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11th Annual MINIs on The Dragon - May 1st to May 5th

All the information you need can be found at

MINIs on The Dragon 11 will be May 1st to May 5th, 2013.

Registration begins on January 12th at This is your chance to sign up for all the day drives and events you want to participate in. Some things fill up fast, so you want to register as soon as you can. (New for this year, you will have to create an account on the MOTD website, linked above, to register.)

Lodging Info: Or email [masked] as we might know of an open room.

We usually form groups (depending on who is leaving when) and drive down together. Coordinate in the comments if you want to drive down with a buddy.


What Is The Dragon?

The Dragon started out as an 11-mile stretch of road with 318 curves. That in itself is more than enough reason to travel to the breath taking mountains of North Carolina. But in the first weekend of May each year, it has evolved into much more than that. Just like our beloved MINI's have evolved into more than just a car to us. So you take the 11-mile stretch of road, then you toss in the mountains, country roads and waterfalls. Now add over 600 fellow MINIacs and it takes on a whole new meaning. Wake up each morning and see hundreds of MINIs each day, attend dinners and events, go on group drives, or just gather and drool over each other's mods. Get a chance to put a face to a forum screen name, see some old friends and make some new ones.

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  • Jeremy B.

    Might as well share a few more from when I wasn't busy trying to "make one more run" and since I will never go back to MOTD...hahaha ;-)

    May 29, 2013

  • Jeremy B.

    EPIC!!! Love you mini club :-). I have just.. a.. few,.. photos to share from a random rest stop, skyway and the pano photo, oh and a story in photo of draggin dragons. Enjoy!

    May 29, 2013

  • colin

    Dear Dragon family,
    I just wanted to drop you all a note and thank you for allowing me to be part of the family. I really charish the time we all get to spend together. I really needed to cut loose a little this year, thanks again.

    May 10, 2013

  • Amber S.

    Always a great time! Already booked for next year!

    May 6, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    Fantastic event with awesome people!

    May 5, 2013

  • Amber S.

    Is this.... NEXT WEEK?!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know I'm coming to the party late-any place for two MINIACS to crash at this year's On the Dragon?

    April 14, 2013

    • Amber S.

      Have you tried calling Fontana to see if they have any openings? This is about the time of year that people start cancelling. I don't know of anyone off hand with room.

      April 15, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    81 degrees today at Fontana. :)

    April 10, 2013

  • Leon D.


    April 5, 2013

  • colin

    Life has been so crazy, most good, some harder, but just the normal crazy stuff. Anybody else need a Mini Vacation? We leave in 35 days!!!!!!

    (Bridgestone, where are those new RE-11A's?????)

    March 25, 2013

  • Amber S.

    59 days!

    March 1, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    Not that I'm counting the days till Monday the 29th.....80 days; or 2 months 21 days; or 11 weeks 3 days; or 56 week days; or .22 years

    February 8, 2013

  • Leon D.

    Let's just plan on meeting at Tamarack on monday, we can talk timing as the date gets closer! Colin, check with your NEO buddies and see if they're "in".

    February 8, 2013

  • colin

    Hey, I'm driving down that Monday too! Can we meet at the Tamarak rest area and drive down together? I will buy you a Starbuck's coffee!

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Jeremy B.

    :-D 101 Days, 04 Hours, 26 Minutes, 01 Seconds!!!

    January 20, 2013

  • colin

    Have not been to the Dragon in a couple of months now, getting kinda the jitters. How many runs can I get in this year? Last year was my record of 22! Maybe should have stopped at 21! Lets see it's 555 miles to Fontana, 22 runs x 22 miles = 484 miles on the Dragon!

    I plan on heading down on Monday, April 29th.

    January 9, 2013

  • colin

    Well, I thought about not...
    Can we leave now?

    January 9, 2013

  • Laura

    Always wanted to do this and looks like I finally can!!! Wooo

    January 8, 2013

  • Cody

    I need to get Miles Cooper down there at least once! He can make it! Hopefully...

    July 7, 2012

  • Leon D.

    Reserving my spot... May 8, 2012...

    May 8, 2012

  • Amber S.

    Wouldn't miss it! Heading down Tuesday April 30th

    May 8, 2012

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