Swap Meet Starts: 8 a.m.
Mini Mania Open for Business: 8 a.m.
Car Show Entries Arrival: 8 - 10 a.m.
Manufacturers Tech Sessions: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m.
"How-to" Tech Sessions: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Product Installation Demonstration: 10 a.m., 12 Noon, 2 p.m.
Local Area Sightseeing: All day
BBQ Wagon Open for Business: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Show Judging (People's Choice): 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Show Winners Announced, Gift Certificate Drawing: 2:30 p.m.
Mini Mania Closes: 4 p.m.
Join us for a day of fun at Mini Mania as we celebrate the Fifth Annual Nevada City Adventure! We've had great turnout in the past, and this year is shaping up to be the best yet. Come show off your Classic Mini, New BMW MINI or Morris Minor. We welcome ALL British cars -- you name it. And it's all FREE! Make a day of it.
Along with our standard main events -- a good old fashioned Swap Meet and a British Car Show -- this year we'll be presenting technical seminars for both Classic and New MINIs, Manufacturers Tech Sessions and product installation demonstrations.
The people's choice Show-n-Shine classes will include Best Classic Mini, New BMW MINI, Morris Minor, and Roadster. And we'll repeat the popular "Worst of Show" category, open to any classic British car in ANY (or "BAD") condition that makes it from its home port to Mini Mania under its own power!
And of course, Mini Mania will be open for business on Saturday! Pre-order your parts by noon on Thursday, May 4th, and receive a 15% discount on all non-sale merchandise. All orders placed on Saturday will receive a 10% discount on regularly-priced items.
Since this is an all day event, we suggest that those arriving from out of town make lodgings reservations well in advance -- Nevada City is a popular tourist destination any time of the year!
Here's some idea of what to expect:
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PLACES TO STAY:
Be sure to make reservations in advance if you plan to stay in Nevada City either Friday or Saturday night! Accommodations are frequently sold out on weekends. All area codes are 530.
Northern Queen Inn - 265-5824. A 10-minute walk to Mini Mania, and a short drive/long walk to downtown Nevada City. Restaurant on the premises.
Best Western Gold Country - 273-1393. Next stop up the freeway from Mini Mania (ask us for the twisty backroad route!)
Two Room Inn - 265-3618. At the top of Broad Street in the heart of downtown Nevada City.
Outside Inn - 265-2233. Usually caters to the "mountain bike" crowd, in a residential area of downtown Nevada City.
National Hotel - 265-4551. The oldest continuously-operating hotel in California (or hearabouts, anyway). In the heart of downtown Nevada City.
Holbrooke Hotel - 273-1353. Another historic Gold Rush hotel in nearby Grass Valley.
Chain Motel -273-7279. At
Nevada County Fairgrounds - 273-6217. Called one of the Top 10 Fairgrounds in the country! Limited hookup sites; showers available. Details and rates at www.nevadacountyfair.com.
Scotts Flat Lake - 265-5302. Boating, fishing, showers, the works! 20 min. from Nevada City.
For a list of local restaurants and B&Bs please visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce website.
From the Bay Area/Sacramento: