The MINIs in the Mountains (MITM) grille badge design.
Copper Mountain Resort was the base of operations -- 11 total "rides" (routes) planned for maximum fun. The upper deck of the parking structure was reserved exclusively for new and classic MINI Coopers.
MINI drivers, passengers, co-pilots and vendors came from near and far to the mountains of Summit County.
An afternoon shower produces a rainbow, just as ordered by the MITM organizers.
Looking toward the east side of the exclusively MINI parking lot.
Back-in parking was the rule.
The official MITM grille badge, on the our MINI.
The rainbow was included with the price of entry.
The MINI-FINI MINI is decked out for the upcoming MINI Takes The States tour across the US from west to east. See www.MiniTakesTheStates.com
Plenty of room to sleep, but this one was outfitted with MINI-FINI products and tools.
Rear view of the MINI-FINI teardrop trailer.
If you need a map, just look in the rear view mirror (but it will be backwards).
The MINI-FINI trailer.
We'll be seeing the MINI-FINI MINI and trailer between Albuquerque and Amarillo on Aug. 25th, as shown on the map.
Kenn Lively and his cool classic Mini Cooper. Kenn is the president of Denver-based Minis of the Rockies (MOTR). See www.MinisRock.com.
Another classic Mini.
Where else can you personalize your own parking place?
Notice the MINI eyes, revealed when the bonnet is lifted.
A sidewalk chalk challenge began to develop.
Batman is emerging.
Jim's arrangement and its strategic parking lot position was hard to beat.
Let's go! The Minis are on the way to the lake for photos, of course.
The classic leads the way to the lake.
Shelly is so patriotic!
Lynn and "Spike" go for a ride.
An excited copilot.
Kendall and Diane exit the parking lot.
Lots of MINIs are staged and ready to go!
Craven Speed reps talking to the MINI-folk.
The purple pair: Kenn's classic Mini (left), next to Lynn's Spike.
Clear, blue skies at the 9,000+ ft. elevation.
Plenty of opportunities to enhance your ride.
MITM vendors showing there wares.
The Sport Link fixtures at the ready.
All of these tools and products were hauled by the MINI-FINI teardrop trailer.
MINIs lining up for the next Group-N-Go (self-organized) ride.
This Aesthetic Creations classic Mini has nice EYES.
Under the bonnet (hood) is a Honda V-Tech engine with lots of horses.
You're getting sleeeeepy...
Looks are deceiving. This classic Mini packs a punch.
Lots of power (audio) in the boot!
Nice bass sounds coming from the boot.
At right, a MINI covered with a MINI-theme cover. I always wanted a red MINI.