We had a great turnout for the Rally to Sparky’s in Hatch NM today! I counted around 20 cars and that includes the 3 classics that rallied up with us. We hope everyone enjoyed the back roads we took today and that everyone had a great afternoon dinner. We also want to thank the folks from the BMCC for joining us. You all are always welcome to join us anytime.
Now for next time….whatever shall we do?
Our little outing to Hatch on Sunday is shaping up to be a fun afternoon! We’ve got some friends from the British Motor Car Club of Southern New Mexico joining us and there’s a good chance that we’ll see some classic Minis as well!
A couple of reminders:
El Paso group will meet up starting at around 12:45 pm at the Starbucks on Redd and Desert Blvd. on the Westside. We want to leave promptly at 1:30 pm.
We will join the Las Cruces group at the Starbucks on Valley. We will take 1-10 west and exit 140 to get there. Complete details can be found HERE
There is an adjustment for the Route from Las Cruces to Hatch. Our buddy James let us know that there is some construction on the route and he has an alternate path for us. We will give out the details of the new route when we meet up in Las Cruces.
Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing everyone again on Sunday!
So do we call it a late lunch? An early Dinner? Supper? hmmm. We’ll get to Sparky’s around 3 or 3:30. We’ll be HUNGRY by the time we get there, no matter what we call it!
The nice folks at Sparky’s advised we arrive a little later in the afternoon as they get a pretty big crowd early and during lunch time. We are going to push the Hatch run a little later than usual so that the folks at Sparky’s have room for all of us.
The MINI group from El Paso is scheduled to meet up with the MINI group from Las Cruces at about 2PM in Las Cruces.
El Paso Meet:
Let’s start meeting up at about 12:45 pm at the Starbucks on the West Side on North Dessert Blvd. It’s in the parking lot of the Albertsons on Redd and the Gateway. The address is: 5650 N. Desert Blvd EP TX 79912
Depart by 1:30 PM
We’ll have a about a half hour drive to Las Cruces Via I-10. We’ll meet the rest of the group at the Starbucks on S. Valley Dr. The address is 1500 S Valley Dr., LC NM 88005
Directions from EP To LC Starbucks:
- I-10 West for about 30 minutes
- EXIT 140, and prepare to make a right on Avenida de Mesilla (28)
- Stay on Avenida de Mesilla 28 until you reach Valley Drive. Make Right on Valley.
- The Starbucks entrance is near the intersection of Hickory and Valley
Depart for Hatch by 2:30
Our stop in Las Cruces should be brief as the road we are taking to Hatch will take us about 45 minutes to an hour.
To get to Hatch, all we do is get back on to S. Valley and take it straight through to Sparky’s. The back road is narrow, has dips, and sometimes farm equipment. There’s also a Border Patrol Check Point in the middle of nowhere so we urge everyone to watch your speed and watch for road hazards.
Arrive at Sparky’s about 3:30 pm
We hope everyone gets chance to talk to old friends and meet some new ones. We’ll have plenty of time for good food, good company and some good MINI chat!
Stay tuned for more updates. We’ll get a menu posted and any last minute updates as needed.
Our destination will be Sparky’s Burgers in Hatch NM!
We went and had lunch there yesterday and talked to the staff about bringing the epMINIs group. They advised we go a little later in the afternoon so that they can accommodate our group better. We will take a back road (weather permitting) via route 185 out of Las Cruces to make a drive out of it. More details on times, routes, meet points etc. will be posted in the next few days.
Hope to see you there!
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If you joined us on the Rally on the 30th, you’ll know we had a Jeep in our group. The Jeep was driven by the Rust family and they have been friends with the Diaz Family for many years now. Mr. Rust has a blog and did a nice summary on our Rally for everyone to enjoy!
You can view the Blog at http://rust2.com/?p=430
He also has a Flickr set at http://www.flickr.com/photos/juanoxido/sets/72157627198570397/with/5994745971/