mmwlogol.GIF (5106 bytes)mmwlogol.GIF (5106 bytes)Mini Meet West '98
photos by John Goolevitch & Steve Malins
mmw1tn.jpg (8289 bytes)
click picture for LARGE image

Some of us on the way to Whistler, with the usual mishaps.  But to Craig of Craig's Automotive?

mmw26tn.jpg (6916 bytes)mmw27tn.jpg (9497 bytes)mrbeanbreakdowntn.JPG (9087 bytes)

Monday, registration sign-in started off busy, and got busier.  With another 30 people registering on the spot, with another 15 Minis.  So in total we had 54 Minis in the Concourse, and 133 people registered.

couchtn.JPG (8079 bytes)

Tuesday was Concourse day, we all drove to Pemberton and displayed our little gems.   The top left photo is compiled of 2 pictures stitched together.  The second, ME the WebMINIster, talking to the one on top of Larry's Camper..

mmw13tn.jpg (8289 bytes)johntn.JPG (10354 bytes)mmw1tn.jpg (8289 bytes)mmw9tn.jpg (12137 bytes)mmw10tn.jpg (11476 bytes)mmw11tn.jpg (11396 bytes)mmw4tn.jpg (10607 bytes)mmw3tn.jpg (8138 bytes)mmw6tn.jpg (11447 bytes)mmw7tn.jpg (12166 bytes)mmw8tn.jpg (9451 bytes)mmw12tn.jpg (9360 bytes)mmw25tn.jpg (8862 bytes)adamminitn.JPG (10028 bytes)

Wednesday was Slalom in the morning.  On the left is Steve Malins in Rob Fram's other car.  Rob Fram in the middle had the fastest time of the day in his 1380 Moke.   Marcel Chichak on the right getting ready for his run.  Then far right, Adam's leap of faith!

mmw23tn.jpg (5995 bytes)mmw24tn.jpg (8727 bytes)mmw5tn.jpg (7862 bytes)adamairtn.JPG (8432 bytes)

Just before lunch, WhistlerWeb came up to do a shoot of a circle of Minis.  Here are some shots during the 22 photos that are stitched together and animated.  You can see this on the "first pics of Mini Meet West" page.  This picture is compiled out of 3 photos stitched together.

mmw2tn.jpg (8366 bytes)

Parade was just after lunch.  But they got ushered into line in the parade.  So instead of 6 Minis that were asked for in the parade, we ended up with over a dozen!

mmw21tn.jpg (8909 bytes)mmw22tn.jpg (9674 bytes)

The Funkhana was late starting because most of the Minis were stuck behind roadblocks for the parade.  Top 3 pictures are with Rob Fram and Chris Higgins.  Bottom left is the WebMINIster John Goolevitch and his son Adam.  What? The WebMINIster bowling with rubber doughnuts with aluminium trumpets as pins?  But then there is Peter in the bottom photo who overshot the whole thing!  And Sharon running for the silver.

mmw16tn.jpg (7803 bytes)mmw15tn.jpg (6222 bytes)mmw17tn.jpg (7280 bytes)mmw19tn.jpg (7936 bytes)mmw18tn.jpg (7969 bytes)mmw20tn.jpg (7285 bytes)greenbalancetn.JPG (8699 bytes)lindatn.JPG (9724 bytes)overshot1tn.JPG (7213 bytes)sharontn.JPG (7045 bytes)

There was also a meeting of "Mini Internet International Mail-List" members.   Which included from left to right, Jim Neaves, John Goolevitch, Shaun Krislock, Kelly Mascher, Pat Liley, Marcel Chichak.  Kenn Lively was off at Craig's Automotive getting his head fixed (cylinder head that is).  Karl Strauch left early to get back east.  The pic on the right was supposed to be a 2 photo compilation, but I ran out of film (groan).  Sorry to those on the right.

listersm.gif (7069 bytes)list2tn.jpg (8336 bytes)

Members of the Mini Internet International Mail-List at Mini Meet West '98

Thursday was the Rally in the morning, which turned out to be very difficult.   Half of the field gave up.  But we all met later that night at the Banquet for the Trophies, and Awards.

mmw14tn.jpg (7067 bytes)