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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...

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 at Beauregard Vineyards. Adventure and camaraderie await!

Your Hosts for the Event:

Mariela & Michael Kane

Route:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/HSCQQx8TG1iMLLZo6

Register via MotorSport Registry:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/norcal-minis-2024-daveport-873166

Meet-up Time / Departure Time:

9:30 am / 10 am

Meet-up Location:

Starbucks
Almaden Ranch Shopping Center
5150 Cherry Ave, San Jose, CA 95118

Run Details:

The Norcal Minis club drive embarks from San Jose with an eager buzz of anticipation filling the air. Mini Cooper enthusiasts gather, their cars polished to a shine, ready to hit the road for an unforgettable journey. As the convoy sets off, the unmistakable hum of Mini engines reverberates through the streets, signaling the start of another adventure.
Their first stop brings them to Los Altos, where a striking piece of artwork awaits. Amidst the quaint streets and charming boutiques, a vibrant mural serves as the perfect backdrop for a group photo. Members pose proudly beside their beloved Minis, capturing the moment to share with fellow enthusiasts and treasure as a memento of the day.
Continuing their journey, the convoy winds its way through the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains. Towering redwoods and sweeping vistas line the route, providing a stunning backdrop for the exhilarating drive. The twisty mountain roads are a playground for the nimble handling of the Mini Cooper, with each curve and bend met with precision and skill.
As they ascend higher into the mountains, the landscape transforms, revealing breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding valleys and coastline. The scent of pine fills the air, and the sounds of nature envelop the convoy as they forge ahead on their scenic route.
Finally, the convoy arrives at Beauregard Vineyards, a hidden gem nestled among the hills. Here, the Norcal Minis club is welcomed with open arms, greeted by the inviting aroma of wine and the promise of relaxation. Members gather in the tasting room, savoring the flavors of locally crafted wines and sharing stories of their journey through the Santa Cruz Mountains.
As the day draws to a close, the camaraderie among club members is palpable, forged by a shared passion for adventure and a love of Mini Cooper. With memories made and friendships strengthened, they bid farewell to Beauregard Vineyards, their hearts full and their spirits soaring. And as they make their way back home, the echo of laughter and the thrill of the open road linger, reminding them that the spirit of the Norcal Minis club will always unite them in the joy of motoring.

You are on your own for lunch great places in Davenport:
Costa Azul
Whale City Bakery
Davenport Roadhouse
or head down to Santa Cruz

Additional Run Details:

Please bring your radio, fully charged, turned on, and tuned to Channel 7, Subchannel 21 CTCSS before you arrive at the start. If you don’t have a radio, ask for a loaner at the driver’s meeting. For radio recommendations, please see https://www.facebook.com/legacy/notes/728353274556164/.

Be sure to turn the “VOX” voice-activated setting OFF, or we will hear the wind from your AC, your conversations, and any noise in your car broadcasting to everyone.

We ask that you turn on low-beam headlights - not Auto - to make us more visible to other vehicles either ahead or behind us, including your fellow MINI drivers.