Sunday, January 19th, 2003 at the British Emporium in Grapevine Texas

A small group of Miniacs from the Mini Owners of Texas decided to get together one fine warm day in January to check out a member's new Riley Elf, and to welcome a new member, Shelton Stewart, to our club. We anticipated 4 or 5 Minis. Word spread around the metroplex and about 20 cars showed up, both classic Minis and new BMW Minis. A grand time was had by all, followed up by some lovely Mexican food. Based on the turnout, we're planning an actual event next year with a car show, ride-out, and other Mini-centric activities. This was the first event in the area where both flavors of Minis showed up in great numbers. It was great fun comparing the two different types and sitting in each other's cars.