MINIs Take Vermont (MTVT) is an annual event, held every Autumn in the great state of Vermont. MINI owners from all over New England, the US Eastern Seaboard, the Canadian Provinces, and beyond come together for good company, fall foliage, and incredible twisty drives!
MTVT originated as a fun weekend getaway for Kay Masta, Josh Amato, and Melinda O'Neil's home club of MINIs of Boston. What started off as a small group heading to Vermont for a leisurely weekend turned into a much bigger event once the planning began!
The first two years of the event were held at Stratton Resort in southern Vermont. The first year came together in only a couple of months’ time, but people seemed to love the idea! The first year had 47 MINIs from 7 states, which is beyond what our expectations were. It was a jam-packed weekend, but it was so memorable that word began to spread among the MINI community.
As word spread, so did the importance of planning and logistics. The event more than doubled the second year which brought a whole new set of challenges: we needed more space, more rallies, and more help. Each year, we have some amazing members that volunteer to be rally leaders and sweepers, without whom we couldn't run this event.
In 2022, we incorporated in Vermont as a 501(c)(7) social club.
Our event history:
2018: Stratton Resort. 47 MINIs attended from 7 states
2019: Stratton Resort. 104 MINIs attended from 9 states & 2 Canadian provinces. We donated $900 to the Windham County Humane Society.
2020: We don't want to talk about this year
2021: Sugarbush Resort. 97 MINIs attended from 13 states. We donated $1,125 to Groundworks Collaborative.
2022: Smugglers' Notch Resort. 107 MINIs attended from 15 states & 3 Canadian provinces. We donated $1,924 to the Vermont Covered Bridge Society Inc.
2023: Okemo Mountain Resort. 95 MINIs attended from 12 states and 3 Canadian provinces. We donated $76.60 from our Pride merchandise sales to Out in The Open and $2,615 to the Okemo Valley Disaster Relief Fund.
Meet the Team