8:00 AM08:00

Chasing the Sun to Fairbanks

Last long trek of the season to Fairbanks. We will meet up at SteamDot on Benson then Motor on... I recommend booking a room in Fairbanks if you are planning this trip and if you have Labor Day off then you have a 3 day weekend... woot!! Once we get there we will meet for Dinner.

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Pixels Movie Premier
10:00 AM10:00

Pixels Movie Premier

MINI of Anchorage is buying out an entire showing of The Pixel Movie… and you are invited!!!

Below is a link to the Movie trailer and my Survey. The survey will ask 2 questions “Do you want to go? if so how many?The date is July 24th… not sure on movie time yet.  Once we have a number of how many tickets we are getting I will make a RSVP list .. We are also working on reserved parking for MINI owners during the show.... more info to follow...

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9:00 AM09:00

4th of July Parade in Girdwood

Girdwood Forrest Fair Parade. We will meet at Carrs on Huffman at 8:00AM. Bring Candy to toss. 

Saturday July 4  – 10:00am

The annual Forest Fair Parade is an opportunity to show off your float or costume decorated with your interpretation of the parade theme! We require all motorized vehicles and floats to be decorated in the Parade theme.  Everyone is welcome to be a cast member in the parade!

Bring your float and/or other parade entries to Alyeska Resort Daylodge parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.  The parade will commence at 10:00a.m. down the Alyeska Highway to the Forest Fair Park.

The Alyeska Higway will be CLOSED at Hightower Rd from 10am to 11am for the parade.

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7:00 AM07:00

Homer Rally / Poker Run

This is a long trek.. We will meet up at Carrs on Huffman then Rally to Homer. I will suggest you to make room reservations or camp. There is great Pizza / many growler fills along the way / and great Coffee.. oh yeah and good views... This is a Poker Run so you will need 10$ per hand per person to play. 

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KOOL KRUZ!  A KOOL 97.3 Event!!
8:30 AM08:30

KOOL KRUZ! A KOOL 97.3 Event!!

If you would like to convoy to the event we will meet at SteamDot on Benson at 8:30AM then head to the Event at the University Center. Events Starts at 9AM-12PM. After the event there is a optional event... You can Motor out to the race track to "Run what you Brung" AKA see what your MINI can do on a straight stretch.  Entry Fee 2 cans of food for the Food Bank of Alaska. 

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8:00 AM08:00

Valley Chrome & Wheels Car Show

This Event is from the 1st through 3rd - "VALLEY CHROME & WHEELS CAR SHOW", Palmer! To be held at the MTA Events Center. FREE ADMISSION! We will meet up at Tikahtnu Starbucks  5-2-15 at 8:00am and Motor out to the Show together. Show starts at 10AM - 10PM so feel free to just show up out there, but can't promise you a spot with us if you are not in the convoy. 

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9:00 AM09:00


Meet up at Tikahtnu Starbucks 9:00AM and we will Rally to the Vally for a Car Show. We should have enough time to do some last minute cleanup on the cars before the show begins. This is a great opportunity to meet up with other car enthusiasts and show yours off. Event starts at 11:00AM till 3:00PM.

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8:30 AM08:30

2015 Fur Rondy Parade

We have some information about driving in this year's Fur Rondy Grand Parade. 

  • We are entry number 26 and a sheet of paper with this number must be visibly displayed on your MINI. We will provide these at the staging area.
  • Our staging area is located in the federal parking lot on the corner of 8th and C
  • Have Fun!

The MINI Motoring Club of Alaska (that’s you) is invited to meet at MINI of Anchorage at 800 E. 5th Avenue downtown for coffee, breakfast, and socialization before we motor through the city. We will meet you at MINI between 8:30 am and 9:30 am when we head to the staging area. Luckily this year we are sharing a single lot with 3 other groups (last year we shared a lot with about 30 other entries) so we should be much more comfortable this go around. And remember, you don’t have to be in your MINI to be a part of the fun! I will be walking among the MINIs and interacting with the audience handing out buttons and encourage anyone who wishes to join.

We would like all the MINI in the parade to look their best, so if you need to get your MINI washed beforehand, please call MINI of Anchorage at (877) 476-1280 and schedule your complimentary appointment. Be prepared to tell them your name and email address. We will be providing free washes for participants the day before the parade, Friday 2/27 from 4pm-8pm at BMW of Anchorage right next to MINI.



Rondy is all about classic Alaskan fun, so make your MINI look the part! At the staging area while waiting for the parade to begin we will be holding a MINI costume contest! Winners will be chosen from the following categories:

Classic Rondy (evokes themes like fur trade, the festival, special events)

Classic Alaska (evokes themes of Alaska, Anchorage, wildlife)

Cleanest Ride (probably the toughest of all with this weather, good luck!)

Prizes will be awarded on site and winners will also get first placement in the parade.


I think that about covers it. Again, let me know if you have any questions or concerns. If not, please confirm receipt and understanding of this email by replying.

Thanks all,

Happy Motoring and Happy Fur Rondy

P.S. If you know anyone who would like to participate in the parade, PLEASE have them email me if they have not already done so.

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