Friday, March 30, 2012

NORCAL MINIS Friday Reminders

BECOME A NORCAL MINIS MEMBER


Annual Membership is only $25.00/family and entitles you to a host of discounts from Vendors and Dealers that support NORCAL MINIS, email invitations, a say in where we run and what we do, and access to Members Only events and our Members Only Google Group. Just use this Paypal Button to join:












NORCAL MINIS' CENTRAL GOLD COUNTRY RUN


On Saturday, April 21, 2012, NorCal MINIs will run backroads from Angel's Camp to Murphy's in the Central California Gold Country.  We will stop at Quyle Kilns and get an exclusive tour of this fantastic handmade pottery producer's operation.  We will also have lunch at El Jardin.

We will meet up at 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot between Rite-Aid and Taco Bell at 200 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA. We will leave promptly at 11:30 a.m. for an hour backroads run and arrive for our tour at Quyle Kilns at approximately 1:00 p.m.. After our tour we will proceed to downtown Murphy's for lunch at El Jardin at about 2:00 p.m.

Caravan from the Bay Area will meet up in front of MINI of Concord, 1961 Market Street, Concord, CA  94520  at 8:00 a.m.






Here's the run map


View Larger Map

 This run is open to Members and non-members. Members, please respond to your email invitation which will be sent in early March.  Non-members please tell us you are coming by emailing us at info@norcalminis.com.

RSVP BEFORE APRIL 14, 2012
 SO WE CAN GET AN ACCURATE HEADCOUNT FOR THE TOUR AND FOR LUNCH 




MINIS AT PACIFIC COAST DREAM MACHINES


Calling all MINI and Mini Owners


Join Us For This Event!

On April 28, 2012, NorCal MINIs will participate in the 22nd Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show at the Half Moon Bay Airport in Half Moon Bay, CA.  This is an incredible charity event for the Coastside Adult Day Health Center with a huge selection of beautiful and unique vehicles.

Registration is now open . Click HERE to register and for more information.  If you enter before April 15, 2012, the entry fee is $30 which entitles the driver and passenger admission to the event (after April 15, 2012, the cost goes up to $40 and, if you don't enter your vehicle, admission is $20/adult, Age 11-17 and 65+ $15 (Cash only accepted at the gate).) By entering your vehicle you will save money and be able to park with the club.

To park together we must arrive early and first assemble off-site.  Thus, we will meet up at 7:00 a.m. in the parking lot in front of:

Peet's Coffee & Tea‎
142 San Mateo Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
[MAP]

 (This is at the corner of Highway 92 and Highway 1)

We have invited the members of Redwood Empire MINI Enthusiasts to join us at this event.

Members may respond to their email invitations when received.  Non-Members (and Members) may also tell us they are coming by sending us an email at info@norcalminis.com

Here's a promotional video from last year!








NORCAL MINIS' YOSEMITE OVERNIGHT

Join NorCal MINIs for our Saturday, May 5 through Sunday, May 6, 2012, Yosemite Overnight!

We will meet up at 9:30 a.m. on May 5, 2012 in the parking lot at Denica's located at 6058 Dougherty Road, Dublin, CA 94568-2634 (Please arrive early if you wish to have breakfast at Denica's (it is wonderful)) and by 10:00 a.m. we will be on the road for the Shilo Inn located at 40644 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644.



NorCal MINIs has been able to block twenty rooms (choose from king bed and double queen bed rooms) for the low price of $89.00 + tax.







TO GET THIS RATE YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR ROOM BEFORE APRIL 1, 2012
CALL  (559) 683-3555 TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
DO NOT WAIT - ONCE THE ROOMS ARE GONE THEY ARE GONE 

There is a 48 Hour cancellation policy. If there is any chance you will attend we recommend you book your room and, if you have to cancel, cancel on or before May 2, 2012.


On Sunday, we will drive to Glacier Point then into the valley, and spend the day on the valley floor before we reassemble to drive back to the Bay Area.

Members, please respond to your email invitations for this overnight. Non-members, please email us at info@norcalminis.com to tell us you are coming.

NORCAL MINIS GOES TO THE A'S VS. GIANTS GAME SOLD OUT

On Sunday, May 20, 2012, NORCAL MINIS will attend the A's versus Giants game at AT&T Park.  The Giants will be giving away a Brian Wilson garden gnome to the first 20,000 fans.  We expect to go early and stay late as reservations will also be made for dinner and bowling at Brian Wilson's new venture, Lucky Strikes after the game.

Our group tickets are SOLD OUT.  However, you can get on the waiting list if any become available (preference given to current NORCAL MINIs Members.).  Just email us at info@norcalminis.com with the number you need and we will put you on the list.















MINIS INVADE THE SONOMA HISTORICS MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL



Calling All MINI Owners!


Join 
The MINI Invasion 
Of The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
On Saturday, June 2, 2012
At Sonoma Raceway*
*Formerly known as Infineon and Sears Point

NORCAL MINIS and Redwood Empire MINI Enthusiasts have reserved an unparalleled location for all MINIs and Minis to park and watch the races, be close to the paddock, food and wine tents and see hundreds of insanely expensive historic vehicles race around the track  - the same track that hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!!!   

All MINI and Mini drivers will get to take a parade lap on the track.
 That's right! 
The price of admission and corral parking 
includes a parade lap on the raceway in your MINI or Mini!

Here's What You Should Expect

The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival is a two-day event, June 2 and June 3, 2012, and will feature nearly 400 historic race cars, including legendary marques like Ferrari, Lotus, Porsche, McLaren and Corvette, among others. You’ll witness 10 unique race groups take to the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course throughout the weekend with warm-ups and racing slated for both Saturday and Sunday. This is your only chance to see the ultimate collection of historic race cars take to the Sonoma Valley road course.

The weekend also features the Wine Country Pavilion with FREE samplings of fine foods and wines from the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. It’s a perfect pairing of the wine country and racing that you won’t want to miss!

This is also a great weekend for the whole family as the paddock is open for spectators to get an up-close look at the race cars and enjoy the various car corrals dotted throughout the raceway.

WINE COUNTRY PAVILION

Fine cars and wine country living are the perfect pair this weekend, as race fans are invited to sample some of the Sonoma and Napa Valleys’ finest regional wines and cuisine in the Wine Country Pavilion.
Admission to the Wine Country Pavilion, as well as a number of food and wine samples, are included with your weekend admission ticket.  Last year’s pavilion lineup included: 











                 Wineries                

Restaurants

Tin BarnGirl & the Fig
Dawn HughesEstate Sondra Bernstein
AspinaButterfly Restaurant
Clarbec WinesEastside West
Rielle WinesBotanical Bakery
MeadowcroftAnnie the Baker
Bennett LaneBardessono
KorbelAvia
Cline & JacuzziDel Monte Meat & Sea Food
DembesteHana Sushi
MaryvaleSonoma Cheese & Monterey Gourmet Foods
FlaskSonoma Fois Gras
Nicholson RanchTuscan Cow Girl
Larson Family Wines
Roche
Viansa

HISTORIC RACE CAR FESTIVAL

Following Saturday’s on-track action, the action shifts to the historic Sonoma Plaza for the Historic Race Car Festival.  This evening is a true celebration of Sonoma, featuring historic cars on display and food and wine tasting.  All proceeds benefit Sonoma County youth organizations through the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.
Tickets And Attendance

You should attend Saturday (that is NORCAL MINIS official event date) but you also might want to attend Sunday.  Therefore, when you purchase your tickets you will have the option to attend either day and the option for a discount for a pass to attend both days.  In addition, the purchase of MINI Corral parking is available for either day.  

Purchase discount tickets!  
Save $5.00/person per day off the regular entrance price!

Ticket Prices
 $35/person per day or $50/person for a Weekend Pass
Plus 
Corral Parking, $15/vehicle per day or $20/vehicle for the entire Weekend,  

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS AND CORRAL PARKING AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:


Procedure for Purchasing Tickets and Car Corral Passes for Historics

1. Order Qty of Seats and for which day: Saturday, Sunday or Weekend

2. Add To Cart

3. Click on Continue Shopping,

4. Click on Additional Events

5. Click on Find Tickets next to Nor Cal Mini’s

6. Click on Qty and order how many Corral Passes (need 1 per car) you need to order and for what day….Saturday, Sunday or Weekend

7. Go To Checkout

8. Create Account

9. Purchase

Tickets and Corral Passes will be mailed approx 4-6 Weeks before the event June 2nd and/or 3rd 2012

THEN

EMAIL US  
TO TELL US YOU ARE COMING!

DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING ELSEWHERE IN NORCAL?
Check NORCAL MINIS' "Calendar of All Motoring Events" and find out!  You can always find a link to the "Calendar of All Motoring Events" in the left column. 

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