:: HOME// JUNE 6-9, 2016 MINI MEET WEST 2016
Mini Meet West has been a premier event for the Classic Mini culture for over forty years, a gathering that blends all aspects of the Mini phenomena, from Rallying, to Auto Cross, to Car Shows and displays. In an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie, Mini owners and enthusiasts come together to celebrate the unique aspects of this iconic car. From the beautifully restored, show room perfect stock Minis, to the outlandish thematic and modified track cars, Minis are on everyone's mind.
In 2016, Mini Meet West will be held in the acclaimed tourist destination of San Diego, California. Our weather, our casual culture, our family friendly environment, and our attractions will enhance and expand the Mini Meet West experience, and we are choosing our event locations carefully, to showcase San Diego. Our team is dreaming big, and bringing those big dreams to you.
DAY #1 :: MEET & GREET/ REGISTRATION :: Monday, June 6th // 2:00 PM
Beginning on Monday, June 6th, Minis will be arriving, and the Registration and Hospitality Suite will be open for mingling and socializing. At the host hotel, our parking area will be secured, so that we can safely park our Minis and trailers, and not have to worry about dinged doors or the public wandering through. (Please see the Hotel page for important information!)
DAY #2 :: SHOW AND SHINE :: Tuesday, June 7th // 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
On Tuesday, June 7th, we will line up at Spanish Landing Park to take the group photo, at 8 am, and then assemble for the Show and Shine. With trees for shade, and the backdrop of gently rocking boats and softly clanging rigging, we will enjoy the morning as our clean, bright Minis will be judged and admired. With multiple classes that will group the Minis into their best competitive sections, and lovely trophies for the winners, the Car Show moves us fully into the intensity to come.
DAY #3 :: AUTOCROSS & FUNKHANA :: Wednesday, June 8th // 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 8th, at Qualcomm Stadium, in the sprawling parking area, the Autocross will rev our engines and dodge the cones, on a course specifically designed for Minis by Steve Alexander, whose years of experience in Autocross and laying out courses is well known and appreciated in the Mini community. Steve has taken the task to heart, and will be spending many hours laying out the course that will encourage beginners and thrill old hands. Autocross provides a no pressure driving environment where you can hone your car control and handling skills. If you haven't experienced Autocross, you'll be forever hooked after taking your Mini for a few runs.
In addition, there will be a Funkhana, a slower speed, fun and challenging obstacle course for Mini drivers and navigators. The Funkhana tests the drivers in their abilities to back up, turn, and maneuver safely, with amusing twists and turns.
DAY #4a :: RALLY :: Thursday, June 9th // 9:00 am
Thursday, June 9th, the Rally invites everyone to see the sights of San Diego, our charming back country and our spectacular views, with a pleasantly paced, challenging and refreshing drive. Though the routes are a secret until you have the route sheet and instructions in your hand, you can rest assured that you'll see San Diego as no mere tourist sees it... and what view is not enhanced by being seen through the windshield of your Mini?
DAY #4b :: CLOSING/ BANQUET & FAREWELL :: Thursday, June 9th //
Thursday night, Mini Meet West will conclude with a banquet at the Crowne Plaza, where you will relive some of the highlights of the event with photos and socializing, and the winners of the Car Show, Autocross, and Rally will be awarded their trophies. As the ending to Mini Meet West, the banquet will close the doors gently, and the Minis on a Mission will head home, full of memories and looking forward to next year.