MINI of Bedford to Again Kick Off MINIs on Top in New Hampshire

June 06, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
BEDFORD, N.H., June 6, 2013 — For more than a decade, MINI owners from around the country have gathered for an annual pilgrimage to Mount Washington called MINIs on Top, and for many New England participants the festivities will kick off early at New Hampshire MINI dealer MINI of Bedford. The showroom will serve as the rendezvous point for the Yankee Candle and Boston Area caravans for the second straight year following its grand opening in August 2011, with participants meeting there at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 21, before heading up to the Attitash Grand Summit Resort in Bartlett, N.H., for a weekend of events.

After socializing, sundaes and trivia on Friday night, drivers will fuel up for a big Saturday with breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. in the hotel's MINIs on Top Operations Room, courtesy of the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, which includes MINI of Bedford and Massachusetts dealership MINI of Peabody. Participants will then be free to check out the more than 200 MINI models expected to be on hand before they all make the trek up the Mount Washington Auto Road to the 6,288-foot summit.

"MINIs on Top has become a legendary event among MINI owners, and each year their models get more and more stylish and the scene gets more and more jovial," said Gary King, general manager of MINI of Bedford. "With seven models in the MINI lineup now, and each owner's flexibility to customize their ride as they like, we're really looking forward to the diversity of MINIs this year."

What: MINIs on Top Kickoff at MINI of Bedford

Where: MINI of Bedford, 209 S. River Road, Bedford, NH

When: Friday, June 21, 2013, 1 p.m. EDT. The combined caravan will depart at roughly 2 p.m. EDT.

How: Register with a comment at

While at MINI of Bedford, MINIs on Top participants can check out the all-new 2013 MINI Paceman, which went on sale in March. Designed as a two-door version of the popular MINI Countryman, the Paceman is also available with ALL4 all-wheel drive, but it is distinguished with a lower stance, a sloping roofline, an integrated spoiler and longer doors.

"The Paceman's advanced all-wheel drive allows its owners to have the same confidence on mountain roads in the winter as they do in the summer, but they still get sporty styling and a dynamic ride despite that capability," added King. "It's the perfect vehicle for New England drivers who have always wanted a fun coupe, but have held off because they needed a vehicle that could get around easily in all four seasons."

About MINI of Bedford:
MINI of Bedford is the first and only MINI dealership in New Hampshire, and their team is excited to be bringing motoring fun to Granite State drivers. Shoppers who visit MINI of Bedford online at, or in person at 209 S. River Road in Bedford, NH, will find a huge selection of new and used MINI models. Plus, the arrival of MINI to New Hampshire means that convenient MINI service is just around the corner. For more information or to schedule a test-drive, their friendly staff can be reached at 603-637-2900, and those looking for the latest dealership news can visit MINI of Bedford on Facebook at