- Boston Caravan Information
- Fantastic MOT/MoB Feeder Event
- NYC Caravan to Yankee Candle (Motoring Alliance)
We are announcing the return of the Friday morning gathering at Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, MA on June 17th for those folks coming from western MA, western CT, and NY. The Yankee Candle caravan has long been a tradition for many MINIS On Top attendees and offers a chance to relax, socialize, shop, and create a large “pod” of MINIs/Minis traveling together to the White Mountains.
This year we will be changing things up a bit. We will leave the Yankee Candle lot at 11:00 am and travel to Bedford, NH to meet-up with the Boston Caravan at the site of Lyon-Waugh’s (MINI of Peabody) NEW MINI of Bedford facility. The MINI of Bedford/MINI of Peabody folks will be there to greet us with some surprises as we congratulate them on their new expansion.
MINIs/Minis will begin to arrive at Yankee Candle at 9:00 am for a 10:30 route meeting and then an 11:00 pm departure for MINI of Bedford. Travel time to MoB should be a little over two hours. The caravan will not stop en-route, so make sure your MINI’s tank is full and that your own tank is not. We should arrive at MoB between 1:00 and 1:15 pm.
From Bedford, NH, the combined Yankee Candle and Boston caravans will depart from MoB about 2:00 pm with an anticipated arrival at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel around 4:30 pm. While most of the combined caravan will be taking the direct route to Attitash, you are free to devise your own routes from MoB to Attitash and hoodwink other folks into following you!
Also, DIET SUV on the Motoring Alliance forum is organizing an early departure from Darien, CT for motorers coming from the NYC area. Head over to that thread to let ‘em know you’re coming.
PLEASE NOTE: Traditionally, the combined caravan stopped at a rest area in Canterbury, NH nicknamed Area 51. This year, because of the new MoB event, we will bypass Area 51.
If you plan to join the Yankee Candle caravan to MINIs On Top (even if you’re coming with the NYC crowd), please leave a comment below or email Theo Matthias and include the number of people in your MINI. Please do not use the Facebook page to register!
25 Greenfield Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373
10:30am route meeting, 11am departure
Theo & Carol (caravan coordinators)
Chuck & Maggie
Paul Auretta & Kari West
Jeff and Patty West
Andrea Vollaro (+2)
Michael from NYC (+1)
Eric & Scott
William & Elizabeth
Ric & Lois Haskins
Mike, Nicole & Pups