Mini Meet West 2016 – San Diego, California
Mini Meet West is an annual gathering of fans of the classic Mini manufactured from 1959 to 2000 (including variants such as Mini-based Wolseley / Rileys, Innocenti / AUTHI, etc.) and the modern BMW MINI that is currently in production. A group of West Coast clubs held the first U.S. Mini Meet in Reno, Nevada back in 1973. There were 43 paid registrations at the first meet. Eventually, the Meet became known as the 1st Mini Meet West after the start up of the Mini Meet East events in 1975.
Mini Meet West 2016 is hosted by the Mini Owners of America Los Angeles, MOALA. and their venue is Crowne Plaza San Diego located close to Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá, the first Franciscan mission in the Las Californias Province of the Vice royalty of New Spain. The dates are June 6th-9th, 2016. Many participants will want to come early and / or stay an extra day or more to enjoy the many recreational opportunities available in the area. Meet events include a car show (“Shine & Show”), autocross, funkhana, tour / rallye and an awards banquet.
Members of Oregon Mini Society will be planning a caravan southbound via the Pacific Coast Highway and will be meeting up with member of Shasta Minis and Mini Owners of America – San Francisco along the way. We encourage any members of any club to join this group of Minis on route south.
Below is the caravan itinerary with hotel information. Make your reservations soon.
Thursday JUNE 2- Portland to Gold Beach
I-5, OR-38, US101
6 hrs, 302 miles
Gold Beach Resort – Gold Beach $109
Friday JUNE 3- Gold Beach to Garberville
4 hrs, 204 miles
Best Western – Garberville $160
Saturday JUNE 4- Garberville to Santa Cruz
US101 from Garberville to Goldengate then US 1 to Santa Cruz
5 hrs 48 minutes 277 miles
Holiday Inn Express – Santa Cruz $200
Sunday JUNE 5- Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara
5 hrs 45 minutes, 270 miles
Best Western Beachside Inn – Santa Barbara $168
JUNE 6-9- Santa Barbara to MWM Hotel San Diego
US101, CA-1, I-5
6 hours 18 minutes, 226 Miles
Crowne Plaza San Diego $109 Per Night