And the total number of those registered for this year’s largest MINI event in North America….(drum roll please)… 612. Of course there will be dozens more there that haven’t registered so the number of MINI owners enjoying the fine winding roads of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee may be closer to 650.

Walk-in registration is still available at the event but you’ll probably want to get your lodging squared away before making any last minute decision to head out.

Related: [ MotoringFile at MINIs on the Dragon 2006 ] MotoringFile