Nevada City Adventure 2013 - Mini Mania Inc.

What: 13th Annual Nevada City Adventure

Where: 870 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, California

When: June 1st, 2013 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

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This is a FREE Event!


* Live Music

* FREE Lunch

* Car Show

* Scenic Driving Tour & Poker Run

* DYNO Testing (see below for more information and to schedule your testing)

* Weekend at Tahoe Giveaway

* Product Discounts

* Sprint Booster Demos on your own MINI

* Much more!

Come to the only Mini event that takes place in the Gold Country, on the site of an actual Gold Mine from the 1800's! In 1850 pioneers traveled thousands of miles in covered wagons to discover gold in the small mountain town of Nevada City.

On June 1st, 2013 people will travel in their MINI Coopers and Classic Minis from all over the west coast, not to find their fortune, but to attend Mini Mania’s 13th annual Nevada City Adventure! This year’s participants will find little gold, but there will be no shortage of chrome in these foothills!

We will take a tour down to an old gold mining camp, originally known as Indiana Camp, (settled by miners from Indiana in 1849), it is now known as the town of Washington. There we will stop at the Yuba River where you can try your hand at gold panning.

The six acre Mini Mania compound is set right on the old tailings of the historic Sneath & Clay gold mine just across the street (a few buildings still stand!) surrounded by majestic pines, blue skies and (hopefully) spring-like weather throughout the day.

Enjoy festive music while you relax in the shade of tall pines and enjoy the company of fellow Mini enthusiasts! (See below for local resources)

The Dyno Experience

The Dyno can yield a lot of great information and this was no exception! Dyno testing is like a ‘great dream’! Lots of us talk about them but how many people can really live them! Proving our metal is often equated to ‘dreaming’ about demonstrating how good we are by how much horsepower we have!...

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Miniology will be here broadcasting from  our event and Richard Dilabio who is often featured in MC2 Magazine will be here with his extensive collection of Mini Models!!!


Expression Graphix

Expression Graphix from Northern CA will be at this year's event printing NCA t-shirts on demand! We are in the process of designing a nifty new logo...check out Expression Graphix at:


Nevada City is....

1 hour from Sacramento

1 hour from North Lake Tahoe

1 hour and 20 minutes from Reno, NV

Make a weekend out of it and take a MINI vacation!

This year's music will be performed live by Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin!


Places to stay:

  • Northern Queen Inn - 530.265.5824 - A 10-minute walk to Mini Mania, and a short drive/long walk to downtown Nevada City. Restaurant on the premises.
  • Best Western Gold Country - 530.273.1393 - Next stop up the freeway from Mini Mania (ask us for the twisty backroad route!)
  • Two Room Inn - 530.265.3618 -  At the top of Broad Street in the heart of downtown Nevada City.
  • Outside Inn - 530.265.2233 -  Usually caters to the "mountain bike" crowd, in a residential area of downtown Nevada City.
  • National Hotel - 530.265.4551 -  The oldest continuously-operating hotel in California (or hearabouts, anyway). In the heart of downtown Nevada City.
  • Holbrooke Hotel - 530.273.1353 -  Another historic Gold Rush hotel in nearby Grass Valley.
  • Gold Miners Inn (Holiday Inn) - 530.477.1700 -  Brand new hotel right in the middle of downtown Grass Valley. - 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • Piety Hill Cottages - 530.265.2245 - Comfortable, private and cozy cottages are a relaxed setting for singles, couples & families - 523 Sacramento Street
    Nevada City, CA 95959