Mini Meet West 2023Santa Maria Inn
About this event
Seperate from this Event Registration please make sure you make reservations in the area for Hotel, or RV accomodations
Our Host site is recommended and has preferred rates. More information is also at MMWest2023.com
801 South Broadway, Santa Maria,
Phone: 805-928-7777 | Fax: 805-928-5690
We recommend that you stay at the Santa Maria Inn as you might miss out on last-minute changes to the events. You might also really enjoy kicking back at the end of the day in the Tap Room with a cool drink and lots of conversation about the day with other Mini/MINI fanatics. Book your room early as rooms can be filled quickly; the Santa Maria Valley is a popular area to visit in the summer months due to the usually beautiful weather and the vast opportunities to explore.
The hotel room rate for our meet is $129 per day, plus taxes and fees, in both the historic and modern rooms. Hotel reservations are open now, please call the hotel at (800) 462-4276 to make your reservations. The dates blocked for our event are Monday, June 26th through Thursday, June 29th, 2023 Checking out June 30th. Be sure to mention “Mini Owners of America” when you make your reservations to secure the special event room rate.
Day 1: Meet & Greet Check-in
Monday, June 26, 2023 (Late afternoon)
Check into the hotel first and come join us poolside at the Cabana Room. More details will be included as they become available.
Day 2: Show and Shine
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Located at the Santa Barbara County Fairgrounds, the Fairplex in Santa Maria is only a few blocks from our host hotel. We will all drive a few minutes to the grassy field to arrange our cars and have a day showing them off to the world. Show and Shine Classes will be posted in the event program
Day 3: Autocross and Funkhana
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
We will meet again at the Santa Maria Fairplex. This time we will be in the main parking area for our Autocross and Funkhana events. The Autocross course will challenge all drivers, novice to experienced, to drive and post their best times. With any luck none of us will get lost amongst the cones! Bragging rights will be convened upon those who excel. If driving madly through cones is not your cup of tea, the Funkhana will supply a somewhat more fun competition. That is, if you can stop laughing due to all the fun you’ll be having while completing silly tasks with your Mini and passenger(s). The Funkhana tests the drivers in their abilities to back up, turn, and maneuver safely with twists, turns and things to do.
Day 4: Rally
Thursday, June 29, 2023
The Rally invites everyone to see the sights of Santa Maria Valley and nearby areas. This event is currently in the planning stage and more information will be included as it becomes available.
Day 4B: Closing Banquet and Farewell
Thursday Evening, June 29, 2023
Thursday night, Mini Meet West 2023 will conclude with a banquet at the Santa Maria Inn, where we relive highlights of the event with photos and fish stories. The winners of the Car Show, Autocross, Rally will be announced and awarded. As this year’s installment of Mini Meet West concludes, it is sure to be with glasses raised high in a toast to camaraderie and appreciation for all that we have shared. And as we drive home reflecting on all the good times, they will become inspiration for next year’s event, Mini Meet East Meets West!