Section: AMVIV

Woofcast #553: Free with French Toasts at Ihop

MotoringFile Sections: AMVIV, Podcast Jun 10th, 2015 1 Comment

IMG_3735Back from AMVIV, we talk about that, news from MotoringFile, jet powered MINI Coopers that crash and how children don’t like to drive. All this and more on this week’s episode.

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MotoringFile at AMVIV 2015

MotoringFile Sections: AMVIV, Events May 28th, 2015 No Comments

amviv-x-mini-cooper-las-vegas-strip-run-05We have just arrived in Las Vegas for AMVIV 2015! For those of you who have never heard of AMVIV (short for A MINI Vacation In Vegas), it is a “club-run event hosted by the Sin City MINI Club for MINI and Mini Cooper enthusiasts. It’s a chance for folks to take time out of their busy schedules to head out to the desert and schmooze with fellow Miniacs.” We will be hanging out with the White Roof Radio crew, so for regular updates on the event, don’t forget to check our Instagram and Twitter feeds. And if you happen to be there, don’t hesitate to say hi. We love hearing stories from MINI owners.

AMVIV is Back! AMVIV 11 Details Announced

MotoringFile Sections: AMVIV Nov 12th, 2014 No Comments


Look what we got to wake up to this fine Tuesday. AMVIV is back, baby! A MINI Vaction in Vegas is the event, May 28th – 31st 2015 is the date, Silverton Casino Lodge is the place. Full details after the jump!

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MotoringFile at AMVIV 2012

MotoringFile Sections: AMVIV Jul 13th, 2012 3 Comments

When I stepped off the plane in Las Vegas, my first surprise was the five-deep bank of slot and video poker machines ringing and dinging their happy songs into the airport terminal. Right. Gambling. I thought to myself. This was my first time in Vegas. continued →

White Roof Radio #427

MotoringFile Sections: AMVIV, Podcast Jun 12th, 2012 No Comments

In case you missed it, AMVIV starts this week! We give you a complete preview of what’s happening at this year’s event after I school Todd on desert weather (it’s going to be nice, really!) and we help you out when it comes time to purchase previously owned MINI with help of the MotoringFile.com R50/R53 Buyers Guide and our man Chad Miller.

Oh, and db is riding the dunk tank at AMVIV. I expect a lot of you to come by! It’s for a good cause, after all.

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MF at A MINI Vacation in Vegas 2012

MotoringFile Sections: AMVIV Jun 8th, 2012 5 Comments

For those not playing along with WhiteRoofRadio, I will be attending this year’s AMVIV. It will be my first time at the iconic MINI event as well as my first time to Vegas, baby. I couldn’t be more excited to go and I’m looking forward to running into all the MINI fans and MotoringFile readers in attendance.

Sadly, my R53 isn’t quite small enough to fit into a standard airline overhead compartment, so I’ll be attending sans-car this year. But I still expect to have a great time in the dry heat with all my fellow MINI fans. Definitely stop me and say hello. I’ll be the one throwing basketballs at the dunk tank while DB is in the wet seat.

AMVIV 7: Dwindling Attendance Makes for More Intimate Event

MotoringFile Sections: AMVIV Mar 30th, 2010 27 Comments

Due to some technical issues we don’t have any photos save for the one later in this article. so if you have AMVIV photos you’d like to share please post a link in the comment section below.

Consider this fact. In 2007 (the last time I attended a MINI Vacation i n Vegas – aka AMVIV) there were almost 600 people in attendance at the finale. In 2010 there were (by our accounts) around 250. Weather, the economy and location likely did a lot to bring those numbers down. But none of it detracted from what still has to be viewed as one of the largest and best organized events in the US.

The event started out with cool temps and driving winds that forced participants from the rooftop of the parking garage to a lower floor. That brought temps down even further and definitely detracted from the sunny Vegas vibe that we had seen in years previous. But what likely detracted even more was the location; a full 20 minutes outside of the strip in extreme north Las Vegas. While AMVIV has never technically taken place on the strip, it’s proximately to everything at the Palace Station (just a short cab ride away from the Wynn for example) made for a very Vegas like atmosphere.

But location and weather aside the facilities at the Aliante Station were first rate. And the organization and tireless devotion to the event by member of the Sincity MINI club was also truly inspiring.

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