Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

Overnight Run To Solvang - Saturday July 23rd - Sunday July 24th, 2022


Your Hosts For The Run:

Dave and Anne Sitter

Solvang has a rich Danish heritage. Founded by Danish immigrants in 1911, Solvang boasts authentic architecture, thatched roofs, old-world craftsmanship and traditional windmills.Named by Sunset magazine as one of the ""10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in the Western United States,"" Solvang's rich heritage dates back to 1911 when adventurous Danish-Americans traversed the plains from Iowa to establish a settlement in the golden state of California.

Over 1 million visitors come each year to experience the northern European culture, cuisine and unique boutique shopping. The pedestrian-friendly village hosts three museums, 15 inns and hotels, a full-service guest ranch, meeting facilities, 30+ restaurants and bakeries, 150 retail shops and the Solvang Theaterfest, an alfresco 700-seat theater. The feature film ""Sideways"" was filmed in Solvang and highlighted the regions' celebrated world-class wines.

FIRST LEG - Hollister, CA to San Luis Obispo:

SECOND LEG- San Luis Obispo to Solvang:

Since this will be a long day we will take 101 for a good portion. 4 hrs approx. @ 200 miles traveled.

Bio stop 

Starbucks/McDonalds King City: 20 min

Arrive in San Luis Obispo

Lunch: You're on your own. Plenty of great places to eat!

Take 90 minutes and gas up - then meet at Santa Rosa Park to depart for leg 2.

Actual time will be determined when we arrive.

Regroup location to head to final stop of Solvang:

Santa Rosa Park

296 Santa Rosa St,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405:

Meet Up Time/ Departure Time


Meet Up Location

Target Parking Lot

1790 Airline Hwy, 

Hollister, CA 95023

Arriving in Solvang: 

Once arriving in Solvang everyone should head to their hotels and check in. No dinner arrangements have been made but for sure get with other club members to meet up to walk around town and have dinner. So many great places to wander to and lots of great places to eat. Check out the link below for lots of great info about Solvang.


You are on. your own to hang out in Solvang before heading back to the Bay. Or perhaps arrange to meet up with other club members

You must RSVP via MotorSportReg: 



Gordon Lee has set up a short run for Sunday morning for anyone wishing to stay. The plan is to meet up with some folks from the CMC - California MINI Club in So. Cal. 

DETAILS as follows:

Meet Up Time 10:00am and Departure Time 10:30am

Meet Up Location:
320 Alisal Rd
Solvang, CA 93463



Drive through some twisties, pass through Refugio State Beach and visit a waterfall at Nojoqui Falls park.

Drivers: On Google maps, on top right 3 horizontal dots and select button and click onto "avoid highways".

This is a run for PAID NorCal MINI members only.  

Check out 2022 Run Calendar for complete list of events for this year.

The following guidelines are our best attempt to secure your safety given what is known at this time. They are by no means comprehensive, and we cannot predict every circumstance. Therefore, we are counting on you to exercise your best judgment throughout the event. Please have an awareness and understanding of the following COVID-19 safety protocols:
• NorCal MINIS asks that anyone who is at higher risk for severe illness, feeling unwell, or who has been in contact with anyone that is sick in the last two weeks to STAY HOME
• In line with State guidelines – people who are fully vaccinated may attend without a face mask. If you are not fully vaccinated – we kindly request that you maintain a face covering.
• NorCal MINIs will encourage everyone to maintain personal hygiene in regards to washing hands
• Club loaner radios will be available at the run. These will be sanitized prior to be handed and out will be sanitized again upon return.
• Any PPE you wish to use must be supplied by yourself. This includes any face coverings or hand sanitizing products
• Participants will be required to Sign Waivers Electronically
• Please be courteous with people who wish to maintain PPE and social distancing. It is their choice to do this and we cannot question their vaccine status
Anyone who continually or willfully violates these guidelines will be asked to leave by a club officer or director.
• Any participant that falls ill within 2 weeks after the event MUST contact NorCal MINIs and share a description of their symptoms, related test results and movements during the event
• NorCal MINIs will make every effort to alert affected participants privately of the situation
Ultimately, it is your responsibility to assess the risk to you and make a responsible decision on whether or not to participate. You assume all risks and agree the Club holds no liability if you or anyone in your party should develop any Covid-19 symptoms afterwards by attending a NorCal MINIs event. Participants are required to follow these guidelines; any participant may be asked to leave the event for non-compliance.

Join Today! Create your MotorSportReg Account to become a PAID Club Member, use the link below:
NorCal MINIs Membership

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

Annual Picnic and Monterey County Run - Sunday August 28th

 Mark Your Calendars For This Great Event

Your Hosts For This Event:

Mick Brown and Vickie Casacca