Yet another FUN weekend with plenty of warm sunshine!
The British Invasion
October 6-8, 2006
With each gathering we try to out-do the last one, in a
creative way that is... This time we chose Vero Beach as our
destination for some sun and fun, while making it easier for the
Minis of Miami group to join in. As a special bonus we got to
drive and walk in 90+ degree temps while searching for rally
Friday night the Minis started
to arrive from Miami, Jacksonville and many places in between. We
gathered the Minis and took a cruise to the beach and to a great
little ice cream shop across the street from the beach boardwalk.
It was a beautiful breezy and clear night with a full moon hanging
out over and lighting up the ocean. That's when we started to hear the wonderful
traveling stories from the Miami group. Evidently 16" framing
hammers aren't found on the streets of south Florida. So, they
waited till they got to Vero Beach to pick one up with the inside
of the REAR tire. The hammer left a silver dollar sized hole in
the sidewall. I'm happy to announce that Classic Minis of Florida
now has a Hardship Hammer Award. You guessed it, a framed 16"
framing hammer that will be passed on to the owner of the Mini
that suffers the worst hardship during one of our gatherings or
When we returned to the hotel,
everybody gathered around the pool with their favorite beverage,
until we were asked to leave....
|Saturday morning started with a
rally that included 3 special bonus points legs in a 3 story
parking garage and 2 sections where each team had to exit
their Mini to find answers. Creative it was....
Within the rally route each Mini was
directed into the parking garage to randomly participate in
each of the 3 bonus points legs. Click on the following
Bonus leg - Mini Mine Field
Bonus leg - Slow
Bonus leg - Mini
Minis of Miami headed north.
They said this was their favorite ramp.
After finding the hammer in the road
they set up a unique pylon barrier!?!
The rally ended at a
beach-side restaurant for some entertaining stories and much
need drinks and food. The rally ran a little (a lot) longer
than expected so after a small break it was time to get back
to the hotel to get ready for dinner and a night of Swing
Following a super supper, it was off to the 14th
Avenue Dance Studio for more dance lessons and a very
interesting best dressed British contest. The winner...
morning we left the hotel
for a cruise up A1A, a photo shoot on a causeway, and a nice
riverside drive, followed by a frantic "try to keep
up" pace to the finish line, I mean Corky and Amy's
house. The weather was perfect for hanging out around the
pool and river. Then came the food! Their personal BBQ Chef
was flown in to cater the event. One word, perfect, tasty,
yummy, more please.... Then it was time for the awards.
While we try to stay away from awards, we have fun with it,
and it's all in fun! See
Then it was time for our
goodbye's... A great weekend with some great memories and
stories that only a Mini owner would appreciate. (I thought
my tranny was blown.)
For a lot more pictures,
THANKS to everybody
that made this happen and for those that came to make it
from the great weather, FUN Mini enthusiasts,
and a unique, 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.