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1  General Discussions / Events / Re: Houston All British Car Show on: July 19, 2023, 12:17:45 PM
OK.  Flyer is now posted in the Media Album "Houston 2023 ABCS"
2  General Discussions / Events / Houston All British Car Show on: July 14, 2023, 10:25:16 AM
I got a phone call yesterday from the co-chairman of this year's Houston ABCS.  Here's the scoop...

Houston MG Car Club’s 33rd Annual All British Car Show will be held October 14th from 9am to 2pm at The Butler House, 23931 Gosling Road, Spring, Tx 77389.
A flyer will be sent out within a couple of weeks hopefully.

When he sends me the flyer, I'll post it here and on the Mini Owners of Texas FB page.
3  General Discussions / The Lounge / A message from the admins on: April 02, 2023, 05:09:41 PM
If you've been wondering about the messages on the home page, a bit of an explanation might be in order.  As I'm sure you're aware, use of the forum has dwindled to practically nil.  There are only three or four of us who post anything and our postings are few and far between.  Our "treasury" is depleted to zero from renewing our website hosting.  Matter of fact, I paid for the last hosting renewal out of my own pocket -- just to keep it going -- so it's valid until March of next year.  Our domain name is paid through September 2027.

Michael and I have discussed this situation and we both feel that the forum has run its course.  There are a number of Mini-related Facebook pages including one, I believe, that uses the Mini Owners of Texas name.  Those Facebook pages appear to be where the activity is focused these days.  So, it's our intent to leave the forum up through the end of this year and then take it down for good.  I have all of the files that we used to create this website way back when.  If there should ever be a reason to create a new website, it could be done. 

Thank you for your participation in MOT over the years.  It will be 25 years old on May 9th of this year!

Keep those Minis and MINIs on the road.

4  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Re: Looking for Magic Wand shifter parts on: March 28, 2023, 09:18:46 PM
I've got remote shift parts but nothing for the magic wand.
5  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Long time no see! on: January 21, 2023, 03:46:01 PM
Welcome back, Paul.  We've missed you.
6  Classifieds / Cars For Sale/Wanted / Mini wanted on: May 09, 2022, 10:39:43 AM
I got an email from somebody in the DFW area who's looking to buy a project car.  If you can help him out you can call him at 972-365-3045 or email him at [email protected]
7  General Discussions / The Lounge / Happy Birthday to us on: May 09, 2022, 10:36:44 AM
MOT is, officially, 24 years old today.  It all began with an informal gathering of Mini Owners in San Antonio on May 9, 1998.  We had so much fun that we decided to do it again the next year.  That second get-together was when we adopted the official Mini Owners of Texas name -- MOT for short.  And the rest, as they say, is history.  You can read all about the early days of MOT in the "About Us" tab at the top of this forum.
8  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Hello from Justin, TX - new to forum/minis/cars in general on: April 20, 2022, 10:24:23 AM
Welcome to MOT, Anthony.  All you folks in the DFW area -- pitch in and help him learn the ins and outs of Mini ownership.
9  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: New in Texas on: April 01, 2022, 06:53:13 PM
Welcome to MOT, Jim.  I'm glad we finally got the log-in thing straightened out.  And thanks, Paul, for pointing him in our direction.  We have members scattered all over the Lone Star State and elsewhere.  I, for instance, live in Shreveport, LA.  You'll find, too, that our membership is not restricted to Classic Mini owners.  We also have a bunch of New MINI owners.
10  Technical Forums / Projects / Simple project -- NOT! on: November 29, 2021, 12:40:21 AM
Started on what should have been a very simple project on Li'l Red today -- mounting some 6-1/2 inch speakers in the rear parcel shelf.  But I quickly discovered that a previous owner had really butchered the metal there.  He'd cut some jagged holes for some off-size speakers -- too big for 6-1/2" and too small for 8".  So, I had to cut some metal plates to cover the old jagged holes and give me a clean surface to start over again.  I was able to mark the speaker positions on the underside of the carpet that covers the parcel shelf and then remove the carpet so I could cut the holes for the speakers.  Now I'll be able to use that carpet as a template to mark where I need to cut the new metal plates so the speakers will just drop in.   Fortunately, the weather here is supposed to be really nice for most of the next week so I should have plenty of time to do it right before the weather turns nasty again.  Simple project?  NOT!!!  It's turned out to be a complicated mess!

11  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Rear seat needed on: November 18, 2021, 07:40:48 PM
Hi, fellow Miniacs.  I received the following message today and was wondering if any of you might be able to help him:

Hi I’m a member of MOTR, Minis of the Rockies.   

I’m flying to San Antonio this Saturday to collect a 1990 Rover Mini Mayfair I recently bought.  The car is decent but it’s missing a rear seat and I thought I might enquire and see if anyone between San Antonio north through Lubbock and Amarillo might have one to sell.

I pickup the car Sunday and I’m off Monday morning, after getting some new tires installed, back to Denver.  We’ll be spending Monday night in Amarillo.

If you could post and ask on your forum I would appreciate any leads.

Tom Woodward

1990 Mini Mayfair “Shakes"
2006 MINI R50 “Skeeter'
2011 MINI R57 “BB*
2015 MINI r60 “Olaf”

Thanks a bunch.
12  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Just checking in.... on: September 25, 2021, 08:39:09 AM
Welcome home!
13  General Discussions / The Lounge / Happy Birthday! on: August 26, 2021, 09:17:40 AM
This day, August 26th, is a landmark day in the history of the little British cars that we all love so much.  It was on August 26, 1959 that the Mini was first introduced to the public.  So, Happy Birthday Mini!!!
14  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: good source for Sheet metal? on: August 16, 2021, 06:56:13 PM
Even with the exorbitant cost of shipping across the pond, he might still come out better in the long run by shopping some of the major British suppliers like Mini Spares or Mini Sport.
There's also Sommerford Mini, Rimmer Brothers, and a few others whose names escape me at the moment.  I know some of them carry genuine British Heritage body parts.

15  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: Dfw mini mechanics on: June 28, 2021, 09:50:26 PM
They specialize in Nash Metropolitans and British taxis but they'll work on any British car and several of our Mini owners in the DFW area have used them before.  If it's British, they'll work on it.
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