MINI Meet West 2016 takes place in San Diego, June 6 through 9, 2016. The organizers recently issued this press release:
Mini Meet West, June 6 - 9th, 2016
San Diego, California
Mini Meet West registrations have been flowing in, and we have been working on each event, bringing you the best of the best. A caravan of Minis will be coming from Oregon, through the Pacific Northwest, and following the glorious roads, all the way down to San Diego, where we will be meeting them in the parking lot, with the local media recording the event.
Our Show and Shine, held in the grassy area of Spanish Landing Park East, is shaping up to be an excellent day, greeting old friends and new, right along the water of the Bay, where boats gently rock in the calm waters. The photo opportunities will have us all excited, and our team photographers plan to take both candid and posed shots. Don't forget the awards! Classes for both Minis and MINIs abound. Afterward, a cruise is planned, which will run through the historic Balboa Park, full of Museums, fountains, statues, a Carousel, and gardens galore. Balboa Park was built for the 1915 Pan California Exposition, on the scale of a Worlds Fair. Many of the buildings from 1915 still exist, and are in constant use. The Automotive Museum at Balboa Park will be our focus, after the Show and Shine, or participants are welcome to head out to the World famous beaches, the shopping district, the Gaslamp Quarter, Mission Bay, Old Town, or the Zoo.
On Wednesday, the thrills and excitement of an Autocross will unfold, in the massive parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium. With unprecedented room to stretch out, the Autocross will give everyone an opportunity to feel their engines and squeal their wheels! A funkhana, with slower speeds and amusing obstacles, will run simultaneously with the Autocross, on a separate area of the parking lot. We'll be serving box lunches, so that no one has to leave!
Thursday is our Rally Day, and we plan two Rallies. One longer Rally, which will encompass less populated areas of the County, and will run through some of the stunning countryside and twisty lanes that San Diego natives enjoy when no one else is here! The shorter Rally route is a showcase of San Diego, from its beaches, to its high elevations and sweeping views, into downtown. If you want to see San Diego all in one day, you can't do better than the short Rally route.
Thursday night, we have our banquet. A buffet style, so that you can choose your meal and eat your fill, with entertainment and raffle prizes drawn and awards given. While the adults are banquetting, the kids will be entertained by a free Lego workshop, with an emphasis on learning fun, right across the hallway. The adults can enjoy their meals and conversation, and the kids will have their special meals and Legos. The time is going to fly for everyone!
Some of the raffle prizes that have already been donated, are:
One set of new tires for Classics, donated by Yokohama Tires
One set of new tires for MINIs, donated by Yokohama Tires
One set of new tires for Classics, donated by Falken Tires
Two nights at the Hard Rock Hotel, in the Gaslamp, (a $600 value!) donated by St Clair Insurance/Coverage for your Toys
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We hope that you will join us at Mini Meet West!