Your AMVIV X Planning Committee has a ton of good stuff to report so I will warn you that this email will be long. If you are not a reader skip to the highlights!
We are breaking the mold this year and changing some things up, the majority has spoken and your planners have listened. Check this out:
REGISTRATION: You surely noticed that the registration fee went up a bit this year. Stay calm and AMVIV X ON! Your registration includes entry and food at the Saturday Night Party!! Last year we all had to pony up for some vittles but this year along with great entertainment at a spa resort pool we are serving food. Guest or Copilot registration pays for their entry into the Saturday Night Party as well. This is projected to be the biggest, wettest party yet! You will see AMVIV celebrities, Agro will address the attendees and our Host Kerry Gulzow will make sure everyone has a great time! We won’t give it all away but know you’re invited and we are going to have a blast!
For those of you that may have missed it, here’s a link to the AMVIV X Preview Special – courtesy of Miniology.
Thank you everyone!! So many of you have sent positive feedback about AMVIV X, we were blown away by the support!! We weren’t prepared for the quick registrations and must say it is appreciated. This event has become legendary and a challenge to evolve bigger. All of you make it the success it is. We were asked repeatedly to find a better venue, and we searched hard. After this weekend and the positive responses we feel we are hitting the mark.
For attendees that are interested in bringing a guest. Co-Pilot registration is on the PayPal page at a reduced rate! Check that out and bring a friend!!
Also, we had some inquiries on pets. Red Rock Resort Casino Spa does not accept pets however if you need a local doggy day care here are a couple of options:
Follow this link to get the group rate and discounted hotel fees! If you’re coming to AMVIV X this is where you need to be as we are going to bring the place down!
Finally, we started a little fun on our FB page about AMVIV Celebrities and agreed with all the nominations, for sure. We are thinking there are some more, if you want to nominate someone as an AMVIV Celebrity please send us a note. Yes, we are planning something special!!
We have listened to all of your feedback and have chosen a better venue, with 4 Diamond accommodations along with adding more ala carte things to do! AMVIV X was designed with you in mind! Book your room at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa because you WILL not want to miss the late night fun!
Our schedule is not officially final so we will send updates as information becomes available.
For the first time our President is hosting The Late Night Cosmic Bowl and Movie Party on Friday night: this event is first come, first served, so do not hesitate to get your ticket!
With your registration comes one entry into the AMVIV X Pool Party on Saturday night, including dinner, entertainment and much more!
We’ll keep this short, check out the registration page and start planning your Mini Vacation in Vegas! We promise to send out more specifics as we go!
As promised and without further delay…
AMVIV X will be May 15 – 19th, 2013
at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Stay tuned; registration will be open soon.
Wow!!! What an event!! I hope by now, everyone has made it home safely – that your MINIs and Minis have been cleaned up and are ready to go on their next adventure. The AMVIV Facebook Page has been jumping with all sorts of AMVIV posts and lots of wonderful pictures. If you’re not active on Facebook – an alternative for you to share your photos is through the AMVIV9 Group on Flickr. It’s a public group, so join up and share your AMVIV9 memories.
Before I get too deep into this I wanted to give a hearty THANK YOU to the vendors and sponsors that both came out to share the weekend with us, and those that couldn’t make it but sent us some great stuff to hand out to all the attendees. We truly appreciate your support, we hope you had a good time and successful experience! In no particular order… THANK YOU to Cooper Crap… Todd’s Mods… Way Motor Works… Craven Speed… Detailing Innovations… Desert MINI… Eurotek Tuning… New Image Auto Glass… American Polishing… Twisty Bitz… C & K Designs… Prima Car Care… Sew Extreme… Custom Mobile Detail… The Dent Guy… MINI of Ontario… Show Off! Show Girl Costumes… Deja Vu Love Boutique… Fremont Street Flightlines… Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix… Stuck on Minis… Fabulous Freddy’s… Mini Mania… TCE Performance Parts… First Republic Bank… The Krazy Booth… Pooch Style… World Class Driving.
Sometimes they were swamped over the weekend. Other times they looked to be enjoying themselves while socializing with everyone. We’re very glad so many of them made it to the event – If you missed your chance to buy stuff – go check out their websites! Lots of great stuff to be had!!
This is a long post… go get some coffee or something, then read on…
The SCMC Booth will be opening in just a few short hours in 5B (Ground Zero), signaling the start of another great adventure. For you early birds, stop by and pick up your registration packets and goodie bags at 3pm. We’ve also got a Slots Tournament lined up for you at 7:30pm.
AMVIV9 rolls out for real at 8am Thursday morning. Rally up at the top of the parking garage for the 8am departure of the Oatman AZ Route 66 Fun Run. For the rest of the schedule, check out your eBook, or follow this link.
Hold on to your hats folks… Away we go!
Are you ready? Only 6 days ’til we open our booth at AMVIV – looking forward to seeing all of you. Drive safely, but hurry up, would ya?
All AMVIV9 pre-registered attendees should have received the link for the “Official” AMVIV9 EBook. If you didn’t get it, let us know.
Of course, right after I uploaded it, we got another vendor – some guys that do wheel repairs. So I updated it. They just fixed some road rash on Neo, and I invited them along for the weekend. Look for them when you get here.
The AMVIV App “AMVIV9″ is up and running for iPhone and Droid users. Remember, if you’re tweeting about AMVIV, use the #amviv hash tag. The app will display those tweets
Don’t forget how we do poker runs here at AMVIV – check your registration bag for your route – completed routes are due at the SCMC Booth no later than Saturday 2pm. If you have fun, you can do more than one – and you’ll better your chances. Top hand gets $75, other prizes too. You need to get in on this. Use the white board and get a group of you together to do one, even better!
Yes – the rumors are true. We’re doing a brew swap at AMVIV. Ours will be a little unorthodox for a brew swap, its true – but out here in the desert, you gotta play it loose and roll with it. It’ll be fun – do it!
Dunk tank at the Saturday Car Show!! Yeah… I got nominated. Evidently, someone has issues with me. I don’t believe it, either No idea when, but I’ll be in there. If you’ve got it in for me – here’s your chance.
What else can we tell you? Yes, we’ve got a real live crooner lined up for Saturday night – and a couple showgirls will be making an appearance over the weekend. Have you started loading up your MINI yet?
What should you bring with you? Let’s see… camera, extra memory cards, sunscreen, bathing suit, towel (never forget your towel folks), $5 bills for the dunk tank, brew for the brew swap, funds for the vendors, pajamas or a costume for The Pajama Strip Cruise, tunes for your trip out and back. That should get you started.
See you next week.
Its time to finish detailing your car, and start cramming that boot. I wanted to give you some reminders before you hit the road (or in some cases, while you’re headed here).
First off – The AMVIV8 Event Booklet is now available for downloads. Everyone that pre-registered should have received an email with a link to the ebook. If you didn’t get it, let us know.
THIS JUST IN…
The AMVIV App is up for those of you with an iPhone. It’s a great way to see what’s happening “at a glance”. Have a different smart phone? No problem. All of the information in the app can also be found on the website, and on Twitter (follow @mr_cone). Remember, if you’re tweeting about AMVIV, use the #amviv hash tag. Follow us on Facebook in the AMVIV Community and don’t forget your checkins on foursquare. Key locations have been entered into the app and all begin with “AMVIV8″. Let’s see how many swarms we can make
GOT FLICKR? Then use it! http://www.flickr.com/groups/amviv8/ Upload your photos! Let us see you during your trip out here. Show us your crammed boots! Take some shots on your poker runs. Snap your MINI by the Welcome sign. We wanna see it! We want to see you get your AMVIV on! We’ll be showing these photos during the Party on Saturday – so show us your AMVIV.
For those of you that missed it in the email:
When you arrive, you’ll get TWO bags when you sign in: a registration packet and a goodie bag.
DO NOT JUST TAKE THESE TO YOUR MINI AND THROW THEM IN THE BOOT FOR YOUR RETURN TRIP.
Meal discounts, discounts for a several local attractions, SURPRISES… Be sure to go through it right away. You’ll be glad you did.
Everyone will receive a POKER ROUTE MAP in their registration packet. You have until 2pm Saturday to complete it and turn it in to get your cards. You can even do more than one route (there are 6 altogether). Miss the deadline, and you won’t be eligible for prizes. Want to get together with other attendees and do your routes in a group? Use the white board in the SCMC booth to set up a time to meetup.
Have MINI parts or accessories you’d like to sell? The white board in the SCMC booth is a great place to list those so attendees are sure to see it.
Doing the Dam Tour and getting in late on Wednesday? Go to registration and get your packets (with your lanyards, then come down to the hotel lobby – the bus will be loading at 10:45am at the West entrance, through the doors to the right of registration. The bus will leave promptly at 11:00am. If you’re late, you’ll miss it and the tour.
Motor In with the Sin City MINI Club on Thursday night at Hofbrauhaus – 4510 Paradise Road, at Harmon. We do not have an official group there. We didn’t want to eat off a buffet, and pay more than $25 and not get free choice over the menu. You might want to call ahead and let them know you’re coming (702) 853-2337. The Club will be there at 6:30 and will probably stick around for an hour or two, maybe more. Depends on how much fun we’re having. You also might want to consider parking at the Hard Rock Casino parking garage, as the restaurant lot fills up quickly.
TRACK YOUR MILEAGE!!! Jot down your beginning mileage, and your mileage when you get here. This could be important later
Saturday afternoon – Vendor Scavenger Hunt – Palace Station Parking Garage… just sayin’
Bring SUNSCREEN! Expect 80 degree temperatures.
See you soon!