingsport Tn - October 5-8th 2016  (Read 1740 times)

Offline jedduh01

CMU invades Kingsport, Tennessee (Near Bristol)
October 5 -8, 2016
If you like driving your Mini, don't miss this 3 day Mini Hawaiian adventure!

beautiful mountains
and classic Minis
as far as the eye
can see!

Hosted by the CMU Florida Chapter and members from around the world.

This year we chose a new location, Kingsport/Blountville, Tennessee as the base for our 3 day driving adventure. It's located near some amazing mountains and rivers setting the scene for some breathtaking drives through Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina. As with all of our CMU events, we like to drive, and that's what we'll be doing. We will have drives each of the three days with plenty of stops and things to see. Add in the nighttime activities, and you have the most amazing classic Mini event in North America! But wait, there's more! This event will have a Hawaiian theme entitled Kalaiwa Wikiwiki Mauka, meaning, driving quickly towards the mountains. While we won't have the Hawaiian beaches, we will have mountains, water, and a lot of tacky tourist in full Hawaiian dress. If you were at the Hippie Mini 56 you will have an idea how much FUN this will be!

Note, we will be driving through the mountains during the peak (hopefully) of the Fall leaves changing colors. We won't see big Hawaiian waves (many waves from locals though), but we will see something you can't see in Hawaii, amazing colors everywhere.

While the days are going to be a lot of fun, once the sun sets the coconuts and hula skirts will be coming out! We will have a "Best dressed Hawaiian" and "Hawaiian tacky tourist" contests at the Friday night party! Start looking for your Hawaiian garb. The contest will be just before the showing of the International Mini Film Festival. If you haven't started to produce your award winning short film, get on it and have a chance to entertain, get famous around the world, and win some cash! Go HERE for the film festival info. Note the deadline for entries is August 15, 2016.

If you haven't been to a CMU event before, we do it differently; we like to drive/cruise a lot and see all around the beautiful area we're visiting. With this being a CMU event, you must be a member to enter a Mini. Membership is free! If you are one of the few that hasn't already joined, go to the join page and become one of the over 1,200 members! As with all of our events, this is for everybody, but all of the drives/cruises/anything is only for classic Minis and its variants produced from 1959-2000, no exceptions. (The period following "exceptions" is to end the sentence and to also say "period".) There's always room to ride in someone’s Mini if you come in something else. We don't leave anybody behind! Not even the couple coming all the way from Australia...assuming they bring the staff cool Australian gifts. But then I'm sure those coming from England won't be outdone by the Auzzies... It's a pride thing.

For those of you that don't know someone that has been to a CMU event to hear how amazing it is, the following should help you with your decision. But, beware, when you come to one you'll be counting down the days until the next one, and we only do it every year and a half!

MiniWorld Magazine - The Mini 53 - Here's the full printable story.
"Imagine a two-hour twisty cruise with 70-plus Minis, followed by white water rafting, then another unique twisty cruise... memories to last a lifetime. "

MiniWorld Magazine - The Mini 51 - Here's the full printable story.
"As a follow-up to the landmark Mini 50, CMU surpassed themselves with the Mini 51 "
"Everyone witnessed the truly unforgettable sight of the endless line of Classic Minis twisting through the mountain curves."

MiniWorld Magazine comments on our Mini 50 event.
"Many people who went said it was the best Mini event they'd ever attended."
"The event set a new standard for USA Mini meetings..."

Mini Magazine also comments on our Mini 50 event.
"... it raised the bar of what should be expected of a show in North America."
"... can't wait for the next CMU event!!"

More great info located within the link + Classic minis Untied Facebook.

 I will be working this summer to complete the Scavenger hunt for a nice Friday Evening run around town!

Offline pbraun

Re: Classic Minis United- Mini 57 - Kingsport Tn - October 5-8th 2016
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 05:27:59 PM »
Hummmmmm   may have to aim for this as my Moke's first big outing! 
65 Moke
63 Healey 3000 Gold Concours (for sale)
60 Bugeye modified

Offline jedduh01

Re: Classic Minis United- Mini 57 - Kingsport Tn - October 5-8th 2016
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 08:40:53 AM »
Preparing for next week Mini Aventures in Tennessee! !  4.gif

Anyone else going to be there?

Offline BruceK

Re: Classic Minis United- Mini 57 - Kingsport Tn - October 5-8th 2016
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 08:44:23 PM »
That's a great-looking Moke!   

And I recognize a genuine MiniCity towbar there too, right?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville