Dogs at MOT2012

Please note that there is a new rule regarding dogs at the base of Mt. Washington. No dogs, leashed or not, are permitted beyond the bridge between the upper parking lot and the dinner tent. No dogs are permitted under the tent or tied up to the tent. This is a Mt. Washington Auto Road [...]

Last call – registration is closing

We had hoped to leave registration open until June 22, but the popularity of this year’s event has forced us to re-think that plan. We have more than 500 MINI enthusiasts coming in 275 cars! (I’d be willing to bet that is a record for MINIs On Top.) So if you want to join us [...]

Packing Day!

In a rare instance of electronic mail beating the US Postal Service the US Postal Service beating electronic mail, by the time you read this some of you will have already gotten your MINIs On Top registration packets! This past Saturday 15 of your fellow MINIacs descended upon the sleepy hamlet of Medford (or “Medf’a”, [...]

Lots of people to thank… #2

We’ve received some more excellent items for the raffle this year:

Long-time MOT friends, Bentley Publishers, donated three books – a MINI Cooper Repair Manual: 2007-2011, a MINI Cooper Repair Manual: 2002 – 2006, and a MINI Cooper Diagnosis Without Guesswork manual. Another long-time supporter, Bavarian Autosport donated (4) $50 gift certificates. Pete Basiliere has [...]

Last call for t-shirts!

If you haven’t ordered a t-shirt but still want one, you’d better hustle! The deadline for t-shirt orders is Monday, June 4th. If you already registered for MINIs On Top but didn’t order a shirt — or want to add more — email Richard at and he’ll modify your registration. If you haven’t registered [...]

9th Annual MOT Observatory Tour – Updated deadline of June 12

Yes, it is time to put your name(s) in the hat!

The MOT Observatory Tour is a unique insider’s look at the world famous Mount Washington Observatory. Intrepid observers went out into the howling winds 76 years ago to get the anemometers working and recording the 231 mph winds, the fastest wind recorded on the [...]

We have lots of people to thank…

While MINIs On Top is not a fundraising event – fun is our goal! – we’ve donated nearly $75,000 in event proceeds to charities over the last nine years. Lots of those proceeds are from the sale of door prize tickets which can be purchased at the event for $1 each. I’d like to take [...]

Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Thanks to all who participated, check back soon for the best-of photos and the official results. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to locate and photograph as many reconnaissance targets as quickly and accurately as possible. Teams will be given clues leading to various locations that must be visited [...]

We all scream for ice cream!

I hope you will join us just seven weeks from today when we kick off MOT2012 at “Sundae on Friday” sponsored by one of our favorite dealerships, MINI of Manhattan. Pick your ice cream, pick your toppings, and hang out with your fellow MINI owners in the MOTORoom.

Oh! and while you’re gorging, you may [...]

T-shirt order deadlines

Thanks to our always-accommodating friends at Evergreen Graphics, we are keeping t-shirts orders open into early June this year. However, if you want to be wearing your MOT2012 t-shirt as you cruise toward this year’s festivities, you must register for the event and order your t-shirts by the end of the day on Tuesday, May [...]