MOTD MINIs on the Dragon 2019 May 1st - May 5th

Screen Shot 2019-03-09 at 1.14.39 PM.png
MINIs on the Dragon is a great event hosted at the Fontana Village in North Carolina. Surrounding Fontana are great driving roads including the...
By Sully · Mar 9, 2019 ·
  1. MCS02

    MCS02 Moderator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    9,353
    5,007
    113
    Male
    Ratings:
    +5,589 / 5 / -0
    @Dave.0 your Mini is looking good!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • List
  2. Sully

    Sully Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Jul 21, 2015
    1,994
    829
    113
    Software
    30350
    Ratings:
    +958 / 8 / -0
    Thanks!

    From what I understand they let quite a few people off with just warnings.. or a new one I never heard of "Severe Braking"... @ $20.00 but I'll let that member tell that story.

    Thats awesome.. teaching them early. :Bag:

    I will have to remember that for next year.

    That sucks... love the rest of the pics and the fire.
     
  3. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    23,541
    12,821
    113
    Burbs of Philly, PA
    Ratings:
    +13,452 / 4 / -4
    The ticket I got was for “Excessive Braking” and will cost $20.00.

    The officer was really cool and did not write me for 60 in a 30. Let’s just say 60 was the low number after I braked hard and he radar gunned me. lol
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  4. agranger

    agranger MINI of the Month June 2009
    Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2009
    1,830
    859
    113
    Project Manager
    Charlotte, NC
    Ratings:
    +922 / 1 / -0
    Excessive Braking? LOL. That's a new one for me.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  5. Sully

    Sully Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Jul 21, 2015
    1,994
    829
    113
    Software
    30350
    Ratings:
    +958 / 8 / -0
    Yea - never heard of that either.

    Some more pics.. these are when folks were lining up for the pic.

    0772E2FC-EDE3-4A90-AAE1-CED41C8FBBEB.jpeg

    Some nice Countryman’s were there.
    F0F29E78-26F4-42BF-AF05-309B24721605.jpeg

    4C86BA8D-A3A8-4C0B-9324-E988F9056F0A.jpeg

    There was a husband and wife who both had GP2s.. should have gotten a pic of that.
    31FA9E92-1B43-45D8-B81B-06D8CD46D23F.jpeg

    499667EA-65BA-466E-BF49-A3F05D94B0C4.jpeg

    F9E5D0CE-785C-428B-8AA9-0D3DA45BE598.jpeg

    6FDAC450-C472-422E-A353-109D393EF1B0.jpeg

    D217EBA0-3EA4-406D-B345-FA8DB6011408.jpeg

    316F5F90-1874-4616-BEA0-171E2514EC7D.jpeg

    22CA164C-C918-4371-B6F0-3774020667D2.jpeg
     
  6. Sully

    Sully Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Jul 21, 2015
    1,994
    829
    113
    Software
    30350
    Ratings:
    +958 / 8 / -0
    6F6046A0-9923-442F-B08E-333341917228.jpeg And some more. This time some of the classics that were there... love these little guys.. :D

    E9D6A403-7665-4DC9-A8BA-81895B2BF394.jpeg

    A7B9531C-CD32-4BA3-B45F-06DF7EB7636D.jpeg

    A7875A6D-F3A0-4EB7-A17A-EA536449AB20.jpeg

    7987EDBC-2B0C-4D95-B837-51BE185CC1BC.jpeg

    9C55FA6B-F336-4408-8CAC-C91CBA2CF640.jpeg

    47869576-4BD2-4E16-B54C-E6F3FCCD8515.jpeg
     
  7. Sully

    Sully Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Jul 21, 2015
    1,994
    829
    113
    Software
    30350
    Ratings:
    +958 / 8 / -0
    Also.... drum roll please..... @Goldsmithy won the best in show overall and for his class plus a number of other awards. I should have taken more picks of that!

    E4481D79-E441-4286-85B4-DEE64D3CF4A1.jpeg

    Some more random pics.. BEFF3941-332A-4807-A664-5D6F97F837E4.jpeg

    Nice 3rd Gen
    F3A8AE48-0E53-4AC7-A929-37F8BA6763F2.jpeg

    Parking.. what’s that SS doing in there. :eek:
    9DFE4791-C936-418D-8BC6-CBC1A7320543.jpeg

    I didn’t know UUC stuff would work on Mini’s. Guess it makes sense as they are focused on BMW.
    95AD99C5-A261-4770-952D-A6E8A9DB874F.jpeg

    74029C25-32B8-417C-83EE-8AD4E0E084CC.jpeg

    Nice looking wing..
    3FF0F7F5-D59F-44ED-80EE-5D2027DF8ED8.jpeg

    51A09E38-7B9A-4910-84F4-D69A1D8AA6CE.jpeg

    B4A96E3B-B723-441F-B3DB-9F1D13C42FC9.jpeg

    C3A267C5-A93F-4D28-A571-490E1AD2D1B1.jpeg
     
  8. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    13,829
    607
    113
    Retired
    Ratings:
    +721 / 2 / -0
    Some great pictures. Thanks Sully
     
  9. Sully

    Sully Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Jul 21, 2015
    1,994
    829
    113
    Software
    30350
    Ratings:
    +958 / 8 / -0
    And a few more...

    Followed a countryman through the dragon on one of the runs... it did quite well. Wasn’t the one below..
    C53D050C-DEE2-457D-9C07-936B762ED190.jpeg

    2E1D7E29-2AD8-4388-B868-D979F22200BF.jpeg

    Weather mostly held off. A little rain but that was more Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

    E2AAC9EA-387B-4B0E-A1A6-CB59A48165CE.jpeg

    9D46EA1F-E05E-490F-9796-CBF24F3A3F97.jpeg

    That’s all in for MOTD
    DE38BAAC-A723-440E-BA59-FBBAB57A6B2E.jpeg

    3D94BA70-383A-4549-A57A-DD1C985E26D8.jpeg

    On bags.. from what I understand initially he did the bass for autocross... but that is only a rumor as I didn’t hear it directly from him.
    E6574C81-8FC4-4ED8-802A-4EC1E31460C3.jpeg

    Nice intake..
    8FCDA15D-948B-44F5-9361-C2C4CD999E0F.jpeg

    5ADF609B-7D5A-4AAF-BDA2-37AAD048F645.jpeg

    23FC36D2-A548-4F15-BC38-D892329D0FA0.jpeg
     
  10. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

    Jun 4, 2009
    18,511
    9,039
    113
    Retired old fart
    Hooterville Ohio USA
    Ratings:
    +9,559 / 1 / -0
    Thanks for sharing the pics Sully.

    Dave O you are lucky, what a gift you received. :Thumbsup:
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  11. Sully

    Sully Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Jul 21, 2015
    1,994
    829
    113
    Software
    30350
    Ratings:
    +958 / 8 / -0
    No problem - wish I had taken more. There were some nice rides there.
     
  12. MCS02

    MCS02 Moderator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    9,353
    5,007
    113
    Male
    Ratings:
    +5,589 / 5 / -0
    Thanks @Sully. Those were some nice looking coupe's. The pick of the MINI litter.:D Well except the GP's, maybe.
    I drove a roaster before I bought the Helmet, almost got it, they are very fun cars. Also they M7 cold air intake looked nice.
     
  13. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    23,541
    12,821
    113
    Burbs of Philly, PA
    Ratings:
    +13,452 / 4 / -4
    I guess the officer noticed the FOP Lodge #11 decal and plate badge. Yes, I am a member but not a cop.

    Also he loved my TRUMP “F**K Your Feelings 2020” shirt. I got out of my car had a smoke with him and we talked for a while about cars. He was a nice guy and just doing his job. He said you can go as fast as 45 and they will just warn you, over that you get a ticket.

    They have had too many deaths on the Dragon recently and now they are paid OT to patrol it and “enforce” the speed limits but they also don’t like all the paperwork.
     
  14. Minidave

    Minidave Well-Known Member
    Lifetime Supporter

    Dec 22, 2009
    4,841
    2,578
    113
    Male
    Overland Park, Ks
    Ratings:
    +2,727 / 1 / -0
    Is this the first time you've gotten a fine driving award from the HiPo on the dragon?
     
  15. Sully

    Sully Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Jul 21, 2015
    1,994
    829
    113
    Software
    30350
    Ratings:
    +958 / 8 / -0
    My bet would be no.. but I don't know that for sure. :D
     
  16. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    23,541
    12,821
    113
    Burbs of Philly, PA
    Ratings:
    +13,452 / 4 / -4

    Yup my first ticket ever on the Dragon.

    I did get a Virginia ticket two years ago and at my first Dragon I got a ticket somewhere in NC at 3:00 am for buzzing by a police station at well over a 100 mph with my buddy. He only pulled me over not my buddy.

    It was so late at night he did not have his radar on and only heard us go by as we were on 28 on the other side of a huge hedge. He was cool about it and have me a ticket for 10 m-h over and and not having a seatbelt on. I tried to tell him I took off my harness so I could get my registration and insurance papers but he did not buy it. $100 combo ticket.

    Remember boys and girls if you are going to speed be prepared to pay if you play.
     
  17. colinmini

    colinmini Active Member

    May 6, 2009
    134
    180
    43
    Ratings:
    +199 / 0 / -0
    There can never be too much camber! Lol. The inside wheel is getting scrubbed during very fast Dragon Runs. Wear is actually right where I need it. This little R50 was fast, very fast. Never had any car ask me to move over this year during 36 runs. But close to 8500 miles on the Dragon over 14 years in this same MINI helps!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  18. colinmini

    colinmini Active Member

    May 6, 2009
    134
    180
    43
    Ratings:
    +199 / 0 / -0
    Would like to apologize for leaving early this year, but my son needed to be picked up from U of Cincinnati. Only father to bring home their kid and dorm room in a MINI! 4431D219-E765-4EF2-B663-600E440FF877.jpeg
     
  19. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
    Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    8,684
    2,459
    113
    Bend, OR USA
    Ratings:
    +2,513 / 0 / -0
    The reason I said that is because when the car is driven hard, the camber should be just enough to provide even wear across the contact patch. If you are wearing the inside that much, too much camber.

    And still a great looking car!
     
  20. colinmini

    colinmini Active Member

    May 6, 2009
    134
    180
    43
    Ratings:
    +199 / 0 / -0
    Thanks. Don’t care about looks. Only speed! Lol.

    "America is all about speed, hot nasty bad-ass speed" - Eleanor Roosevelt Quote

    Seem to hold my own on the Dragon, even with only 126hp.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List

Share This Page