WRAPUP: What a fabulous event!! MINI of Grand Rapids was a great host, and Chicago area people filled close to half the 30+ cars that convoyed out to St. Ignace. Friday night was fun to just hang out and watch MINIs cruising the area in all directions. Early Saturday, we gathered in a field and took off for a 15 mile drive thru some scenic back roads culminating with a drive over the Mackinac bridge. A party was held afterwards with plenty of time to check out hundreds of cool MINIs. We were a little short of the world record, but with 846 1/2 cars (the half was a trailer) it was the largest single gathering of MINIs in North America. We did get a record of the most cars playing a song on car horns, and the prize for the best dressed MINI was won by CMMC member Sean!!
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UPDATE 07/15/2013: A small group will be departing from MINI of Grand Rapids on Friday at 1pm. Must be there by 12:30 (remember they are a time zone ahead of Chicago). you MUST RSVP by adding a comment to this post so we can have the correct count for plans.
Registration is now open!! visit http://www.minionthemack.com/ for details
We are starting to get a bit more information from MINIUSA about this World Record attempt.
Also check out details from the previous post for a CMMC block of hotel rooms at a discount price
Join MINI motorists from all over the country as we attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record for the Largest Parade of MINIs at MINIs on the Mack.
MINIs on the Mack will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 with a mass crossing of the Mackinac Bridge.
Friday, August 2, noon – 7pm
Registration and pre-ordered T-shirt pick up at Little Bear East Arena, 275 Marquette Street, St. Ignace, MI
Early Registration costs will be $25 a person, $10 for children, and free for children under 5
Event T-shirts will be for sale. Included in registration will be an event antennae topper that we will hand out at the field prior to the crossing.
Saturday, August 3, 7:30am-9:30am
Meet in a large field at 1312 West Central Ave., Mackinaw City, MI. Registration packets and pre-ordered T-shirts will be available for pick up at this location until 9:30am.
Depart field to begin Largest Parade of MINIs
Mackinac Bridge crossing
Arrive at Little Bear East Arena, 275 Marquette Street, St. Ignace, MI
Lunch, entertainment, contests and tailgating at Little Bear
Bands, beer tents and food vendors at Bayside Music Festival in downtown St. Ignace (walking distance)
Fireworks at Dusk!
Click on this link MINI on the Mack.com (link not yet available), to secure your spot at the event and purchase t-shirts! Early registration discount available until July 14th.
The intent is to make a weekend out of it so we have included websites for the St.Ignace Visitor’s Bureau and Chamber of Commerce along with Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City to help with accommodations and sites to visit.
There’s no Michigan landmark more iconic than the Mackinac Bridge, which is why any visit to St. Ignace should include a visit to Bridge View Park, where the structure’s storied history is told through interpretive panels and photographs.
Situated on the picturesque shores where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet, St. Ignace provides the perfect Upper Peninsula escape at affordable prices. A variety of family-friendly activities are located right in St. Ignace, including two historic museums, the Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and Fort de Buade Museum, and a variety of other unique attractions such as Castle Rock, Deer Ranch, Mystery Spot, and much more. The visitor’s bureau can help you with day trips to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace and driving itinerary’s up north to view the wonderful nature beauty the UP has to offer.
St. Ignace Visitors Bureau
St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce
Take a ferry to Mackinac Island. The shortest, most-picturesque crossing leaves from St. Ignace. A pedestrian ferry transports visitors past Round Island Light to a bustling island dock. Rent a bicycle built for two, take a carriage ride, or walk to Fort Mackinac, any number of gifts shops, and around the island’s scenic perimeter. Savvy travelers know they can enjoy all the island has to offer and still have inexpensive overnight accommodations in St. Ignace. www.mackinacisland.org