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Parade and Picnic in Spreckels - July 4, 2019

Hi Everyone,

The Spreckels Parade will be on July 4, 2019 . It’s a real small-town event with the parade going around the park in the center of town, music, food booths and arts & crafts displays.

Be sure to read all of the instructions on time, where to meet, what to bring, decorations for your car, etc.  

We'd love to see as many of the classic Minis our members have at this event. They are usually big crowd pleasers!  Bring all your Minis/MINIs, we know several of our members have more than 1 car.  :-)

Only if you are attending this event, please RSVP Via MotorSportReg link below:

Meeting Location 1:

125 Bernal Rd #20
San Jose, CA 95119

Meeting Time/Departure Time:
7:30 am/8:00 am SHARP!


Meeting Location 2:

Starbucks – Lucky’s Parking Lot
1186 S. Main Street
Salinas, CA

Meeting Time/Departure Time:
9:00 am/TBD

Once everyone has gathered in Salinas, Vickie will lead the group to the Memorial Building for everyone to register for parade. Don’t miss meeting at the Starbucks in Salinas at the appropriate time as everyone has to make their way over to the Memorial Building as a group. Once in line as a group for parade it will be impossible to get you into the lineup.

Registration for Parade – 10:30

Spreckels Veterans Memorial Bldg
90 5th St
Spreckels, CA

We will leave the Starbucks in Salinas as a group.  Once we are at the Memorial Hall, everyone will need to fill out a card with their name(s) and information about their car. Everyone needs to stay in the order of the cards because they have a guy who announces all the cars in the parade. After we get registered, then you can start decorating your car. There will be plenty of time to decorate your car after we are registered.  Our suggestion is to figure out how you will decorate ahead of time, then recreate it once we are all in line together.

CANDY!!! – Bring lots of candy – Be sure to throw very far away from
the car as kids will be jumping in street to get it.

Decoration Ideas:

It’s the 4th of July, so it’s RED, WHITE & BLUE!

  • Flags
  • Streamers
  • Balloons
  • Bunting
  • Bows
  • Ribbons
  • Be creative

Tips for Decorations:

  • Get stuff at the Dollar store
  • Small suction cups - you can use hot glue to attach to decoration, then just use the little suction cup to attach to your car without a worry of any damage. Once done, it’s easy to just pop off the suction cups.
  • Don’t get anything where the color might run if it gets wet
  • Don’t forget to decorate yourself!

Picnic After Parade

For those of you who want to hang around, we will picnic in the park after the parade. Be sure to bring:
  • Your own food or plan to purchase from food booths available
  • Chairs
  • Your own drinks (Beer is ok to bring)

If there are any further updates on the plans for the Spreckels 4th of July parade, watch your email as we will send information via MotorSportReg.

Only if you are Attending this event, please RSVP Via MotorSportReg link below:

Dogs are OK as long as they remain on their leash.

By the way if you are not a fully paid member of NorCal Minis there is a $5.00 fee for the event but can be applied to your membership fee for the year if you join up. Check out the details below: Create your MotorSportReg Account and Join Today! Use the NorCal MINIs Membership link below: 

Instructions for joining MotorSportReg and joining NorCal MINIs can be found in the following document: Instructions