Upcoming Rallies and Events
2019 Rallies and Events:
2019 EastMeetsWestMini/MINIMeet2019. East Meets West Mini Meet to be held June 24 - 28th, 2019 in Snowmass Village, Colorado. This is the premier event that brings together Classic Mini and New MINI enthusiats alike from the East half and the West half of the nation every five (5) years. During the other 4 years, events in each half of the nation are held somewhere in their respective half.
International Mini Meet 2019 - Bristol, UK (England)
This is the major international classic Mini and new MINIs too event that happens annually somewhere usually in the continental Europe region. Thousands of cars of all kinds of Minis/MINIs are always expected. The event runs August 8th thru 12th, 2019, in a very large farm field outside of Bristol, England which is in the south west part of England and not far from many famous locations like Stone Hedge, and the MINI Factory at Oxford, UK.
The International Mini Meeting (IMM) is the most anticipated and highly awaited annual Mini Event and only visits the UK every 5 years where the Celebrations are second to none. At mid-day on Thursday 8th August, the gates will open at Washingpool Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol, welcoming Mini and MINI owners from all over the World to the first ever South-West IMM. 2019 will also be the and to celebrate,Mini's 60th Birthday we will be holding a huge Birthday Party on Sunday 11th August, where the Show will take on a slightly different Format and Day Visitors will be allowed.
12th All Euro Car Show Hosted by PCA Absaroka Region
Saturday, August 25th, 2018 13th Street and Poly, Billings, Montana. Visiting is free. Previous year’s participants have included Hispano-Suiza, Lancia, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Austin Healey, Jaguar and of course Porsche. Awards for People’s Choice, Best Contemporary, and the Bill Witcher Vintage Car Memorial Award, will be voted on by all show entrants with the public voting on the People’s Choice awards. Enter a car for $10, to support a scholarship. Show starts at 10 am and ends at 3 pm, with awards at 2:30 pm, car registration and setup is 9 am.
Visit the face book page:
All Euro Car Show Saturday, August 25th, 2018 13th Street and Poly, Billings, Montana. Visiting is free. Enter a car for $10, to support a scholarship. Show starts at 10 am and ends at 3 pm, with awards at 2:30 pm, car registration is 9 am. Visit the web page: http://abs.pca.org/event/11th-all-euro-car-show/ or the face book page: https://www.facebook.com/events/617476055381451/?notif_t=events_recurring¬if_id=1553652810574933
And to top it off an ice cream social, $1 per cone going to charity.
MINI Takes the States 2018
For more information on who is going to MINI Takes the States from Montana, please contact TBD.
MINIs on the Beartooth - 2018
July 28th, 2018
MINIs on the Bear Tooth 2018
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Here is an update for the suggested drive (places and times), please give feedback for corrections, adjustments, etc. Please note the start time in Red Lodge is 11:15 am, but other starting locations are earlier if you choose to gather in those locations. Please post where you are starting from, so other's know to look for you.
1st Assemble Departures:
West Group: Meet at Bozeman, Town Pump – 1420 N 7th. Ave. 8:15 am
Leave Bozeman 8:30am, --> Take I-90 East to Columbus
East Group: Meet at City Brew Coffee west end (2425 King Ave W #B), Billings 8:45am
Leave Billings 9:00 am --- Take I-90 West to Columbus (Note: for anyone who wants to join us directly in Red Lodge, see Assemble 3 below; the drive from Billings to Red Lodge is about 1 hour).
Meet at Town Pump, 602 E 8th Ave, Columbus, 10am.
Leave Columbus at 10:15am to-> Red Lodge via Absaroka
Arrive Town Pump, 710 Broadway, Red Lodge, 11:15am
Grab some snacks and beverage as desired.
Leave Red Lodge 11:30am, Town Pump area.
Arrive Rock Creek Vista on Bear Tooth Highway, 12:00 noon.
Leave Rock Creek Vista 12:15pm
Arrive Cooke City 1:00pm do watch your speed closely in the Cooke City area.
Lunch on your own.
Leave Cooke City 2:30pm.
Return route is optional for each car:
Option a: return via Bear Tooth Highway to Red Lodge, stopping at Top Of The World Store. (about 1 ½ hour to Red Lodge)
Option b: return via Bear Tooth Highway and then via Hwy 296, Chief Joseph Highway, and then via Wyo Hwy 120, passing Edelweiss Haus (at about 1 ½ hours), and continue to Red Lodge via Mt Hwy 72, turn at Belfry, on to MT Hwy 308 thru Bearcreek to Red Lodge (Add another ½ hr)(about 2 hours to Red Lodge this route)(about 2 ¾ hours to Billings using this route, instead of going to Red Lodge).
OR other destinations? (about 2 ½ hours to Red Lodge)
Option c: continue thru Cooke City to Silver Gate, and YellowStone Park (entry fee is about $30). Your route after Lamar Valley is your choice. ( FYI for example: The time from Cooke City to Gardner is about 1 hour 40 minutes, and 2 hours 40 minutes to Livingston.)
Suggest you bring along
a) WalkyTalky (FRS radio(s) if you have one, and tune it to Channel 7, Subchannel 21, & batteries.
b) Snacks and beverages for the drive.
c) Can of Fix a Flat, can be helpful if such should occur!
d) Cameras of some kind
e) Make sure your tires are good, Check your tire pressure, Check your fluids, Oil, Coolant
f) Have good wiper blades,
g) Russ Hansen phone number: 406-860-0442, share your number with him at Livingston.
h) Prepare to have fun!!!!!
If you depart from the group drive, please advise Russ Hansen.
For those who may be interested in staying the night somewhere along the route:
Road tips, Try to keep the car behind you in view, and if it gets caught by a light or some other traffic situation, pull over when safe and wait for them. Use the FRS radio to advise those ahead of the delay. If that isn't practical we will see you at the next stop.
Disclaimer – BigSkyMinis Group or any of its organizers will not take any responsibility for any accidents and/or damages occurred to participating vehicles/drivers/passengers. We urge all drivers to obey local traffic laws and strongly oppose running red lights, speeding and/or driving irresponsibly. Remember, this is neither a race nor a single line parade. Remember to use your turn signals and always keep the following MINI in your rear view mirror! Have fun!
Thanks for joining the drive.
And drive home safely tomorrow!
Grape Stomp Drive 2017
The Grape Stomp Drive 2017 is for MINIs, Minis, Vintage cars, Muscle cars, Tuners, Daily drivers, etc.
The Grape Stomp Drive 2017 is for MINIs, Minis, Vintage cars, Muscle cars, Tuners, Daily drivers, etc., and anyone who wants to join us with any car or mode of transportation.
The Grape Stomp Drive takes a circuitous route thru Yellowstone county, via country roads. It is a cruise at conservative speeds.
September 23, 2017 9:30 a.m. is departure from City Brew at 24th and King, Billings, Montana; so we suggest starting to assemble and grab a cup of coffee about 9 a.m.
We will stop mid-way on the drive for a break, and if you desire to grab on your own a snack & beverage.
The drive will end at the Yellowstone Cellars & Winery in time for the benefit event and “Grape Stomp”. The event is open to families. There will be food and beverages available for purchase at the event. Wine will also be available for those who would enjoy a glass of very fine quality wine from Washington grapes that are crushed, barrel aged, and bottled in Billings Montana.
For additional information about the actual Stomp event, go to: www.yellowstonecellars.com
September 17-23rd, 2017 Rally to Canada and Montana
Inland Midwest Mini Club invited members of Big Sky MINIs to join their overnight rally in Canada and Montana! For more information please contact them on Facebook:
ALL EURO CAR SHOW 2017, Billings, Montana
Open to all European, marques, vintage to contemporary, sports cars to sedans.
Just a quick reminder that the All Euro Car Show at Veteran‘s Park in Billings is quickly approaching.
The date is Saturday, August 26.
Veteran’s Park, 2599 13th St W, Billings, Montana 59102
Registration is still $10.00 per car and as in years past the proceeds will be a donated charity and to support a student with our PCA Absaroka Region Scholarship at City College MSU Billings.
Set-up and registration will begin at 9:00 AM.
The show will open at 10:00 AM and will go through 3:00 PM with awards presented at 2:30 PM.
Awards will be for the following:
• People’s Choice
• Bill Witcher Memorial Award - Best Vintage 1st and 2nd Place (up to 1986)
• Best Contemporary Car 1st and 2nd Place (1987 – newer)
Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a lawn chair, and possibly a picnic lunch.
We should have a food vendor there as well.
We hope you can make it out to the show again, and thanks for your continued support of the All Euro Car Show and the Porsche Club of America Absaroka Region.