2023 Mini Ozarks run

Started by MiniDave, March 23, 2023, 01:39:18 PM

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MiniDave

Gauging interest to see who might want to cruise up for a Mini fun run in the Ozarks. We usually headquarter in Eureka springs for its central location and reasonable cost for lodging and plenty of restaurants, but we are not bound to it if someone would like to start from somewhere different.

Tentative dates are the second half of May at this point, open to other dates if there are conflicts.

We've done a few of these and always have a great time, the roads in northwestern Arkansas are perfect for Minis, tons of hills and twisties, not much traffic or Leos (not that we speed or anything!) and the weather will be mild and usually sunny.

Let me know if you might be up for this trip and I'll start mapping out runs and potential lodging.

For those who haven't been on one, there are low key, fairly unorganized and designed to just be fun ways to spend time driving our Minis on great roads. Not much else..... :great:

Committed (or should be!)

MiniDave
Dan
Don Ipock
Michael Playle

Tentative:

Seth Weaver
JP Styers
WillieB
Toby Wynne
Jacob Herman
Don Ruder

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MPlayle


94touring

Just let me know the dates and I'll bid those days off.

94touring

I was just remembering we did get pulled once, or rather got a talking to for all of us rolling through a stop sign.

MiniDave

OK, I choose May 14-18.....lets get some more Resto Mini Members on board!
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MPlayle

Marked on my calendar.  Looking forward to the lodging/location details for making appropriate reservations and travel plans.


MiniDave

I think this year we'll headquarter in Harrison, instead of Eureka Springs. There are some very twisty looking roads to the south of there that look like they could be fun!

There are several hotels on the main drag, a Wyndam Super 8, Days Inn, Quality Inn and Hampton, so plenty to choose from. I'll get some prices and pick one. There is also the historic Hotel Seville in downtown Harrison if we want to try something different. I'll check it for rates too.

Looks like they are either $60 a night or $100, so give me a preference and I'll go from there.

I'm thinking arrive Sunday, do runs on Mon and Tues, then Wed a travel day home again or stay and do some more roads and Thursday is the run home - let me know what you all think. Is 2 days of runs enough or would you like to do 3?
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MPlayle

The "budget minded" side wants to vote the less costly for a "host hotel", but I can go either way.

I would also tend to vote for 3 days of drives.

Any clues as to interest from additional folks that are not usually on the forum?


MiniDave

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Seth is planning to come, and I'm talking to a couple others.....we'll see. We lost John Styers last fall and I don't think his son (who now has the Mini) can get off work, but I'll contact him. Susan has moved to Florida and gotten married. I've mentioned it to a couple of local guys too....

Of our forum members, Bruce is unable to come, WillieB has a trip both before and after the event dates, so he doesn't know if he can squeeze it in or not.....others haven't chimed in yet.
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