MINIs, Mountains and Dragons OH MY. That’s right, it’s time to gear up for the largest Annual Gathering of MINIs in the United States. The 7th Annual MINIs on the Dragon, taking place once again in the beautiful Smokey Mountains of Robbinsville, North Carolina from Wednesday April 29th to Sunday May 3rd 2009.

This event is based around a section of road called the Dragon, aka US 129, that runs from North Carolina into Tennessee. Can you say Twisties? How bout 318 of them in just 11 miles. We’re talking some white knuckle driving. But the event is so much more than just the road. Imagine getting up each morning and driving around breathtaking mountain scenery and every turn you take another MINI passes you by. No… haven’t died and gone to MINI heaven…….you’re at the Dragon!!

Each year as the event has grown, so has the addition of things to do. Just like the last couple of years we’ll have a Welcome Dinner and a Farewell Dinner, the Brewswap will be coming back for the 4th year, the good folks at Pittstop MINIs will be hosting our first Dragon Bingo, and the MINI Car show will be back again also. This year will also feature the return of the “Drive-In” Movie night, so come park yourself on a lawn chair or in your MINI and watch a free showing of the Bourne Identity.

Of course we’ll have plenty of day drives to choose from, vendors doing Mods and selling their MINI wares and so much more.

This year Mark Ferguson and NAM will not be organizing the event (but I would be amiss if I did not give a big Thank You to Mark for all the time and hard work he put in over the past several years) For all the up to date info and registration news, make sure to check out our website at