|When: 18 and 19th of February, 2012.
This is a gathering of Mini's in the North Georgia Mountains in a little village called Helen Georgia. While these clubs have not posted the details of the 2012 event to date I have pulled together this information and will post a link as soon as it is available.
Helen is a little town is as German as you can get from the food to the beer and other spirits. Lots of shopping with a clock shop with hundreds of selections plus about everything else under the sun. Additionally, the Helen area is blessed with a number of excellent twisty roads and is a great way to start the year of Mini driving.
Two Mini clubs sponsor this event; MINI Motoring Club of the Carolinas (M2C2) and Middle Georgia MINI club. This event has been an annual event for a number of years. Last year, 4 or 5 THMMC members traveled to Helen for this event. We have had a few drivers from our club go to this event you the last few years. Both clubs are friendly and welcome all Miniac's to their event. Last year drew a total of 54 Minis.
The clubs usually base their lodging at a hotel called the Helendorf, where, last year, they had river side rooms for $79 and others for $59. You can just sign up and come, no entry fee to be part of this event. If you wait too late to get a room there are several nice motels in the town. A note, please call the other motels directly rather than going thru a travel site as this is off season and the you will save plenty.
They have a auction at the Troll Restaurant with Mini Stuff, NASCAR stuff and alot more with all the monies going to the Speedway Childrens Charity. At the 2010 event, we raised over $1600.00 and in 2011 they improved on that.
There will be drives and tours of the Habersham Winery who, for this event, bottles a special Mini branded wine, in 2010 it was a Mini Merlot, each year it is different. Also the Grits Mill and Gold Mine in nearby towns.