With the convoy all together we head out to our first stop out east. Here we cruised down a street with houses covered in lights and a large crowd of children smiling, laughing and waving as a mass of Minis rumbled down the street.
From there we wiggled our way out of the suburbs to a short open road cruise out to Beachlands. We all parked up on another beautiful street full of lights and got out to enjoy the cars and the lights together. There was lots of conversation with locals who were grinning from ear to ear. What a beautiful sight to see. In conversation with two children, one being the daughter of the club president and the other the son of our club captain, the decision was unanimous that the orange mini was the best..... :D (Sorry Steve and Zac)
From here it was back to the suburbs to spot a couple houses scattered around the place while we enjoyed the loud pedals down some back streets. We ended up at Uldale Place, which was East Auckland’s ‘Franklin road’. The road was coned off to the public but we had special permission to park the cars down the street, a Minis-only line up in a street covered in a serious display of lights.
After we had spent a short while walking around enjoying the view, a bunch of cars made their way home and a group of about 10 cars headed to McDonalds to enjoy a late night snack or hot chocolate. We debriefed on the evenings adventure and shared the countless photos that had been taken throughout the evening. Was a night full of Christmas spirit and I look forward to next year. Merry Christmas Everyone!