: Magical Mystery Mini Tour 2008! San Francisco CA September 5 - 7
May 26th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Magical Mystery Mini Tour 2008 San Francisco
Magical Mystery MINI Tour (http://www.magicalmysteryminitour.com) official site
The Magical Mystery Mini Tour is a Mini celebration with the theme of the 1960's-1970's "hippie", "sum...Read full report (http://www.mini2.com/2008/05/26/magical-mystery-mini-tour-2008-san-francisco-ca-with-flowers-in-your-hair/)
May 26th, 2008, 09:11 PM
They kind of hid the date in their press release, however, it is Sept. 5-7th, and will be held on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, which is a special place. The cost for a car and meal tickets for one person is $100. Sounds like it will be a fun event.
May 27th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Yes, we're going to try to make it back from South Dakota to attend. :nice:
May 28th, 2008, 01:59 PM
Anyone know if this open to non US mini owners? We could hire a mini over there? Sounds great and I love San Fran :smile:
May 28th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Not only open, but welcoming! Norm (Pooper) has links to MINI rentals. He also has a sign up sheet if you would rather share a car. :nice:
Magical Mystery MINI Tour (http://www.magicalmysteryminitour.com) is the official site.
Jun 3rd, 2008, 01:47 PM
Please be aware that we do have a cutoff date for the hotel packages. If you plan to attend, please make your reservations soon (now). We have two hotels that can accomodate large groups of Minis. Hotel & Registration information is posted on the event website: magicalmysteryminitour.com (http://www.magicalmysteryminitour.com)
or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org , if you have any questions.
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:30 PM
The Magical Mystery Mini Tour 2008 event registration is open. If you plan to join us on Treasure Island September 5-7, 2008, please visit the website and register.
www. magicalmysteryminitour. com then click on registration and fill our the form. Payment can be made by check or Paypal.
Also the hotel packages are availalbe until July 5, 2008. So if you are coming and need a hotel, please make your registration there as well.
We have gotten 2 hotels set up so far with a limited amount of blocks reserved exclusively for MMMT. You will need to phone (at this time) the hotels with the corresponding numbers and group number to get the discounts. Calling in to the hotel reservations or directly will not allow the discounts.
As people reserve we can get updates on how the blocks are filling up, if more rooms will be added, custom lists of who has booked and where (if we wish) and other such info.
Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
Reference ID: WCNQGU Phone: 1-888-447-6675 then option #2
This is not the San Francisco side of the bay
00 per night + taxes
The Hotel is pleased to provide the following special concessions specifically for our group:
1. Complimentary local calls in the guest rooms.
2. Complimentary parking.
3. Complimentary use of the state-of-the-art Business Centers.
4. Complimentary use of the Fitness Center.
Complimentary use of wireless internet access in the hotel public areas and guest rooms with free remote printing access
Best Western Tuscan Inn At Fisherman’s Wharf
Reference ID: WCX07W Phone: 1-888-447-6675 then Option #2
San Francisco side / Right on Fisherman’s Warf
$199 per night + taxes
The perfect San Francisco hotel set right in Fisherman's Wharf full of Italian charm and accents!
Frommer's Travel Guide has voted this hotel "The Best Hotel in Fisherman's Wharf" eight years in a row and with good reason! The Best Western Tuscan Inn offers comfortable accommodations with unique amenities including complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and Italian roast coffee, tea and biscotti in the lobby. Every evening, guests are welcome to the hosted evening Wine and Italian Beer reception from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room accommodations at the Tuscan Inn include a mini-bar, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer and free high-speed wireless Internet access. A complimentary newspaper is delivered daily and is also available in the lobby.
Jun 19th, 2008, 05:09 AM
Just wanted to let everyone know that Julian Evans "Consul General" of the British Consulate Office will be the Grand Marshall of the Magical Mystery Mini Tour. He and his staff Robin Newmann, Vice Consul, and Lesley Hughlett, Political, Press and Public Affairs are working hard to assist us. They have made contact with the San Francisco Mayors office and they are assisting as well. We are getting support and co-operation from the CHP, Golden Gate Bridge District, Cal Trans, and the National Parks.
Here is a photo of David Schwoegler and myself taken by Jesse at the meeting at the British Consulate's Office this past Monday.
Just wanted to let know there is plenty going on behind the scenes. This is shaping up to be one hella Mini party
Here are just a few of the Pubs that we will be visiting:
Liverpool Lil's - "English"/American food in "Victorian bordello meets sports bar." Opened 1973. Lunch, dinner daily until 1 a.m. Dinner entrees $9.95 - $16.99USD. Hot happy-hour munchies. Try 12-oz. pepper-steak in brandy-cream sauce w/French onion soup. 2942 Lyon St. (@ Lombard Gate to Presidio) 415-921-6664. (SFChron "Large Plates" award 2/2/03)
Welcome to Liverpool Lil's (http://www.liverpoollils.com/)
• Harrington's, 245 Front Street, 415-392-7595 - HARRINGTON'S BAR & GRILL - San Francisco Financial District (http://www.bestofsanfrancisco.net/harringtons.htm)
Lefty O-Doul's • 333 Geary Street (@ Powell/Union Square) 415-982-8900 B/L/D daily. A mix of sports bar, piano bar, and a great steam-table hof-brau buffet. Lefty's boasts more than a dozen screens w/satellite feed. Some of the best old-time San Francisco sports photos line the walls! Jimmy and Nick Bovis are the owners. Bargain prices on breakfast, lunch and dinner in the heart of Union Square.OK to eat at the bar now.
Lefty O'Doul's | Home page (http://www.leftyodouls.biz/)
The Pelican Inn - Muir Woods California - Welcome to the Pelican Inn (http://www.pelicaninn.com)
Please remember to register for the event and if you need a room, please grab one from our package deal that Dan Breakey set up.
Jun 28th, 2008, 10:26 PM
In addition to all the other exciting things we have planned, we have arranged a private tour & tasting at the Andretti Winery in Napa on Saturday September 6th. This will be limited to the first 40 that sign up. If we get more turnout, we have the opportunity to visit on Sunday as well.
The tour & tasting will include five (5) glass tastings of Andretti's best wines and a leisurely tour of the winery. The cost is $20.00 per person.
We will setup an RSVP/Registration on the MMMT website so we can get a head count.
This is not the only winery that we will be visiting; we are also working on a package deal at Gloria Ferrer Winery in Sonoma.
Jun 29th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Here is the link (Logon (http://www.redwoodempiremini.com/mbbs2/forums/get-attachment.asp?attachmentid=453)) for the SF Giants-MMMT flier for the group package for Friday nights Giants - Pirates game at the spectacular AT&T Park on San Francisco Bay. You will be able to register and make payment directly to the group sales of SF Giants. Contact Matt Allen at 415-972-2039 or email email@example.com
Jun 30th, 2008, 02:04 PM
We have set up a new webpage for registration. This should make it much easier. Please visit: MMMT (http://redwoodempiremini.com/MMMT.htm)
Jul 1st, 2008, 03:41 PM
Knowing that it is difficult to choose between all the MINI Cooper events, especially with gas prices and the economy, Hooked on Driving and Redwood Empire MINI Enthusiasts have joined forces to offer significant discounts for those that sign up for both HOM (Hooked on Minis) and MMMT (Magical Mystery MINI Tour). By registering for Hooked on Minis - Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows CA (Aug 21) and Magical Mystery MINI Tour (September 5-7) on Treasure Island you will get a $50 discount off the HOM event and $25 off the MMMT registration fee.
To get the HOM discount go to ..:: Hooked On Driving ::.. (http://www.hookedondriving.com) website, then the events listing – go to Hooked On Minis – click register and on the information page there is a box marked “gift or credit code” enter “magicalmysterytour08” then the balance will be reduced by $50 when you check out. For MMMT registrants just enter your HOD order number when registering to get a $25 discount on your MMMT registration.
Jul 4th, 2008, 05:43 AM
Just a reminder that the hotel packages set up for Magical Mystery Mini Tour will expire on July 5th. If you have not booked your room and want to take advantage of this package deal, please do so now.
Also we will be starting production of T-Shirts, Posters, Grille Badges, etc. if you have not registered by now you may not get the swag you want by event time. Please register now so that we have a head count for anticipated dinners, runs, tours, bail requests, pub crawls, winery tours, escort services, etc.
Jul 30th, 2008, 06:38 AM
Moss Motors has signed on as a vendor for MMMT. Amoung other things they will be giving a $1000 Free Shopping Spree.
Edge Motorworks is giving a set of Koni Shocks (Sports or FSD's), Four-Wheel Wheel Alignment, Oil Service, Dyno Session.
More are in the works.
Here is a list of vendors, contributors, supports, and agencies that are making the Magical Mystery Mni Tour possible:
MC2 Magizine - Bremerton, WA
Mini Mania - Nevada City CA
Moss Motors - Goleta CA
Wyvern MINI - Oakland CA
Miniology.com - San Francisco CA
Bay Bridge Motors - Emeryville CA
Edge Motorworks - Dublin CA
Hooked on Driving - Danville CA
Evergreen Graphics - Maryland
San Francisco Deli & Catering - Redding CA
The Sun Kings - Oakland CA
The Carrtunes - Santa Rosa CA
Stuart Rental Company - Milpitas CA
Andretti Winery - Napa CA
Gloria Ferrer Winery - Sonoma CA
Vernon Sales Promotions - Rohnert Park CA
San Francisco Fire Department - San Francisco CA
Marsh Affinity Insurance - Des Moines IA
San Francisco Giants - San Francsico CA
The British Consulate - San Francisco CA
RA Performance - San Francisco CA
Huffaker Engineering - Sonoma CA
National Parks Service - Novato CA
North American Motoring (NAM) - Denver CO
Treasure Island Development Authority - San Francisco CA
California Highway Patrol - Fairfield CA
Golden Gate Bridge District - San Francisco CA
San Francisco Parks and Recreation - San Francisco CA
Inter-State Security - San Francisco CA
Pedal to the Metal Graphics - Novato CA
Pacific West Graphics - Redding CA
Discount Lables LLC - New Albany IN
RockAuto.com - Madison WI
Craven Speed - Portland OR
Aug 1st, 2008, 07:15 PM
Here is good news for those of you that have been dragging your feet!
Because of recent announcements from both Mini Mania and Moss Motors promoting the Magical Mystery Mini Tour, and extensions for the "final number of participants" given to us from our vendors; we have extended the cut-off date for registration of $100 per car until August 20th. Therefore you can continue registering using our dedicated web site until then.
After August 20th, advance registrations will no longer be accepted online but registration will be allowed at the door on the days of the event as space allows. The cost of "at the door" registration will be posted shortly. Only cash payments will be accepted on the day of the event.
Unfortunately the tee shirt order has to be placed today (August 1st) so there will be no more pre-ordering of the event tee shirts. I will have some additional tee shirts available on Treasure Island but they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Supplies will intentionally be limited since I want them all sold before the event is over. The tee shirt option has been removed from the downloadable registration and PayPal forms.
I look forward to seeing you all having fun on this exciting weekend!