Biker Rags MINI in the 2014 Knoxville Christmas Parade.
If you attended the downtown Knoxville Christmas Parade this past Friday evening, (December 5, 2014), you might have seen our Biker Rags MINI rolling down Gay Street. We were with the Smoky Mountain Mini Club and we had a BLAST! (You can find the Smoky Mountain Mini Club HERE.)
The only drawback to being in the parade was not getting photos of the parade. This post is more of a behind the scenes look at being in the parade. If you’d like to see more photos of the parade, check out these two links:
- WIVK 2014 Christmas Parade Photos
- INSIDE OF KNOXVILLE BLOG
We were instructed to be at our staging area between 5pm and 6pm. So naturally we left our house at 4:30pm. (We live three whole miles from downtown. Jeff is a bit time conscious.)
Leaving for the staging area. Cute, eh?
Here we are at the staging area. Look at Donna Kimble’s cute Mini “Speedy”!
Here is a vintage Mini getting ready for the show.
The staging area is mostly empty at 5pm.
We pass the time by mugging for the camera.
Donna made all of us carrot noses. Thanks Donna!
We are also wearing white shirts and scarfs just like Frosty the Snowman.
Donna decorates her Clubman with a snowman hat. Great job on the hat!
As time moves on, more and more folks arrive.
More floats line up on the street below us.
Another vintage Mini arrives. How cute!
Let the decorating commence!
There’s Jeff wearing his carrot nose.
We are almost ready to go. Two convertible MINI’s will lead the way.
Look at those Chick-Fil-A Santa cows! So cute!
Almost ready to go. Staging is complete.
Looks great y’all!
A live snowflake! Great job!!!
Donna finalizes everyone’s place for the parade.
Speedy looks phenomenal!
Here we are traveling down Gay Street. The crowd was HUGE!
Here’s a short video from inside our Biker Rags MINI:
We had so much FUN!
Thank you Smoky Mountain Mini Club for allowing us to be in the parade with you! And a special thank you to Donna Kimble, owner of AA-Air Company here in Knoxville, for coordinating our participation in this fun packed event.