Hope You Had A Good Time!  (we did)

What: Nevada City Adventure - Summer Extravaganza
Where: 870 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, California
When: June 24th, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Please RSVP for this event through Facebook here.  This is a FREE event. Stop by on your way to MMW!


  • Classic Mini & MINI Cooper Car Show
  • Scenic & exhilarating driving tour
  • Music that'll make you move
  • Free lunch & beverages for car show participants and their co-pilots*
  • Gifts, goodies & raffles
  • Demo Installation Tent
  • Big discounts on parts, accessories, DYNO Testing (reserve here) & ECU Performance Tune (reserve here)
  • Sprint Booster Demos
  • Much more to come...

Calling all Mini enthusiasts near and far!  Come to the only Mini event that takes place on the site of an actual Gold Mine from the 1800's in the small mountain town of Nevada City, CA. One hour from Sacramento and three hours from the bay, Nevada City was also recently named "Best Place to Live" by Sunset Magazine.

On June 24th, 2017 enthusiasts will travel in their MINI Coopers and Classic Minis from all over the country, not to find their fortune, but to attend Mini Mania’s 17th Annual Nevada City Adventure!  This year we are planning an extra special scenic driving tour that will be sure to tantalize your driving senses.

Start planning a mini vacation now or stop by on your way to Mini Meet West! Please check back often as we will be periodically updating this article.  We can't wait to see you there!

Places to Stay

Be sure to make reservations in advance if you plan to stay in Nevada City either Friday or Saturday night! Accommodations are frequently sold out on weekends.

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.

Courtyard Suites - 530.272.7696 Located in neighboring downtown Grass Valley. Near restaurants and music venues.

Best Western Gold Country - 530.273.1393 Next stop up the freeway from Mini Mania (ask us for the twisty back road route!)

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 hereabouts, 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 New hotel right in the middle of downtown Grass Valley.


Inn Town Campground - 530.265.9900 A campground in the heart of downtown Nevada City with tent sites, RV hook ups and glamping tents

Nevada County Fairgrounds - 530.273.6217 Called one of the Top 10 Fairgrounds in the country! Limited hookup sites; showers available.

Scotts Flat Lake - 530.265.5302 Boating, fishing, showers, the works! 20 min. from Nevada City.

Where to Eat

We have many wonderful restaurants in our area that will satisfy any appetite.  Here are some of our favorites.

Lefty's Grill - 530.265.5838 From-scratch American fare & personal pizzas are offered at this bar & grill with outdoor seating.

Mi Pueblo Taqueria - 530.478.1584 Stop in for fajitas burritos, fish tacos, nachos, ceviche, chorizo & bean, taco salad, chimichanga...

Sushi in the Raw - 530.478.9503 The best sushi in the west.

Sopa Thai Cuisine - 530.470.0101 Casual ambiance and an atmosphere that transports you directly to the top of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Pine Street Burgers - 530.477.5054 Modern-rustic counter-serve joint for burgers & hot dogs with an array of toppings, plus milkshakes. 

Northridge - 530.478.0470 Burgers, pizzas, wings, sports and more

Things to Do

Wine tasting - stop by some of Nevada County's many wineries
Shopping - Stroll down the quaint streets of Nevada City & visit our charming shops and boutiques
Yuba River - Visit the clear blue waters that grace this majestic river. (most likely not safe to swim in June!)
Empire Mine State Park - Tour this historic site w/ beautiful gardens