Why I drive 13 hours to MITO

Discussion in 'Minis in the Ozarks (October 24 - 27, 2013) Eureka' started by AutoXCooper.com, Jun 11, 2013.

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  1. AutoXCooper.com

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    MITO is a great event for two reasons. 1st is the People. Like all MINI events MINI owners are fun and easy people to hang out with. I've always left with new friends and look forward to doing the same this year. This event remains small enough that you can almost meet everyone giving it the feeling of a local gathering.

    2nd reason are the roads around NW AR and SW MO. While there is no Dragon there are hundreds of miles of fun roads with very little traffic. You can burn a tank of gas a day and never see the same road twice.

    Plus there are hotels for any budget in Eureka Springs AR.

    I hope to see you at MITO and help you discover some of the best roads in the middle states if not the lower 48.
     
  2. DryMartini

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    Totally agree there are some great driving roads in that area. Pig trail and 23 through Eureka Springs are not to be missed.

    Also, there's good BBQ to be had! :drool
     
  3. Minidave

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    Wonderful, fun event, I've been three times tho I missed last year, I hope I can go this fall!
     
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    I am thinking this one might be on my list this year, we shall see.

    Or I may go down to the Dragon and hang out at Tapoco Lodge with my wife, peeks at some colors.

    Either would be excellent in my mind. :)

    Don
     
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    The colors have been good for MITO but on the end of the peak of colors, which help keep traffic down. Downtown Eureka Springs is a fav with most of the Ladies at the event and MITO gets FREE parking downtown too. Then there's the Sat night custume party
     
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    Is there a theme for the costume party this year and at the last few?

    Only people or do people include their MINIs?
     
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    AR-123 through the Ozark National Forest. Schwing! :cornut:
     
  8. AutoXCooper.com

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    no theme for the party just keep it PG-13 since there are some kids there. You could be the 1st to make your MINI part of your theme.

    AR 123 is one of the best roads in that area.
     
  9. maacodale

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    I'll be there. I got tired of hearing how great it was and I wanna see for myself. Besides, lots of MINIs and great roads. How could it be any better?
     
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    October is great supercharger weather...

    AR 123...switch back county and hairpin township...great road...:cool:
     
  11. psychobirdkiller

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    I can't believe this thing has been going on less than two hours from us all this time and I never heard about it until we went to MOTD. That little error will be corrected this fall. :D
     
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    I am forgoing SEMA this year to attend MITO, I am sure it will be cheaper on the wallet than four nights in Vegas. Registered and booked room last night.
     
  13. maacodale

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    About 18+ hours from eastern Virginia for us. Heard good things about MITO. Plan on making it an extended weekend. We'll be out there by Thursday hopefully.
     

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