Registration for MINIpalooza in the Mountains IS NOW OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU TO REGISTER.
IF YOU ARE GOING YOU MUST REGISTER PLEASE
ALL THE INFORMATION IS LISTED AND LINKED BELOW
You can access registration using the link below. Please note:


August 6th is the deadline to order t-shirts.

August 23rd is the deadline to register to be able to attend the Saturday evening dinner event.
There is a $15 fee per MINI (up to four attendees). You must register to be able to attend the Saturday evening dinner.

Please only sign up for the runs you actually plan to attend (only one per time slot). If runs fill up quickly, we'll try to schedule more or try to find additional run leaders to increase the size of existing runs.

Thank You and We look forward to seeing you at MINIPalooza in the Mountains 2014 !


http://msreg.com/minipalooza2014

Below is the host hotel information for MINIpalooza 2014

RAMADA RIVER RIDGE
800 Fairview Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Rates for Friday 9/5 and Saturday 9/6
Double or King Room: $96 + tax per night
Suite: $125 + tax per night To Reserve your Room:
Call 1-800-836-6732 and indicate you are booking with the "Tar Heel MINI Motoring room block"
Reservation Cutoff Date: 8/10/14

In addition to the group rate available for the block of rooms the hotel has set aside for us on Friday & Saturday, we have a limited number of rooms available at the same rate for Thursday 9/4 , and Sunday 9/7 should you wish to extend your stay and explore Asheville.

When you sign up and Register you can pick the drive you want to do. We have a limit on the number of cars per run to make sure everyone has FUN and is SAFE! Sign up now so you get the run you want! MINIpalooza 2014 - Run Descriptions
OK folks, we know you have been waiting patiently for this information. With MINIpalooza 2014 taking place in the mountains, there is plenty of twisty action for your motoring enjoyment. Below are descriptions of all the runs we have planned. There are a couple that will have additional info added later. This is what we got so far though. You will want to check these out so you'll be able to sign up during registration.

When you sign up and Register you can pick the drive you want to do.
We have a limit on the number of cars per run to make sure everyone has FUN and is SAFE! Sign up now so you get the run you want!


MINIpalooza 2014 - Run Descriptions

OK folks, we know you have been waiting patiently for this information. With MINIpalooza 2014 taking place in the mountains, there is plenty of twisty action for your motoring enjoyment. Below are descriptions of all the runs we have planned. There are a couple that will have additional info added later. This is what we got so far though. You will want to check these out so you'll be able to sign up during registration.

Note the following:
Star Ratings for All Runs

★enjoy the ride, scenery, and take a hike along a path
★★ add some curves a few more twisties, no time to hike, but enjoying the ride
★★★ lots of curves and twisties, hold on to your seat and watch the trees whiz by

Copperhead Run
Friday morning 8:00 - 1:00
3 stars
20 cars

There is so many ways to have a good time and Copperhead Run is at the top of the list. Patrick is heading this exciting run and you will enjoy the scenic views along with lots of winding curves. Beginning run will leave Ramada Inn at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning and travel through the Pisgah National Forest on Highway 276. You will cross over the BRP and into Haywood County and down Cruso Road. Then you will go back up Highway 215 where the fun begins all over again. The run will end back where it all started around 1:00 in the afternoon. There will be a stop for lunch along the route.

Dirty Dancing Run
Friday afternoon 3:00 - 6:30
2 stars
40 cars

Patrick and Judith are the duo team that leads this run through Hickory Nut Gap along the Gerton Road Alt 74 into Lake Lure. They will pass Chimney Rock State Park and the Lake Lure Inn where Dirty Dancing was filmed. Then they will wind their way around Highway 9 back into Brevard to meet up with everyone at Oskar Blues Brewery for the evening get together.

Cold Mountain Run
Friday afternoon 3:00 - 6:30
2 stars
40 cars

Max and Wendy are the duo team that leads this run through Canton, NC and turning onto Highway 215 going up into the Cold Mountain region of Haywood Country. They will stop and visit the Mini Donkey Farm and see all the cute animals and meet our namesake MINI. Then we will continue on Enman Chapel and up pass Lake Logan as we enjoy the twisties along the way until we reach the Blue Ridge Parkway. Where we will turn left and follow along the BRP until we turn right onto Highway 276 going pass the Cradle of Forestry and into Brevard for our rendezvous at Oskar Blues Brewery.

MINIPalooza Twist-O-Thon
All Day Saturday - 8:00 - 5:00
3+ stars
20 cars

Jeff Cole is at it again enjoying his twists and turns. He will head out of Asheville toward Highway 280 through Miles River until it hits Highway 64. Then they will head over to the Parkway and then Highway 215 South. Along the way you will pass some beautiful lakes and go towards Cashiers where you will stop for lunch. After lunch they will head to Highlands and then get your car washed at Bridal Veil Falls and have a group photo opportunity then and shoot down to Franklin and then head back to Asheville.

Buckshot Ridge
Saturday morning 8:00 - 12:00
3 stars
20 cars

Here we go loop-de-loop. Patrick and Judith created this run just for MINIpalooza. It is full of fun as you ride the road that gangsters and moonshiners have taken in years past. Going through the winding mountains of North Carolina and into Tennessee. This adventure will start at the Ramada and follow I-26/NC 19 and turn up Possumtrot Creek and follow along the Cane River on NC19W. Change over to Spivey Mountain Road on the Tennessee side where more twisties are just waiting for us to explore. The last leg of Buckshot Ridge will take us onto NC352, which is called the Old Asheville Highway. We will pass one of the Appalachian Trail points and turn onto NC 212. There are still two more turns NC 208 and then NC 70 back into Asheville. Whewwwww. What fun.

Waterfall Run
Saturday morning 8:00 - 12:00
2+ stars
20 cars

John and Sherry are our fearless leaders on this wonderful scenic run with wonderful waterfalls along the way. Taking highway 64 to Canton and stopping at Eastatoe Falls for a photo shot with the group and then you will backtrack to US 64 heading towards Brevard and stop and enjoy Looking Glass Falls which is one of NC’s most picturesque waterfalls. Then everyone will head up to the parkway and scoot on back to Asheville. Great fun run.

The Mark and Sherry Show
Saturday morning 8:00 - 12:00
1 star
20 cars

Be sure and bring your walking sticks, water and camera because you not only enjoy the beautiful scenic drive but you get to hike a bit and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. This run will take you to DuPont State Forest in Cedar Mountain, NC where you will get to enjoy over 10,000 acres of forest, trails and waterfalls. It is situated between Hendersonville and Brevard. DuPont State Forest got its name from DuPont Company after they arranged the sale of the original tract to the state on NC. This is where the movie “Hunger Games’ was filmed.

4B’s and CMJ Run
Saturday morning 8:00 - 12:00
2 stars
20 cars

Alan and Bev will have just gotten back from MTTS 2014 and they both are excellent leaders – you are in good hands with them. They will give you a fun run as you circle around the area of WNC going from Asheville to Maggie Valley along Soco Gap into Cherokee around the loop to Balsam and then back on the Blue towards Asheville. We are sure that you will get to see many beautiful sights including the best scenic photo opportunity in all of WNC at the top of Balsam Mountain on Soco Gap Road (NC19). Be sure and bring your cameras.

Hot Springs
Saturday morning 8:00 - 12:00
3 stars
20 cars

Ben is a pro at this run. It is one of his favorites and enjoys it every time. This rally run travels through the countryside of WNC passing farms of Leicester, up and down some tight twisties in Hot Springs, and finishing with a relaxing drive alongside the French Broad River into Asheville. You will follow Highway 63 until it comes to a T at NC 209. Taking NC209 and this is when the twisties begin, so hold on tight. There will be a short break in the town of Hot Springs and yes they have hot springs year round – but no time to enjoy this time because there is another run around the corner.

The Lake Lure Scenic Drive
Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 3:00
2 stars