12th Annual MINI's on the Dragon Review! April 30thto May 4th 2014
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We ended up with 1000 registered MINIacs. (approx. 693 MINIs) Thanks to everyone that attended and helped to organize the 2014 Dragon

  • Snooter aka Barry Patascher organized the event for the 6th year.
  • Folks from Canada, DC and 35 states make the journey this year.
  • We had another great showing of 22 Vendors doing installs and selling their MINI wares!!
  • On-site registration was run by Nathan.
  • Snooter and Sunshine MINIs hosted their 7th Welcome Dinner.
  • The Welshman and MKO held the 10th Cigar Sampling Salon.
  • MINIBee hosted our Newbie Orientation.
  • C3M hosted another Poker Run.
  • Bev and Alan Miller along with AutoXCooper hosted our 5th Dragon Wine Tasting.
  • MINI Skirts hosted their 2nd SkirtStock event which was another hugh success
  • The MINI car show came back for a 7th round and was hosted by Outmotoring.com and organized by Bill Connelly
  • Craig McVeay and Alicyn Drew expanded their Glamour shots sessions.
  • We had several day drives offered again: Zipline by Johnhy Cee, Sunrise Drive Thru the Smokies by Janet and Bill Derr, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster by Chad and Tracey Roth, Bridal Veil Falls-Dry Falls runs by Philly MINIs and MINIBee, Gatlinburg Craftsman Loop by Bob and Ginny Pearcy, Cades Cove by Woody and Barbie,Lost Sea Adveture by Mark and Barbara Shadwell and second one by George Ancheta, Deep Creek Waterfalls by Christopher Norrick, Whitewater Rafting by Tom Womble, Wayah Road to Franklin by Rick and Ann Byrum, Heinzelmannchen Brewery Drives by the Green Iguana and Carl B, A Winery Tour by Shey and Terri, A Quilt Tour by Cyndi Womble, Cherohala Skyway Drives by Frantic Freddy and Mike & Donna Smith, River's End Dinner Drives by Snooter and His Better Half and Janet Ford, Two Dinners at Papas Pizza by David & Lisa Fitchena and Bob & Ginny Pearcy, Two Lake Fontana - Hazel Creek tours by JP at Fontana, Exhaust Sound off by Dustin and AutoXCooper, Donut Run by Motoring Alliance and MoM, Blimey's Tiny Tour of Terror by Jeff Cole, Three Dragon Fire runs by Alan and Bev Miller and Lelane Lemond and Chris & Melissa Bastin, The MINI Skirts hosted a Murphy Drive, PittStop MINI hosted another Burger Run, Woody and Barbie hosted a Mingus Mill and Balsam Mountain Inn Drive, Al Lopez hosted a Kickball Game, Tom Womble hosted a Clingmans Dome Drive, Countrymans on Parson Branch by Erin, Becky and Luis Mendez hosted a Shotgun Drive, Biltmore Drive by Rhonda Saywer & Steve Queen, Alan and Bev Miler hosted a Nantahala Brewery Lunch.
  • Dragon Parade hosted by XIEK was a success again.
  • MINI of Knoxville hosted a Drive In Movie - The new Italian Job was played
  • Chad from Detroit Tuned hosted the Brewswap.
  • Karoake made it's smashing return after the Brewswap
  • George Pearl came back for another Panoramic Group Photo.
  • Way Motor Works had his tent party with a Moonshine Theme.
  • We held our second cabin decorating Contest.
  • There was a 8th Dragon Ice Cream Run and it was a huge hit again!
  • Pittstop MINIs hosted the 6th Dragon Bingo night and was a huge hit.
  • Snooter hosted a fine Farewell Dinner.
  • MINIBee hosted the 5th Twistie N Twilight Run. (aka the Robbinsville Loop)
  • The Fireworks show was a huge success again for the third year.
  • In additions to donating over 3000 lbs of food to the local food bank, we donated $9,000 to the food bank and MINI Skirts donated $5,500. for Breast Cancer awareness.
  • And of Course what Dragon would not be complete with a Midnight Dragon Run

11th Annual MINI's on the Dragon Review! May 1st to May 5th 2013
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We ended up with 967 registered MINIacs. (approx. 649 MINIs) Hats off to everyone that attended and helped to organize the 2013 Dragon

  • Snooter aka Barry Patascher organized the event for the 5th year.
  • Folks from Canada, DC and 33 states make the journey this year.
  • We had another great showing of 20 Vendors doing installs and selling their MINI wares!!
  • On-site registration was run by Nathan.
  • Snooter and Sunshine MINIs hosted their 6th Welcome Dinner.
  • The Welshman and MKO held the 9th Cigar Sampling Salon.
  • MINIBee hosted our two Newbie Orientation.
  • C3M hosted another Poker Run.
  • Bev and Alan Miller along with AutoXCooper hosted our 4th Dragon Wine Tasting.
  • MINI Skirts hosted their 1st SkirtStock event which was a hugh success
  • The MINI car show came back for a 6th round and was hosted by Outmotoring.com and organized by Georgia MINI Club
  • Craig McVeay and Alicyn Drew expanded their Glamour shots sessions.
  • We had several day drives offered again: Zipline by Johnhy Cee, Sunrise Drive Thru the Smokies by Janet and Bill Derr, Bridal Veil Falls-Dry Falls runs by DC Metro MINIs and MINIBee, Gatlinburg Craftsman Loop by Bob and Ginny Pearcy, Cades Cove by Woody and Barbie,Deep Creek Waterfalls by Snooter and his Better Half, Whitewater Rafting by Tom Womble, Heinzelmannchen Brewery Drives by the Green Iguana and Carl B, A Winery Tour by Shey and Terri, Cherohala Skyway Drives by Frantic Freddy and Katie Williams, River's End Dinner Drives by Snooter and His Better Half and Janet Ford, Dinner at Phillips Restaurant by Craig McVeay, Exhaust Sound off by davavd, Donut Run by Motoring Alliance and MoM, Blimey's Tiny Tour of Terror by Jeff Cole, Dragon Fire run by Alan and Bev Miller, The MINI Skirts hosted a Murphy Drive, PittStop MINI hosted another Burger Run, Woody and Barbie hosted a Mingus Mill and Balsam Mountain Inn Drive, Blaine Johnston hosted a Kickball Games, Tom Womble hosted a Clingmans Dome Drive, Mr. and Mrs. Salt hosted a Carolina Kitchen Drive, Becky and Luis Mendez hosted a Shotgun Drive, Shelly and Maya hosted a Fun Factory Drive, Alan and Bev Miler hosted a Nantahala Brewery Lunch.
  • Dragon Parade hosted by XIEK was a success again.
  • Chad from Detroit Tuned hosted the Brewswap.
  • Karoake made it's smashing return after the Brewswap
  • George Pearl came back for another Panoramic Group Photo.
  • Way Motor Works had his tent party with a Moonshine Theme.
  • We helf our first cabin decorating Contest.
  • There was a 7th Dragon Ice Cream Run and it was a huge hit again!
  • PittStop MINIs held the 6th Draggin Dragon Pine Car Derby.
  • Pittstop MINIs hosted the 5th Dragon Bingo night and was a huge hit.
  • Snooter hosted a fine Farewell Dinner.
  • MINIBee hosted the 4th Twistie N Twilight Run. (aka the Robbinsville Loop)
  • The Fireworks show was a huge success again for the second year.
  • In additions to donating over 3000 lbs of food to the local food bank, we donated $6,846 to the food bank and MINI Skirts donated $4,010. for Breast Cancer awareness.
  • And of Course what Dragon would not be complete with a Midnight Dragon Run!

10th Annual MINI's on the Dragon Review! May 2nd to May 6th 2012
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Another record breaking year. We ended up with a record 1115 registered MINIacs. (approx. 772 MINIs) Hats off to everyone that attended and helped to organize the 2011 Dragon

  • Snooter organized the event for the 4th year with a record setting attendance.
  • Folks from Canada, England, DC and 39 states make the journey this year.
  • We had another great showing of 20 Vendors doing installs and selling their MINI wares!!
  • On-site registration was run by Nathan.
  • Snooter and Sunshine MINIs hosted their 6th Welcome Dinner.
  • The Welshman and MKO held the 8th Cigar Sampling Salon.
  • MINIBee hosted our two Newbie Orientation.
  • Bev and Alan Miller along with AutoXCooper hosted our 4th Dragon Wine Tasting..
  • The MINI car show came back for a 5th round and was hosted by Outmotoring.com and organized by Georgia MINI Club
  • We had several day drives offered again: Zipline by MINIBee, Sunrise Drive Thru the Smokies by Phil, Mike and Janet, Parson Branch by Woody and Barb, Cherohala Skyway and Dinner by Frantic Freddy, Cherohala Drive and Lunch by Cameron, Deep Creek Waterfalls by Snooter, Elk Tour by Woody & Barbie, Cades Cove by Woody and Barbie, Heinzelmannchen by the Green Iguana, A second Brewery Drive by Shey and Terri, River's End Dinner by Snooter, Jet Boats by Gulf South Motoring, Geocaching.
  • Dragon Parade hosted by XIEK was a success again.
  • Helix and Philly MINI hosted their first Dragon Cup Hunt.
  • Chad from Detroit Tuned hosted the Brewswap.
  • Karoake made it's smashing return after the Brewswap
  • George Pearl came back for another Panoramic Group Photo.
  • Way Motor Works had his tent party with a Cinco De Mayo Theme
  • There was a 6th Dragon Ice Cream Run and it was a huge hit again!
  • PittStop MINIs held the 5th Draggin Dragon Pine Car Derby.
  • Pittstop MINIs hosted the 4th Dragon Bingo night and was a huge hit.
  • Snooter hosted a fine Farewell Dinner.
  • MINIBee hosted the 3rd Twistie N Twilight Run. (aka the Robbinsville Loop)
  • In additions to donating over 3000 lbs of food to the local food bank, we donated $6,291 to the food bank and MINI Skirts donated $3,433. for Breast Cancer awareness.
  • And of Course what Dragon would not be complete with a Midnight Dragon Run!

 

 

9th Annual MINI's on the Dragon Review! April 27th to May 1st 2011
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We ended up with a record 823 registered MINIacs. (approx. 543 MINIs)
Hats off to everyone that attended and helped to organize the 2011 Dragon

  • Snooter organized the event for the 3rd year with a record setting attendance.
  • Folks from Canada, Germany, DC and 37 states make the journey this year.
  • We had another great showing of 20 Vendors doing installs and selling their MINI wares!!
  • On-site registration was run by Nathan.
  • Snooter and Sunshine MINIs hosted their 5th Welcome Dinner.
  • The Welshman and MKO held the 7th Cigar Sampling Salon.
  • MINIBee hosted our two Newbie Orientation.
  • Bev and Alan Miller along with AutoXCooper hosted our 3rd Dragon Wine Tasting..
  • The MINI car show came back for a 4th round and was hosted by Outmotoring.com and organized by Bill Connolley
  • We had several day drives offered again: Zipline by MINIBee, Sunrise Drive Thru the Smokies by Aaron, Phil, Mike and Janet, Parson Branch by Woody and Barb, Pigeon Forge and Dinner by Celia, Cherohala Skyway and Dinner by Frantic Freddy, Cherohala Drive and Lunch by Cameron, Deep Creek Waterfalls by Snooter, Elk Tour by Woody & Barbie, Cades Cove by Woody and Barbie, Heinzelmannchen by the Green Iguana, A second Brewery Drive by Shey and Terri, River's End Dinner by Snooter, Jet Boats by Gulf South Motoring, Geocaching.
  • Dragon Parade hosted by XIEK was a success again.
  • Helix and Philly MINI hosted their second Frisbee Golf tournament
  • Chad from Detroit Tuned hosted the Brewswap.
  • Karoake made it's smashing return after the Brewswap
  • Live music for "Chillen at Grill" was big hit once again.
  • George Pearl came back for another Panoramic Group Photo.
  • Way Motor Works had his tent party with a Snuggie Theme.
  • There was a 5th Dragon Ice Cream Run and it was a huge hit again!
  • PittStop MINIs held the 4th Draggin Dragon Pine Car Derby.
  • Pittstop MINIs hosted the 3rd Dragon Bingo night and was a huge hit.
  • Snooter hosted a fine Farewell Dinner.
  • MINIBee hosted the 2nd Twistie N Twilight Run. (aka the Robbinsville Loop)
  • And of Course what Dragon would not be complete with a Midnight Dragon Run!

8th Annual MINI's on the Dragon Review! April 28th to May 2nd 2010
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We ended up with 635 registered MINIacs. (approx. 424 MINIs)
Hats off to everyone that attended and helped to organize the 2010 Dragon

  • The Dragon was closed for thru traffic, but open on the NC side from 8am-8pm daily
  • We had another great showing of 17 Vendors doing installs and selling their MINI wares!!
  • On-site registration was run by Nathan.
  • Sunshine MINIs hosted their 4th Welcome Dinner.
  • The Welshman and MKO held the 6th Cigar Sampling Salon.
  • MINIBee hosted our two Newbie Orientation.
  • Snooter and AutoXCooper hosted our 2nd Dragon Wine Tasting..
  • Hendrick MINI and MINIUSA had a booth at the event this year.
  • The MINI car show came back for a 3rd round and was hosted by Outmotoring.com
  • We had several day drives offered again: Zipline by MINIBee, Sunrise Drive Thru the Smokies by Phil, Mike and Janet, Pigeon Forge and Dinner by John and Celia, Cherohala Skyway by Frantic Freddy, Deep Creek Waterfalls by Snooter, Elk Tour by Woody & Barbie, Dinner at Lynn's Place by Frantic Freddy, Heinzelmannchen by the Professor Zoom, Balsam Mountain INN by Woody and Barbie, Highlands Rib Run II by the Steve Mielnicki, River's End Dinner by Wbarnhill,Gem Mininng by HalAC, Geocaching by Professor Zoom, Jet Boats by Gulf South Motoring, Geocaching.
  • Dragon Parade hosted by XIEK was a success again.
  • Helix and Philly MINI hosted our first Frisbee Golf tournament
  • Chad from Detroit Tuned hosted the Brewswap.
  • Karoake made it's debut after the Brewswap
  • Live music for "Chillen at Grill" was big hit.
  • George Pearl came back for another Panoramic Group Photo.
  • Way Motor Works had his tent party with a Mardi Gras Theme.
  • There was a 4th Dragon Ice Cream Run and it was a huge hit again!
  • PittStop MINIs held the 3rd Draggin Dragon Pine Car Derby.
  • Pittstop MINIs hosted the 2nd Dragon Bingo night and was a huge hit.
  • Snooter hosted a fine Farewell Dinner with awesome 3-D MINI cake.
  • MINIBee hosted the 2nd Darkness on the Dragon Run. (not actually on the Dragon)
  • And of Course what Dragon would not be complete with a Midnight Dragon Run! (actually on NC28)

7th Annual MINI's on the Dragon Review! April 29th to May 3rd 2009
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We ended up with 603 registered MINIacs. (approx. 405 MINIs)
Hats off to everyone that attended and helped to organize the 2009 Dragon

  • Mark Ferguson stepped down as lead organizer and Snooter filled his place.
  • Registration switched from NAM to this site.
  • We had another great showing of Vendors doing installs and selling their MINI wares!!
  • On-site registration was run by gnaster.
  • Sunshine MINIs hosted their 3rd Welcome Dinner.
  • MINIclo and The Welshman held the 5th Cigar Sampling Salon.
  • Cabriopilot and MINIBee hosted our first Newbie Orientation.
  • Cabriopilot and AutoXCooper hosted our first Dragon Wine Tasting.
  • Chet from Yokohama again offered several tech talks.
  • The Drive-In Movie made a return and we saw "The Bourne Identity".
  • The MINI car show came back for a second round and was hosted by Outmotoring.com
  • We had several day drives offered again: Zipline by QueenB, Road to Nowhere by Sir Tyne, Cherohala Skyway by Frantic Freddy, The Jarrett House by Snooter, Elk Tour by Woody & Barbie, Dinner at Lynn's Place by cabriopilot, Heinzelmannchen by the GreenIguana, Highlands Rib Run by the Mielnicki's, River's End Dinner by cabriopilot, Geocaching, Jet Boats by Gulf South Motoring (got rained out), Geocaching.
  • Dragon Parade was a success again.
  • Chad from Detroit Tuned hosted the Brewswap and Beerolympics.
  • George Pearl came back for another Panoramic Group Photo.
  • There was a third Dragon Ice Cream Run and it was a huge hit again!
  • PittStop MINIs held the 2nd Draggin Dragon Pine Car Derby.
  • Pittstop MINIs hosted the 1st Dragon Bingo night and was a huge hit.
  • Snooter hosted a fine Farewell Dinner with awesome 50th Birthday cake for MINI.
  • MINIBee hosted the 1st Darkness on the Dragon Run.
  • And of Course what Dragon would not be complete with a Midnight Dragon Run!

 

6th Annual MINI's on the Dragon Review! April 3oth to May 4th 2008
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We ended up with 632 registered MINIacs.
Hats off to everyone that attended and helped to organize the 2008 Dragon

  • Registration was done thru NAM and some great volunteers
  • We had a huge tent on baseball field for non-install vendors
  • We had a small fire that knocked out the power for a while and caused some excitement.
  • Group Dinners were offered under the tent for Thursday and Friday night.
  • Sunshine MINIs hosted anther awesome Welcome Dinner.
  • MINI Nurse and DCMINIs hosted a Mardi Gra theme Farewell Dinner
  • MINIclo and The Welshman held the 4th Cigar Sampling Salon
  • Dragon Parade was a success again
  • We had several day drives offered again: Gatlinburg Fun Day by BlimeyCabrio, Joyce Kilmer Forest by cabriopilot, Highland Excursion by agranger, Heinzelmann Brewery Run by Professor Zoom, Dillsboro/Jarrett House by Snooter, The Devil's Triangle by AutoXCooper, Sunrise Drive by agranger, Tuckaleechee Caverns by lilrufcat and welshdragon, Geocaching.
  • Autocross was held at the William Blount HS in Maryville, TN
  • We had our 1st MINI car show
  • Chet from Yokohama again held several tech talks
  • Little Dragons was back for a second year and was a huge hit with the kids and parents!
  • Chad from Detroit Tuned hosted the Brewswap and Beerolympics.
  • George Pearl came back for another Panoramic Group Photo
  • There was a second Dragon Ice Cream Run and it was a huge hit again!
  • PittStop MINIs held the 1st Draggin Dragon Pine Car Derby
  • Pittstop MINI brought back MINI Monte Carlo Night to the delight of everyone.
  • And of Course what Dragon would not be complete with a Midnight Dragon Run!

5th Annual MINI's on the Dragon Review! May 3rd to May 6th 2007
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We jumped from 612 to 804 registered MINIacs and over 460 MINIs!! Hats off to everyone that attended and helped to organize the 2007 Dragon

  • Registration was done thru NAM and some great volunteers
  • Our usual great Vendosr came and did their installs and sold some MINI goodies.
  • Sunshine MINIs hosted the best dam Welcome Dinner ever (ok, so maybe I'm a little biased)
  • Sunshine MINI hosted a "Mixer" after the Welcome Dinner
  • Bamatt and SB stepped up and held the Not So Welcome Dinner
  • MINIclo and The Welshman held the 3rd Cigar Sampling Salon
  • Dragon Parade was a success again
  • Chet from Yokohama once again held some tech talks
  • Ryephile put together the first R56 MINI Expo
  • Little Dragons was added and was a huge hit with the kids and parents!
  • NAM hosted the Rocky Top BBQ
  • Matt brought back the Brewswap and added the Beerolympics.
  • Tar Heel MINI and Michigan MINI held another great Dragon Drive-in Movie night!
  • QueenB helped put together an Autocross in Maryville, TN
  • George Pearl came back for another Panoramic Group Photo
  • Muidaq held the first Dragon Ice Cream Run and it was a huge hit!
  • Imagox put on a great Lighting Clinic
  • NAM hosted a great Dragon Farewell Banquet dinner with some guest speakers!
  • Pittstop MINI held the surprise hit of the year with their MINI Monte Carlo Night!
  • And of Course what Dragon would not be complete with a Midnight Dragon Run!

 

4th Annual MINI's on the Dragon Review! May 4th to May7th 2006
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We ended up with 612 registered MINIacs.

  • D.C. Metro MINIs (DCMM) was the central organizer/coordinator
  • Our usual great Vendosr came and did their installs and sold some MINI goodies.
  • D.C. Metro MINIs (DCMM) hosted the Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Atlanta MINIs held a awesome Chili Cook-Off at Topocca Lodge
  • MINIclo and The Welshman held the 2nd Cigar Sampling Salon
  • Tar Heel MINI hosted the Drive-In Movie (The Italian Job was the feature)
  • agranger hosted the Scenic Drive thru the Smoky Mountains
  • Snooter led a drive to the Jarrett House in Dillsboro NC
  • Matt held our first Brewswap
  • QueenB and the ETRSCCA hosted a autocross in Blount County, TN
  • Wagnbat help orgainize another Panoramic Photo with George Pearl
  • Dragon Parade was a success again.
  • And of Course what Dragon would not be complete with a Midnight Dragon Run!