MINI United 2009 - Silverstone

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MINI United 2009 - Silverstone

Several of us from Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts are making plans to travel to Silverstone in the UK for MINI United 2009. The dates are May 22-24-2009. We have investigated hotels, air fares, and rental (hire) MINIs.

Just wondering if anyone else from the US, particularly the west coast is interested in going. It would be fun to go as a group. This will be the 50th anniversary of Mini and I expect this will be one big bash.
 
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Several of us from Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts are making plans to travel to Silverstone in the UK for MINI United 2009. The dates are May 22-24-2009. We have investigated hotels, air fares, and rental (hire) MINIs.

Just wondering if anyone else from the US, particularly the west coast is interested in going. It would be fun to go as a group. This will be the 50th anniversary of Mini and I expect this will be one big bash.
Hmmm maybe we can meet up over here....across the pond. I will be STILL in germany for another 1.5 years, how much are the event tickets?
 
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I have made hotel reservations at the Travelodge Towcester - Silverstone for May 21-26, 2009. Don't know how much the tickets are yet, but I will post as soon as I get that and any other information. Where in Germany are you? We may plan to extend our visit while we are over there.
 
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Has anyone heard any more "official" information on MINI United????
 
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:38 AM
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Looks like it's 99.9% positive it'll be at Silverstone. We've already booked a B&B between Towcester and Weedon and praying it doesn't rain all weekend like it did at Zandvoort last year.
 
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I found this on the "other" site that does a pretty good job of covering MU09. See ya there!!
 
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Here is the latest MINI press release - MINI United at Silverstone - glad I booked a room there

MINI back to the roots. MINI United 2009 in Silverstone.
04.12.2008

Munich/Silverstone. After Misano/Italy and Zandvoort/Netherlands, MINI is celebrating the third MINI United Festival from 22-24 May 2009 in the land of its birth. Silverstone/UK with its legendary racetrack will be next year's setting for the largest MINI fan event ever celebrating the brand's 50th birthday.

MINI lovers, most of whom will be travelling in their own cars from countries all over the world, can look forward to the unique mixture of an exciting show programme, motorsport action and a music festival.

In addition to music show acts, stunt shows, go-karting, lounge areas and DJs, the MINI community will also be able to experience a huge exhibition which will take MINI fans through the whole history of the brand. The MINI CHALLENGE will also be part of the festival again, moving into its third and fourth heat in front of an international audience. Also the Mini Seven Racing Club will increase the excitement on the course by organizing a race with 50 classic Mini race cars. In addition, it will be possible for people to drive a few laps on the racetrack, either alone or with a MINI CHALLENGE driver. There will be lots of bars, kiosks and restaurants providing a plentiful supply of food and drink. And for those looking for children's entertainments, the Kids' Area will once again provide plenty of activities, from bobby-car racing and climbing to body-painting.

For further information and for registration please log on to
www.MINIunited.com/MINIunited2009.
 
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The site seems to be broken. Is this were you pay whatever entry fees?

Cheers!!
 
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MINI United 2009

I'm SO down for this. Now, to see if any of my family are interested in wandering over for this...

Cheers!!
 
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Got my electronic tickets today. Ready to go. We will be going over on May 15 so we can catch the London to Brighton Mini run on the 17th, then heading for Silverstone for MINI United. Got a hotel nearby.
 
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Hi there from AZ!
I am planning on being there, travel plans are May 16th-24th.
I know of a few other peeps here from the DMC are thinking of going as well. And another friend from REME is thinking of it too.
So far, no hotel or flights made.

Cannot wait!
 
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Got our tickets for London to Brighton run & MINI United, plus hotel at Travelodge at Silverstone, plus we have airline tickets. Looks like all I have left is renting a MINI over there.

The MINI United website is up and running (although slow). It has a lot of information. You can sign up there and then see who else is going.

If anyone else is going from the US, please post it here.
 
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I'm down for tickets and accommodations. Can't make the ferry reservation yet, too early!! I'll be driving over from the Netherlands!! See ya'll there!

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We will be there also
 
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If anyone else is going from the US, please post it here.
We are putting together a group from South Carolina to head over for this event.
Can you PM me with info about the Travelodge?

Thanks..
 
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Travelodge is the UK's version of Motel 6. Typically, they are located directly off of their highways (motorways) and also are co-located with a Little Chef, which is like Shonies, in the same parking lot. Hope this helps.

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Cabriopilot,

Just sent you a PM on what I have. I will be back in the office on Monday and can send more details, phone numbers, etc. then.


Jesse & I will be going over the week before to do the London to Brighton Run on May 17th, then head up to Silverstone.
 
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I booked the tickets... We will be there with the Clubman !!!
 
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I'm in!!! Not only will I be driving Maggie, and my family, to MU09 but also taking the MINI Addict Tour of the Oxford factory on the 21st! Perfect as Maggie's build date is 25 May!! If only the weather could work out, too!! See ya'll there!

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Poppa Bear,

Our tour is at 11:00AM on Thursday. Maybe I'll see you at the same time.
 
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Been posting around and stupid me, I should have started at NAM! I received a fellowship to study the heritage of the Mini this summer. I'll be doing my Addict's tour on Friday (22 May) morning, then off to MU 09! My wife and I will be staying just outside of Banbury for about 3 weeks. Any places I shouldn't miss? Any news on a US get together?
 
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I will be sure to stop by Captain Digby's Pub for lunch after the London to Brighton run and on my way to Silverstone. Bangers & Mash, a pint or two of ale, and toss a few darts...live can't be any better
 
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Here are a few places to check:

Try the Kent and East Sussex MC they have a ton of events listed.

also

www.sdmoc.co.uk, or via email [email protected].

http://www.compassminiownersclub.co.uk



Here is a place to find a bunch of Mini events going on all over the UK

(Mini Magazine)

Event: Mizen Head to Malin Friday May 22 Irish Mini Owners Club
Enfield Pageant of Motoring Type: Meetings - Club/Group MeetingHost: Mini 50Time: Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 10:00amLocation: Enfield
Thistle Run Type: Trips - RoadtripHost: Mini 50Time: Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 9:00amLocation: Scotland
Norfolk Mini DayType: Meetings - Club/Group MeetingHost: Mini 50Time: Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 10:30amLocation: Fakenham Racecourse
Thong RunType: Meetings - Club/Group MeetingHost: Mini 50Time: Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:00amLocation: Kenilworth Rugby Club
Bristol Mini Day Type: Meetings - Club/Group MeetingHost: Mini 50Time: Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 10:00amLocation: Puxton park, near Weston-Super-Mare
DEWS Club Hillclimb Type: Meetings - Club/Group MeetingHost: Mini 50Time: Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 10:00amLocation: Gurston Down
Chatsworth Rally Show Type: Meetings - Club/Group MeetingHost: Mini 50Time: Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 10:05amLocation: Chatsworth, Kent
Guernsey Mini Owners Club showType: Meetings - Club/Group MeetingHost: Mini 50Time: Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 10:00amLocation: Le Friquet Plant Centre, Guernsey
 
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Our tour is at 11:00AM on Thursday. Maybe I'll see you at the same time.
I'm a day late and a dollar short. I'll be at the 11:00 tour...on Friday (22 May).
 

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