In a celebration of 65 years of the Mini brand, the BMW Car Club of America’s The Ultimate Driving Museum announcing a year long celebration. Titled MINIs To The Max: 65 Years of Spirited Adventures, the exhibition will feature key cars and memorabilia from the every generation of Minis and MINIs. But first they need you.

Be a Part of the Exhibit

The museum needs to fill its floors and display cases with cars, memorabilia and artwork. If you or someone you know is interested in loaning a car or memorabilia, please ask them to send an email to Michael Mitchell. What does it mean to load a car? Essentially it allows you to store a car in a climate controlled environment under your directives. Does it leak oil? No problem. Does it need to be started every week? No problem. In short the team at the Foundation is used to handling owners prized possessions and can take care of them as needed.

Submissions should include a couple of pictures of the car or memorabilia, along with pertinent details such as the year, model, limited edition status, and the item’s origin.

A view of the current BMW Motorrad Exhibit

The Exhibition

MINIs To The Max is set to open on May 1, 2024, and run through January 18, 2025, the exhibition will feature an impressive array of approximately 30 cars spanning various categories, including Heritage, BMW Years, Motorsports, Variants/Special Editions, and a glimpse into the Future product range.

The Grand Opening event on May 1st promises to be a great time to visit as it coincides with the famous Minis On The Dragon event. Additionally, the exhibition will extend its accessibility by remaining open on Sunday, May 5th, catering to those homeward-bound from MOTD. Conveniently situated in Greer, SC, The Ultimate Driving Museum offers easy access from both I85 and I26 highways.

Making things even better the BMW CCA Foundation is working directly with MINI USA as a way to leverage its vast knowledge and archives. The coupling of MINI USA along with the grassroots support of owners should make this exhibition the largest we’ve ever seen in the US.

The team at the Ultimate Driving Museum is eager to get submissions from MotoringFile readers to drive this exhibit. So please consider reaching out to the team at the Foundation