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Statue of Liberty MINI Meet 2010

Motoring with MINI friends up north for a fun
"multi-clubs" get together of the year.
biggrin Motoring, "Meet & Greet" with MINIs from our neighboring areas , enjoy panoramic view of Manhattan and surrounding area from NJ side, take scenic ferry trip to Liberty Island ...... visit Statue of Liberty, group pictures, food and other fun stuffs. ..............................
Note: The route is not involve driving in Manhattan

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEPARTURE POINT FROM BALTIMORE AREA HAS CHANGED FROM YIA YIAS TO PANERA BREAD. ADDRESS IS BELOW.
Event: Statue of Liberty MINI Meet 2010
Type of event: Multi-clubs, a casual get together
Location: Statue of Liberty
Meet & Greet: Liberty State Park, Jersey State Park, NJ.
Meet & Greet time at the park: 11am.
Main event: Meetup with MINI enthusiasts and friends, Ferry trip to Liberty Island, visiting Statue of Liberty.
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The tentative schedule:


  • MINIs from HRMINIs, DCMM, C3M and others will gather at a Panera Bread, north of Baltimore: 8640 Pulaski Highway Rosedale, MD[masked] (410)[masked] Departs at 7.30am.

  • First stop: arrive Chespeak House service area, 8am. for friends from DE and lower PA.

  • Second stop: arrive James Fenimore service area, 9.30am, for Phila area.

  • Third stop: arrive Grover Cleveland service area, 10.30am, for NJ, NY and others.

  • Arrive Liberty State Park, ~11am.


Meet & Greet and photo op at the area around the historic
Central Railroad of NJ terminal. At 12.45am., take ferry to Liberty Island. We encourage everyone to get their ferry tickets prior to the event, they can purchase the ferry ticket online. Please book
1pm departing time.
http://www.statuecrui... The route will
NOT involve driving in Manhanttan. Also parking at the Liberty State Park is very big and safe. At the moment we have HRMINIs, DC Metro MINIs, C3M (Central MD MINI Motorists), PhiliMINIs, MINI of NJ, USMINIclub and some others show interested to join the fun.

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  • VioletDC

    The pics r awesome; I'm still sick ...

    August 24, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    SLMM10 now becomes C3M's most "photogenic" event ever. :)

    August 24, 2010

  • Steve-LUXOR

    Had a great time, even if I did have to drive the Mazda Wagon like a Mini (still no word on Luxor). The weather was definitely at all ends of the spectrum. Derek, we were 2nd to last to leave (around 5:30) and saw yours by it's lonesome self. Fortunately it was fairly clear sailing to Philly for us (despite the torrential downpours at the same time the sun was shining).

    August 23, 2010

  • Tom L.

    Chris has planned/helped plan some great events over the years but I think this one is his "crowning glory"(pun intended). I can only imagine the hours of planning and number of phone calls it took to put this thing together. All that planning showed. The whole day went as smoothly as it possibly could. Kudos to all the drivers. How we kept 20 MINIs together on the New Jersey Turnpike boggles the mind.Thanks to Chris and all the other members and clubs for making it an unforgettable day!

    August 23, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    A wonderful MINI experience. We really had a blast !!! Thanks to everyone for making this event happened. Its a great team afford indeed. :)

    August 23, 2010

  • kwikrick

    thanx chris bill & steve (hope luxor has a speedy recovery : )

    August 23, 2010

  • kwikrick

    we had a great time. nice to meet new MINIs as well as see some old ones :D camden turned 10k on the trip woo woo !!!

    August 23, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    It has been a wonderful MINI mini trip to Statue of Liberty wih a whole bunch of friends. We really had a wonderful time. It was great to meeting with friends/new friends, from VA, MD, DC, PA, NJ and NY, and shared a memorable moment together. You all are awesome !!!! We're looking forward to see and have fun with everyone again ..... soon. :)
    Should we do this again next year? he he he

    August 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    THANKS FOR ALL THE COOKIES !!!! Now that I have the important thing of the way.....

    It was meeting the new (to me) groups that joined us on the way up that added more fun to the run. Since I'm bad with names, I want to say that I STILL remember the bloke with the camera lense that had a larger diameter than some howitzers I've seen (the bloke what drove over his other lense at MTTS 2010).


    Hanna, Greg, and I had a great time in spite of the rain and hurricane force winds ! WE were the last ones to leave (closed the place down) ! We did wonder what happened to everyone else once we got back to the parking lot though. Also, just to make it official, Chris DID have his moment in the sun... literally .... a moment ! LOL !

    August 23, 2010

  • Brian N.

    Great time despite the rain!! Enjoyed meeting the MINI's from VA, DC, MD, PA, NJ & NY :)

    August 23, 2010

  • Susan W.

    Steve and I had a terrific time! Great planning and great idea for a rally! thank you all so much! I just now tasted the cookies and they are sooooo good! thank you so much for the cookies and duckie. :^) I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon. XXOO Susan in MINI Zilla

    August 22, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    2-way radio will use channel 7, sub-channel 21, through out the route. :)

    August 21, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    Awesome, we'll do the final headcount tomorrow during the trip and make the order. :)

    August 21, 2010

  • Celia

    im down for whatever as long as foods involved!

    August 21, 2010

  • Susan W.

    Steve and I are in in for ordering, as well.

    August 21, 2010

  • Edgar F.

    John's it is. Do we order tonight, or call in the order from the rally?

    August 21, 2010

  • Andi R.

    We're game for eating from John's.

    August 21, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    Okey dokey, we will play by eye. We will check with everyone tomorrow morning to see if anyone interested to have food at the park, then we make an order accordingly. The place that we're planning to order from is John's Pizza, http://johnspizzajerseycity.... Located not so far from the park. I heard that their pizza is quite good and they will deliver to us. :)

    August 21, 2010

  • Edgar F.

    If we arrive at the park at 11 then we should take the opportunity to eat before we get on the boat. Wawa hoagies?

    August 21, 2010

  • Susan W.

    I'd like a burger shaped like the Statue of Liberty. lol Seriously, my brother and I will go with the flow. Either sounds fine.

    August 21, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    Since our ferry time is 1pm. Should we have lunch at the park (order food delivery), or on the Liberty Island (at the island's cafe')?

    August 21, 2010

  • Celia

    Dibs in front of Steve!!! ; ]

    August 20, 2010

  • Steve-LUXOR

    Well I guess the good news is that I should be able to get some good video and photo footage on the actual drive with the wifey driving :-).

    August 20, 2010

  • Steve-LUXOR

    LUXOR is officially down. Haven't decided if we'll drive up with you all or just meet you at Liberty.

    August 20, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    Is there any pizza or fried chicken place deliver to the park? he he he

    August 20, 2010

  • Tom L.

    Security heads up:
    Visitors to the Park are required to submit to airport style security screening before boarding vessels. Visitors to the Monument undergo additional security screening.
    http://www.statuecruises.com/ferry-service/security.aspx

    August 19, 2010

  • Celia

    YES SANDWICHES!!!!

    August 19, 2010

  • rio

    mike's bringing us all sandwiches!! tee hee

    August 19, 2010

  • Steve-LUXOR

    "Plastic Welder" applied. Looks like it might work short term until I get a new cover. Will test it out round 3. Fingers crossed.

    August 19, 2010

  • Celia

    steve if you cant get it fixed u should get a zip car!

    August 19, 2010

  • Andi R.

    Aww Steve that sucks! Good luck trying to fix it!!

    See you all at Fenimore around 9am!!!

    August 19, 2010

  • Steve-LUXOR

    Sigh, may be hiking it up in the station wagon. Crack in the valve cover and spray-leaking oil. Going to try to fix today. If not, probably won't be able to get a replacement by Sunday. Either way, still plan to come since tix are paid and hotel in Philly paid :-/

    August 19, 2010

  • Edgar F.

    Got my tickets, and my kids are ready. We, at PhillyMini, use FRS radios for communication. We use channel 7 no subchannel. We have seven of us representing PhillyMini, meeting at the James Fenimore Cooper rest stop at 9 am in advance of the arrival of the rest of the caravan. See you there!

    August 19, 2010

  • VioletDC

    Printed mine out just the other day! :o)

    August 19, 2010

  • Tom L.

    Don't forget to print out your e-tickets. I just printed ours. Now we have to remember to bring them.

    August 19, 2010

  • Andi R.

    All booked here too!!! Can't wait!

    August 17, 2010

  • Brian N.

    Hey if you can't make up your mind, I can drive the GP and you could have 2 of your MINI's on the run ;)

    August 17, 2010

  • La S.

    OK got my reserve ticket See you guys on Sunday morning
    - not sure which MINI to take -

    August 17, 2010

  • Andi R.

    Yes....the reserve tickets are still available for 1pm!!!!!

    August 16, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    Ferry ticket still available. Pedestal, Museum and Crown tickets are sold out.

    August 16, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    Try to click "reserve ticket", not the pedestal, or musem one.

    August 16, 2010

  • La S.

    2 pm sold out as well... maybe we ticketless can have a party on the parking lot

    August 16, 2010

  • Andi R.

    Yup...online shows 1pm is sold out. We hadn't bought our tickets yet either :( The next ferry isn't until 2pm

    August 16, 2010

  • La S.

    Nope just sold out as I was making the purchase and talking wiht a live person online ;(

    August 16, 2010

  • Brian N.

    See above link for purchase of Ferry tickets. I did a quick check and they are still available for the 1 oclock slot :)

    Hope to see ya on Sunday.

    August 16, 2010

  • La S.

    will come trying to figure out the ferry ticket situation !!

    August 16, 2010

  • Maxicooper

    The forecast for the trip: Mostly Sunny, 84 F. Perfect !!!

    August 15, 2010

  • VioletDC

    Steve, that sounds like we'll have a perfect day 4 motoring! Woo-hoo!

    August 13, 2010

  • Steve-LUXOR

    For those who RSVP'd Maybe, you might want to make a decision soon so you can get your Ferry Tix., etc.

    August 12, 2010

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