MINIs on the Dragon
May 1 - May 4
Wednesday, May 1 – Saturday, May 4
MINIs on the Dragon (MOTD)
Fontana Village and Resort, North Carolina
What Is “MINIs on Dragon”? (from Organizer Barry Patascher)
“That’s the first question I had. Well, I’ve learned that the “MINIs on the Dragon” is many things to many people. For me, it’s kinda like a concert. Sure if I want to listen to my favorite group I’ll choose an acoustically designed room with a great stereo system. But if that group comes to concert, I’m there, not because of the quality of the music, but for the atmosphere and camaraderie. The event itself now takes on more meaning than the music.
“Yes, the MOTD started out as an get together to drive 11-mile stretch of road with 318 curves aka ‘the Dragon.’ That in itself is more than enough reason to travel to the breathtaking mountains of North Carolina. But in the first weekend of May each year, it has evolved into much more than that. Just like our beloved MINIs have evolved into more than just a car to us. So you take the 11-mile stretch of road, then you toss in the mountains, country roads and waterfalls. Now add 600 to 1000 fellow MINIacs and it takes on a whole new meaning. Wake up each morning and see hundreds of Mini’s each day, attend dinners and events, go on group drives, or just gather and drool over each other’s mods. Get a chance to put a face to a screen name, see some old friends and make some new ones.”
As a member of Upstate MINIs, you likely live in easy driving distance from the site of MOTD. This is something you really should experience. Go to the website for all the details, and remember these important dates:
Registration will open January 11th 2019 – 9:00am
Day Drives will open on February 9th 2019 – 9:00am
Shirt and Grill Badge Orders will close on March 31, 2019
Registration closes on April 14, 2019
Don’t miss this one.
- May 1
- May 4