Jul 13th, 2012
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 →
Jun 12th, 2012
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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Jun 8th, 2012
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.
Mar 30th, 2010
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.
Mar 25th, 2010
We’re going to be bringing the site and the podcast to you live from fabulous Las Vegas over the next few days as we head to into town for MINI Vacation in Vegas (AMVIV). For all those also going, look for us judging the famous AMVIV car show and MC-ing the finale Saturday night.
Feb 9th, 2010
Now here is a show for you lovers of the long shows! Todd and I are joined by Gabe Bridger and Chad Miller (from Detroit Tuned) to talk about MINI stuff like we like to do. And wouldn’t you know, you just missed out on some prime Black Roof Radio.!
We talk about news from MotoringFile.com, Chad answers some great questions and we interview Andrew ‘Agro’ Ross, Grand Poohbah for AMVIV about the upcoming event that is going to include White Roof Radio Live. Listen for details!
Woofcast 324: continued →
Oct 2nd, 2009
New update from Andrew ‘Agro’ Ross about AMVIV7, happening March 25th – 28th, 2010. In case you missed it, we actually talked to Agro during Woof 308 so you can go back and listen if you haven’t already.
Hi everyone. Itâ€™s been a while I know, but I finally have some AMVIV news for you.
We have signed a hotel contract! Weâ€™re moving away from Palace Station this year, to another property in the Station Casinos family. Weâ€™re going to Aliante Station which is a brand new, absolutely beautiful hotel casino. The hotel part is a bit smaller than Palace, and we will have the entire hotel blocked out for our attendees. Yes, if you see someone in the hotel elevator, they will be another AMVIV attendee.