Author Topic: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019  (Read 5963 times)

Offline MPlayle

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2018, 05:23:34 PM »

From previous discussions on MM .. the premise longstanding has been the annual meet happens 'around' July 4th' because people have available extended vacation time  AND yes this is summer vacation for Kids to be out of school and people be able to attend.   also held more on the week - so people can 'travel' To and from   on the weekend.
   

That is also why they are almost never held anywhere in the south where it may be hot.


Offline BruceK

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2018, 06:16:10 PM »

From previous discussions on MM .. the premise longstanding has been the annual meet happens 'around' July 4th' because people have available extended vacation time  AND yes this is summer vacation for Kids to be out of school and people be able to attend.   also held more on the week - so people can 'travel' To and from   on the weekend.
   

That is also why they are almost never held anywhere in the south where it may be hot.



I attended a MiniMeet in Atlanta in 1991.   I don’t remember it being particularly hot that year.   

But I get your point. 
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Online MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2018, 06:36:21 PM »
It can be over 100* in the summer in Kansas and Mo, and it can be 80% humidity to go along with it - not very classic Mini friendly on several accounts - no A/C, marginal cooling and so on.
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Offline jedduh01

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2018, 08:24:57 AM »
It can be over 100* in the summer in Kansas and Mo, and it can be 80% humidity to go along with it - not very classic Mini friendly on several accounts - no A/C, marginal cooling and so on.

And on Mini Mania RIGHT NOW ====  Mini Meet East is Underway ..  Northern New York State....   and a comment of the day from ' Big Al'
    Hot , Yes,   hotter than Hell 

- And i remember last year = Ohio...it was ...  HOT
  2016 and East ridge Tennessee = HOT
2015  And before that Chattanoogoa  HOT HOT

Outdoor events in July = No thanks.. Ill go to the Caribbean, where there are Trade winds a blowin!  and 88-90 Degrees every day!

the only MME i went was Charleston way back, boy I was a young buck == YES Charleston was HOT then too!


            I guess thats why there are multiple few events + locations... Pick your poison.  (but not in June 15 thru August 30th...) 
 Colarado sounds awesome
   Tulsa meet would be great ...
 
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Offline Scargo

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2018, 02:02:52 PM »
My last time there outside of attending a wedding in Vail two years ago was East Meets West Mini Meet in Colorado Springs back in '99, also hosted by M.O.T.R. The racing event was held at Pueblo Motorsports Park. See you there in '19.
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Online MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2018, 02:51:22 PM »
Great!  The Snowmass area is a terrific drivers area, and the scenery is beautiful. Could be some mountain showers in the afternoon but the days should be sunny and warm. I'm looking forward to it too!

Aspen has a racetrack but it's been privatised, don't know we'll be allowed to run there, but it's a perfect track for Minis!
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Offline Whee

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2018, 10:42:31 PM »
There will be a website before too long with some more details of the event. June 24-28, 2019 in Snowmass Village, down the road from Aspen, on the western side of the continental divide. We're planning on having high altitude tune-up stops in Fruita, CO and in Denver, for those from lower elevations. Ghost towns, mountain roads, scenery etc.


Offline Whee

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2018, 09:04:11 PM »
BTW, if you have any feedback into how you'd like to see the event run - what's worked well in the past, what hasn't worked so well I'd love to hear it.

I can't promise *action*, but I can promise your feedback will be heard by the committee.

Online MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2018, 10:53:06 PM »
Any chance of running some laps at Aspen Raceway Park?
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Offline Whee

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2018, 11:02:42 PM »
Any chance of running some laps at Aspen Raceway Park?
I'm not up to date on the autocross/laps situation. Been out of country for 3 weeks. I'll ask. I do remember the cost for 1/2 day at Woody Creek being around $5,000. Not cheap.

I wish we could persuade SnowMass to do this for us...
https://www.gosnowmass.com/press-release/aspen-snowmass-vintage-car-race-comes-snowmass-2017/

Car show is the part I'm doing.

Online MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2018, 09:50:09 AM »
Cool! Do they still do the Deaf Camp summer concerts? Be neat if they could tie that together with the show, be a real attendance boost.
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Online MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2018, 07:58:39 PM »
Winter Park did a fun event for us when we did Minis in the Mountains, we did an early evening parade down the main drag from the Vintage Hotel at the top of the hill, then they had us all park along the main road and did a concert in the park. It was cool, they cleared a lane right down the middle of the road, police at all the intersections waving us thru all the reds lights  etc. The people watching loved it!

I think when we invade a small town like Snowmass with a couple hundred Mini/MINIs t gets a lot of attention. Plenty of time for the organizers to get the word out to the media for this one......
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Offline Whee

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2018, 10:56:03 PM »
East Meets West Mini Meet 2019 update.


Minis Of The Rockies is proud to announce that our host hotel is now taking room reservations for East Meets West Mini Meet 2019

Hotel and booking information:

Westin Snowmass Resort
100 Elbert Ln, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Single Rate
$129.00
Double Rate
$129.00
Triple Rate
$154.00
Quad Rate
$179.00

Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 12.8% and a Resort Service Charge of $15.00 USD plus tax.

Reservations Procedure: Attendees may call directly to the Westin Snowmass Resort at (800) 525-9402 or to our Westin Central Reservation Office at (800) WESTIN 800 (937-8461).
Ask for the "MINI East Meets West" group to make a reservation.

Or online at:

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MINIEastMeetsWestAttendees

The dates of the event are June 24th through the 27th 2019
06/24/19 - 06/27/19  (Monday evening Meet & Greet finishing with the Banquet on Thursday night)

Our room block for the group is: Early arrivals on Sunday June, 23rd and through the event with check out Friday morning, June, 28th 2019.

Event website and registration information will be forthcoming soon.

Offline deanwilhite

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2018, 10:26:06 AM »
Anyone here have a problem with the name of the event?

Offline 94touring

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2018, 10:41:31 AM »
How so Dean?

Offline Scargo

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2018, 08:43:26 PM »
I don't.

Online MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2018, 07:48:42 PM »
This just in!

My doc says the reason I was sick had nothing to do with the altitude, I was having a reaction to cortisone shots I took right before we left. I'd had two, one in my shoulder and a week later one in my knee...…

Just to be safe I'm still going to take the pills, but I think I'm going to be fine for this trip. I really hope so as I love Colorado, my second favorite place right behind Sandy Eggo/ southern California. Now we just have to figure out whether it's just me going or me and the entourage (wife, dogs etc)  ;D

I think if we still have it, it would be fun to take the Innocenti…...
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Online MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2019, 11:25:35 AM »
More good news, at least for me and high altitudes! I just got back  from a 2 week trip to Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, and California at altitudes of 6K and up and I had absolutely no issues!

I think I'm good to go on this one!

The wife has decided this is NOT the event for her, so I'll be carvaning up with Don (Ipock) and Don (Ruder). Both will be taking their Pups. Don R will tow while Don I will drive, now that we have his taller final drive ratio in and all his maintenance sorted. Ima flat tow behind my Clubman S, whichever car I take.

Now to get back to work on the Innocenti!


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Offline 94touring

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2019, 11:34:43 AM »
Not taking the inno out? I'll be in Estes the week before and may be around the 24th on the way back.

Online MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2019, 11:47:32 AM »
Yes, but I would flat tow it.....no A/C and it will be hot and humid driving across Kansas in the summer!

Yes, but you'll be in your BMW, right?  No Mini for you on that trip......although you could tow it to someplace in Colorado on your way up to Estes and store it till your return, then pick it up for the last couple of days of the event.
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Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2019, 11:59:21 AM »
OK, Don and I have sent in our registrations, and we're booked at the hotel!
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Offline 94touring

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2019, 12:06:24 PM »
I'll have my pickup truck, camping gear, and a few ladies with me.

Online MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2019, 12:26:54 PM »
A few? What are you - Mormon or something?  ;D
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Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2019, 12:48:29 PM »
I'm guessing the misses and the best man.  Can already hear the Three's Company song!
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Offline 94touring

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2019, 01:01:55 PM »
I have a harem lol. Misses, the best "man", best mans girlfriend, and apparantly a 4th girl may go too.