3rd Annual MINIs in the Mountains (Aug 6-10, 2008) Another year of high-altitude Motoring fun!

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Pictures MITM3

Starting this thread, add to it if you want to display some of your MITM3 photo albums or individual pictures.

MITM3, picasa album for a few of the Thursday fun. Click here.

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Cool, thanks! I'm really sorry I couldn't make it back to Copper this year. Maybe next year!
 
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Great Photos - wish we were there!!!
 
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Thanks for those Don. I forgot my camera cable, so I can not download until I get home...will have those up hopefully on Monday.
 
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Great, looking forward to see everyone's pictures.

Here is the Friday Eve drive over to Winter Park and the Dinner Venue.

Great dinner/BBQ, nice door prizes, lots of happy MINI owners.

Go back to the main public page to view the other MITM3 albums.

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Don,

As always great pics. Thanks
 
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8-8-08

Pictures from Friday.


[SIZE=3]MITM 8-8-08[/SIZE]
 
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Nice pictures miniconcarne.

Here are some shots from the Saturday during the day. Special photo opportunity for puppy adopting. Contact Maloney's owner.

Saturday Daytime pictures, dinner and other to come on Sunday afternoon.

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yay a few pics of me!!!
i'm still uploading my pics, will post them once i get them all uploaded
 
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i have a few more from the weekend.
 
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OK, I am back, got some laundry going, and need to go to sleep since I have to work tonight, but here are a butt load of my pics that I just uploaded. Only about a quarter of them, but enough for you all to see some of the events.

It all started out with a perfectly clean and shiny car, happy in it's little home, not a speck of dirt anywhere:


On the way to start the drive to MITM 2008, I hit a milestone, well, 27,000 miles . Not bad for a 2003 MINI. I know, I know, I need to get out and drive it more, blah, blah, blah, save your comments about driving it more for the peanut gallery, just remember, this is my toy, a hobby to pass the time of day and keep me busy....it's all about the mods



We started at Detailers Paradise here in Denver, nice place to meet and get the drive started. Heather and Nick had this sweet old Jag sitting in their show room. They are such good people, they set us up and got us ready to hit the road for a great drive.





The drive was amazing, we had 6 of us to start, driving up through Morrison, Kittridge, Evergreen, Bergen Park and on to Squaw Pass, also knows as the Western Dragon. As we were coming down, we stopped to get our passes for Mt. Evans. Then we continued on to Idaho Springs and ate lunch at Tommy Knockers, a micro brew pub with some amazing hot wings. Some other MINI folks caught up to us at Tommy Knockers, so they joined us for the rest of the drive up. From there, we headed up I-70 to Loveland Pass and drove over the Continental Divide and down into Arapahoe Basin Ski area. On to Frisco and Copper Mountain via Swan Mountain road on the back side of Lake Dillon for a last few twisties before hitting the resort to check in. It rained about half the drive up, which took about 4 hours total including lunch. I got all settled into my condo:



Not a bad view, eh? :D. Anyway, others that drove up with me were volunteers and organizers, so they were busy setting up the tents and registration stuff while I chilled out on the other side of the village in my condo. I cruised over there after a bit of unpacking and we headed into Frisco for dinner. Had a nice little meal at the Blue Spruce Inn...we made it just in time for happy hour, had a nice group of about 12 people or so for some good drinks and burgers. Then it was time to head back to Copper and I crashed. Lights out until the next day. On my way back into Copper, I was cruising on I-70 from Frisco and noticed a set of warning lights flashing off in the distance, as I got closer, I saw a small deer in the road, not full grown, but pretty big, well over 200lbs I would guess. Anyway, the flashing lights turned out to be a MINI, I stopped to make sure they were OK. The BRG/B R56 S was pretty much trashed, front and rear quarter panels done in, mirror gone, and the windshield was destroyed with glass inside the cabin an all over the driver. I stayed with them until the police arrived. At first, they were shaken up pretty bad, understandably, but after about 10 minutes, the guy driving seemed to have gotten his wits about him. They were not part of MITM, but were going to swing by. Regardless, it was sad to see them on the side of the road, and that poor deer.


On to day 2, Thursday, started with a good car wash at the Detailers Paradise and Show Car Detailing car wash station. Got all the rain grime off my car. The most rain the car has ever seen :(...oh well, it was due for rain I guess after over 5 years.

here are some pics as people arrived on Thursday for more set up and some drives:





Way Motor Works tent and install booth:


Night Fire Red stripes, mirrors, brakes and wheel inserts,


aesthetic Creations install booth:


OOMPAH!!!!!


MINI Beotch booth:


Not sure what Jayde was doing here, she might not be too happy with me when she sees this pic


Registration, and Jonathan in his very, very orange vest, just so we could see him from a distance I guess



My favorite plate from the meet, MINI S upside down, really liked this idea.


Teh president of MINI5280....making sure everything was done right, haha. Chuck is a great guy, and even more obsessed with cleaning his car than I am. Such a great guy to spend time with!!!


Folks from Cali, not sure who this was, but it had M|U stickers on the back of the side skirts, tried to find them to talk to them, but never tracked them down.



Uhmmmm....wait...what? (put in just for Jon V, so I could say it before him, haha.)




:chris farley voice: Biiigggg Dog in a Little Car :/chris farley voice:




Dee has some good plans for this nugget:












When you gotta pee, you gotta Pee. Best action shot I took all weekend.


Car wash on Saturday morning....kinda skipped over the other stories, but I am too tired and want to get this post done, so, there you have it.







Dude, you broke your dad's Ferrari's...the F50 and F40 were broken down, I offered to help, but they had "all the Ferrari tools they needed!!!". So, I took pictures instead. Sounds like there were there for a couple of hours....






Only pic of Jayde I got with her tongue out...not me in the pic, but I had to find a "victim"









Riiiiiiiii-cccoooooollllllaaaaaaaaa:



here is a link to the rest of the photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2131411...7606645279466/
 

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Nice sets of pictures, thank you all.

Now, back on topic.

Saturday pictures, including a very nice dinner at a great place. A nice long walk down and back after dinner made for some nice picture opportunities.

Feel free to save (use right click) if you see your car in the various group car pictures.

These are not the official pictures. Just my snaps. Dinner pictures are official along with KG's.

Link to the public Saturday Dinner and Saturday Activity.

A wonderful MITM3 event, Thanks to Jonathan, Rick, Chuck, Shelly, Shannon and all the volunteers. Thanks Schomp, you did us super once again.

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Thanks for all the pics Don, I hot linked your albums over on the underground. Some of the landscape shots are great, as usual.
 
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This weeny contest is great...

but either way, it's still MINI!

Buhdoom pishhhhh
 
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Shows over folks, nothing left to see. Move along...

Sorry had to miss MITM myself this year, thanks for all the pics everyone so I can live it vicariously. I've been sitting here with the freezer door open looking at them all imaging what cool weather is like.
 
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Jon, great idea to cross-link over at MU. Thanks...

Yes folks, let's move along, post more of your MITM3 pictures.

gnatster, we missed you this year, but you did get some competition for swatted bugs.

Don
 
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Yeah, Gnat was missed, I heard several mentions of how they hoped you would be there, many folks wanted to see the transitions of the car from last year....and I was one of them.

I took way too many pics myself, only uploaded a few, but you all get the idea, no where near as organized as Don is, but at least he got to see the Red Bull girls :D...we missed that as we were on the top of the Continental Divide yet once again, enjoying the altitude and rain, haha.
 
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Originally Posted by old81 View Post
Starting this thread, add to it if you want to display some of your MITM3 photo albums or individual pictures.

MITM3, picasa album for a few of the Thursday fun. Click here.

Don Suiter
Great photos, Don!

Here are a few of mine. If anyone sees anything that they'd like to have please feel free to download.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scribbl...359844/detail/

I had a great time! I'm already looking forward to next year's event!
 
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Vicki, nice pictures. Were some of those taken on the RMN Park drive and the Mt. Evans drive? I loved that stone building, I have not been up Mt. Evans, sometime maybe.
 
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Hi Don! Can I please have your original copy of picture "DSC_3859"? I was happy to see that Bean did indeed make it into the group shot (I wasn't sure if he did or not, I was inside helping out so one of the Schomp guys drove it over for me.) My email is [email protected]

Thanks tons!
 
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Vicki, nice pictures. Were some of those taken on the RMN Park drive and the Mt. Evans drive? I loved that stone building, I have not been up Mt. Evans, sometime maybe.
Yep, and yep!!

The Mt Evan's drive had me gripping my steering wheel and gritting my teeth! What a road, what a ride!
 
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Originally Posted by miniconcarne View Post
Pictures from Friday.


[SIZE=3]MITM 8-8-08[/SIZE]
Great pictures, miniconcarne! I enjoyed looking at them!
 
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Originally Posted by Hammerette View Post
yay a few pics of me!!!
i'm still uploading my pics, will post them once i get them all uploaded
I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures!
 
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Originally Posted by man.in.black View Post



i have a few more from the weekend.
That is one cool shot!
 
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Originally Posted by 03Indigo View Post
OK, I am back, got some laundry going, and need to go to sleep since I have to work tonight, but here are a butt load of my pics that I just uploaded. Only about a quarter of them, but enough for you all to see some of the events. <snipped, just cause it was too long to quote the whole, funny post!>

here is a link to the rest of the photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2131411...7606645279466/
Great pics, Jon! I loved reading the stories behind each picture!

I enjoyed talking to you! Thanks for offering to help me with Bean!

See you around Parker!
 

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