Here’s a brief
overview of the club structure.
The club started as Classic Minis of
Florida in 2004. But, due to
the growth of the club both nationwide and worldwide, a new name
that brings classic Mini owners together everywhere was created,
Classic Minis United! We're expanding fast and inviting members as
well as existing classic only Mini clubs across the globe to
become a Classic Minis United
chapter. This website will become
the base for links and information for each chapter. If you're interested in
starting a chapter, please go HERE
for more information. You don't have to take on a large area,
start with some local Minis in your area, get the word out, and
they will come. It's easy, and you'll quickly see it grow! Use
our Florida chapter as a role model for an easily run club. Of
course if you're already in a classic only Mini club, the entire
club can become a chapter!
The Florida chapter (Classic
Mini Fan-atics) is
divided into two regions: north, and central/south Florida.
Each year there will be gatherings that
will be rotated between the two regions. Unlike most car club
events that have weeks/months of planning leading up to an event,
this club is different in that our events are much
easier to organize; hence the term gathering is used instead of
meet or event. In place of the typical half/all day car show there
is a rally/cruise leading the Minis to an area
There are no goody bags, banquets, or
traditional awards at these gatherings, just a great time with
fellow Mini owners and their Minis. By cutting out the fluff, a
good time will also be had by the area’s organizers, thus
eliminating the organizer burn-out syndrome.
Each region has a representative to organize their region’s weekend
gatherings. The representative also heads additional club
meetings and get-togethers. There is no set or required amount of
meetings or get-togethers; it will be at the discretion of the
club’s members in that region. As the network of Mini owners
grows in a region, so will the gatherings.