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Historic watkins glen raceway opening weekend

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  • April 13th, 2018 to April 15th, 2018 12:01 PM to 11:59 PM
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    Historic watkins glen raceway opening weekend

    Let's break ANOTHER MINI turn out record for this incredible event!
    Every year I post it here -- every year we break the last year's record for MINI attendance (and no other car make has come close!) -- and every year the Tar Heel MINIs are missing (well, I still consider myself a Tar Heel MINI, but we need more THMMC representation!)

    Yes, Watkins Glen is a long haul from NC, but do it once, and you will want to be back again. The Watkins Glen / Corning NY area has so much to do - make a vacation of it. Go to the Corning Glass Museum (, enjoy the the bazillion wineries in the area (Seneca Lake Wine Trail:, do the day drive hosted by the Whine Country MINIs to see the local area. Hike the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park ( Indulge in specialty ice cream - the salted caramel is made with salt from Seneca Lake - at the Spotted Duck Creamery ( .. there is literally something to appeal to everyone (including the MINI track reluctant members of your family) .. but best of all is enjoying all that fun with your current MINI friends and making new ones ..

    Mark your calendar! You've got plenty of advance notice .. someone from Tar Heel can organize a caravan (a thread has been started here: .. at least as far as MD or PA at which point join up with MINIs from either Central Maryland MINI Motorists who will be heading up, or the Carlisle MINI Meetup group (the latter tends to post lots of activities and plans. Meetup website for this event:

    We had 378 MINIs for Opening Day in 2017, almost double the attendance from 2016. The goal is 500 for 2018 - help us get there!

    By the way, this is a charity event and last year over $11,000 was raised!

    PS I'm not on Facebook, but if anyone who is would post this to the Tar Heel website, that would be great! Many thanks!