No, this was not staged. Rocky was fixing a lower rad hose!
Nothing needs to be staged at a Classic Mini gathering....it
Our first gathering!
October 21-23, 2005
With Hurricane Wilma coming towards Florida, the
gathering was in question days earlier... But then we decided that
since the Minis were born in the land of crummy weather, what's
the big deal about a hurricane.
Friday night the Minis started
to arrive, then came the 30mph winds and sheets of rain. Shortly
after, the wet occupants came in the hotel lobby with some great
stories! The weekend has begun with some memorable moments and
stories, but it gets even better.
|Saturday morning came with
cloudy cool skies and the start of our 7 bridge camera
rally. The skies cleared up and the Minis were cruising
through downtown Jax snapping photos on their way to the
picnic lunch at the beach with perfect Mini weather!
Each Mini was given a disposable camera
and had to take a picture of each bridge with either
themselves or their Mini or both. They were judged as an
overall packet of pictures, one good/creative shot wouldn't
win the rally. There was a tie for first, then the answered
question scoring decided the winner. One thing that was
obvious in everybody's pics, they all had fun!
Click on the numbers to see a few of our
favorite photos! 1
Count the Mini's!
Exiting the ferry.
Following lunch, we cruised
to the ferry and back to the hotel to get ready for the
Then it was off to Jason and
Kim's for the Halloween party. Their yard looked like a
small version of Universal Studios haunted cemetery, even
with flying ghosts that crossed their street! Unfortunately
a lot of the pictures didn't turn out due to the lack of
light at night, but here are some good ones... 1
after breakfast we had our "awards" presentation.
Included was the first ever presentation of "The"
We wrapped up this
gathering with a cruise to St. Augustine for lunch. We then
went home to Wilma and devastation.
from the great weather (considering), friendly/FUN Mini enthusiasts,
and a smoothly run and well thought out inexpensive format,
this gathering fully represents everything this club is
striving for. If you're not a member yet, and you have a Classic
Mini, come join the fun! It's free to join! We hope to see
you at our next gathering.