MOT16_banner_done2MINIs On Top is New England’s largest annual MINI gathering. This year sported over 210 MINIs and loads of new attendees.

MINIs On Top sometimes feels like a family reunion – you meet up with people with whom you have a connection and who aren’t part of your daily life. This year was a little different in a good way. The infusion of new motorers fueled high excitement, lots of creativity and a pretty epic 80’s dance party after the drive up and down the summit of Mt. Washington. It was surprising and a good sign to see how many new motorers were present. Many motorers brought GoPro cameras and someone even brought a drone to take awesome aerial views.


The rubber ducks were present in full force and the creativity shown by our fellow motorers was among the best in years. Two classic Minis from Quebec, one with a Honda VTEC motor caught the admiration and votes of many attendees on the Concourse d’ Elegance.




Two new routes were added for a total of seven. We took one of these new runs, The Sugar Hill, and it was chock full of gorgeous green pastures, vintage railroad bridges and a fair share of twisting roads that stopped at a charming cafe/sandwich shop and culminated at the Mt. Washington Auto Road. No matter which route you choose, it’s always green, beautiful and picturesque.




Mt Road


It is rare that this event gets a sunset with a clear view as the top of Mt. Washington is almost always cloudy and cold, but this year temperatures were in the 50s (F) and views of the sunset were incredible.

For those who have never attended MINIs On Top, it is important to note that a large part of the event is fundraising for a charity and this year’s charity was The Fisher House, helping military families. Visit the MINIs On Top website for more details about this annual event.

View the Motoring File MINIs On Top 2016 photo gallery here and view the video here.

Attendees from this year’s event are also posting loads of great photos and stories on the MOT Facebook Page.