epMINIs in 2012

Earlier this month I wrote “2012 is shaping up to be a very busy MINI Motoring year!” After listening to some of our Extreme Enthusiasts and researching various events online, those first words I posted this year are somewhat of an understatement! What follows is a brief sketch of what to expect over the next couple of months.

Weekly Meets in Las Cruces

There’s a MINI group in Las Cruces that has started getting together for dinner once a week.  If anyone is interested, please shoot me an email: epminis at gmail dot com and I can get you in touch with Johnny. He’s been coordinating the dinners and would like to meet more of you all out there!


For our Sunday Rallies, I want to try to stick to the 3rd Sunday of the month as our Meet day.  Most of we have in mind for our 3rd Sundays will be cruises and tours.  So if you need to schedule time off from work or are just wondering when the next rally will be, it’s a pretty safe bet if it’s the 3rd Sunday of the Month, it’s a rally Sunday.  For February the 3rd Sunday is the 19th.  A route has been scouted and details are being sorted out.  More posts as the date nears.

MINI of El Paso has a couple of other events scheduled in February as well. According to the schedule they posted on their Facebook page, they will be at the “Don” for the UTEP vs Tulsa game on the 8th.  They will also be hosting and Art and Trunk Show.  Keep an eye on the MINI of El Paso Facebook page for more details.  EP MINIs will share any info we have as well.


3rd Sunday Drive TBD

On Thursday March 22nd we should see the launch of the all-new MINI Coupe Roadster (the convertible) here at our local MINI dealership. The launch will also coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the new MINI.  MINI of El Paso will be hosting a launch/anniversary party for the event and it will be your first chance to get behind the wheel of MINI’s newest model.


3rd Sunday Drive TBD

Saturday April 21st everyone is invited to attend a special Beatles tribute concert at the Chamizal Indoor Theater at 7pm. Tickets for the show are 20 dollars and all proceeds will be used to purchase and provide free wigs for cancer treatment patients. Please support the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation in this charity event. We’ll share more info as it becomes available.

The Following weekend (April 28th and 29th) the British Motor Car Club of Southern New Mexico will be hosting their annual British Car show in Old Mesilla.  There is always an interesting mix of classic cars and of course, classic Minis there.


3rd Sunday Drive TBD


3rd Sunday Drive TBD

AMVIV9 (A MINI Vacation in Vegas 9)  June 14th -17th in Las Vegas NV


MINI Takes the States!!!!!!

No official dates or routes have been announced, but it looks like July 4th could be the start date.  The guys on White Roof Radio have the impression that the Rally will launch from a major east coast city and end at a southern West Coast city.  With El Paso being right in the middle, this will give us an easy opportunity to catch the last legs of the rally to the finish.  Who’s up for a Road Trip!


3rd Sunday Drive TBD

MINIs in the Mountains August 2nd – 5th Winter Park CO

We’ll update the schedule and fill in details as they become available. Thoughts? Comments? Ideas?  Post in the comments or message us!

3 thoughts on “epMINIs in 2012

  1. I’m up for another Gila Wilderness Rally in May and will be happy to “host” it again this year. Let me know…ken kenyon

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